Goodman Networks

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Goodman Networks Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
75 Reviews
2.4
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Goodman Networks CEO Ron Hill
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hard working co-workers, but then again some would stab you in the back just to look good (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.  

    Senior Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Goodman Networks

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Management chain is considerate of their employees and manage through encouragement and positive reinforcement. The benefit plan is ok.

    Cons

    Currently no room for growth. The companies revenue stream is on a down turn which is prohibiting opportunities for growth. Management is to top heavy. It is a privately owned company therefore there is a great deal of nepotism. Annual raises were frozen last year and projected to be the same this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin the herd on upper management. Develop consistent processes across the enterprise. Set expectations that are customer focused and be more aggressive in meeting those expectations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work for this company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Specialist
    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Specialist

    I worked at Goodman Networks

    Pros

    I met some really nice, helpful people with strong work ethnics while working there. Some of the benefits were ok not the best I've had.

    Cons

    I worked at Goodman Networks for two years. It was a very stressful work environment. I was underpaid for all the work I did and never received a raise. People were hired in after me that made more money and did less work especially contractors. I felt unappreciated. This is not a Christian ran company as they portray. There is an undercurrent of racism, discrimination, and total disregard for employees health and family. Upper management does not have a clue of the work that is involved and required by the client. All they seem to care about are the numbers and dollars for their bonuses while the worker bees are doing all the work and are treated poorly and ultimately rewarded by either not being promoted or eventually laid off. The company does absolutely nothing to maintain the good employees. They offer no training and do nothing to groom staff for promotion if a person desires. Morale is very low and the good people leave and find other jobs where their talent and skills are recognized and appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with your staff. Try speaking to and getting to know the people that work for you. Practice the open door policy that you claim to have. Do something to keep the good hard working employees you have instead of abusing them with your unsupportive demands and with excessive work loads that are unrealistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inexperienced sales force. Reliance on a few major customers.

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

    I have been working at Goodman Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for a smaller company.

    Cons

    Started as a turf vendor and needs to branch out. Management wants to grow but keeps making missteps after acquiring other companies resources. This is particularly evident in the professional services division where they have known for years that the end of a contract was coming but were ineffective at securing work with other customers. The net effect has been periodic rounds of layoffs as the workload dropped off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talking a good game but in the end reluctance to invest makes it difficult to grow.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Wireless Telecommunicutions Company / Turf Vendor, but staffing model has some serious flaws

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Goodman Networks as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team environment within the department. Wonderful coworkers, decent pay, and excellent exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    Difficulties arise working across departments. Colleagues in other departments don't seem to understand that the compliance work needs to get done before they can proceed, and often compliance clearance timelines are beyond anyone's control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to work on fostering trust by keeping a full-time permanent staff rather than rotating temps every 3-6 months, just when the workers are up to speed on the corporate protocols and on the substantive work, regulations, and procedures. The current model of terminating temps at or before their contracts end is counterproductive and short-sighted. The company needs to work on fostering trust among employees and across departments by keeping full-time staff in all departments, not by rotating temps in certain departments while keeping permanent employees in others. Any extra budget this might require is completely moot given the learning curve required to train new temps, and the general company-wide lack of cohesiveness every time new temps are brought on. This shortsightedness is eating into the company's bottom line without upper management realizing it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Money does not flow downhill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Networks

    Pros

    People at the company are very nice and some want to help

    Cons

    Helpdesk is subpar, no raises, the exec's get 6 digit+ bonuses while the grunts barely get anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the little people and revamp the helpdesk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    and the Emmy award for worst company ever goes to:......

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    coworkers are great on a personal level, if it wasn't for the frustrations this company causes.

    Cons

    as the saying goes:" the fish starts stinking at the head" that is also true for this company. the executives in Plano milk the company dry, have no skill set to run a telecommunications company and are completely detached from the rest of the company. the good ones they had, have been worked out the door by Ron Hill and his consortium and have been replaced by the same greedy "yay Sayers as they are. don't think you can voice your opinion, because if you do, they will find a way to work you out the door. in addition, this company presents itself as a "Christian" company, but make no mistake, they are a pack of blood thirsty wolves !! just because you have your prayer group once a week, doesn't make you Christian !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not that it matters or that any of the executives will take this serious, let's see: first off, Ron Hill, how do you justify paying yourself 8.5 Million USD per year and you can't find the change to give the people that really do the work, a pay raise?? to my knowledge, you STILL have to make the first positive contribution to this company !! if I were a CEO, I would be ashamed of myself, but your Christian values prevent you from developing these kind of feelings... then cut 80% of your Plano executives, this will leave you with 20%, which is still too much if you ask me. start developing tools from the work floor up, tools that will make the work for the employees easier, more structured and more efficient and then extract the information you need from that and not the other way around. don't develop a tool that works for the few in upper management and lets the people on the work floor struggle to make things work, often at the cost of productivity, efficiency and mental health !! and as a last point Ron, why don't you start by paying your vendors on time, i.e. the 60 days per the contract instead of the 120 average they are facing now?? you wonder why you can't get anything done? well, paying the vendors is one of them !! you may want to check the reputation your company has among the vendors.... they are not there to finance your operation, they have obligations, staff and commitments that they have to pay as well !! not that it makes a change, because the people that need to read this are oblivious to this. can't wait to see this company go public, what a laugh that will be !!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Negative Atmosphere, not a 21st Century Work Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay is good
    Most employees are miserable, but friendly
    The coworkers I did befriend I grew very fond of.

    Cons

    Management is utterly disrespectful and will throw you under the bus if need be.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    Senior management allows this disrespectful behavior, it's not like they don't know.
    Coworkers WILL stab you in the back to get ahead.
    Everybody seems to hate working there.
    Low morale can be very draining on the psyche if you don't have a good home life.
    No diversity, some people are very prejudice. (Reviews about racism are true)
    Work environment is arcane and outdated.
    There is little to no training and this is mooted by the fact that coworkers will show you just enough that you won't know more than them.
    You have to have a strong sense of self to work here, or else it'll drive you crazy.
    Only take the job if you need it, because this place is bad for your health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DIVERSITY TRAINING

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scoping Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Scoping Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Met some good people and learned a lot from my superior.

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked.
    Too many people who do nothing other than collect a paycheck.
    Lots of the buddy hiring buddies system.
    HR was rude and was not helpful.
    Advancement based on butt kissing versus value to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, Needs Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great, friendly people, solid benefits and compensation make it an enjoyable place to work most of the time.

    Cons

    A lack of organization, both at the process level and at the executive level, means a lot of work and effort doesn't generate productive results. This in turn hurts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What do you want to be? The current business practice isn't working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Maybe not the best choice

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

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

    Pros

    Great Peers, the benefits are ok, some departments are better than others.

    Cons

    Stressful last minute environment. No training in some departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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