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"Avoid working for GoGo."

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Itasca, IL
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Itasca, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Gogo as a contractor

Pros

Nice locations of properties both in Itasca and Irvine.

Cons

Managers uses favoritism instead of performance of an employee in determining who will be let go. Upper management does not consult his/her managers on who they will save from layoff. Some managers have anger issues, needs to be trained on how to communicate with his/her people or vendors. Some managers may treat you nice in front of you but you can feel that he/she is not sincere.

Advice to Management

Please consult with your manager on who you should keep or let go. Gogo lost allot of good hard-working engineers and kept the bad ones.

Other Employee Reviews for Gogo

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Much dysfunction behind a lot of talk"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gogo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting product that, with the right innovations, has a lot of potential.

    Cons

    -Positions are described to sound very appealing but the reality is that there is a lot of dysfunction.
    -Opportunities for advancement are presented as being there but the reality is they are few and far between.
    -The respect that candidates are given during the recruiting process quickly disappears once you are hired.
    -Crazy expectations about the amount of hours you are expected to work.
    -Compensation is adequate but don't get fooled by what amounts to a very optimistic and idealized presentation of the overall compensation package and benefits that occurs during the hiring process.
    -Lots of questions about future of a product that is actually in a pretty perilous position. Lots of market penetration but ask around and you'll find that there is a great deal of customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Respect newcomers and solicit their viewpoints. Allow employees to have a more flexible schedule.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "An awful place for IT workers"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Developer in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gogo full-time

    Pros

    Standard benefits, better than average holidays and an average pay check.

    Cons

    A burn out development company. Senior managers wonder why their software is bug-ridden and poor quality. The answer is very simple. Stop your IT managers from reducing their budgets by running their staff ragged.

    Gogo wants a huge return on investment without making much investment in building software, retaining talent or giving developers a good work/life balance.

    The company also does not pay notice, so if you quit and give a couple fo weeks warning, expect to be sent home and not paid.

    If you work in IT at this company, expect to be treated like a possession, not a person.

    Advice to Management

    Go to church. You have some explaining to do.

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