Gryphon Technologies Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Material Handling Laborer

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    Current Employee - Material Handling Laborer in Biloxi, MS
    Current Employee - Material Handling Laborer in Biloxi, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gryphon Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with, Hours are good 40 hrs a week. Supervisors are friendly and easy to talk with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, its not the worst but not the greatest either. Growth potential is limited at first, you really have to fight for a chance to prove yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay, give your junior guys a chance to shine.


  2. Small But Growing Tech Company

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Norco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Norco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible management style, good communication, friendly.

    Cons

    Not as loyal to employees as it seems


  3. Terrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gryphon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    It is very hard to get fired

    Cons

    It s very hard to get fired. Everyone is related and favoritism and nepotism are clearly seen daily. Co-workers are very very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    None. This the corporate culture you created and no changes will be made


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  5. Corporate life is Demanding

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay Scale Amount of work Some room to grow

    Cons

    Lack of training Management Downtown DC office


  6. Helpful (1)

    Ups and Downs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gryphon Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Very hard to get fired. Free lunch once a month. Opportunity for sporting tickets.

    Cons

    Management makes a lot of false promises they don't follow through on. Additional work required without additional pay or incentive. Cut raises and holiday parties last couple of years. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better interview processes.


  7. Good company. Hard to progress within the company unless you're part of the family.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gryphon Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was very competitive for the industry.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible and it is nearly impossible to move up within the company.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gryphon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great hrs.

    Cons

    Having to work in Washington D.C.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Think again, before you leap!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gryphon Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleague's are great and benefits are wonderful. Flexible when you need time.

    Cons

    You'll wear many hats no matter what your job title says. You'll be overwhelmed with working multiple tasks and not given enough time to complete a single task. Every department is stressed and stretched thin to the core. You'll be micro-managed to death. Parking is horrible. No commuter incentives. No growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people within. You don't always have to look outside the box to fulfill a position and you don't promote who you know personally.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company, but very poor work/life balance and lousy HQ location.

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    Former Employee - Senior Non-Management Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Non-Management Staff in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gryphon Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *People are very friendly and intelligent. Owner of company is very friendly and approachable but expects/demands a lot out of you. *Nice office environment and sports-oriented environment. Owners are big on sports evidenced by sports memorabilia around office. Nice kitchens and huge TV in reception area. *Great company benefits to include sports entertainment perks (Lots of chances to win via lottery of seats to all professional sports venues in DC area such as hockey, baseball, basketball, football, and soccer games). *Management staff gets own window offices. *Owner brings two dogs to work occasionally. *401K matching is above par in comparison to other firms. *Morning bagels/snacks on Fridays. *Many awesome social events throughout the year. *Metro stops are next to company HQ. *Plenty of restaurants with walking distance but heavy workload discourages people from taking time out for lunch. People often work through lunch hour so they can go home "early."

    Cons

    *Friends/family members occasionally hired into same department, which is not healthy/professional. *Poor office location downtown in SE DC and very heavily cubicle-oriented office. *Senior executive management largely discourages telecommuting unless you are "buddy-buddy" with own manager leading to resentment among rest of team. Policy is not consistent across the board and often is "politically driven". *Office attire is unprofessional and only upper management wears business attire. *Free parking is only available to management and underground parking is expensive in DC. *Most HQ staff often work long hours to meet deadlines: seriously understaffed / overworked / underpaid resulting in high churn rate and poor work/life balance. Most staff and managers in project control and accounting often leave early daily and are not available either in late afternoon/Fridays leading to frustration when dealing with accounting and project control issues. *Employee evaluations is difficult/confusing to complete and is meaningless. Perception among staff is its just another "exercise" to do. *Non-existent advancement and some "non-performing" staff are often bounced around within company because management doesn't know what to do with them. Terminations are rare unless project/contract is ending-hence there is no "sitting on the bench". *Senior project managers are often given bonuses for bringing in the "bacon" but not rewarded for ensuring projects are managed properly. Regular staff is not rewarded at all except for a rare pitiful "spot" bonus. Non-management and project staff rarely appreciated for the work they do. *Departments are very "siloed" and there is a prevalence of "us versus them" mentality. Executive management often doesn't know how to steer the company nor do they communicate the company vision/goals others. *Restructuring have left employees demoralized. *Some corporate employees have nasty attitudes towards others and at times there is backstabbing/nitpicking of others. *Some HQ employees show up for work and often "chit-chat / goof off" with other HQ employees to pass time due to light workload. Management does not deal with this situation very well. *Constant micromanaging is rampant in company. Management constantly looks over your shoulder and is incapable of trusting you and does not allow lower level managers to manage people yet assign staff to them to "manage" which by design is redundant.

    Advice to Management

    *Compensate people better. *Allow staff the opportunity to telecommute and you will reap the benefits of doing so. Encourage more work/life balance. *Eliminate micromanagement. If you micromanage people and distrust them, then why hire them to begin with? If you cannot let go of micromanaging, your staff will never grow and your actions will continually demoralize people. If you don't think you are micromanaging people, you have a serious perception problem and you are better off doing things yourself (e.g. don't hire people but knock yourself out trying to do it all yourself.) *Management including company owners are clueless to how their micromanaging is having a negative impact on their staff's productivity leading to high churn rate. *Unless drastic changes are made to eliminate micromanagement, encourage more work/life balance, and making changes to negative work environment (see "con" section above), I would not recommend company to others to work at.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A great organization that seems more like a family than a company

    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Gryphon Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They allow you to give your family the attention that they need; providing a great work environment.

    Cons

    overworked due to understaffing; from bad business decisions. The employees suffered from that decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They will sacrifice a lot to see the success of the company



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