Group O Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Gregg Ontiveros
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Family-oriented work environment that values its employees and continually expands the diversity of their services.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Professional in Milan, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Professional in Milan, IL

    I have been working at Group O full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great chance to make a difference and be recognized for it. Fantastic teamwork and collaboration from all levels. Flat organization that values and considers each employee's ideas. Opportunities for personal and professional growth through training and development. Senior leadership open to feedback and considers a positive work environment paramount to keeping employees productive and happy. COmpany that gives back to the community and helps individual empoloyees that are trying to get back on their feet. The care I've seen given to employees is greater than any company I've worked for in 25 years.

    Cons

    Long commute to find such a great company to work for. It's a shame that more companies aren't like Group O

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering opportunities for growth and develiopment and ensure that the contributors are recognized both in title and pay. Lots of folks doing great work!


  2. IT Analyst

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

    I worked at Group O full-time

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

    Pros

    Open to New ideas regarding IT

    Cons

    EXtremely Low Pay, Senior management tends to cluster as common high school alumni


  3. Keep you in the dark

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Group O

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k match, decent salary

    Cons

    Very little interaction, poor benefits (employees pay most)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees


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  5. Just a resource to be used and discarded as needed.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Support/Services in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Support/Services in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Group O full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There wasn't much vetting of hired employees so it wasn't difficult to get the job here. Originally I was with a great team, but the company policies chased a lot of the good workers away.

    Cons

    There is a major lack of trust in the employees. Little to no chance of advancement and the salary is at best average and more likely being below average. You are seen as an expendable asset. The HR people I dealt with were not suited for their position. If you have problems keep them to yourself as you are just going to be seen as dissatisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Take more consideration into who you have in HR. Show some trust in your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Very poor management - An insult to Samsung distribution

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

    I have been working at Group O full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    they will promise the world to get you hired

    Cons

    Poor salary with extreme expectations for hours worked

    Advice to Management

    Find a replacement for the director of operations


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sell themselves as supply chain experts, see very little evidence from the trenches.

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some really great coworkers (most of whom have been driven out by internal politics).

    Cons

    I work temp employment as a janitor at a Group O warehouse, and keep track of the necessary supplies. Supply orders go up the corporate chain to be authorized and passed on to the suppliers. we have recently been directed to switch to an out-of-state supplier, and orders have become very unreliable, to the point where we are only now receiving orders to the attention of an employee who left four months ago. In addition there has been a recurring pattern over the past year or two, of orders simply not being forwarded to the suppliers for months.

    I find it very curious that a company which presents itself as a supply chain expert should have so much trouble providing basic supplies to its own locations.

    Advice to Management

    All the way up the corporate ladder, you really need to start communicating with each other . Not dictating, but really communicating, with listening and feedback and actual discussion. From where I stand, I see remarkably little of that happening.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job!"

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

    I have been working at Group O full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, job advancement, friendly and family oriented environment. Greatly invested in giving back to the community! Holidays celebrated regularly throughout the year.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I could come up with regarding Group O. There are things easily improved upon once suggestions are made.

    Advice to Management

    Interviewing potential employees more thoroughly.


  9. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Group O full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Group O is very flexible, understands work/life balance. Lots of new opportunites/ room for advancement. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. They are involved in a lot of community outreach and invite their employees to participate as well.

    Cons

    Group O is always growing and reaching out for new business and once they get it everything is needed at once and long/demanding hours follow until things stabilize.

    Advice to Management

    Don't undervalue your internal candidates when it comes to increases due to promotions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Unfair. Unrealistic.

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

    I worked at Group O full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the Quad City area. Good perks, such as buying lunches. But the perks were to make up for not allowing time to take a lunch break. Eat free food but keep working while you eat.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work, you won't move ahead unless you are the in crowd, or cute and perky. Absolutely no life/work balance. Expected to work until done, even if that means through the night and the next day. Some employees are allowed to demean and treat co-workers unprofessionally as long as they still make the client happy. But the word of the day is always TEAM. But the action of the day is always throw someone else under the bus to save your butt. Unmeritted promotions. And those that do merit the promotion are overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Value the correct employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are always smiling at Group O, wonderful place to work.
    Great sense of family and supportive work environment .
    Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes to meet client deadlines I had to work long hours 14-18 hour days.



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