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Dysfunctional on almost all levels

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible toward work / life balance, great employees, decent teamwork ethic, highly intelligent engineers, okay benefits, convenient location, nice facility

Cons

Senior management destroyed this company through an extremely risky, debt-laden acquisition just as the economy started to tank in 2008. Current CEO has destroyed a company that took decades to build. His absentee leadership has driven this company into a ditch and epitomizes all that is wrong with American corporate leadership. As a result, staff is demoralized, mandatory furloughs are common, as well as pay and benefit cuts. Add on top a general decline in US based manufacturing and you have a perfect storm for a zombie, bankrupt company.

Advice to Management

CEO please leave. You are not qualified to run this company and have long since lost the confidence of your team. Check out the stock price from about 2004 to now. The market agrees.

Other Employee Reviews for GSI Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    It used to be a great place to work. Still technically challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    GSI has been a great place to work for many years. The technical challenges are very rewarding, and the quality of the engineers is top notch. GSI is generally a very laid back environment and management is understanding of the flexibility that is often needed in life. When times are good there is the potential to make more in bonus and profit sharing.

    Cons

    GSI is changing with new management. It is not the same place that it used to be. Hopefully it will be able to survive these tough economic times. In bad economic years occasional furloughs and forced time off = 5-10% salary cut. Benfits are being cut to improve the company's bottom line, and employees are not particularly happy about that.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave


  2. Excellent work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GSI Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers as well as facilities.

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything


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