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"Great Potential to be a "5 star" workplace, still hopeful"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Current Employee in Palm Desert, CA
Current Employee - Current Employee in Palm Desert, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Guthy-Renker full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Salary, Co-Workers, Work hours and time off when needed

Cons

Toxic environment, disparity in employee standards between work groups, managers pick favorites, no real-time evaluation on performance, no recognition for good performance, little chance of upward mobility within the company (except for nepotism and brown-nosing), highly political environment with a lot of knee-capping and backstabbing of co-workers.

Advice to Management

- Be open to suggestions from those who report to you.
- Beware when employees take pleasure in reporting fellow employees' transgressions
- Invite dissenting opinions, you might find out something important that you don't already know (no, you are not omniscient)
- Stop killing the messengers. When you don't like what you hear, perhaps its because the "yes-men" are shielding from you... no ignorance is not bliss.
- Be consistent with standards. Every work group should be held accountable for his/her own job performance. No one should get a pass...based on who brown-noses

Other Employee Reviews for Guthy-Renker

  1. Helpful (9)

    "General"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guthy-Renker full-time

    Pros

    Good product and hard working employees. Compensation and Benefits fiarly in line with marketplace and in sme cases a notch above.

    Cons

    Proliferation of C-Level positions. Imbalance between C-level and ranks underneath for an organization of this size. Seems C-Levels take care of themselves at the expense of ranks underneath them.

    Advice to Management

    Rationalize number of C-Level roles.

    Guthy-Renker Response

    Aug 27, 2014 – Chief Administrative Officer

    Thank you for your comments. Yes, there are 4 C-Level roles at G|R, which does not seem out of line for a company with over 1000 employees. Perhaps because they are all in one office, that office ... More


  2. "Overall Satisfaction with Guthy|Renker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - When I joined GR I immediately felt like family. The people are supportive and I've formed lasting relationships with my co-workers.

    - They really promote wellness which is important to me.

    - Summer hours are fantastic.

    - Carpool program is convenient.

    Cons

    - The area has high traffic and local restaurants are too expensive.
    - Limited growth potential in certain areas.
    - Managers promoted too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and cleared expectations about career paths.


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