Gcom Software Inc - Good COmpany to work in | Glassdoor
  1. "Good COmpany to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gcom Software Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people Good Leadership Cares about employees

    Cons

    Less vacation days Vacation has to be accrued

    Gcom Software Inc2018-11-27

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gcom Software Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    room to grow within the company, CEO has open door policy and makes himself available when needed, management is open to new ideas, suggestions

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Gcom Software Inc2017-11-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rotten culture"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gcom Software Inc for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay for a technical writer is about 40% above national average. If you want to be a 6 figure earning tech writer, come to work here. However, in my opinion, the pay wasn't worth it in hindsight.

    Cons

    Imagine the following scenario: You are the lone tech writer on a project worth upwards of 30 million dollars. Hundreds of documents are produced by your team and it is your responsibility to polish them to perfection for delivery to a state agency customer. They expect perfection. Now, imagine you being handed 1,000 pages of documents to have them QA'd, copy edited, reformatted and error free in under 48 hours. You've worked 40 hours this week. Overtime is not authorized and you have 3 hours left before they stop paying you. So, you will be doing one of two thing: You will spend 3 hours to do what you can then submit sub-standard documents to the state. Or, you will work for free for 20 hours to make them perfect. One results in you getting dressed down by bureau chiefs at the state (which GCOM will gladly throw you into that shark tank without backing you up). The other option results in you not getting chewed out, but GCOM will refuse to pay you. Thus, your life at GCOM is a constant teeter-totter of getting yelled at either by your customer or getting yelled at for requesting overtime. They constantly deliver scheduled documents late without any time for reviews which results in rush QA reviews...which in turn results in substandard documentation. So, for your $50/hr, at least 5 hours of your work week will be in meetings, by yourself with the state defending your inability to produce quality work. Lastly, this is not simply QA'ing 1,000 page documents. It is QA'ing 1,000 page documents written by English as a second language writers who are coders and QC specialists... and not tech writers. You can expect upwards of 60 errors per page. In the end, $50/hr is not worth it to be treated like a second-hand doormat.

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    Advice to Management

    It is hard to be successful if the environment doesn't allow for it. If it takes a week to do something, making a 24 hour deadline on it ends in failure, anger, and sadness for everyone.

    Gcom Software Inc2019-12-11

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