Gilbarco Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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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 Gilbarco (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people at the job. It pays the bills!

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Gilbarco used to be a Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Gilbarco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gilbarco used to be a great Company before they got so concerned about the numbers every quarter. The only good remaining item is that they do allow for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Gilbarco is very quick to lay people off. Several times I saw good people that have done very well at other companies let go because they were used as an executive scapegoat, happen to be on the wrong project at the wrong time or simply to make the quarterly numbers. They do not appreciate nor care about hanging onto to experienced people. they hardly ever look to advance people from within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those blaming employees for things going wrong. I have seen it too many times were people were blamed and let go then drastic changes were made after the people left to cover it up. Once the people are gone and drastic changes were made on the management side, it was hard to see were the real problem was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    SQA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Software QA in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco as a contractor

    Pros

    very nice people to work with

    Cons

    your ideas will only be considered as your opinion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Regional Sales Manager

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

    I worked at Gilbarco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities to learn many aspects of running a business. A great place to learn process and cost cutting. If you like being micro-managed, you'll love this place.

    Cons

    Total focus is on hitting sales targets, often at any cost including quality. Labor is a commodity with little value beyond that, if any. Poor sales management team who make decisions based on internal politics instead of employee needs or customer expectations. Preaching VOC but truly never listening. Marketing runs the sales department. Once a powerful and effective manufacture, now run more like a foreign sweat shop, cutting corners at every turn. QA and QC are all but non-existent, forsaken for revenue targets....resulting in shipping product with known defects just to create an invoice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire management team from Sales Directors and up. Truly listen to your customers and your employees. Don't just deliver "lip-service" and promises then continue down the current path. Finally, end the micro-management practice and let your sales people SELL. Conference calls and reports do not generate revenue. Sales calls and face-to-face meetings turning into orders drives revenue numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fuel Management Services (FMS) Division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fuel Management Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Fuel Management Technician in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and laid back. I worked on third shift and had a lot of autonomy. Not too much interference from management

    Cons

    FMS is a dead end position. To advance you have to transfer to a different position within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs better trained supervisors and not just friends of the boss who don't know how to deal with people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great lean manufacturing concepts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Administrator in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Area Administrator in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time

    Pros

    Uses resources from within and outside to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Uses the same resources yearly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very hard path within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a paycheck but that is it....

    Cons

    Everything that is wrong with corp America...this company has it!! It is a wonder they are not BURIED in lawsuits by their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of talented employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Gilbarco as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large company. Great learning experience for fresh graduates. Many people has been here 20+ experience and don't mind teaching the newer employees the way of things.

    Cons

    Seems outdated in appearance. IT support is slow when it comes to repair tickets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A pretty good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Tries to keep up to date with technology.
    Good salary and benefits.
    Best eye care benefits that I've come across.
    Stock does very well.

    Cons

    The core to their POS system is written in VB 6.
    They tired their POS system to antiquated hardware.
    The manager that I had was great until he was under pressure, then he became a tyrant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that anyone who you promote to management gets some training on how to actually be a manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intense, all about bottom line

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

    I have been working at Gilbarco full-time

    Pros

    smart people, great parent company

    Cons

    too intense, low morale, all about top line and bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up and focus on human capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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