GDS Associates

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GDS Associates Reviews

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  1.  

    GDS provided a great opportunity for me to start my career growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDS Associates

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, pleasant staff.

    Cons

    Lots of down time. Not a lot of worker cohesiveness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with great people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Expertise in an industry with constant change and challenge i.e. business prospects are always good.

    Cons

    Up or out. If you are a self-starter, this is a good place. It's on the job training - some get it some don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cultivate younger employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great work, high quality people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at GDS Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is continuing its growth.

    Good work environment.

    Cutting edge consulting company.

    Very diverse.

    Cons

    I can not thing of anything bad to say about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A stable company, but limited growth potential for most

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at GDS Associates

    Pros

    The company gives 10% of base compensation to employees at the end of the year for their 401k. This isn't funds matching or performance-based. It's always announced as being based on base salary only, but frequently includes bonuses as well.

    GDS pays its consultants bonuses even if they don't have any equity in the firm. Company provides two years of full salary as a life insurance benefit.

    Cons

    The drive to maintain high billable percentages frequently causes employees to use very little of their vacation time.

    Salaries tend to be depressed compared to similar positions at other companies. While bonuses can more than make up for this, they don't always. Bonuses are less tightly correlated to performance and financial health than one would expect.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    very quiet, sometimes boring job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDS Associates

    Pros

    everyone here is very nice

    Cons

    can be tedious and monotonous

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