GDS Associates Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
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  1. Great working environment, great team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GDS Associates

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

    Pros

    great management team - very supportive, thoughtful, forward thinking and considerate

    Cons

    salary range/compensation is a little lower than average for similar positions.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDS Associates

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, pleasant staff.

    Cons

    Lots of down time. Not a lot of worker cohesiveness

  3. Great company with great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    cultivate younger employers.

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  5. Great work, high quality people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  6. A stable company, but limited growth potential for most

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

    I have been working at GDS Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.

  7. 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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