Guidance Solutions

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Guidance Solutions Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
11 Reviews
4.4
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company and the right trajectory.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Like many growing companies, there's a lot of focus on the employee and your usual tech company perks. There can always be more, but all in all its good.

    Cons

    Growing pains - with some thoughtful leadership, this will get better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your focus on clients, quality and the staff and the sky is the limit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong leadership; cool clients

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions

    Pros

    Executives are transparent, demonstrate the core values of Guidance in their actions, are supportive of the employees and are always very professional and caring. They strive to deliver great work and inspire the teams to do so. Guidance has a generous work from home policy that allows many to avoid the commute to Marina del Rey once each week.

    Cons

    The "best problem" a consulting agency can have: tons of (cool) clients and a very strong pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Join the company only if you wanna doom your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No reasons to work here even if the management makes it sound all fancy and big and easy going environment during the interview process

    Cons

    You are only a money making machine to them. They are not bothered about your career and aspirations. As long as you bill your work hours to the client, the management is fine with you, else you are a piece of crap to their eyes.
    The ideologies that they claim to run their company on, none of it is followed and the management who takes pride in believing in them, in reality, they are the most culprit of all

    They are cheaters, liars and will destroy all your goals and aspirations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GROW UP...!!! Learn the "human side" of a human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Refreshing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Very open, collaborative, friendly environment. Great pay & benefits. Talented professionals work here. Named on of the BEST PLACES to WORK in LA

    Cons

    very fast-paced, dynamic work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very positive working environment. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Collaborative, talented professionals work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Named one of the BEST PLACES to WORK
    Colleagues help each other and openly share information
    Management approachable and open to new ideas
    On top of new technology
    Challenging, meaningful work
    Work with high profile clients
    High visibility
    Great pay & benefits
    Supportive environment
    Great perks
    Fosters diversity
    Teamwork

    Cons

    If you do not like fast-paced you won't like it
    If you want to work in a closed off cubicle you won't be happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting projects in a supportive environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Magento Practice Lead  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Magento Practice Lead in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Guidance's clients include some of the biggest and best brands in the country as well as innovative new businesses which are pushing the envelope in commerce and paving new ground. This translates to exciting projects with unique technical challenges. The Guidance team structure has been built around supporting individuals to ensure their success and the success of their projects.

    Cons

    Because of the advanced nature of Guidance's clients and their technical requirements team members are always working hard to stay ahead of new technologies and techniques.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where Work -Live Balance Truly Matters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Guidance offers a challenging work environment to be apart of exciting innovation and technology by building complex website applications that serve the needs of a very diverse client base. At the same time, there is a healthy balance of ensuring time away from work. Management strives to create a positive work setting that offers flexibility and autonomy. Family matters.

    Cons

    As a client-serving agency, project timelines and budgets are often tight and our teams must go above and beyond to deliver quality website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support those employees who are doing great work at Guidance to reduce employee turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    More than just a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Any company can toss out marketing rhetoric about "comfortable environment", "professional recognition", or "work/life balance", but Guidance Solutions consistently strives to live up to those promises. The company's leadership truly realize that their success is entirely dependent on the quality and satisfaction of their employees; the result is a company and a workplace that doesn't feel like a 9-to-5 job, but a familial atmosphere of support, respect, and enthusiasm. This in turn results in passionate employees and satisfied customers, as the members stand by their work and consistently strive to deliver their best results.

    Cons

    Because Guidance can be rather selective of who they hire, staffing levels are sometimes insufficient to meet all of the company's current requirements. This puts an additional strain on the current employees, but management is always aware of the problem and quickly tries to rectify the issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passionate people helping retailers achieve online success, with a focus on customer success.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Strategic growth structure (aligned with client needs and demands and not focused on company bottom line!)
    - Green focused (recycling, etc)
    - Very collaborative work environment (openness)
    - Funny loving and friendly coworkers.
    - Great benefits/salary
    - STRICT hiring criteria (which I think is the main reason behind low turn over and employees being with the company for 15+ years)

    Cons

    - CCM's can be a little drawn out. (Internal meetings)
    - Gym / Healthy life style benefits would be nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to remain true to the mission statement and value prop of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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