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GSI Group Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
18 Reviews
3.3
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work if you can handle the pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Decent Pay
    Company is flexible with your work schedule

    Cons

    Tough if you do not know your stuff really really well
    Not a lot of ramp up time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees are your greatest asset.

  2.  

    Company on the rise, big changes in the making

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at GSI Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has renewed the management team in many areas. Very competent and building a strong company
    You really feel you are making an impact
    You can wear multiple hats which increases the learning experience and potentially career growth
    It is a small company getting bigger so you can still have the feel of a small company and have an entrepreneur mind set
    You are empowered to make change happen
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    There is not real cons I see at this stage.
    There is a lot of work as other reviews suggest but then it is a job so you would expect this. The company is growing so it means that we have to work hard to get there. A lot of work yes but with a sentiment of satisfaction at the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work
    Put teams and customers even further at the center of what we do.
    Communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intense, fast-paced and productive environment with supportive, open and helpful teams.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GSI Group

    Pros

    The people. Clean, open, spacious, modern and well-lit environment. Food on the premises for those who do not have time to go out.

    Cons

    It's a pro and a con. While it's great to be constantly busy, some people take on too much or too much is thrust upon them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company, skilled management and emerging culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The management team gives great direction and really is pro-employee.

    Cons

    Not really too many cons at all. This is a great company that is on the rise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    former employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is OK job with a reasonable benefits, many good employees

    Cons

    It is a pay check, not much more. No growth opportunity, stagnant outdated technologies without uptick potential, lots of politics, management has neither clear vision nor appreciation of engineering excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs new technologies/products to survive. 30 years old technology will not keep it afloat forever. Do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Beware

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

    I worked at GSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Seems great at first, but then you find that many people are just phony.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hierarchy, Zero work-life balance, "boys club" atmosphere, general fear or upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are afraid of upper management. This is not an effective way to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    At the best its a job

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are great and hard working, work-life balance, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they are doing and cannot unify the group; lack of communication, vision and strategy. severely mismanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get act together or leave. you are ruining an otherwise good technology company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MFG Manager in Mukilteo, WA
    Former Employee - MFG Manager in Mukilteo, WA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of individual authority - get to wear many hats

    Cons

    salary administration is a 2 out of 5

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that employees are recognized and rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Marketing communications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and employee support

    Cons

    continual changes at the upper level positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group

    Pros

    very good work-life balance;
    good technology

    Cons

    not stable in the past few years

    Approves of CEO

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