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14 English questions out of 14

April 21, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Gap Intelligence?

Pros

The culture is a high point and the environment is open and friendly and there are great relationships to be made with peers. It is a great work-hard environment and everyone is encouraged to collaborate and are held accountable in a way that is conductive and cooperative. I've made many lifelong friends in this environment and am thankful for the relationships that extend beyond the professional sphere as well. You will go far and do fine as long as you "drink the Kool-Aid" as the CEO often says.

Cons

Be warned: Lots of the top brass are two-faced and may say one thing or espouse certain principles and "values," but when it comes to actual professional handling of personnel and company decisions, they all fly out the window. They pride themselves for being competent and for advocating self-help by gurus and the such, but they fail to connect with the people who work for them; lack of awareness and understanding of the issues that actually plague their directs' work. There are department heads who are at the top due to seniority and being "yes" men but are absolutely horrible at managing others or organizing the business at an upper-management level. The fact that management does not listen to new ideas ironically shows their unwillingness to change, not the rest of us under them. Feedback methods and suggestion box lists may be read but management will stubbornly stick to what they feel is best and hide it under the guise of "we ask for people who will go with our decisions." They ask for directs to own their work but criticize them when they start thinking out of the box. Any sort of criticism from the directs instead result in disciplinary action against the supposed "offender." Management will continually hold multiple meetings to handle even the simplest of issues because the OG's need to know every single little detail that goes on in their company and are reluctant to entrust work to those under them. When directs under them see this, they become hesitant to speak up, and thus perpetuates this vicious cycle. The company actually believes they can retain employees by under-valuing them and making up for the value by company perks and benefits. Trying to win employees over with perks does not make up for intentionally paying them under "market value" just saying. Not only that, there is a false pretense that they want us employees to stay "gappers forever"; but the opposite is what happens when they find that they're not reaching their profits margins over retaining someone. There are stories of forced early retirement or demanding an employee switch over to a developer or programming position at the risk of losing his job. There is yet another story of refusing a visa renewal just because a manager does not like the employee (with a hint of subtle racism that can't be proven). When clients cancel services, upper management chooses instead to fire people for "performance" reasons rather than admit truthfully that they need to cut down to save for the profit line. Upper management is absolutely dishonest and duplicitous in these employment dealings when the company supposedly upholds trust as one of their pillar "values." Diversity is going down the drain as the last couple of people on the chopping block were of different ethnicities; the entire company at this point is effectively whitewashed with just a few token employees of other ethnicities. It's quite apparent that as a company that prides itself for "intelligence" the product and business model is quite simple, easy to reproduce by any other business division, and the actual people at the top who run the business are anything but intelligent. They hold highly to their five values of "trust, ownership, willingness, passion, and professionalism" and fail at all five of them.

Advice to Management

To upper management: you're completely out of touch with those under you. Stop using managers to do your dirty work and actually hold them accountable. Stop drinking so much. Get out of that frat mentality. The ones below you have much better ideas than your old outdated ones. To lower management: get out and actually build relationships (NOT during happy hours) with your directs and your employees. Actually BE there for them.

valuing them and making up for the value by company perks and benefits.

April 21, 2020

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April 21, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Gap Intelligence?

Pros

The culture is a high point and the environment is open and friendly and there are great relationships to be made with peers. It is a great work-hard environment and everyone is encouraged to collaborate and are held accountable in a way that is conductive and cooperative. I've made many lifelong friends in this environment and am thankful for the relationships that extend beyond the professional sphere as well. You will go far and do fine as long as you "drink the Kool-Aid" as the CEO often says.

Cons

Be warned: Lots of the top brass are two-faced and may say one thing or espouse certain principles and "values," but when it comes to actual professional handling of personnel and company decisions, they all fly out the window. They pride themselves for being competent and for advocating self-help by gurus and the such, but they fail to connect with the people who work for them; lack of awareness and understanding of the issues that actually plague their directs' work. There are department heads who are at the top due to seniority and being "yes" men but are absolutely horrible at managing others or organizing the business at an upper-management level. The fact that management does not listen to new ideas ironically shows their unwillingness to change, not the rest of us under them. Feedback methods and suggestion box lists may be read but management will stubbornly stick to what they feel is best and hide it under the guise of "we ask for people who will go with our decisions." They ask for directs to own their work but criticize them when they start thinking out of the box. Any sort of criticism from the directs instead result in disciplinary action against the supposed "offender." Management will continually hold multiple meetings to handle even the simplest of issues because the OG's need to know every single little detail that goes on in their company and are reluctant to entrust work to those under them. When directs under them see this, they become hesitant to speak up, and thus perpetuates this vicious cycle. The company actually believes they can retain employees by under-valuing them and making up for the value by company perks and benefits. Trying to win employees over with perks does not make up for intentionally paying them under "market value" just saying. Not only that, there is a false pretense that they want us employees to stay "gappers forever"; but the opposite is what happens when they find that they're not reaching their profits margins over retaining someone. There are stories of forced early retirement or demanding an employee switch over to a developer or programming position at the risk of losing his job. There is yet another story of refusing a visa renewal just because a manager does not like the employee (with a hint of subtle racism that can't be proven). When clients cancel services, upper management chooses instead to fire people for "performance" reasons rather than admit truthfully that they need to cut down to save for the profit line. Upper management is absolutely dishonest and duplicitous in these employment dealings when the company supposedly upholds trust as one of their pillar "values." Diversity is going down the drain as the last couple of people on the chopping block were of different ethnicities; the entire company at this point is effectively whitewashed with just a few token employees of other ethnicities. It's quite apparent that as a company that prides itself for "intelligence" the product and business model is quite simple, easy to reproduce by any other business division, and the actual people at the top who run the business are anything but intelligent. They hold highly to their five values of "trust, ownership, willingness, passion, and professionalism" and fail at all five of them.

Advice to Management

To upper management: you're completely out of touch with those under you. Stop using managers to do your dirty work and actually hold them accountable. Stop drinking so much. Get out of that frat mentality. The ones below you have much better ideas than your old outdated ones. To lower management: get out and actually build relationships (NOT during happy hours) with your directs and your employees. Actually BE there for them.

There are stories of forced early retirement or demanding an employee switch over to a developer or programming position at the risk of losing his job.

April 21, 2020

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October 7, 2020

How are career development opportunities at Gap Intelligence?

Pros

The company prides itself in the fact that they are a culture-driven company, seeking to grow and exceed their limits every day. This is a growing company, and there are so many exciting opportunities to get that recognition and to enjoy the fun perks here and there. Gap Intelligence is a data company that aims for Great Freaking Data. The company has an open-door policy and the collaborative team structures make the company very unique in how they approach problems, allowing everyone an opportunity to contribute.

Cons

One conflict was on the topic of data visualization. There was discussion to move into more powerful data visualization tools like PowerBI or Tableau, which would drastically improve the data visualization that management continued to seek for. This seemed attributed to a difference of goals and lack of communication and trust between specific parties.

Advice to Management

Don't leave your employees behind! I understand you're looking for new arcs of growth, but don't just leave at arcs of growth for profit! Look for arcs of growth for new and improved tools as well as for your workforce!

This is a growing company, and there are so many exciting opportunities to get that recognition and to enjoy the fun perks here and there.

October 7, 2020

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June 8, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Gap Intelligence?

Pros

amazing coworkers offers opportunities for growth through professional & personal development growing company = more career opportunities Promotes within & really values its employees no micro managing leadership is involved & seem to care about employees reacted quickly during pandemic & supported everyone working remotely by offering to pay for personal office equipment & accommodating new schedules

Cons

small company based in SD therefore pay isn't the best but they try to make up for it in other ways (1/2 day Fridays, autonomous workflow, fun events/happy hours, paid professional development, flexible schedules, etc)

Advice to Management

Keep listening to employees & please don't let growing pains take away from our amazing company culture!

offers opportunities for growth through professional & personal development

June 8, 2021

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March 14, 2022

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Gap Intelligence?

Pros

Some employee perks, lots of events

Cons

Low speed for personal growth, management lacks of longer vision. Professional development was said to be supported however not really true, only if the management want you on a certain project.

Professional development was said to be supported however not really true, only if the management want you on a certain project.

March 14, 2022

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14 English questions out of 14