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Excellent place to work in Manhattan Kansas

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS

I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great Discounts, free gym memberships, good mix of benefits, friendly and motivated employees. For the area you will not find a better company to work for. They are one of the largest employers in this town.

Cons

Senior Management turnover, they can't seem to keep quality folks for long. Facilities are a little dated as they just kind of built on over the years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower you employees and stop pretending your the smartest folks in the room. Treat us like the brains of the outfit and not just the hands and we will deliver.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    Under-qualified supervisors.

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    Current Employee - Heat Transfer Production Support in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Heat Transfer Production Support in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a few discounts available on the merchandise produced by the company. They would regularly hold "pot luck" style dinners for the holidays. There are local perks in the surrounding areas for discounts at some restaurants and even a free gym membership for all employees. They offer health benefits for full-time employees as well as a retirement package.

    Cons

    The company is progressive in the areas of employee perks and healthcare, but very regressive in the day to day treatment of production workers. The company is very evenly split between the professional jobs and the production jobs. Production work at GTM is nothing shy of a sweat shop. The biggest con I would say is the fact that your immediate shift leader will most likely be someone who is under-qualified to lead people and is simply in that position based on tenure and not ability. This makes for a depressing work environment where employees constantly feel inferior to leaders who talk down to employees and from my experience are VERY unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the work environment of your production workers. They are the ones on the grind allowing the business to have product moving out to fill orders. These workers are the backbone of your organization. There is too much emphasis on the net sales numbers at the end of each month. Focus more on the employee satisfaction and figure out why you have such a high turnover rate and worry less about the green in the bank account.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Nice company, good people, but could be better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    GTM has A LOT of potential. They have a good hold on their market and if they do things correctly, will continue to grow and be very successful. They are located in Manhattan, KS which is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Management. GTM has a habit of hiring managers from within the company, sometimes employees that have worked at GTM for 5+ years or more and haven't had the opportunity to experience management at multiple companies. The result is micro-managing and poor management all around. The executive team has their hands in too many things, making decisions that the others in the company with specific experience should be making. In my time here I have seen a lot of employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees more often and consider the onions of ALL employees, including interns and entry level employees. You never know where your next big idea is going to come from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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