Guidance Solutions Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work, Feel Valued and Appreciated

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

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Leadership Team, Good Benefits, Up front expectations, Friendly and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    The offices are in Marina del Rey, so if you have to commute the office location is a little hard to get to, and parking is a little tight.

    Advice to Management

    Solve the parking situation.

    Guidance Solutions Response

    Aug 11, 2015 – Vice President of Technology

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Parking is an challenge as we grow, but the management team is committed to finding both long and short term solutions. In the mean time, we should have ... More


  2. Great place to work, Smart people.

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

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company cares about it's people. It works hard to listen to what works and does not work. There is a real sense that if you want to make things better, people there listen and work with you to help make things better. The people who work there are really good and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Change is slow. This is not abnormal anywhere but it is true here also. Sometimes positive change takes longer than it should.

    Guidance Solutions Response

    Aug 11, 2015 – Vice President of Technology

    Thank you for the review - great feedback! Change does take time, and we know that it can be a priority to the whole team. I hope you feel as if we're headed in the right direction!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company and the right trajectory.

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

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Strong leadership; cool clients

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (6)

    Join the company only if you wanna doom your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (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 Management

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

    Guidance Solutions Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Vice President of Technology

    Guidance is proud to be a values-driven organization. One of our signature benefits is our Professional Coaching program, in which every employee is assigned to a leader within the organization to ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive working environment. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Exciting projects in a supportive environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magento Practice Lead in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Magento Practice Lead in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    More than just a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Where Work -Live Balance Truly Matters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidance Solutions full-time (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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (5)

    Get a job elsewhere if you can.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary if negotiated well.

    Cons

    Poor management who cannot interpret factual data and take the word of only one of many team leads / managers whom you might have barely worked alongside. No recognition. Highly prejudiced team leads / managers. They do not adhere to what they themselves state in the offer letter.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. People stay what they are. That's nature.



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