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Gallup mission is to "help people be heard." We just don't want to hear yours at work.That would be negative.

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Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Lincoln, NE
Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

I worked at Gallup full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Flexible Work Schedule
Paid for production
Bonus and Incentives
Beautiful Work Environment
College Reimbursement

Cons

Never feeling like you can enjoy a holiday. Always being pressured to work the hours.
Lack of freedom to be honest about issues in the work environment. All very superficial.
Pressure to work more hours without appropriate bonus or compensation.
Value as a person is in performance rather than as a human being.
Management team that does not respect the feedback of employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Q12 is mere lip service than reality. There is extreme defensiveness with the management team to hear the feedback that is necessary to execute change and growth. Risking and speaking truthfully can come at a great cost to an employee. Maybe that technique works well at the high school or college level but certainly not at the career level. It just reveals the lack of maturity at the management level.

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    The Family has ruined the company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Child care on site that is high quality. Great co-workers for the most part who are dedicated and smart.

    Cons

    1. The expectation of working a minimum of 2,300 hours a year. This comes out to over 44 hours a week 52 weeks of the year. For people who are paid on profitability, working so many hours cuts into the profitability because you are adding cost to the projects on which you work. So the more you work, the less you actually get paid. 2. THE FAMILY. The underqualified son and daughters of one of the founders have taken their father's legacy and driven it into the ground. As one of my co-workers so aptly said years ago - blood is thicker than talent. They play favorites at every turn. Negativity in any form is a kiss of death to your career there. If telling the truth is preceived as negative in any way, you are driven out. 3. They do not treat employees in the same manner that they preach to their clients. 4. Q12, their signature product for employee development, is a sham. It does not measure employee emgagement as they claim, it merely measures management style. it's reliability is also suspect due to so few questions. It's a statistical mess and an embarrassment to present to clients. 5. The last year I worked there my salary was cut 30% due to a "new pay plan" even though I was producing the same as I had the year before. 6. It's a sweat shop. Work, work, work. Productivity is king and can never end. 7. Their selection criteria for employment is nearly impossible to meet. A person can be performing a job perfectly, but if they cannot pass the test for that job, they cannot continue in it even though their performance is known and that is what the test is supposed to predict. Ass backwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an entirely new upper management team to clean the place up and live up to the vision of Don Clifton and the Gallup brothers. Honor their legacy by getting out of the way.

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    Love the Idea, The Execution is Having Hiccups

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Gallup part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers
    Interesting Work
    Great Ideas and Concepts-that aren't always applied
    Stresses Life Balance-see above
    You can earn tuition payback, very cool program

    Cons

    Pay by production doesn't allow for managers pulling you on and off projects. You can literally wind up working for free at times.
    Management doesn't have any real respect for you as an interviewer, you are disposable. (they can be kind, which is not the same thing). The "mission" has long since been lost in the hustle. Pressure can be amazingly high for this type of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be absurd enough to offer a Q12 and then explain that the questions asked need to be "interpreted" differently. You've got to (in the interviewing center) get out there and mix with your workers. You can't bunch up in the management huddle at the ball game and be elitist, or you'll be percieved as clueless and out of touch. Make friends of your interviewers, and respect them, then they'll go above and beyond for you. Don't blow off their meetings or stare at your computer screen through a conversation with them and then expect them to go jump on the GIK grenade for you.

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