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Much dysfunction behind a lot of talk

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst  in  Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Analyst in Itasca, IL

I have been working at Gogo full-time for more than a year

Pros

Interesting product that, with the right innovations, has a lot of potential.

Cons

-Positions are described to sound very appealing but the reality is that there is a lot of dysfunction.
-Opportunities for advancement are presented as being there but the reality is they are few and far between.
-The respect that candidates are given during the recruiting process quickly disappears once you are hired.
-Crazy expectations about the amount of hours you are expected to work.
-Compensation is adequate but don't get fooled by what amounts to a very optimistic and idealized presentation of the overall compensation package and benefits that occurs during the hiring process.
-Lots of questions about future of a product that is actually in a pretty perilous position. Lots of market penetration but ask around and you'll find that there is a great deal of customer satisfaction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect newcomers and solicit their viewpoints. Allow employees to have a more flexible schedule.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    An awful place for IT workers

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Developer in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Gogo full-time

    Pros

    Standard benefits, better than average holidays and an average pay check.

    Cons

    A burn out development company. Senior managers wonder why their software is bug-ridden and poor quality. The answer is very simple. Stop your IT managers from reducing their budgets by running their staff ragged.

    Gogo wants a huge return on investment without making much investment in building software, retaining talent or giving developers a good work/life balance.

    The company also does not pay notice, so if you quit and give a couple fo weeks warning, expect to be sent home and not paid.

    If you work in IT at this company, expect to be treated like a possession, not a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to church. You have some explaining to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certiifcation Coordinator  in  Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Certiifcation Coordinator in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Gogo as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Company just went public maybe there is hope

    Cons

    Contractors are made to feel like less than human, company functions right on the premises and contractors are excluded, not so bad if they had a policy not to hire the same contractors but they don't., no clear policy a company wide email sometimes excludes them and at other times even the contractors are sent an email and then when they show up are asked to leave......cannot figure this out?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs not enough indians, no clear training protocol and not guidance undercutting and literally fighting in bloody water with a pool of sharks some management must enjoy it especially aircraft engineering do not go there....you will regret it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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