GCR Inc. Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. Great people

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    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)

    Pros

    Great variety of industries and projects.

    Cons

    There is limited mobility within company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Micro-Management Galore, Inconsistent Corporate Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCR Inc.

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. stay away

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to be

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Nice people, lack of direction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GCR Inc. full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    HIgh turnover

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GCR Inc. full-time

    Pros

    If you like a challenge and want responsibility to solve client problems this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you want to hide behind others don't work here. You will need to show your value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing to provide opportunity for staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    PM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GCR Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good people for the most part

    Cons

    Attorneys running technology projects. As a PM who respected developers comments I was told they were to do their coding and not be seen. They do not have the IT staff to be bidding on some of the jobs they bid on. Company motto, make money, make more money, make-up things to make more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horse!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Malware

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at GCR Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good 401k, they'll pay for you to get certified, or buy any book you want, and they do try to keep up with the latest software.

    Cons

    The majority of software projects here are very buggy, slow, ugly, and frustrating to work on. Most are disasters that nobody wants to be associated with and a finger pointing blame game. There is a lot of incompetence here and very little talent which shows in the end result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the large pool of incompetent and bloated middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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