Goodman Networks

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Goodman Networks Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
68 Reviews
2.6
68 Reviews
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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)

  • Great people, casual atmosphere, some chances for advancement (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 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, compensation, and environment.

    Cons

    It's in Schaumburg in a huge area of nothing but office parks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people, Needs Direction

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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 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
  3.  

    Generally working with good people but to executives don't seem to fully grasp the challenges of everyday operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up quickly if you show initiative, willingness to learn and take on responsibilities. Generally not micromanaged. Frequent opportunity for OT if hourly.

    Cons

    Lack of structured training. Outdated and disjointed IT system not able to keep up with the varied demands of the business. High turnover at all levels of the company which means frequent restructuring of teams. Lack of communication between departments which adds to confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus heavily on hiring the right people AHEAD of time and incentivizing them to stay. Not hiring temps when it gets busy. Consolidate and improve IT systems. Employees can't perform optimally without the right tools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Maybe not the best choice

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    • 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Firing Jim Mandel was a Mistake

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodman Networks

    Pros

    I do 'to have any pros but I have to meet the twenty word minimum before I can submit this review.

    Cons

    I was a Multiband employee that survived the mass layoff of my friends (my family) at Multiband. Goodman Networks laid off the entire executive staff and 50 employees even though they signed an agreement that they wouldn't. The biggest blow was losing Jim Mandel, Multiband's CEO, and his family. Jim is an exceptional leader, a great man, and a knowledgable executive. Jim cares about his employees and the company he has worked hard to grow. had Ron Hill gone instead of Jim, Goodman Networks would be set to survive and flourish. Instead, they are losing people, clients, and will eventually sink.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're really a Christian company you should have prayed before firing Jim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Never Boring

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The employees make working at the company

    Cons

    Multiple people doing the same jobs, unreasonable expectations from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no work life balance and management doesn't care about the employees. Strong focus on friends and family plan doesn't promote equal opportunity for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people but unorganized upper management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Goodman Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great people, casual atmosphere, some chances for advancement. Great tuition reimbursement plan. Flexible time off (except month end, forget about that).

    Cons

    Middle management is trying to make improvements but any attempts seem stifled by senior management. High stress levels/low moral within the division. Goodman acquired the CSG division of Cellular Specialties(CSI) February 2013 and the transition was (still is) very painful. Transitions usually are difficult but GNET didn't have a clue on how to manage it. Still picking up the pieces and trying to fix what they broke. Don't think they knew what they were buying or what to do with us. CSI went from one of the fastest growing small companies in NH to over worked and stressed out people who are worried about their future. They are too dependent on AT&T.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management, listen to your employees. Value their input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great start-up company that could do better by taking care of the employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodman Networks

    Pros

    Great start-up company in 2008

    Cons

    Too much upper management with little or no leadership skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized, not christian based as claimed, not a solid company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    The pros of the company are few and far between, Yes there is a 401k, benefits, and paid every two weeks as promised

    Cons

    This company lacks the know how to accurately lead in this industry, there are to many managers and not enough people actually doing the work. For a management company in the wireless industry there needs to be individuals that actually know what they are doing. Pay is low, bonuses are few and far in between however the executive level made millions. Every region and office has to make their own procedures as there is no set standard for a company. Lack of respect for the employees that know what they are doing in the industry. The list with this company goes on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees that know what they are doing, the constant restructuring is redundant as the people you hire don't know how to do the jobs they are hired to do. Quit hiring people from sales other industries as we work and manage the wireless industry. You say you value your employees but then at the drop of a dime fire people left and right. I liked Goodman until I worked here, I along with others couldn't afford your insurance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most employees work very hard, but they are not appreciated and morale is horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Constantly Moved Around So Too Many to Mention
    Former Employee - Constantly Moved Around So Too Many to Mention

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for work, but not pay for performance as there is either no or very little pay increases.
    Most employees very nice and helpful!

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, completely disorganized, no documented processes, good 'ol boys network, managers berate and blame people in public, and everything is a crisis. In addition, there is NO communication within the company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate with employees! Stop restructuring and give things time to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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