General Networks Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Your Contribution Matters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Networks Corporation full-time

    Pros

    General Networks is a great place to learn, develop and apply your skills--at entry level or as an experienced technologist. Every person's contribution matters. You are surrounded by smart people, who are driven, but also down to earth. The management team leads by example--they work as hard (if not more) than they expect you to. If you like interacting with people, you'll enjoy the client facing aspect of the work. It's a drama free environment--as most everyone's focused on delivering good work. There's a lot of room to grow, and the individuals who shine are given opportunities to move up quickly. Employee owned (ESOP), good clients and interesting work.

    Cons

    Growing pains--lean staff, basic benefits. This is not the place for those who prefer to be behind the scenes, as the increases in responsibility and compensation go to those who excel in communicating with customers and coworkers, and step up to help solve challenging problems.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire and train good people. Continue to provide good opportunities for people to grow. Review benefits package


  2. usury and high-turnover

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Support Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Networks Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is always a variety of tasks to be done which goes a long way to keep things interesting and if you can get to work on a project then your pay scale can significantly increase quickly. Also, raises are tied to billable hours such that working overtime contributes to pay raises.

    Cons

    The company environment is such that you have to compete with the other employees for management's favor to get better tasks which puts you at odds with the same people you have to depend on to get those tasks done.


  3. Employment

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Networks Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    almost every thing else! salary is too low and played with all the time so you can not plan for your life 2-3 managers managing you at the time- some with very little real management expertise no professional vision - just being opportunistic struggling to define itself Bad bosses - keeping you learn at your own time ! then ask you to work for free after 5 pm limited benefits and what is there is not competitive to market - most of my colleagues left in 3-6 months it is a great company to keep busy while you are looking for a better job

    Cons

    Have direction ! it is not employees fault that you can not get business ! then make them pay because they are not billable Training is an investment on you

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees


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  5. Growing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Networks Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to impressive technology stacks, big-time customer deployments, smart, experienced colleagues. Great place to learn. Super ethical. Very focused on customers. Good income growth and management opportunities.

    Cons

    Growth means that there are not always enough experienced consultants for projects, so the experienced people can get slammed. Company services delivery based on people who don't need to be managed closely. Biggest turnover is with people who don't take responsibility or don't care very much about outcomes.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people proactively.


  6. Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SharePoint Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - SharePoint Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Networks Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - Challenging projects - Great people who are leading projects - You are on your own. Fits well for people who does things on their own - Fits well budding techies and entrepreneurs. Lot's of leaders to look up and learn - Gets to manage lot of projects at the same time. Helps to manage time and productive. On the other hand, make more. - Great SharePoint development and support teams. - No much travel

    Cons

    - Complicated and fluctuating salary structure - Work assignments shows steady rise and dip. - Sometimes hits hard on work life balance - No well defined role. Keep shifting gears and wear lot of hats at the same time which is an advantage in my way

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  7. Helpful (1)

    Specialized,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and work on a variety of development and application platforms, have big and complex deployments, lots of hands-on training, great team players, good performance compensation, have long-term relationships with customers so there's good relatoins with clients, but then you tend to get dedicated to customers.

    Cons

    Benefits are very basic, absense of formal training programs (mostly hands-on and mentoring), low base salaries (decent bonus packages), limited to MS SharePoint and Open Text vendors for content management, high expectations for technical performance but you have be highly motivated to succeed at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to grow faster


  8. A great place to work and grow technical and business skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very smart senior consultants. Diversity of technical platforms, development environments, and client environments. Not much out-of-town travel. Did pretty well during the recession. Company is employee owned (ESOP). Entrepreneurial culture. Great place for people who take initiative. Compensation increases come pretty fast (typically six months) for the ones who work hard. Good opportunities to take on new technical and management challenges. Don't see much internal politics. Because the company is employee owned, financials are pretty transparent. Clients vary quite a bit, from complex enterprise deployments to small departmental ones. Clients are very loyal to the company.

    Cons

    Not a good place for people who want a lot of direction and hand holding. Management team is too lean. Benefits package is mediocre. Work hours can be intense.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structured training programs. Need more people.


  9. Great place to hone skills and learn

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to hone skills and learn about different types of technologies.

    Cons

    Complex compensation model makes it hard to find and retain good workers.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize compensation model with the rest of the industry.



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