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George P. Johnson CEO Chris Meyer
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    Great People, Okay Company

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    Former Employee - Event Services Specialist in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Event Services Specialist in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at George P. Johnson as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The rest of the reviews here really hit the nail on the head. GPJ isn't a terrible place to work, but it isn't a great one either:
    - Chance to work on world-class, award winning events with industry leading clients
    - Great, hard working people
    - Being on-site to bring the events to life is truly special
    - Lots of potential for company growth
    - Great place to start: You gather some fantastic experience/background and make great connections

    Cons

    On the surface, GPJ looks like a really cool place to work, but at the end of the day the top 10% of company management are the ones doing the cool stuff. Everyone else is just grinding it out for less than average compensation.
    - Bad pay. Entry level people will leave after a year and go make literally twice as much to do the same work
    - The executives are kind of their own club, they don't lead by example
    - A lot of things are still done old school (i.e. fax, etc.). GPJ works with innovative clients, but doesn't bring any of this innovation into its offices.
    - Communication is bad. No timelines on HR decisions, coworkers knowing your status without you knowing it and so on. Even with regards to personnel within the office, the right hand often doesn't know what the left is doing.
    - Absolutely no training regarding internal processes you'll be expected to be a part of or programs you'll be expected to use. They've implemented a new training system, but it's just listening to people talk over recorded presentations - no on is going to invest the time to show you how to do things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the issues in front of you. There are fundamental issues with the institutional structure that need to be addressed to bring this company into the 21st Century. There are good people here that work hard and need to be treated as such. Take the advice that's given. Pay people what they're worth and maybe so many of the good ones won't leave. The reality is, if someone wants to advance they're not going to get there by staying at GPJ.

    Improve communication, make this company the truly global network that its supposed to be.

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