Goodman Networks Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Very hard working team of professionals (in 6 reviews)

  • Met some good people and learned a lot from my superior (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much upper management with little or no leadership skills (in 8 reviews)

  • Employees are not given assigned duties and are expected to do a wide range of tasks with little to no training (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Project Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodman Networks

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up the ladder

    Cons

    there's a bad work like balance


  2. Field Tech

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Goodman Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, nice management and atmosphere

    Cons

    Little promotion opportunities, long hours


  3. Great employees, poor management!!!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Goodman Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will find great team members that can be helpful.

    Cons

    No chance for moving up the ladder, especially if you are great in you position, managers show favoritism and if you don't have the title you are ignored. Your work will be credited by management and

    Advice to Management

    Look to the people you have before bringing in "talent" from outside. its sad when they just use the company as a stepping stone.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Okay for bridging time between actual career relevant jobs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great relationships with peers. No micro-management unless management all of a sudden decides it needs to be hands on or there is a fire drill task. Okay benefits, could be better but are pretty much standard. Nice to actually have Easter and Christmas i.e. 2 add'l company days off.

    Cons

    No raise in the time I worked there, low if any merit bonus. No career advancement, no training, no focus on personnel development, just going thru the motions/pretending to do actual, relevant reviews. Nepotism, lack of leadership skills on all levels, no process improvements, groups work in silos, lack of understanding what other groups do, duplication of effort & tasks, antiquated tools and systems. I saw no future for me at this company and left.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the C-Level, get rid of overpaid executives and their cronies. Hire more people based on their skills instead of who they know, are related to, went to school with or are in the same fraternity/sorority! Do layoffs based on actual performance instead of trying to save money. Maybe folks with actual skills would then stay and work to turn this company around!


  6. Construction Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Construction Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Coordinator in Plano, TX

    I worked at Goodman Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot quickly. OT was ok

    Cons

    Mismanaged. Too many lazy people and only a few that actually work Nepatisim is rampant


  7. Helpful (3)

    Do not wait for change, won't happen, not what I signed up for...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Goodman Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits Holidays Off

    Cons

    Too much dependence on AT&T. No clear communication between managers and employees. Nepotism, favoritism and incompetence management personal is what you can expect at this company. Too much outsourcing of work that could be done within. No Team Environment here.

    Advice to Management

    Agree with this: FIRE CEO, and pull your heads out of your own pocket loading butts. You are the reason for the failure of this company, not the hundreds of people you laid off to pad your own bonuses, while screwing your employees out of promised compensations.


  8. Fast-paced team environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Analyst II in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Analyst II in Plano, TX

    I worked at Goodman Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment...many great people

    Cons

    Lack of training and no room to grow professionally in Satellite offices


  9. Helpful (1)

    POOR MANAGEMENT, POOR QUALITY CONTROL & NEPOTISM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Goodman Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have good pay and benefits package for employees. They offer company vehicles to some employees. Flexible work schedule which is sometimes good and sometimes not.

    Cons

    Management too lax in knowing what is happening in the field with their construction managers, site builds and their contractors poor quality of work.
    Construction managers not held accountable for their sites.
    Too much outsourcing of work.
    Partiality when training techs on new equipment.
    No clear communication between managers and employees.
    What is expected of one person is not expected from the next person.
    Others pay with their jobs because of poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Need more quality people in the field.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Run

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Field Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The biggest pro is that I am no longer employed there.

    Cons

    Pointless mandated safety presentations that are an epic waste of time. Your employee review doesnt translate to increase pay if youve done stellar work. The managment is a hilarious joke. Seriously... Thats the most entertaining part of this job, watching how impressed with themselves they are. The turnover rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Realuze that you are all hated for the most part and there's good reason for that. Knowing that you have a problem is the first step on correcting it. Treat your employees with a little respect and dignity. Of they are doing a good job, compensate them... Stop wasting resources with your stupid safety presentations, they are completely ineffective and people resent their time being wasted. If you're going to have a conference call or a meeting... Have a point other than hearing the sound of your voice. I assure you that your staff is not as impressed with you as you are. Be humble instead of the reactionary narcasists that you are.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Jumped the Shark

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Goodman Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for a smaller company.

    Cons

    The company peaked about 5 years ago with the addition of 500+ professional services engineers in an outsourcing deal. In spite of knowing it was a declining business, the management and sales teams were unable to leverage that expertise into expansion into other businesses. After a short peak, the result was a steady diet of layoffs in that sector. A recent loss of a major piece of their business with a major national wireless carrier has triggered layoffs in other divisions. I'm not aware of a significant area where they have increased the business after an acquisition. Of course the CEO and higher ups tell their stories of unlimited opportunities and they continue to take massive bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    You've lost most of the engineering expertise you bought in previous acquisitions. Now you'll have to buy it back (if you can).



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