Goss International Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Good Job, Bad Pay

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Durham, NH
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Durham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, interesting work in the R+D lab

    Cons

    Low compensation, No room for career growth


  2. Nice people, difficult market place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, long history of great products

    Cons

    Though market place, history of downsizing, future of company


  3. Great People, tough market

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and products and history

    Cons

    Extremely difficult market place due to influence of the internet


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  5. A dying Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Top Management. Company laid off 2000 years of experience in 2014.


  6. Not an employee friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer/Help Desk in Durham, NH
    Current Employee - Network Engineer/Help Desk in Durham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employees and coworkers. Good product in a tough industry. Sales force and engineering work really hard to sell and design a good product.

    Cons

    Upper management are mostly bullies and it's still to management heavy. No respect from top down.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees do their jobs and stop spending money on things you can't afford. Such as new computers right after laying people off.


  7. Goss International is a good company fundamentally, but its primary product is based in a fading industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Goss is heavily steeped in Lean Manufacturing and Management. Because of the fading marketplace and competition, management has had to seek ways of cost-cutting - hence a leaner approach. Goss doesn't fully finance training, but it still supports it. The office culture is relatively strong, with some hesitation to being proactive. Departments support each other, but sometimes communication's strength and tone is based on the personalities of the individuals providing it.

    Cons

    Goss is a printing press manufacturer and with the world turning to electronic forms of communication, its primary product is in much less demand. There have been several reductions in force eliminating 12-15% of its current workforce. More is likely. At this time, there are no sales forecast for 2015.


  8. Good place to work if you can survive the constant downsizing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goss International full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge technology in print media. Freedom to innovate. An engineering driven, technology based company. Excellent R&D lab and customer demo center. Union free environment. Superbly talented engineering and manufacturing group.

    Cons

    Uncertain future. Competition with digital media. New top management still finding its way forward.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your offices and listen to the experienced pros who know the business, the customers, the competition, and what needs to happen for Goss to survive and prosper.


  9. Great company in the wrong industry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time

    Pros

    Business and performance orientation, respect for people, great hr team, great team of professionals, lots of skills, dedication, loyalty

    Cons

    unable to meet plans, poor execution of strategy, dying industry, unable to reinvent itself, lack of real innovation, great engineers not listening to market and customers, not invented here syndrom


  10. Professional environment with diverse workforce

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Goss International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Positive and professional coworkers - International organization - Diversity- quite a few employees from Europe, Central/South America, and Asia Pacific - Summer hours-offered, but not to all departments and under the purview of the department manager - R&D, new product development - Many senior employees with great corporate memory and/or industry experience to share - LEAN management training in process (change is good but....)

    Cons

    - LEAN management training in process (...but nevertheless challenging to administer. Remember the book, Who Moved My Cheese?) - Sometimes the decision making is slow, but more often than not in a large organization that is also true. - Industry shrinkage has presented challenges to the organization

    Advice to Management

    - evaluate customer and industry needs, and adjust product lines and services accordingly - design mentoring program to further develop less experienced employees - create change buy-in for the current employees that result from LEAN training/Kaizen events


  11. Holding on to a dying industry.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Readily transferable skills, plenty of overtime when needed, direct supervisors willing to work with you when time off is needed.

    Cons

    Seems like the company is more worried about keeping up appearances than keeping production going, it's a machine shop. It will be dirty. Lots of favoritism being played. Overworked, under paid. Upper management refuses to hire new people when it's obvious the two people who need help are struggling to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.



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