Gopher

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Gopher Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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Todd Jennings
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  1.  

    Welcoming and comforting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Owatonna, MN

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

    Pros

    6 Hours of PTO every other week. Amazing management. Very understanding, and they are so fun and positive people to be around. We have games that they whole company plays with one another every month or so. Also, we have committees that people can join that involves us in the community.

    Cons

    Nothing. Everything is perfect. The only thing that could be a little upsetting to some people is that sometimes water bottles tend to get stuck in the vending machine. We get our money back though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is the best! I love the supervisors and managers! They are seriously the greatest. No one ever makes anyone seem less than anyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    All of the people are great! As one of the first engineers in product development, I am definitely not being compensated for what I'm worth to the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Product Development in Owatonna, MN

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

    Pros

    The people are all great and very positive!

    Extremely relaxed work environment.

    Very cool projects of different varieties.

    A very successful company who treats their customers very well.

    Puts on a lot of fun events for the employees, lots of free food.

    Cons

    I do not see much opportunity to grow as an individual. Mainly due to being one of the first engineers, there is no experience to draw from.

    Management has their hands in more than just managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to treat employees as well as your customers.

    When hiring employees with specialized degrees, remember to take their advice on things they know about. I know it's sometimes hard to do things differently than the way you are used to, but it is very frustrating as an engineer to prove things won't work backed by science and then being told to try it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism is the name of the game

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gopher

    Pros

    OK Company in the industry. Nice newer facility with an automate fulfillment system

    Cons

    The company is poorly managed was newly built on the customer service leaving all other back-end business needs in the dust. so long as the phones are answered and the orders entered the management is happy. No useful information for business decision making is available in the accounting system. Incompetent IT ERP staff does not help during constant down time and no development can be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ethical company and well respected in the industry and for its concern for customers BUT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN

    I worked at Gopher

    Pros

    Ethical company that is well positioned and well respected in the industry. Values quality work delivers quality products and service to its customers.

    Cons

    Employees are often treated like office supplies instead of being treated as valuable resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your intelligence is well respected by your employees. Your people skills are not.

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