Gemini Systems

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Gemini Systems Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
11 Reviews
3.8
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excited About The Future

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gemini Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I'm relatively new to the company. So far I'm very happy. Everyone at the company is very relaxed and very easy going. Management is very interested in your personal development and personal growth. I've been taken aside by every executive at some point this year and asked if I was happy and what they can do to make me happier.

    Unlike some consulting firms, there is no pressure to be constantly billable. If you're on the bench, it’s not that big a deal here and you get to focus on either training, pre-sales or growing the company.

    The company was recently purchased by Essextec and this looks to be great for employees. Management at Essextec seems to have the same attitude as current management plus, as part of the purchase, they are turning the company into an employee owned company and giving us all shares.

    Other pros:
    Benefits are pretty good and salary is great.
    Everyone is pretty smart and reliable.
    I feel like I'm making an impact to the bottom line
    I'm given the freedom and flexibility to build my own team
    People respect my opinion
    Founder is very generous
    Good hours and work/life balance

    Cons

    Not alot of cons. The only ones I can think of are:
    The higher level management structure is confusing
    No 401K matching
    No annual performance reviews (Some might consider this a pro, I consider it a con as I think they are valuable)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think, in general, things are going in the right direction and I'm excited to see what happens with the merger with Essextec. The only advice I might give is to tighten up the management structure so that employees know who they are ultimately responsible to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    good company to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    give enough time for training

    Cons

    no clear direction; hard to get promotion

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A nice company to get your feet wet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company has a good list of clients that allow you to start to get your feet wet in working in the financial sector

    Cons

    The size of the company and the lack of proper management structure kills the flow of the company. Some of the senior managers have not had positions outside of Gemini and do not know what is happening in the world outside of their sector and what they believe is right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to your staff, instead of constantly degrading them, pitting them against each other, the management should be looking at energizing the teams internally to want to work on advancing the companies goal.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Somewhat disorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Gemini Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked there for many years when the company was a lot smaller. The synergy was great and everyone were treated as family. Weekly meetings were required and welcomed. Keeps everyone informed to what was happening in and out of the company. CEO/Owner was approachable and encouraged personal growth for the employees. Salary was acceptable but bonuses were sparse specially after 9/11 when all bonuses and salary increase were put on hold for many years. Employees/consultants hired by Gemini were usually pretty smart.

    Cons

    Then came a few employees who made the headquarters their home. When asked what they're working on, the usual answer was one project that never quite made it out in the real world. Management became disorganized and many layers were created between the employees and the CEO/Owner. Cliques were formed and covered their own backs. Not even sure if the owner was quite aware of what was happening during that time period. There were even 2 CTOs at one and both worked at the main office. Each has his own group of closely knit people. I've seen loyal employees who were laid off or left because they weren't included in the cliques. The family oriented company that I once loved became a broken family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed some of the layers that formed around the owner and his most loyal employees. Promote from within and not hire from the outside. Continue to build your current employees instead of readily looking to hire somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operationally focused- not sales focused.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Gemini Systems

    Pros

    Company culture treat like part of the family. Smart people, good quality project delivery

    Cons

    Barriers to communication very high, shortage of pre-sales resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales process needs to be fixed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Goot place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Java Develpper in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Develpper in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Good collective, good teachers, good place to start your career

    Cons

    There are old equipment, develpment process is not properly managed

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    IBM BP and excellent service provider - great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gemini Systems full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous talent. Excellent skills across the multiple pillars of IBM. Ambitious management. Great brand name in the market.

    Cons

    Consulting company: difficult to produce organic growth. Greater focus on specific IBM software industry could perhaps produce better results and more long term projects with customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    You make your own destiny

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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 Gemini Systems full-time

    Pros

    As long as you have the drive to grow, this company provides you with the platform.

    Cons

    I dont look at cons anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear everyone out. Not just a select few. Inclusion is very important..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It was a very neutral experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gemini Systems

    Pros

    It would be good for people who want to be more client -oriented

    Cons

    not good for people who like to only code

  11.  

    gemini is an interesting place

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

    I have been working at Gemini Systems

    Pros

    fair compensation, good benefits package, interesting technology

    Cons

    no bonus, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more communication of project statuses/achievements, sales pipeline/wins

    Recommends

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