Gurstel Chargo Reviews

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Todd Gurstel
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  • If you are looking for IT employment BEWARE

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at Gurstel Chargo full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with there. The benefits are decent, not the greatest.

    Cons

    No one at the top understands IT or the IT needs of this company, the director ultimately in charge of IT being himself no exception. They've been often given, but usually ignore reports, about the very poor state of their IT systems (servers, etc) and network infrastructure. Salary for what you're expected to take on as a sys admin or db admin or programmer is pitifully low and raises are nonexistent, unless you threaten to quit. This may have changed since I left, but it's doubtful. Expect excess disorder and stress in your life while working here as an IT employee. The workstations are a collection or random models and brands, many of them very old. The servers are about the same. The applications and software are definitely the same. There was no, and probably still is no, clear IT budget for yearly maintenance, upgrades, licensing, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get real and hire good people and treat them good and give them what they need to succeed, and by doing that, you will ensure the health of the lifeblood of your company, that being IT! The collectors can't make you money if your network is down or servers are crashing. And you can't throw a bunch of money at IT in the beginning years of your company and then let it slide for years on end. If you don't recognize that big business in the 21st century lives and breaths with solid IT practices in the background, get out of business.


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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Gurstel Chargo.

    Interview

    Come casual, really. Have all your paperwork with you. Be prepared to pass your drug and background check. The qualities listed are pretty basic for different positions. You'll mostly be doing the same thing day in and day out anyway. There is very few positions at firm that actually require any law. Just speed with your typing and ability to multitask mundane duties. The better you are, fight for the money!

    Interview Questions

    • Why can't you work for less money?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had to volley back and forth over pay. The company offers a very low pay. I stuck to my guns and we met in the middle.

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Website www.gurstel.com
Headquarters Golden Valley, MN
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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