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GFT Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
15 Reviews
2.9
15 Reviews
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Gary L. Tilkin
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  1.  

    Good company to professionally grow

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    Current Employee - Manager in Top-of-the-World, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Top-of-the-World, AZ

    I have been working at GFT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities inside the company

    Cons

    politics in Spain are high on top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get fresh air and more open minded people less concerned on covering their seat but looking for the benefit of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GFT full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, great benefits, very good pay.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, company closed down. It was sold to Gain Capital.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Smart people with great technical knowledge

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at GFT (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team here was very encouraging. Managers performed timely one-on-ones and listened to and supported career goals. The company itself was very tight-knit. The technology used was excellent and the development practices were modern.

    Cons

    During a large transition, many employees were insecure about their future. The management did a good job of mitigating this through information sharing, but there was quite a bit of insecurity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Weak leaders selling off a company piece by piece

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Learning markets and trading online.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, forced OT , unpaid OT ,forced holiday hours , overly secret about everything. Management has zero previous forex industry experience , turf war mentality between departments zero long term opportunity as they have been slowly selling pieces of the company away so the CEO and private owner, who never shows his face around the office can add to his huge pile of money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shame on you. Whether it was incompetency or purposely executed , shame on you for putting peoples lives in chaos and Not once being homes to your staff. Minus Tom Sullivan the ex CFO , he was the only highly ethical as he was talented at his job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to build a carreer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at GFT (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work in GR

    Cons

    The company recently was sold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Was a great place, now I'm not so sure

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at GFT full-time

    Pros

    Great people overall, fair compensation, interesting environment to be apart of

    Cons

    conservative mindset, sales department head that was living in the past and not helpful/supportive (adversarial)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once or twice a year have employees review their boss and share that with the rest of the executives. I've seen many times where subordinates do not share what is on their mind, or are afraid to because they do not trust that their manager is always working in their best interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    circus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    random good pay, made no sense when you are rewarded
    endless breaks
    did not care if you were late or over on lunch

    Cons

    no room to move up
    secretaries are the most promoted position
    upper management gives run around every quarter to keep you there
    find every reason possible not to pay employees
    force employees not to use their time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gave us lies and lies about money allocation and direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Once a golden opportunity, now its a dead end with inept leadership and ownership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Great staff, made good money

    Cons

    Cronyism, forced unpaid OT, no communication from leadership and ZERO vision... that they will share that is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope you never run into an ex employee in another professional environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Get it done and get it done now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI

    I worked at GFT

    Pros

    Some very knowledgeable and hard working employee's work here. The compensation and benefits packages are very competitive. The building and work area's themselves are fantastic and the equipment provided to do the job were excellent. Nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    It's highly disappointing because this could be such a fantastic company to work for. In the end, this is a company who has little regard for the employees and uses them as purely resources to be consumed. They will squeeze the last drop they can out of all employees as quickly as they can before that employee inevitably moves on. I've never seen such a high turnover rate at a company. All projects in the company are run with a giant hammer and are pounded through as quickly as possible. The pressure to work extra and give your personal time is never ending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a place where respect is hard to get

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at GFT

    Pros

    It is a very relaxed place to work at.

    Cons

    Place has absolutely no loyalty to employees, those who work their butt's off are treated the same as people who slide by avoiding work and doing the bare minimum. Senior management needs to take time from trying to make every dealers dream happen and look at other departments that are important to the vitality of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take the time to look over the whole company and look for employees that put in extra week after week before they end up leaving because they are not rewarded for their efforts.

    Approves of CEO

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