GCR Inc. Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCR Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to challenging opportunities and projects

    Cons

    Minimal support. Potential for time on bench.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with employees


  2. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GCR Inc. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some nice folks there make it tolerable

    Cons

    Very difficult work environment, not people friendly


  3. Hazard mitigation grant analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCR Inc.

    Pros

    I think GCR is a great company to work for. They treat employees well and show much mutual respect.

    Cons

    The project I was consulting for was terrible (no fault of GCR). It was a federal grant program that had so many loopholes and so much bureaucracy that it was a nightmare to work for. When the project ended, GCR didn't have any additional work, so a group of us were laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating employees well and stay away from federal programs!


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  5. Micro-Management Galore, Inconsistent Corporate Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCR Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a solid base of business with various clients. Employees will have an opportunity to work on multiple customer engagements. Training opportunities exist if you look for them and propose your ideas.

    Cons

    Certain GCR management overly micro-manages and is constantly changing job role and expectations. Inconsistent guidance regarding strategic corporate direction and priorities. Lack of focus on staff planning. Benefits are ok, but not special. Health insurance costs are high, especially if you need to cover your family.

    Advice to Management

    Management should trust the employees to do what they've been hired to do.


  6. stay away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at GCR Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with but owner of company keeps all the profits to himself

    Cons

    No vacation days, long hours, no sick days, low pay

    Advice to Management

    you are making lots of money. stop being greedy and share some of that with your hard working employees.


  7. Great people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Administrative in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at GCR Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great variety of industries and projects.

    Cons

    There is limited mobility within company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great place to be

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at GCR Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Year in and year out, GCR grows and provides employees with exciting opportunities and terrific clients to serve.

    Cons

    With over ten years of employment to GCR, I can offer no cons relative to how the company has responded to me.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team is approachable and engages with staff - keep this policy in place!


  9. Nice people, lack of direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GCR Inc. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and strong starting pay. Nice people to work with, has a smaller company culture. Not to far down the corporate wormhole, at the moment.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, fires start up from poor over site of staff. Over hiring, followed buy unearned loyalty. There is a disconnect between the project office and the home office. To many contractors who have no interest in the company, only looking out for themselves.

    Limited accountability for team members.

    Advice to Management

    Need more over site of the staff. More accountability and less excuse making/accepting.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Horrible work environment, nice view of Lake Pontchatrain

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at GCR Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice view of the lake and the New Orleans skyline

    Cons

    Everyone passes the buck down hill. Managers have 'selective' memories when their budgets get tight or go over. "I know this is a low or loss budget contract, but do it anyway" followed by "What were you thinking, now we are not meeting our numbers and its 100% your falult'
    Human resources is nothing more than a pacifier. Something to go to when you have a problem or issue. Leave with a nice warm feeling but nothing really gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Once a ship is skinking you can't do much about it.. The senior managment lives and works in VA. They keep the business incoporated in Louisiana for tax purposes.


  11. Helpful (3)

    HIgh turnover

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at GCR Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are great and 401k.

    Cons

    Underfunded. The company appears to be strapped for money, so they squeeze every last drop out of developers. No time for R&D. Mostly maintenance with a person holding a stop watch when you start. A great environment if you thrive under intense pressure and micromanagement. If you don't like to be micro-managed, then seriously consider looking elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to trim top earners bonuses. Make room for developer to grow and learn the product - you're chasing your tails with the high turnover rates.



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