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"Aggressive startup with big plans, (pretty) big funding"

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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Positive Outlook

I worked at G3 as a contractor

Pros

Startup life can be thrilling. You've got a mission, a vision of what the company will be, impossible deadlines with too few people trying to balance too many hats while juggling lions, anvils, feathers and banana slugs, yet somehow your small band of warriors bond, laugh a lot and get it done. And there could really be a shiny pot of gold at the end of the tunnel.

Cons

Well, kind of the same list as the pros. Some people want a clear structure to their job, and you're not going to find that here. Every person is expected to do everything that their (future) assistants will do plus their own job, plus the job of the person not yet hired. Then there's the founder. He's old school (which isn't all bad), likes to lecture, gets impatient, doesn't always have time to clarify what level of detail he wants to hear and how much control he wants -- so sometimes you feel damned if you -- and if you don't. And like any startup, there's a chance (well, several chances) it could fail. But of course that's true of established companies too. Or if the company doesn't fail, they can just cut you loose anyway.

Advice to Management

I think it would be better if management listened more closely to the suggestions of staff before jumping on them. Count to ten a few times. Sleep on it. More than once, an employee or contractor suggestion ended up being adopted weeks or even months later.

Other Employee Reviews for G3

  1. "Excellent concept, excellent high-level plan, CEO wrecked it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development
    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G3 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good consultants (well, most of them) and about half of the VPs were top-notch, especially the west coast guys

    Cons

    Everything else. No marketing, no formal sales, only three corporate support people for over 100 field people, no budget for anything, CEO just meddles and pontificates his horrible business beliefs, everyone had to pay their own expenses, no benefits at all, piss-poor pay, didn't pay earned bonuses, CEO didn't want truth told to field people including that he closed the corp office, lead product was a sham, CEO Kimbrell is a chronic liar

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being honest and successful people -- leave that clown Kimbrell


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    "Confusing Business Model and a Tyrant CEO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G3 as a contractor

    Pros

    The pros of this business, conceptually, it seems like it has enough forward vision to work. Maybe...

    Cons

    There are so many cons to working at this place, that I could be here all day. #1, the CEO is a complete dictator that never listens to anybody and keeps pointing to his Forbes article on his wall, meaning that he is God and your expertise (in the field that you were hired for), doesn't hold any water. Unrealistic project deadlines. Meaning the CEO would ask for a task, which would always turn out to actually be so tedious and complex that realistically it could take weeks to complete...and he would ask for it to be done by tomorrow. Seems to be the biggest fault that G3 had, other than CEO treating his employees like trash, would be the promises of the amazing products with out having one single sale to an actual client. So these products were not proven. They never had any official review after a sale on how it could be improved. It was untouched by anyone except for the CEO's head.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a COO to run the main office. Hire an HR person to put a HR program together.

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