GTM Sportswear Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Development Internship at GTM

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    Former Intern - Front-End Developer Intern in Manhattan, KS
    Former Intern - Front-End Developer Intern in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at GTM Sportswear as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Co-workers were willing to help when I had a question. Everyone was open to me expressing my ideas and taking initiative to make things better. There was always plenty of relevant things to work on and was even given my very own project to complete.

    Up to date on industry standards and the way teams of developers should interact with each other. Towards the end of my internship, we started using a different application to assign tasks and track the development process. It seems to work much better than the previous ways of performing Agile development.

    GTM is very flexible about working with your personal schedule. As an intern, I was able to work when I could and they could decrease hours if I became overwhelmed with school.

    I learned a lot here, and everyone was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    There was a lack of leadership at times. I wasn't always sure what I should be working on. In the beginning, there wasn't a lot for me to work on and I had many dull moments.

    The parking situation sucks, especially during the seasonal employee time. The newer paved parking lot is in a very inconvenient spot for the art department and development team. The east paved parking lot is always full due to it's location to the building, and I could never find a spot there. The gravel parking lot is really hard on my car; It is impossible to leave or enter without hitting tons of pot holes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would figure out a way to provide more training to new hires and interns.
    Provide better leadership to your interns and new hires. Make sure there is something for them to work on and they aren't just there twiddling their thumbs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Embroidery Artist

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    Former Employee - Embroidery Artist in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Embroidery Artist in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, great benefits - health care, profit sharing, 401k plan, free membership at local gym and discounts at some local restaurants.

    Cons

    Super fast past during busy season and a lot of seasonal workers coming and going. First shift starts a little early, at 7am but you get off at 3pm so that's nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Testing, but Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Production Laborer in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Production Laborer in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    Many rewarding experiences, because on a great day it can be a challenging yet fulfilling job or career. Pleasurable environment in the heart of Kansas agriculture, planted a good seed in my career. As with any company, I experienced great highs and tough lows but was glad to see my superiors persevere in the thick of times. Good people with good objectives, with the unavoidable few "Debbie Downer" coworkers.

    Cons

    Tough economic times in the good old USA took its affect on many private companies over the last 6 years, and I was a part of a testing time that must have brought tough decisions on the labor force of America. GTM prospered in several areas, including adding an entire department that updated the latest processes of sportswear companies. Although I chose to move on, I owe a gratitude to GTM and to those who took a chance on me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on finding the right workers of America, just as you did with me. Thank you.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Good company to work with, but they are currently experiencing some difficult times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    Great benefits, unique opportunities. Room to grow, and be a part of a local Kansas company.

    Cons

    No longer as stable as they were a few years ago. Sales incentive plans are lacking, and because of their current financial hardship many long time employees were let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to build trust with your current employees. A lot of workers are currently looking for new jobs with other companies because we are scared and uncertain of our future with GTM.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    GTM provides so many opportunities, never a dull moment!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is continuously looking for ways to be and do better, and employees are able to give ideas and take part in implementing new ideas, process, and projects. There are several ways we are able to express our ideas, and with so many helpful and just as eager people in other departments it makes it fun to try something new. The opportunities for growth are endless provided you go get them! I also appreciate the free on site health clinic and free gym membership.

    Cons

    The new and updated software system has been a little tough to get used to, but we are starting to see how it will give us better results and reporting, and the possibilities to do more later down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know you all care about us and the company, thank you for everything you do to help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay!
    Excellent opportunities for growth! Many of my co-workers have been promoted from entry level jobs which is encouraging to see.
    Team members are willing to go the extra mile to help one another which makes coming to work enjoyable!
    Most of the managers and supervisors that I work with are friendly, you can tell they Care!

    Cons

    Because of the seasonality of our work, many of the operational positions are temporary. Although most of the seasonal workers are retained at the end of the season, its sad to see some go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Great People To Work With

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    I love the people I get to work with! My 'coworkers' are my friends! They will tell me what I'm doing right or what I need to work on. I learn something new every day which will help me once I graduate from college. The supervisors are very flexible with my school schedule and activities

    Cons

    Sometimes I cannot find a parking spot during busy season which is frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I absolutely love the fun events. Keep them coming please!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Bad News.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    On-site health clinic, gym membership (although this is ending soon), I have made good friends there, though anyone with any discernible talent is looking for opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    Poor senior management choices, mostly made by the owner himself, have led to financial dire straits. Unattainable growth goals, an ego driven vision (to be a $billion company) and implementation of software long before it was successful in a test environment have led to an overall plummet in morale. Whoever is posting these positive reviews are clearly from HR, it just seems fishy that a bunch of positive reviews popped up at the same time. This will likely be a dead end job for you, as career paths are nonexistent and we haven't had a pay increase in three years. It may be a good place to start right out of school for a resume builder, but beyond that, there is little opportunity, unless you are groomed and primed to not think for yourself and simply adapt the behaviors of the directors and VP's. Speaking of which, that is a totally dysfunctional team who cannot seem to get a cohesive direction. Executive turnover is unlike anything I've ever seen. VP's come and go with the wind, they either leave once they realize it is impossible to be effective in this environment, or they're fired because they think for themselves and try to implement their knowledge and experience. Team member turnover is astronomical, as well. Little incentive to stay when there is no personal growth opportunity and no financial rewards. The pay for nearly every position is far below industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and work together to get us out of this mess. Ditch the billion dollar plan and build a better, more attainable, inspirational vision.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Embroidery Machine Operator

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    Former Employee - Embroidery Machine Operator in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Embroidery Machine Operator in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    Night differential in pay, and benefits package for full time employees.

    Cons

    Leadership was hardly present or punctual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Monkey humping a football

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    Former Employee - Embroidery Machine Operator
    Former Employee - Embroidery Machine Operator

    I worked at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    If you've been there long enough you can do whatever you want and not get fired. Had people mess up in production daily and they still, currently, work there (Still screwing up daily).

    If you have a brown nose and enjoy the smell of someone else's poop you'll go far!

    Cons

    -Life sucking
    -production gets treated like dog sheet.
    -"teamwork" is stressed but only the sales team gets credit. When I started we had a cool company newsletter that looked like a little newspaper. But almost every issue ignored the production team. It focused on sales instead. Now the newsletter is printed on copy paper and stapled together. I created nicer looking newsletters in high school.
    The company started out sounding great but over the 2 years I worked there it went downhill. Management promises the world but nothing ever gets down. Took them a year longer to finish their new "awesome" computer system "Wyatt Erp" and it will probably be the end of the company because it is that horrible. And yes they now use ERP. Google it and read about its disadvantages-mammoth.
    -after 3 years of stagnant growth with the 3XN4 plan, where the company wanted to hit $1 billion yes billion, and barely hit $75 million, (yes it's a big difference but at least they are optimistic), they reformulated their business plan because they finally realized they can't actually compete with Nike.
    But it took them 3 years of no growth and a little negative growth one year to finally scrap the billion dollar pipe dream. Which this situation is why so many of the employees haven't gotten raises in years.
     Oh and there once was this thing called profit sharing but that didn't last long either.

    So unless you can get hired "upstairs", literally, don't bother applying and be ready for class separation because your co-workers downstairs are completely ignored as human beings.

    And yes the owner rides around the sweatshop I mean production floor on a scooter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent people. You're failing at an alarming rate. Treat your employees like they are the ones making you money instead of a renewable resource. A revolving door isn't good for your company. Wasted time and money isn't good for growing your comapny, obviously and apparently. I was damn good at production (laser bridge) and took pride in my work but it went highly unnoticed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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