G3 Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
3 Reviews
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3 Reviews

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David Kimbrell
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    Aggressive startup with big plans, (pretty) big funding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G3 as a contractor

    Pros

    Startup life can be thrilling. You've got a mission, a vision of what the company will be, impossible deadlines with too few people trying to balance too many hats while juggling lions, anvils, feathers and banana slugs, yet somehow your small band of warriors bond, laugh a lot and get it done. And there could really be a shiny pot of gold at the end of the tunnel.

    Cons

    Well, kind of the same list as the pros. Some people want a clear structure to their job, and you're not going to find that here. Every person is expected to do everything that their (future) assistants will do plus their own job, plus the job of the person not yet hired. Then there's the founder. He's old school (which isn't all bad), likes to lecture, gets impatient, doesn't always have time to clarify what level of detail he wants to hear and how much control he wants -- so sometimes you feel damned if you -- and if you don't. And like any startup, there's a chance (well, several chances) it could fail. But of course that's true of established companies too. Or if the company doesn't fail, they can just cut you loose anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be better if management listened more closely to the suggestions of staff before jumping on them. Count to ten a few times. Sleep on it. More than once, an employee or contractor suggestion ended up being adopted weeks or even months later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Confusing Business Model and a Tyrant CEO

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

    I have been working at G3 as a contractor

    Pros

    The pros of this business, conceptually, it seems like it has enough forward vision to work. Maybe...

    Cons

    There are so many cons to working at this place, that I could be here all day. #1, the CEO is a complete dictator that never listens to anybody and keeps pointing to his Forbes article on his wall, meaning that he is God and your expertise (in the field that you were hired for), doesn't hold any water. Unrealistic project deadlines. Meaning the CEO would ask for a task, which would always turn out to actually be so tedious and complex that realistically it could take weeks to complete...and he would ask for it to be done by tomorrow. Seems to be the biggest fault that G3 had, other than CEO treating his employees like trash, would be the promises of the amazing products with out having one single sale to an actual client. So these products were not proven. They never had any official review after a sale on how it could be improved. It was untouched by anyone except for the CEO's head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a COO to run the main office. Hire an HR person to put a HR program together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Concept with potential, wrong leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G3

    Pros

    Many talented people were attracted by the concept, so it was stimulating and a pleasure to interact with them.

    Cons

    Founder does not accept any advice, even though he hired people for their expertise. His catchphrase: "I've been doing this for thirty years, and..."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With no sales in three years, and never having talked to a potential customer ("I know what companies want"), senior management should consider accepting failure and move on -- or try some ideas of the senior staff, since your own haven't worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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