George S. May

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George S. May Reviews

Updated April 7, 2014
Updated April 7, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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Kerry (Sam) Jacobs
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  1.  

    I had an excellent experience with George May.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George S. May

    Pros

    I had an excellent management team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company went out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is no longer company

  2.  

    Exec analysis

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    Former Employee - Executive Analyst
    Former Employee - Executive Analyst

    I worked at George S. May for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet many people and all types of companies

    Cons

    They only allowed us to return home 1-3 nights a month. Management did not listen to anyone and treated the company like a used car lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they took advice, they would still be in business. Your best innovation comes from front line employees, not a management staff who does not go into the field or visit clients. They operated 20 years behind most other companies, selling advice, and never used the information they charged for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Informative

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    Former Employee - Staff Executive
    Former Employee - Staff Executive

    I worked at George S. May as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning experience in vinsnce

    Cons

    Never take into account th client's try situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Noe- They do not listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Salary review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George S. May

    Pros

    salary and compensation are very reasonable

    Cons

    Senior management not good at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be understand how the business work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nightmare place to work if you are trying to maintain some semblance of a life!

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    Former Employee - Staff Executive  in  Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Executive in Park Ridge, IL

    I worked at George S. May full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are exposed to a variety of small businesses and you get to collect travel reward points such as air miles, hotel points, etc.

    Cons

    There is constant pressure to "sell in and up" to poor mom & pop businesses who are already struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise your business model!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    District Manager

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at George S. May full-time

    Pros

    Was a good company that recognized hard work w/ good pay

    Cons

    Shouting and screaming management;; bad performace subject to personal redicule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring the management style into the real world of facts, not feelings!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting company, but they stopped evolving 10 years ago with respect to services and innovation of solutions

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at George S. May

    Pros

    For a "sales hunter" there is no better position that this

    Cons

    They are currently not in operation. Issues related to management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Have laptop, will travel.

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    Former Employee - Project Director  in  Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Project Director in Park Ridge, IL

    I worked at George S. May

    Pros

    If you like to travel a lot, you will. If you are interested in seeing how people conduct business in all levels of small business, you will see a lot of families in distress. If you like solving problems for people on the fly, you will save some marriages and families from time to time. I you are interested in collecting lots of spreadsheet applications, you will fill up your flash drives. If you are interested in working with a group of former business owners and managers from all over the country, you will make some friends for life.

    Cons

    You have to remember that it is a consulting business, not a practice. The business is about how many hours you can bill and collect. The business is not about what you can actually do for anyone. GSMIC lives off of your credit card and you can go into the red to the tune of $5K before you know it. You can find yourself stranded in Bumfk (fill it in, friend) because travel is a perverse form of hazing. The poor bastards that are on the desk are like used car sales managers with a thermo nuclear pencil. The corporate culture is about yelling the loudest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck, Kerry. You might try using quotation marks instead or parenthesis around Sam. It looks like you don't know your name or are confused about your gender. By the way, the CEO should be an executive, not a repo man.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, yet exciting work environment

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    Former Employee - Staff Executive  in  Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Executive in Park Ridge, IL

    I worked at George S. May

    Pros

    The variety of work and the consulting experience gained
    The work day moves at a very fast pace

    Cons

    It can be difficult to create a work/life balance, due to the constant travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to the high turnover, many employees never have the chance to learn how to gain better control over their projects, and ultimately their paychecks (e.g., use your Project Director as a resource, become an asset to other Project Directors for up-staffing/re-staffing, etc).

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stay away from George S. May

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    Current Employee - Special Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Special Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at George S. May

    Pros

    Free trip to Chicago Il

    Cons

    I recently was given a 'free' trip to Chicago to attend training for a sales rep position. A lot of people in my class of 40 commented 'this isn't what I was told'. Well that statement is exactly why I walked away from a job with GSM. I asked 2 GSM employees before I came where I would be required to work. Both said in my home area and an area 100km radius around my home. When they presented me with the employment contract, this was not the case at all !!! According to my contract, my work area was well over 100km from my home and their contract didn't even include my home area.

    Aside from this, the class trainer taught the class like we were kindergardens. He was rude and disrespectful. I was the only Canadian and I got the feeling that this company did not like Canadians (since he was very rude and disrespectful to me).

    The 'free' trip included a luxurious stay in a low class hotel (several people complained that their rooms hadn't even been cleaned when they arrived).

    So unless you want to waste a week of your valuable time, my advise is....STAY CLEAR OF GSM !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat people.....maybe with a new concept called respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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