The Gel Group Reviews

Updated April 10, 2014
Updated April 10, 2014
4 Reviews

3.3
4 Reviews

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James M. Stelling
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  1.  

    GEL is a good and solid company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Gel Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    GEL provides great training and are very safety conscious. The company runs very efficiently and the people there are very professional and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Your pay will remain pretty static, even after being there for several years. The management training could be much better. They tend to promote people into management who know their subject matter but have little or no people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on training managers to relate to people and productivity will go up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to begin your career, challenging to move up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Gel Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great staff, interesting projects, great reputation locally.

    Cons

    No leadership from the ownership group. Decision making is slow. Salaries are below market value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not growing, you are dying.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company with Great People!

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

    I have been working at The Gel Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company that is committed to people and environmental testing and engineering.

    Cons

    Economic drivers have caused downturn in some aspects of the business over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify into new markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Greedy and unethical

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Gel Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending upon your group leader hours could be fairly flexible.

    Cons

    Dishonest practices encouraged in one on one situations, but officially they preach integrity.

    They will try to save the company money at your expense. - If you work overtime on a regular basis because you are busy they will "promote" you to salary, require you to work at least 45 hours per week, but only pay you the 41 hour, pre-promotion equivalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your employees sometimes. Happy employees are more efficient employees.

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