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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    G5 Love

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    generous benefits and great culture; based in Bend, Oregon.

    Cons

    constantly striving to be the best; not afraid to take risks and make changes-which sometimes causes frustration/stress for employees (have to change to grow)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep communicating, encouraging and recognizing top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people. Growing pains.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome folks work here. Beer on tap. Live in Bend.

    Cons

    Constant changes to strategy, roles, and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on innovation in product and process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love coming to work everyday!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I felt very lucky to find such a great company to work for in beautiful Bend Oregon. The employees here are the smartest people I have ever worked with! Some pros include:

    Open and collaborative environment
    Dog friendly
    Flexible hours
    Great Health and Wellness Program
    Fun company events
    Training opportunities

    Cons

    None - I have no complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open communication with employees on how the company is doing and where we are heading.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that Cares

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5

    Pros

    Management Cares About Employees
    Commitment to Community
    Great Culture & Location
    Dog Friendly
    Always Focused on Improvement

    Cons

    -some entitlement from some employees/groups
    -growth has caused some growing pains but seems to be getting better all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work; get rid of the poisonous pot-stirring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked too hard for not enough money, but the atmosphere is fun and the coworkers are cool.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I worked at G5 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Red Bull Fridge.
    Office Keg.
    Office closes early on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    All the people that work at G5 are really cool, super trendy, and fairly young.
    CEO is with everybody in the open-air office.

    Cons

    "Work Hard, Play Hard" soon became "Work Hard, Play Occasionally".
    Managers (not executives) were kind of incompetent. And by kind of, I mean reeeeeally incompetent.
    I could have made the same salary working at a retail store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who actually know what they are doing, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Best place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G5

    Pros

    Great leadership and environment. Work/life balance is emphasized. Lots of parties and fun, but still hard work gets done. Perks include generous paid vacations, a keg, free beverages, health and wellness programs and discounts and lots of company celebrations. Also, stock options.

    Cons

    There is some gossip and negativity among the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the extra time needed to hire the right people and screen thoroughly. Some bad hires have been made since I've been there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Keg, monthly social parties, work from home, summer Fridays, 18 days PTO, hit Mt Bachelor before work in the winter. As an engineer, you can expect to be pampered and learn from some really bright programmers in the industry. You get at least one conference to attend yearly, and the local "Ruby On Ales" doesn't count. Everyone gets to go to that one. Seems like management at the rest of G5 hasn't completely figured out how to treat their employees as many of my friends in different departments HATED working for G5.

    Cons

    Most of the employees behave as if they are still in high school. It also seems like if you work outside of the engineering department your life is likely to suck in more than one way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the engineering department and figure out how to make employees happy. Or don't since it's really only an employees market if you are a programmer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management Team seems to have their priorities straight when it comes to work life balance. They continuously push the need to work hard, play hard, and live a balanced life. New middle managers seem to be growing their teams successfully.

    Cons

    Experienced growing pains last year as we grew too quickly. Much better now. New systems that were put in place are starting to take effect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Wonderful people, but if mgmt doesn't get their act together, I doubt this company will survive.

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    Former Employee - Worker in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Worker in Bend, OR

    I worked at G5 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, for the most part. There is a very flex-hours friendly attitude about leaving for personal reasons, or working at home, or off-site.

    Cons

    Company strategy changes everytime the CEO reads the latest fad in Forbes. Employee loyalty is actually punished, and the next person they hire for you to train, will make more than you. There is Zero Operational discipline. After receiving VC funding, common sense went out the window. Complaints to HR about supervisor abuse are ignored. Senior mgmt solicits ideas, then ignores them. Non-execs are oftentimes treated like children in companywide mtgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Hiring. OK, just stop. More bodies is not the answer, it's the problem. You have no process or real training or anything, so hiring just confuses the issue. You are Extremely vulnerable to more efficient competitors, because costs are out of control. Stop thinking about getting New Customers all day, and start trying to keep the ones you have. Act Now, and make the painful changes in process discipline & headcount today, or there will be no tomorrow. Treat people like adults, and the founders need to Talk To People. Find out what is really happening, it is so much worse than you think. Stop being so out of touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    never a dull moment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I have been working at G5

    Pros

    -work-life balance, amazing culture, committed leaders, Summer Friday's, dog friendly

    Cons

    experiencing some growing pains but committed to working through them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employee

    Recommends

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