The Gottman Institute
3.3 of 5 3 reviews
www.gottman.com Seattle, WA 6 to 15 Employees

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Updated Jan 17, 2014

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Excellent company full of warm caring people. TGI is on a trajectory for solid growth and expansion into new markets

Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at The Gottman Institute part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent research based skills and tool for couples. It really feels good to be part of an organization that is trying to do good in the world.

Friendly office culture full of young, smart, and hard working people.

Enormous opportunity for growth both personally and professionally

ConsWhile the culture is rapidly transitioning in the direction of a young and fun office environment, there are still a few older people at the offices who are impeding this transition by layering bureaucracy and negativity into the workplace.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace technology, rebuild your website because right now it is super slow and get someone who knows what they are doing to manage and upkeep it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful and worthy cause, but the business is about 25 years behind the times. Frustrating place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at The Gottman Institute

ProsThe best thing about the Gottman Institute is the philosophy/method (based on the research of Dr. John Gottman and the clinical expertise of Dr. Julie Gottman) on which the Institute was established.

ConsFear is the dominating factor on the business end of TGI - huge fear of technology, fear of progress, fear of success. Although the company is built on a very strong concept based on the work of amazing people, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the business end of things is a disaster, with extremely weak leadership, next to no technical knowledge (or curiosity), and no forward movement. Put simply: nothing gets done, even though people are constantly scrambling and frantic.

The people (the "workers") are great and hugely knowledgeable -- if only management and "leadership" would step aside and let the workers be the leaders, as they are the ones who really understand technology, business, and what it will take to be successful in 2011. Management has a very top-down, condescending attitude towards workers, so this is unlikely to happen.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire an outside CEO (not yet another family member) who really understands the current business, technology, marketing, and social media environment. Trust this person, step aside, and let him/her lead and grow the business. You were heading in a good direction when you hired outside consultants. Invite them back and listen to them this time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very worthy cause, challenging employment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at The Gottman Institute

Prosthe products and services we provide are outstanding in quality and effectiveness, life changing for customers and clients

Consvery small, family operated company. lack of business experience in executive branch makes sustainable growth a challenge. lack of skill in supervising, mentoring, managing staff limits job satisfaction.

Advice to Senior Managementplay to the strengths of each person on staff, have realistic expectations regarding workloads and timeframes for tasks/projects. set people up to succeed and provide the tools needed to get the job done well.

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