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GP Strategies Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
69 Reviews
3.3
69 Reviews
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GP Strategies CEO and Director Scott N. Greenberg
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22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, mostly decent people, good office locations, low-pressure environment, autonomy (in 5 reviews)

  • Established company, competitive compensation, work from home and relocation flexibility (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Lack of professional development for remote workers (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Burton, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burton, OH

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere & great people

    Cons

    New projects and personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High stress, low wages.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GP Strategies as a contractor

    Pros

    Easy commute, some very nice people, plenty of work in the "back office".

    Cons

    The better you are at your job the more work you will be given without advancement or wage increase. You need to fail or threaten in order to get noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations can not run the show. There has to be a "separation of duties". However, when Ops is unhappy, everybody is unhappy. That said, try giving some value added support without bogging them down in red tape.

  3.  

    Stay cool, Portland

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People make a company what it is, and the Portland office is a great location for GP. Previously Via Training, GP bought the Portland location when the original CEO sold. GP brought financial stability to the company. Most of the Via employees who were there for the transition stayed at least for a while after, and many are still there. BP did try to keep the original traditions in the Portland location, and the office decor remained creative. The work in the Portland office is satisfying, with big name clients and interesting content.

    Cons

    Some roles were phased out by GP, which seemed like a great loss for what was Via.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to let the Portland office have a level of autonomy from the rest of GP.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunity with chances for increased responsibilities

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family friendly environment. Remote work on most assignments.

    Cons

    Sometimes, work hours were extremely long. And travel requirements weren't always communicated expeditiously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share clear vision to specific employees, rather than surprising them of scope responsibility changes via an all staff meeting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay.

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

    I have been working at GP Strategies

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere in a convenient work setting. HQ is close to Columbia Mall. So, there's also many places to choose from to eat, even though, they are at the food court.
    We have a 401K "matching" plan.

    Cons

    Mngt doesn't seem to recognize (or react when notified about the) capabilities of people who work in their organizations. Yes, me, but also several others are sitting around with ability that is lying dormant.
    401K matching is not good at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of the financial success with the workers. Don't keep raising the Healthcare co-pay and deductibles. Put some money into the general fund instead of your pockets.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a good place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and locations. Most employees work from home. High quality benefits and insurance plans. Employees are very talented and work well together. Very low turnover

    Cons

    A training company that does not train their own employees. Most employees have to hit the ground running in a "sink or swim" mode. If you don't have a lot of common sense and can work on your own without a lot of training or support, you will succeed. If you need your hand held, you won't survive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more internal and external training opportunities for existing employees. Don't always put the customer ahead of the employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at GP Strategies

    Pros

    Work life balance, mostly decent people, good office locations, low-pressure environment, autonomy.

    Cons

    Top-heavy, lots of red tape in certain areas, strong bias towards management versus subject matter experts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You have a job as long as you want to be here, but read on.

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    Former Employee - Business Development (Sales)  in  Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development (Sales) in Amherst, NY

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Totally independent, benefits had decreased over time but the cost of those benefits swelled.

    Cons

    Top management was less than forthright when they retired/laid me off after a long run of 35 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They decide to to get rid of me and told me I was gone in 1 week unless I would go along with a retirement scheme. I left and filed for unemployment benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good co to work for

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities, Salary, diverse workforce, good cooperation between coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of communication from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had a professional and enjoyable association with GP Strategies.

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    Former Employee - Business Development (Sales)  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Development (Sales) in Tampa, FL

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the variety of tasks, projects, campaigns, and opportunities working with business, government, and utilities.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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