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GP Strategies Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 38 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

GP Strategies CEO and Director Scott N. Greenberg

Scott N. Greenberg

(21 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It's a good place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsFlexible 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good co to work for

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities, Salary, diverse workforce, good cooperation between coworkers

    ConsLack of training, lack of communication from senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a professional and enjoyable association with GP Strategies.

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

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

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Growing, exciting challenges, but high stress

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsColleagues -- team collaboration and camaraderie

    ConsTight budgets and timelines on too many projects

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    This business is in trouble.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Columbia, MD

    ProsYou can get assigned to work with some high-profile fortune 100 companies.

    ConsTheir learning/training business is in trouble. No new contracts, sales/marketing/business development
    team bailing out and haven't been replaced. Lots of layoffs/resignations which they seem to keep real quiet. Mgt team seems clueless. For a training and performance company, where is the training and performance incentives???

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart working on a long term strategy to fix this declining business model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyable, great work/life balance, good salary

    Content Developer (Current Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsGreat benefits if you're not considered "temporary"
    Leadership is fairly transparent and open to suggestions

    ConsDifficult to advance - very flat organization
    Not many professional development opportunities
    Very restrictive on when people get promoted -- based on an outdated model of tenure, rather than ability and actual experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work load in constant state of fluctuation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Columbia, MD

    Prosflexible hours, work at home, mostly caring leadership, salary is great, main headquarters location is fantastic and they have offices all over the country

    ConsThe constant state of flux in terms of work load is maddening. I can be without work for days and then overloaded for days after that. Being looked at askew when sitting idle, when I'm at the mercy of our program directors to bring in work, is frustrating as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with clients to set reasonable expectations on start times and deliverables. Also, stop over hiring - ramping up for a new project is fine, but it's a constant thing for you to over hire on projects because you're scared of not being able to deliver for the client but it leaves people without work!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Training and Performance Improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life/balance. Flexible. Reasonable vacation. Decent benefits. Opportunity to work on many different projects.

    ConsHard to advance; not much room for growth; some incompetent individuals in leadership roles. Need to improve communication in the office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with the junior staff more frequently; Offer opportunities for growth or at least more compensation; Reduce size of staff to ensure a high functioning team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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