Gallup Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
256 Reviews
3.0
256 Reviews
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Gallup Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Clifton
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199 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule (time and location) (in 18 reviews)

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


Cons
  • We give lip service to Wellbeing but no one cares about one's home-work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to make smarter decisions (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, phenomenal colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great office space, great experience, great pay. I know the MP's for both the MW and West Region and they are great leaders (very different styles). Your colleagues quickly become your best friends, even those who have been around for 40 years. You have access to high level senior execs with big name clients - always extremely motivating.

    Cons

    I've read the negative reviews and the people who complain probably think they are right, and in their own minds they might be. The reality is, Management Consulting is a challenging industry. Like any big name Management Consulting firm, you need to be the best because you are interacting with the best (Fortune 500 execs). If you do not fit the mold, you will quickly start looking for excuses and blaming other people. It is a good company to work for and if you are smart, motivated, and have the mindset of a leader and consultant you will be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not my place. I have a lot of respect for the leaders of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lovely Campus, Family Oriented Friendly People

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

    I have been working at Gallup for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely Campus, Family Oriented Friendly People, flexible work schedule,

    Cons

    Benefits sucks.. clock 2300 hours in a year on your time-sheet.. heard it was 2100 before, No training you are at your own to learn and implement new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a company which cares about growth of people, please start investing in your employees who want to learn or train in some something they have passion for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    "Family owned company that doesn't take criticism well and is not open to new ideas."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Business Development in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    "Great place to develop entrepreneurial skills."

    Cons

    Lots of drama and full of managers that don't know what they are doing. They offer no opportunity to advance within the organization. They preach recognition and employee engagement with tooting horns, but they do not know how to practice the recognition properly or fix employee engagement issues. If your go-to doesn't have your back, your time at Gallup won't last long. The culture there is very misleading. They want everyone to put on a happy face and pretend that everything is perfect, which by the way is not, and people should know that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your Go-To's how to manage a team properly. If you can't get them to manage teams accordingly, then get rid of them. They often put the problem on someone else b/c they fear losing there job if they don't . Some of the managers have been there far to long and you need to restructure your management.

    After seeing how some of the managers there operate, I'm not sure how they got into the role they are in. It takes a special person to manage people and not all have the ability or knack to do it, even if they have been there for 20 years doesn't mean they are good managers.

    Have a more clear picture on time off. The erroneous hours that you require of salaried employees is quite ridiculous. You preach work/life balance, but when your employees are constantly worried about hitting the minimum hours, you make it difficult to maintain that work life balance. Why track hours if you are salaried? My thought is if you get your job done in less time required, then why make a deal of hitting your hours. Make a deal of it with individuals that are not performing at a high level and put them on performance plans.

    Lastly, listen to your employees and help them resolve issues. This is one area where your company is very weak. Resolving issues is part of the managerial role and part of being an employer, but when you have managers that don't know how to or address the issues at hand, then you have someone that is in the wrong role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    You're a # to them

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Gallup part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Schedule freedom, open office space

    Cons

    Everything else, you're a robot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be fake

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company is OK...

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

    I have been working at Gallup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great flexible schedule; a lot of autonomy; really nice people; ability to take projects and manage them by yourself from start to finish with little management involvement. Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    No growth and learning opportunities - what you're doing now is what you'll be doing 5 years from now. They don't practice what they preach. A lot of employees aren't engaged and are miserable and they don't seem to notice. Management is horrible. Some managers have ridiculous egos. Workload can be extremely slow. Very cult like environment. Job you apply for probably won't be the job you end up doing. Need a more structured intern program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 11 people found this helpful  

    Home of Nepotism!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gallup full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great co-workers, and social events.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance (every week is over 45+ hours),
    Pay is horrendous (no value for experience),
    Personal growth is limited,
    Highly unprofessional

    I have never seen any company that openly practices nepotism. People without skills are hired into management position directly out of college, absolutely no background/experience related to the position. They love to hire and fire managers on an ongoing basis. It's a norm here. If you are not good friends with the "BIG" lady, you are pretty much out of sight, out of mind. In other words, never expect yourself to grow in your position or promoted. Loyal people who have worked for many years seems to be stuck in the same position while a new hire or somebody fairly new (ofcourse, you need to pretend to be a " good friend" with the "BIG" lady) comes in and gets promoted right away because either their husband/wife is in another higher position. Meanwhile, the hardworking and loyal employee ends up leaving the company. Simply put, they don't care about their employees. All they care about is their game of Nepotism. Seriously, if you are a company that sells product to other companies teaching how to value their employee. Maybe it's about time you re-think what you are preaching.

    If you are looking for a place to grow and learn, this is not the place for you. If you love old dirty office politics, then this is a good fit for you. Highly recommend to stay out of this place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like Gallup is the best company to work for, it has never been. Unfortunately, this company has not even made to the list of best places to work in Omaha. Given the product you sell, it's high time that your "science" behind the products be reconsidered or be applied to your own company before you go out and start looting other companies! Wake up before you find out it's too late!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gallup

    Pros

    great company to work with

    Cons

    interview too stressful. need a great preparation

  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the ugly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Coordinator  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Coordinator in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Gallup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent building and work spaces. Wonderful perks like a print shop, on-site gym with trainers, cafe, coffee, and more.

    Cons

    In 2009 they raised hour expectations by 10% without change in pay. At times they do not seem to eat their own "dog food". "Grow horizontally for higher pay"...There are glass ceilings for pay, no matter how much extra work or complexity of work you take on, once you hit the cap, that is it. Instead of consulting the IT teams for realistic deadlines, the deadlines seem to come out of thin air and employees work themselves sick to meet them. You have to stand up for yourself and force reasonable work hours or you will be swept away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels that the Exec management is getting ready to retire and cash out, leaving a husk of a company behind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Family Run company

    Former Employee - Systems Applications Developer  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Child care available onsite. Fun events happening all the time.

    Cons

    If you make right connections with the right families who own this business you can go places. Its a company always trying to become 1 billion company. Management is biased towards relatives and friends working in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't encourage more sycophancy.

  11.  

    If you can deal with the people, fantastic job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interviewer  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    You can make great money if you are good at the job. If you are dialing consistently, you can make bank. You create your own hours each week, and it's an overall flexible and easy going work environment.

    Cons

    Just takes some tough skin when people are uncooperative, but really there are enough nice people to outweigh the bad. You are confined to a desk and sitting/standing in one area. The job is boring, but allows you to read or do other things while you are working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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