I have been working at Gemini Systems full-time (Less than a year)
I'm relatively new to the company. So far I'm very happy. Everyone at the company is very relaxed and very easy going. Management is very interested in your personal development and personal growth. I've been taken aside by every executive at some point this year and asked if I was happy and what they can do to make me happier.
Unlike some consulting firms, there is no pressure to be constantly billable. If you're on the bench, it’s not that big a deal here and you get to focus on either training, pre-sales or growing the company.
The company was recently purchased by Essextec and this looks to be great for employees. Management at Essextec seems to have the same attitude as current management plus, as part of the purchase, they are turning the company into an employee owned company and giving us all shares.
Benefits are pretty good and salary is great.
Everyone is pretty smart and reliable.
I feel like I'm making an impact to the bottom line
I'm given the freedom and flexibility to build my own team
People respect my opinion
Founder is very generous
Good hours and work/life balance
Not alot of cons. The only ones I can think of are:
The higher level management structure is confusing
No 401K matching
No annual performance reviews (Some might consider this a pro, I consider it a con as I think they are valuable)
Advice to Management
I think, in general, things are going in the right direction and I'm excited to see what happens with the merger with Essextec. The only advice I might give is to tighten up the management structure so that employees know who they are ultimately responsible to.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gemini Systems (Kirkland, WA) in October 2015.
I met Kathryn, Gemini's Operations Manager at the door. She led me into the conference room, and saw that I had a cup of tea. She and Lloyd, their QM, then asked me a few questions about my experience and I answered honestly.