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"Could be better, could be worse!"

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Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Guthy-Renker full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- great benefits
- great salary
- great people in the lower ranks
- work/life balance is good

Cons

- office location is on the expensive Westside of LA; since you cannot commute in LA you have to pay high rent for living
- does not really support home office
- nepotism
- COO cuts whatever is a threat for his bonus
- great products but very sensitive to economy (consumer products)
- no thinking about sustainability
- very aggressive marketing strategies
- IT infrastructure and vendors are inefficient patchwork

Advice to Management

Don't hire and fire. People changes their lives for you. Think before you open the doors for new members of staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Guthy-Renker

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Guthy-Renker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader; exposure to cutting edge data and analytics; great people; products available to employees at low cost; competitive pay; ability to move into different areas of the company; they seem to listen to employee complaints and observations; access to senior leaders at monthly dept lunches; good neighborhood; responsive HR dept; nice office space

    Cons

    Too many temp/independent contractors; different and conflicting cultures between Santa Monica (HQ) and Palm Deseret (former HQ); no clear career paths/progressions mapped; conflicting priorities between operating divisions


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good time spent at GR"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guthy-Renker as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fantastic work environment, great people, fun activities, good time spent for the few months I was there. I would definitely work their if given another opportunity

    Cons

    No cons,great experience overall. Would have been pleased to have been asked back, but oh well.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing

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