GXS

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GXS Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
117 Reviews
3.1
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • With work-life balance (for a developer like me) (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible work at office or work from home ability (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management focuses too much on sales growth and not enough on service quality (in 9 reviews)

  • The work environment is not much innovative (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    GXS has offered the opportunity for me to grow both professioinally and personally.

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    Current Employee - Frederick in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Frederick in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Ability to work for the leader in the industry is a plus. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Career path and development have to be owned and managed by each employee. Yearly reviews are helpful but not sure there is a defined career development program embedded witin the culture to help harness existing employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GXS

    Pros

    GXS pays very well for a sales person. Great opportunity to earn money and work form home. i love the product and the sales consultants.

    Cons

    Management micro manages a ton. Since OpenText purchased GXS they have become a large company that looks at every thing you do and reports on everything. I would really watch working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to remember each and every company you purchase and what they bring to the company. Weeding out employees because they make to much or they have history is not a good move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    On the decline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable work / life balance.

    Cons

    Non-profitable company that is struggling to stay competitive. Saddled with a lot of legacy systems that are difficult to maintain and almost impossible to sunset due to existing customer contracts. Highly siloed environment with little cooperation between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blow up the 25 year-old GE culture and look for innovative ways to do things better. Either dramatically improve the quality of off-shore work or abandon that approach as it is not working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Decent company before buyout

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Brook Park, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Brook Park, OH

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend to somebody who wants to get their foot in the door

    Cons

    Unorganized, lots of finger pointing going on. Somewhat too much office drama where there sholdnt be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees a little more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and good talented people. Decent Work life balance.

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities. May change with OpenText Acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Also strive to give the employees more growth opportunities and invest in employee training activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was very successful during my job tenure at GXS. Great company to work with

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    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at GXS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility on time, schedule and workloads.

    Cons

    Training needs to improve. More actual, on the job training scenarios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needed for newbies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty standard tech company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart leaders who were brought up under the GE regime in the 1980's and 1990's. Declining but mostly adequate compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    No attention has been paid to leadership development in the interceding decade. Leaders are simply those who have excelled as individual contributors without any specific aptitude generating influence. Company struggles with its US driven global policies leading to regional resentment. Many processes are in place without regard for whether they are efficient. Leaders below VP level rarely have any authority to act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company that had great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GXS

    Pros

    Better than average Salary, great benefits including low deductible health and a very cheap high deductible plan - dental - life - flexible work hours - vision - etc, great people and well thought out processes were some of the better points of the old GXS company.

    Cons

    Lack of funds for growth. Too late. We have nothing else to say about the cons for this company.

  10.  

    Mediocrity rules

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at GXS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    GXS grew out of GE, which at that time might have been a decent place to work and perhaps the people that began their careers there that are left are probably very talented but perhaps behind the times.

    Cons

    Salary below industry average. You'll be expected to work long hours, especially since there are meetings at all hours since there are staff in India and the U.S., both coasts and other parts of the world. Very difficult to have a life outside of work. Recently acquired by OpenText that only grows by acquisition. With each acquisition, redundant staff is let go. Never know who'll be next. No real organic growth in the product lines, no real technical challenges. Too much micromanagement. Even to purchase $40 dollars of something requires VP sign off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the number of meetings and get more involved with the day to day activities and get a better grasp on the technical issues. There are meetings to prepare for meetings, all just to give VP-level employees some inkling on what they need to know to talk at a very general level with each other and those above. Learn to really delegate and empower those that work for you. Too much micromanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Stressful, but good pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Above avg salaries. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Many nights and weekends expected. Constantly changing priorities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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