Gallup Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Pros
  • The flexible work schedule is great (in 20 reviews)

  • You create your own hours each week, and it's an overall flexible and easy going work environment (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work-life balance (every week is over 45 (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to make smarter decisions (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Ok Work environment; Ok People

    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Gallup part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a good first job out of college. Really good for getting your feet wet. The people appear committed to working hard so its encouraging to be in a work environment so focused on succeeding.

    Cons

    the workload is considerable. A work life balance is difficult to obtain while at Gallup. Other reviews mention the workaholic frame of mind and I'll second that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up. the company won't crumble if one out of eight assignments doesn't get finished on time. If you lighten up people will work harder and better.

  2. Good For College Graduates

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gallup

    Pros

    Will get to work with Latest Technology

    Cons

    Management has no clue on future

  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Not real management consulting

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    Current Intern - Client Development Consultant (MBA) in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Client Development Consultant (MBA) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Gallup as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented and fun people, flexible and generally laid back work environment, nice work space,

    Cons

    Very unstructured environment, lack of feedback or direction in your work, unclear outlook for the company - they don't know where they are going or how to get there, very family-driven - the CEO's sister and son are both top executives, lack of real strategy work.

    Here's the honest truth: If you are an MBA intern for the Client Development Consultant role, you will probably be disappointed. The pay for interns is nice, and they treat you like the cream of the crop, but at the end of the day you won't really learn anything you didn't learn in business school in the internship. The role is essentially a business development role, and you won't be doing any real strategy consulting.

    I turned down a full-time offer, while some of my fellow interns (who I now consider friends), accepted it and are now regretting it.

    You can make real money, yes, and if you are someone who is sales-oriented and wants to make 200k+ after 3 years with the company, you can do it. However, I don't think the skills or experience from the consultant position at Gallup translate to any other company. That was my biggest concern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gallup

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers. Given lots of freedom to try and learn.

    Cons

    Benefits. Salary is not great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. Amazing First Job!

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Gallup part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedule
    - Great Pay ( if you work for it )
    - Everyone makes you feel welcomed and like family
    - There are a lot of ways to earn bonuses and perks
    - The managers are there to help you succeed

    Cons

    - The job gets repetitive at times
    - some people can be really rude on the phone
    - it can be a little confusing at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, the only thing I'd recommend is to make the training a little more hands on. There is a lot of just sitting there and listening, I think new people could benefit better by seeing what the job is actually about and getting their hands on more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Perfect firm for me, though not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Development Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Client Development Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    * Valuable member of the team very quickly
    * Leadership responsibility of your own portfolio
    * Autonomy to set your own schedule, work style and run a team your way
    * Access to leaders internally but more importantly externally in your clients
    * Great office culture (few cubes and frequently socializing with co-workers)
    * Quality of projects on par with other firms without the requirement to travel Monday-Thursday

    Cons

    * Minimal structured training programs
    * Can get stuck in a rut with your portfolio without a clear picture out
    * Operational procedures have not advanced quickly enough
    * Management structure is lacking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Telephone Interviewer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gallup

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, relaxed atmosphere, pay based on performance. Good fit for a part time job.

    Cons

    Occasionally get a rough survey that makes for a challenging night.

  9. Technology teams are moving the company forward

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Administrator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Technical Project Administrator in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Working with cloud technology as the Company creates a new platform for more standardized and elegant products. The work is really quite fun as we build new sites and platforms for the future. Coworkers are smart and really seem committed to making Gallup products even better.

    Cons

    Lots of deadlines that are really pushing what a team can do in a short amount of time but it does make it exciting at times. Sometimes, not quite sure if the Executive team really understands (or cares much) about the details of how their products work online.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their are many difficult (and sometimes unpopular) decisions that must be made. Don't try to make everyone happy - that doesn't work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Definition of overworked and uderpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gallup

    Pros

    Culture, flex time, great coworkers with talent and who cared

    Cons

    Long hours, ridiculously low pay, ridiculous expectations from management, no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like equipment. You can't replace somebody who had been at the company 5 years with someone out of college. Gallup used to be a great place to work, but now the company has a worrying future with the current level of turnover and poor management. I wish you the best!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Toxic environment. Do yourself a favor and stay far away!

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    Current Employee - Client Service Advance Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Service Advance Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Gallup full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The D.C. city center had some great people. They are dedicated and want to do excellent work and drive impact.

    Cons

    You "Go-Tos" (managers) are terrible (particularly in Client Services). Fear & Firing are the only things they know. It might help if they'd actually read some of the management books Gallup publishes. Forget about development, communication; it's laughably nonexistent. Their absurdly high rates are matched only by their paltry pay & mediocre benefits.
    I promise - you will be sorry if you choose to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need professional managers. Just because someone has been there for 15-20 years does not mean that they can lead. And if you have a business division that is woefully underperforming (like your Government Division for the past several years) try shaking things up by replacing the root cause of the problem (terrible Go-Tos), not firing individual contributors who aren't drinking buddies or sex pots for "management".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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