Glynlyon

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Glynlyon Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    This seems to be a great working environment, good compensation, average benefits (with above average insurance). Flexible and comfortable work environment. The people at all levels of the company that I have encountered tend to be quality, competent, and friendly. Management, as much as I have experienced are on as level of a course as anyone else I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Not enough experience to say as of yet. Nothing striking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough experience to say as of yet. Nothing overtly negative or positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company with so much care, stability and positive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing! The employees care about what they are doing and the affect it has on the company. You are a member of the Glynlyon team not just a number. Extremely flexible and relaxed worked environment.

    Cons

    Every company has their down falls but the pros outweigh all cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are saying- they are your biggest asset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent for experience, not so much for salary or working environment

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

    I worked at Glynlyon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is pretty good about giving opportunity to people with little or no experience and exposing them to nice positions. Indeed, the President of one division started out as a secretary.

    Cons

    Despite the less then average industry pay, they make up for it in cultural dismay. The turnover rate is quite high due to an unclear management agenda. While profit is clearly the driving agenda, how to get there, how long to keep a program in play or how safe any employee is based on nothing more than the fancy of the owner on any given day is pretty spooky for people who need a paycheck. If you need a paycheck for your financial security, neither you nor your spouse can ever feel safe or secure in this environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really, business planning at the top is not that difficult. When senior management members are asked what the biggest need is and the answer to the Board comes back communication, it doesn't mean a better newsletter. It means they are asking what the expectations of the Board are and how will they know they are ahead or behind those expectations. Your job is to set the direction and the culture of the company then prove the goals are achievable. If you want to grow to a hundred million dollar company, you can't do it with 10 million dollar thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you want to be comfortable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Glynlyon full-time

    Pros

    You feel stable, no extreme changes, things stay the same - if you like that kind of stuff then this is great.

    Cons

    It is boring. No room for big changes, The CEO actually said he thinks iPad is NOT a learning tool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace bleeding edge technologies.

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

    Don't Apply Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Development in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Glynlyon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best thing is, I had some flexibility.

    Cons

    Management answers to no one. VP's and managers have no oversight from CEO and can pretty much do whatever they please. Communication lines between offices in the different locations is horrible and department heads seem to be threatened by anyone that may have some innovative ideas. My managers personally were very egocentric and hard to work for. I quickly began to understand that their would be no vertical movement.. It was difficult to get managers to give you your personal annual reviews and it was like pulling teeth to get a raise. They have hurt a lot of hard working and honest people by firing them with no reason. Most have been told it is due to their "restructuring." The benefits are not too bad. The owner began this company as a "Christian Company" but their actions speak louder than their words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to "restructure" management and get rid of those that have risen to their position just because of "who" they are. Place people that honestly have earned that right And to those that oversee management and VP's, you need to pay more attention to how they are handling their departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Glynlyon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's cool to work with a growing company that will take the time to train you and support continuing professional development. Freedom to get the job done without a lot of micro managing.

    Cons

    Bad benefits. Coffee not supplied. Pay could be better. Sales led culture makes it hard to follow SWD best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons. Besides those things I believe that management is doing the best it can and really respects the people who work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing Leadership surrounds the sales force with full support -Proud to be a part of it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Educational Consultant/Outside Sales Representative in Nisswa, MN
    Current Employee - Educational Consultant/Outside Sales Representative in Nisswa, MN

    I have been working at Glynlyon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The most positive work environment I have ever been in. The Nisswa MN office has a true culture of respect for others, yourself, and the community to you live and work in.
    Family oriented, God loving people.
    Our leadership is a force in front of the sales team that cannot be stopped. This company has taught me more about belief in myself than anything.

    Cons

    I can't even come up with a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eyes open for the "poison employee" that occasionally pulls the wool over your eyes and begins to suck the positive energy out of the sales force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management Mess

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

    I worked at Glynlyon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promotes good work/life balance. Willing to work with personal needs on most occasions. Most of the company's products are excellent and meet viable market needs. Great technical support for products.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch. Senior management can be all over the map strategically. Ideas come, get acted upon then disappear; sometimes with staff in tow. They have exhausted employee pool through workforce mismanagement at one location. Heard on multiple occasions the idea of terminating 10% of the work force yearly from several executives. Micro-managing appears to be a philosophy by several senior/executive managers. Most positions I was aware of are underpaid with the philosophy that promoting the corporate mission of educating children made up for the compensation difference(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your front line employees to make appropriate front line decisions so they don't feel micro-managed and under "the screws". Pay fair, competitive wages. Work on strategic planning, development and execution so employees understand the direction of the company and can embrace the ideas without the feeling lost on an island and subject to workforce reductions at any time. If you don't terminate the "bad" senior/executive managers at least teach them how to manage people and not just ideas. Your people are your greatest asset yet you've created a revolving door for employees and lost some really good ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Rapids, IA

    I worked at Glynlyon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ONLY pro to working at Glynlyon is the possibility of having your weekends off.

    Cons

    Every day going into work you wouldn't know if you were going to have a job to go to the next day or not. This company is constantly laying people off for no reason-they give the reason of relocating the sales force but in actuality they have sales people still in their current IA office They even lay people off whose jobs are protected by law or if you are pregnant. My assumption is they won't be around much longer (at least in Iowa because they have completed saturated the labor pool and ruined their reputation as a "CHRISTIAN COMPANY"). My orientation didn't take place until one full year after I was employed and the benefits were awful. Many employees were told they would get a raise and NEVER got one. There was no opportunity for growth for those who deserved it and I never received an employee review in the more than 2 years I was employed with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you don't see the results that you want look at your management first; not your bottom line employees who work day in and day out to be a success for your company.

  11.  

    Great co-workers, long hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great!
    Helping educators.

    Cons

    Some long hours.
    Some management issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure Management doesn't let emotions get involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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