GP Strategies Reviews

Updated July 23, 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. Sales/Account Management

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    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Representative in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at GP Strategies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great individual contributors; very creative and with high integrity. Great reputation as a large learning services provider. Great benefits program and flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Very silo-ed. When I left, GP had acquired ~16 different companies within the past 5 years. Several of the divisions kept incentive plans (P&L, commission, etc.) that were different than others, and this was an impediment to collaboration between divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do more to break down walls between divisions. You may lose some good people in the process, but in the long run, you will have a stronger, more cohesive organization.


  2. Great company with stong future.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard, you're rewarded. Great team collaboration, good pay, options for flexible work schedule and autonomy of projects.

    Cons

    The many divisions through acquisitions haven't fully integrated, limiting access to knowledge sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentoring programs for managers.


  3. Promising company with good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, approachable leadership, promising future, comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    In so many offices/countries with little company culture outside of major offices. Still assimilating acquisitions to be one brand.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    N/A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GP Strategies

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

    Pros

    Option to work remotely in some cases

    Cons

    No room for career growth


  6. Helpful (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


  7. Helpful (3)

    Program Coordinator

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    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Project Manager

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    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!


  9. Helpful (2)

    great place to work

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    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


  10. Director

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    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Instructional Designer @ Option Six

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    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!



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