GP Strategies Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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GP Strategies CEO and Director Scott N. Greenberg
Scott N. Greenberg
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Pros
  • work life balance, flexbility, free food (in 6 reviews)

  • They have a work from home policy (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Therefore there is little room for advancement or growth unless new clients are acquired which is rare (in 3 reviews)

  • Not a whole lot of room for growth (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Decent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable company, decent benefits, has grown through acquisition so there are opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    company has not done a great job of leveraging the strengths of the companies it acquires nor ran awareness of all of the companies it has acquired. Like many public traded companies they put a lot of focus on short term profit at the expense of long term growth


  2. Helpful (2)

    Program Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great management, they really know how to make you feel like you're part of the group. Accommodates personal schedules well.

    Cons

    Feels very stagnant, very limited upward mobility. In many ways reluctant to change, lack of mentoring and employee development.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that there needs to be more attention paid to employees that have proven themselves to be valuable in the long haul, too many times talent leaves due to managerial neglect.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are a variety of clients and projects.

    Cons

    Onboarding and training is sparse, creating an atmosphere of high anxiety among project managers. New PM's are often required to take over projects that are at risk of failing because of poor management by the prior PM, and are then held accountable for the failure of the project if it cannot be turned around. There is no work/life balance, as PMs are expected to manage 12-18 projects at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Because GP Strategies is a highly rated training organization, it would be in your best interest to provide new employees with structured onboarding, defined and documented processes, and a mentor who is familiar with the client's needs and goals. Set your employees up to succeed and they will!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nellysford, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nellysford, VA

    I worked at GP Strategies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    family friendly, loyal to employees, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    driven by quarterly earnings, some back-stabbing


  6. Director

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

    I have been working at GP Strategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, opportunities to work with great experts in the field.

    Cons

    More communication from leadership would help with synergy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place to start, not so great to stay.

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

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to telecommute when needed. Most of the managers are knowledgeable and work with you when needed. Semi-relaxed environment. Most teams are friendly with one another.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Very elitist atmosphere - especially with senior management. If you don't fit in with management, there is little hope to move forward. Overworked. Team members burned out from being understaffed on projects. Management has the habit of taking on more then they can chew, which causes team members to continuously pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams and be open. If you don't have a place for people to advance they have no reason to stay.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Instructional Designer @ Option Six

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

    I worked at GP Strategies

    Pros

    - Quick hire for new graduates
    - Support work visas if needed
    - Flexible about working from home

    Cons

    - A HUGE amount of UNECESSARY team/group meetings (time wasters)
    - Work focuses mainly on content writing, very little design at all
    - A startup, but leadership thinks like a large, slow to change organization (no agility)

    Advice to Management

    - Cultivate your startup culture, and don't try and copy Microsoft's work culture!


  9. Helpful (3)

    Disappointing.

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

    I worked at GP Strategies (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Plenty of telecommuting opportunities. Small teams. Teams are mostly remote, good work-life balance most of the time.

    Cons

    If you're remote, you put in FAR more hours than in the office. Constant reorganization. High turnover rate. Shady management practices (i.e. people being removed from positions with no notice, people laid off over IM, hours reduced to zero for part time workers with refusals to lay them off). No real career path for FTEs. Bounced from contract to contract with little to no notice. Thrown into the deep end of the pool with each contract your placed on. Mentoring is little to non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    You need a true mentoring program. You also need managers that aren't afraid of face to face meetings with the employees, instead of IMs from an office across the room.


  10. Helpful (1)

    GP Strategies / Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Program Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Training Program Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I worked at GP Strategies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and telecommuting

    Cons

    Pay is low and there is no career advancement.


  11. Helpful (1)

    mostly positive.

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

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Positive co-workers, managers who will listen, great products.

    Cons

    A lot on pressure quarter after quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees, offering leading edge products, investing in technology.



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