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Gallup Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
384 Reviews

3.0
384 Reviews
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Gallup Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Clifton
Jim Clifton
300 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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Home of Nepotism!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is OK...

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

    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
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work with

    Cons

    interview too stressful. need a great preparation

  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the ugly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Coordinator  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Coordinator in Omaha, NE

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Family Run company

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

    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.

  8.  

    Empowering, performance-oriented culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Significant local autonomy and huge belief in the power of individual talent.
    Stimulating environment and colleagues.
    Your opinions count and you really have a voice.
    Performance is everything and is recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    Emphasis on local autonomy means that sometimes global initiatives are not as cohesive as they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision is highly compelling and motivating, so communicate this more consistently and in greater detail across the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Political and lacking in genuine care

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Some of the services Gallup offer are very good. They assist organizations to perform better by getting them to pay attention to things that matter in the workplace.

    Cons

    A political organization that doesn't value the work of their employees. Training was too little too late and at a very superficial level. I originally had a very supportive manager but after he left, the management team were arrogant and lacked a genuine concern for their employees and their customers. It became all about generating fees, regardless of value to client and regardless of our ability to deliver the services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about how you can balance your charges with the real benefits you can offer your clients. Don't value employees who lack any real moral compass because they bring in more business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Caring Supervisors, Monotonous Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

    Pros

    I love the care supervisors have for their employees. Managers are heavily bonused on how well their team performs. The schedule is very flexible and I can't say enough good things about their tuition reimbursement program. Employee owned.

    Cons

    You are only paid for time you spend on the phone producing. Essentially, you are paid per survey. Some managers become very stressed which limits their patience at times. Most of the time this isn't a problem but it does come up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outbound Interviewer  in  Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Outbound Interviewer in Bellevue, NE

    Pros

    You pick your own hours

    Cons

    I quit gallup and they didn't pay me for all my hours, and bumped my wage down to 7.25 an hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what you tell them they are going to make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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