Great American Group Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Good experience out of college

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

    I have been working at Great American Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is pretty chill, everyone is nice, pay is pretty good

    Cons

    Very niche market, things learned are hard to apply to other fields


  2. I had a great experience working at Great American Group. I worked here for over 3 years.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Woodland, CA

    I worked at Great American Group

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

    Pros

    People, place of work, challenge

    Cons

    work hours are long and not good food around


  3. Helpful (3)

    Not the best long term career choice. Great for temporary entry positions.

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

    I have been working at Great American Group full-time

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

    Pros

    - Good for entry level employees or internships. You can learn a lot if you put in the effort as there is a high learning curve at the start. Good stepping stone.
    - Young age demographic with lots of company-sponsored social events.

    Cons

    - Lack of stability. Company is continually changing it's structure and process and as a result layoffs occur frequently.
    - Not much potential for career growth (although they will tell you otherwise). Expect minimal raises if any and promotions only if you network with the right people.
    - Expect to work long hours and sometimes weekends
    - Poor management team

    Advice to Management

    - Reward employees' hard work with pay increases
    - Implement an HR department which actually supports it's employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Don't waste your time

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

    I have been working at Great American Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Not much. Company is in a downward spiral. Divisions are sitting around without work and the layoffs started. They start by getting rid of the hard working people while management saves themselves.

    Cons

    Lack of promotions. Lack of raises. Company culture is all about money and not about the employees. Executives make a ton of cash and buy fancy cars but don't reward the employees who actually make it happen. If you are lucky to get a raise, it's barely enough to keep up with inflation. The new CFO is taking the company down with him. Seems like a bunch of chickens running around without heads.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be selfish and the company will survive


  6. Great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Great American Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Culture, experience, compensation, travel, and good upper management

    Cons

    Work-life balance is the area of most improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work-life balance


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to work for right out of college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Needham, MA

    I have been working at Great American Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Great people in the Needham, MA office
    -Not expected to work long hours, just get your work done
    -Get the opportunity to look at companies in all kinds of industries and see how they do their operations

    Cons

    -Niche industry, focus is on inventory appraisals, so only inventory matters

    Advice to Management

    -Management is great, just need more perks in order to retain employees because most view it as a step towards the next job


  8. Helpful (4)

    Run of the Mill Finance Company

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

    I have been working at Great American Group

    Pros

    Several coworkers are friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Stingy with health benefits and falsely cheery, "down to earth" culture. Drone work.


  9. I learned a lot, but it was time to move on.

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

    I worked at Great American Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Fast paced

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work involved.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your employee salaries or you will lose everyoe


  10. A small operation.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Software in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Great American Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    This is a small company in a niche market. The office is a quiet environment.
    Some people are pretty nice.

    Cons

    The company is almost like a "family" mom-and-pop business. If you haven't been there for a while or don't have connections, don't think you gonna make any difference anytime soon.

    This is not an environment for serious IT professionals. Their IT group (software) lacks knowledge and experience. The company should obtain better resources.

    This is a small company and is cost conscious operation.

    Advice to Management

    Use real professional management for HR and IT. This is important.


  11. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Writer in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Project Writer in Needham, MA

    I worked at Great American Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GA is dedicated to their employees and committed to creating a positive work environment. I worked in the Needham office (Massachusetts) for 2 years and had an excellent experience there. My coworkers were great, and management was honest, open, and receptive to feedback. An excellent work environment!

    Cons

    Occasional long hours, but this was rare and management actively tried to avoid employees working long hours when possible.



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