GCI Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
21 Reviews
3.4
21 Reviews
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GCI President, CEO, and Director Ron Duncan
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  1.  

    Great place to work, one of my favorite jobs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at GCI full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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.

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

    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

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  5.  

    GREAT Part time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCI

    Pros

    Great monthly Benefits, great services,

    Cons

    Training, and the ease of drop of new techonogy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great hands-on experience and work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication Technician  in  Bethel, AK
    Current Employee - Communication Technician in Bethel, AK

    I have been working at GCI full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    '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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consumer services department leadership tough to navigate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCI

    Pros

    401K match is generous
    Employee quality monitoring
    Networking within GCI

    Cons

    Consumer services leadership team from the director level up is ineffective due to a top heavy set of bobble-heads that are assigned to jobs they have no business and ability to take on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The environment created by Consumer Services SVP and VP is great if managing by intimidation is deemed effective. Another word for it is "uninspiring" - - -

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    They say they want to do better, yet they don't

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at GCI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are OKAY. 401k is GREAT! Time off is GREAT. Training is OKAY but has room for good improvement and was improving when I left. Work to home life is pretty decent most of the time.

    I support the actual COO - Greg C. I have never even seen Ron Duncan in the past 4 years.

    Cons

    Too many VP's with no direct reports, the good ole boy club is holding the network back. Uninformed senior management is allowing the network to falter more and more each day. Ignored suggestions from competent people happen daily. The lack of preventative maintenance on your sites, a general lack of caring by a lot of your more tenured employees - all of this leads to a network that isn't reliable and a staff that can't maintain it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your people! You have hired some technicians, managers and even a director from the competition in the last few years. Put them in a room with your new CEO for 3 hours and let them tell you what you could be doing better. Start a small team with those new people that meet with Sr Management monthly about ideas they have. If you don't listen to them, they will leave and AWN will not be your saving grace that you are hoping for. You should try everything you can to keep that new blood because the grass is not greener on the other side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities abound

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at GCI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Personal growth opportunities, training, variety of experiences. This is a great company to get your foot in the door and rapidly climb the later. This is a tech company first and foremost.

    Cons

    Medium size company with large company politics. If you don't like working for "the man" this isn't the company for you. There is no avoiding the politics if you want to be successful. Going above and beyond is the expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The middle management in this company seems to being trying harder to keep their jobs safe than doing a good job. Finding metrics that make you look good all the while failing to really perform is the norm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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