G2 - Good culture, but growing pains | Glassdoor
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    "Good culture, but growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G2

    Pros

    Decent culture. Free lunch + snacks every day. Company mission is one that is easy to get, and easy to become passionate about.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about roles/responsibilities. Large sales team can be somewhat cliquey. Surprisingly high number of communications breakdowns. Not everyone seems to be valued equally. Location isn't the easiest to get to. The company also seems to spam a lot of people via email. (You can see some people's complaints if you search for them.)

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    G22016-04-20

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rocketfuel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G2 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Ability to be yourself amongst colleagues - no pressure to be best friends but the opportunity to be your authentic self in a productive environment * Quality benefits for an organization of this age ($0 HDHP PPO, 401k match, options) * Traditional tech perks - beautiful and innovative office, healthy and plentiful snacks, breakfast and lunch included * Success Org has a transparent line of sight into leadership, goals, and challenges - a true family team * Feedback is encouraged with healthy discourse to grow * Empowered to grow your book of business as an entrepreneur

    Cons

    * G2 might be 7+ years old, but they are not immune to traditional start-up woes of underproductive staff with rapid hiring. All new orgs go through growing pains. * Tendency for those more tenured individuals to constantly reference "the old days" which can be younger colleagues feel left out (fortunately, events and social opportunities are inclusive to all) * Communication hiccups and opportunity for growth * 401k match isn't vested for 2 years

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    G22020-02-19

    G2 Response

    February 21, 2020

    Thank you for providing feedback and context to your experience at G2! We’re proud to hear that you’ve been able to be your authentic self amongst our teams. We’re always looking for more opportunities and events for G2 team members to meet and interact. You’re right, we have not been immune to the ‘start-up growing pains’ and have had a few bumps as we’ve built G2 and our teams. As we continue to improve our internal communication, feedback like this will always be important. Please continue to share your thoughts with either your manager, a member of the Employee Success team, or reach out to employeesuccess@g2.com to share your thoughts!

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "What started out bright turned ugly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G2 full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch. Genuinely well meaning and kind peers. Don't have to stay at your desk.

    Cons

    A ton. I started out thinking G2 was a great place to break into the industry, and even though there were people that were ready and excited to help me learn, there seemed to be a road block at every corner. - Internal communication between teams is abysmal, and often times within teams isn't great either. Many teams didn't know what other teams did. People mixed up Research and Content Marketing daily. No one understood clearly what sales was doing since numbers were consistently not hit. - The CEO making some offensive joke was a routine event, and every team lead is a master in making excuses for each comment. - The sad attempt at diversity and inclusion ended up making people more angry. It also made people aware the company cares more about how it looks diverse, rather than caring about truly diversifying their workforce. - Worked in a position with no clear position responsibilities for 6 months because they were "exploring internal career paths" for over a year. - If you don't drink the koolaid, you're left far behind. There are better, less toxic startups in Chicago you should try for, give G2 a pass.

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    G22020-02-17

    G2 Response

    February 21, 2020

    Empowering our employees is a big focus of ours. We are releasing career pathing which will explain the competencies expected in each role, as well as what you will need in order to make sure you’re growing effectively in your career as well as within G2. Cross-team communication has been a challenge, as we’ve gone from 150 to nearly 400 employees in a single year. For 2020 we are focusing on developing the people we have, creating clear communication channels, and aligning team goals to a consistent vision. Thank you for your feedback. G2, like many tech companies, recognizes the critical need for inclusive and diverse representation across its teams. Our focus is on ethically and effectively improving our processes to ensure that people of all backgrounds and experiences feel welcomed and have a place at G2. This is a company-wide mission, all play a part. Please reach out to employeesuccess@g2.com if you have specific thoughts on how we can continue to improve.

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