GCI Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Pretty good to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCI

    Pros

    The atmosphere was fun and coworkers were really professional. The supervisors were smart and would work with me if I needed to change my schedule, when they could.

    Cons

    There's a lot of things we had to remember, which want bad, it just took a lot of time and effort to remember it. And it was always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Most of your junior leaders are doing a really great job, which means your junior leader training programs are working.

  2. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCI full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Financial Resources, benefits, product mix, investment in new technology, wireless and media business strategy

    Cons

    Business Silos, mid/upper management in some sectors lack vision and leadership for rapidly changing markets

    Advice to Management

    Improve interdepartmental collaboration and encourage outside of the box thinking in departments with long tenured management especially if underperforming or replace team.

  3. Great growing company with opportunities for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Director in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at GCI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They empower their employees and do a good job to start first to promote from within the companies. They keep up with current technology and have a great training department inside the company. Great culture of caring for the employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is very, very fast-paced, sometimes requiring more overtime than you might want.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to move too fast sometimes.

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  5. Great place to work, one of my favorite jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at GCI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back and fun,
    Most non-entry level staff proficient and helpful,
    Very family like and friendly teams,
    Flexible schedules and workloads,
    Great Training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Fast pace on unneeded changes,
    Slow on raises and promotions,
    Not very politically correct in some teams,
    At times a tad to political and a tad too frugal for internal spending

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some retitling and position reclassification, but otherwise most problems come from higher up. Team supervisors and department managers tend to run things very well.

  6. Fair company to work for overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSD Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - CSD Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at GCI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, and good knowledgeable people around. very easy company to work for as long as you do what is expected of you

    Cons

    Recent changes are not gear to keep veteran employees it seems. Pushing a lot of good folks out.

  7. Helpful (2)

    It was OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCI

    Pros

    Not the worst place to work

    Cons

    Buddy Buddy attitude of certain managers

  8. GREAT Part time

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

    I worked at GCI

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great monthly Benefits, great services,

    Cons

    Training, and the ease of drop of new techonogy

  9. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at GCI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GCI is a very family oriented company. The benefits are good, pay is fair, and they treat their employees very well.

    Cons

    I personally do not have any cons with the company.

  10. Great hands-on experience and work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication Technician in Bethel, AK
    Current Employee - Communication Technician in Bethel, AK

    I have been working at GCI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Able to learn first hand copper, coax, fiber, T1 and good benefits.

    Cons

    Being the only LEC in the area, have lots of opportunity to change a upset customer to a happy one.

  11. A medium-sized, regional telecom that considers technical people 'a dime a dozen'.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ITS Technician in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - ITS Technician in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at GCI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Free services for employees (Quality Monitoring), flex time.

    Cons

    You may bank an indefinite amount of Sick Leave and Vacation but NEVER, EVER try to take any of it; the time is there indefinitely until you leave the company and then it will be paid out. Customer Service took over Tech Support so Techies no longer 'fix things', instead they have a handbook of platitudes to proffer in place of working service.

    Advice to Management

    'Promoting from within' is a often a laudable policy, but when it makes the company slow and plodding and incestuous it is time to consider outside blood. You cannot build the company's future on, "Here's how the other guy does it" if you're only going on third-hand information.

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