Gregory Poole Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family company-style activities and benefits. Working here was a positive experience. Learning from others and team organization were the pros. Good people.

    Cons

    Economic downturn created seemingly constant change within the company. Changes always seemed around the corner as far as personnel swaps. Down economy equals less machines.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Passion lost

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Counter Representative in Garner, NC
    Current Employee - Parts Counter Representative in Garner, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gregory Poole full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleges and direct supervisors are the closest thing to a support network there is here. The benefits and pay are decent.

    Cons

    Merit Raises are more like participation trophies. Benefit plans are one size fits none. It feels as though you are trapped most of the time. There is no potential for professional growth nor is there a professional development program. "Thank you" feels hollow and empty. This company at one time did a great job of taking care of It's people. Now it feels as though no one listens, no one cares, and everyone is in it for themselves. The family atmosphere is gone. I guess that is why you shouldn't work for family.

    Advice to Management

    Before investing in new computer systems, no logos, and dealership acquisitions invest in the people who are willing to invest in you. Work to live up to the core values and your mission statement. Give your employees a reason to care and stop talking to and treating them like children.


  3. Helpful (3)

    At first this place was a welcoming employer. No micro management with the types of projects I handled.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Generator Sales
    Former Employee - New Generator Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gregory Poole full-time

    Pros

    Stable. It is hard to get fired. Gregory Poole has its hand in the community and presents a very clean, down to earth, good old american values kind of company but that is only on the outside.

    Cons

    A very sexist, chauvanistic environment. Visual sexual harassment, being bullied if you speak up. Those in higher positions no being held accountable and are know for carousing around with each other and employees and this includes sexual contact. A very racist and crude environment as well. The bottom line matters (not even the customers) period.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees who have had the guts to come to HR and management to voice their concerns. Listen to those who left because they simply could not stomach the nonsense that goes on within this company. Nepotism is a huge part of this problem as well. Many married couples work at the same branch, some in the same department. Affairs are rampant and well known as well as drinking on the job, right in the office, including a top manager. Gregory Poole Power Systems in particular, need to address these problems because right now, they are just ignoring the problems based on technicalities. I f you are a female or your background is something other than caucasian, you had been have a tough skin, major confidence and a no bs attitude.


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  5. Wonderful Family Oriented Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gregory Poole full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-Workers are exceptional, Great Family atmosphere. Core Company Values are centered around Family, Integrity and Customer Service.

    Cons

    Restricted size, which limits personal growth within the Company. Can feel disconnected at times with Upper Management.


  6. Strong Stable Company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Manassas, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company is very stable and strong. It is a good place to work with a nice work atmosphere and friendly people. Management sees the big picture and allows you to work withing their parameters without undue pressure to perform.

    Cons

    Third generation family ownership has kept salaries a bit low and limited top end earnings. Upward mobility is somewhat limited as it is a relatively flat organizational structure.

    Advice to Management

    Do not change salesforce compensation plans every year making it difficult to repeat previous earnings. Motivate employees with incentives.



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