GCG

www.gardencitygroup.com
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GCG Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
74 Reviews
2.0
74 Reviews
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David A. Isaac
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally interesting work and mostly good people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Average to above average pay for contractors (because it is being billed to the client at exorbitant rates) (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is utterly disconnected and largely unavailable for any support (in 8 reviews)

  • You never know when you will be cut from the "team" or while groups will be let go in one afternoon (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Getting Better Every Day!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GCG

    Pros

    GCG is a good solid company. It offers many benefits one being its location on long island location (nassau county just before queens). The people at this organization are truly amazing and Senior management is taking great steps to make this a wonderful working enviornment.

    Cons

    The hours can be really long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to implement the changes you'll have happier employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay job if you're just out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Lake Success, NY
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Lake Success, NY

    I worked at GCG full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture shared by those of a similar rank can be friendly and inviting.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Terrible Work-Life Balance, Difficult to Advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is blatantly top-heavy with respect to salary and unwilling to compromise. This point has been openly discussed in "Town Hall Meetings" and is never addressed. In addition, the working conditions under different Directors vary so wildly that everyone works under different rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's been 2 years since I have worked at this CO and still think it is one of the most horrible job's I have ever had.

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Lake Success, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Lake Success, NY

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

    Pros

    Some of the people, usually the ones you don't work with become your friends, because the ones you do work with will stab you in the back or throw you under the bus at any given moment. The legal department is known for that. Healthy snack Wednesdays was a pro. Upper and Middle management is awful.

    Cons

    HR lies to you; you get bullied into signing statements that are untrue and when you try to take the opportunity to make a rebuttal, you are again bullied. This is truly an awful place to work, no life home balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and look at what you are doing to your dedicated employees,you have no idea how lucky you are that some of them are still there. The old saying is that the fish stinks from the head down, treat your employees the way you would want someone to treat a family member when employed. You should clear house on management and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    You will learn a lot if you pay attention

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GCG

    Pros

    Some very smart people, it's also a pleasure working for the company that is best in the field. Shared goals create great comraderie- everyone pushes everyone else.

    Cons

    You may be defined by your mistakes rather than your accomplishments. This creates an atmosphere of fear which can be counterproductive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge there are smart and dedicated people working for you, doing so will boost morale and increase retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little to recommend

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New Hyde Park, NY

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

    Pros

    Poor pay; zero feedback; petty and vindictive behavior by all management. I have 20+ years working at major institutions. This place is minor league at best.

    Cons

    On call all the time and below market pay. A culture that wants to shift ownership of work from management as far down the ladder as it can go - management is covered with Teflon so they never have to take the blame for failure or mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I was very educational and fun- filled.

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    Former Contractor - Paralegal in Hammond, LA
    Former Contractor - Paralegal in Hammond, LA

    I worked at GCG as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere was like family.

    Cons

    It was jUst a lot of personalities to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more patient with your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCG full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None None None None None

    Cons

    Human assets are the easiest disposable assets in this environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No security, no communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Lake Success, NY
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Lake Success, NY

    I worked at GCG as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generally interesting work and mostly good people to work with. Work environment is good. If you work for the right supervisor, your work will be appreciated and responsibility increased.

    Cons

    No security - when a project if finished or business slows at all, people are gone. Little communication from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start your career...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCG part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, young environment

    Cons

    Time it takes to become a permanent employee

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Director at GCG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Lake Success, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Lake Success, NY

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

    Pros

    The company has been operating as a successful business for many years. You can have a career path at this company.

    Cons

    There are some big egos and tough personalities in management.

    Approves of CEO

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