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G L E Associates Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  1. "Very good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G L E Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful working conditions in all 7 branches. Fair salaries and good helth benefits. Nice combination of architecture, engineering and environmental services with loyal clients kept the company very strong through the last 5 years when other companies either downsized considerably or failed. Most of the managers have been with the company over 15 years and are very loyal.

    Cons

    Upper Manager could communicate better with employees

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees - both positive and negative. They need your input


  2. "The dinosaurs of A/E"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G L E Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going work environment, CEO is very responsive

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance, micromanagement, dated technology, and software systems, and high turnover for new hires. They boast about employees who have been there for several years but it does not account for the flood of employees that come and go. They are not sure of their strategic direction for growth. They need more talent in each location someone with not just technical aptitude but strategic direction. They have several managers who are set in their ways and it affects the companies plan for growth. They need to hire a Chief Business Officer if they want to stay relevant.

    Advice to Management

    - Just because you did things 20 years ago, doesn't mean it is relevant today
    - Try not to let HR overstep her duties, she gets way too involved
    - Don't micromanage, have trust and build trust in your employees
    - More diversity needed
    - Provide better health insurance options
    - If certain employees aren't friendly and are directly rude to other employees, speak with them (maybe find out what's wrong) don't look at it as an oversight, it tears down morale

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G L E Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any. This place is not pro anything.

    Cons

    McDonald's of the Tampa Bay area engineering world. Hire and fire, hire and quit.... The former employees are countless. If there is a good review about this firm it's because that employee is favored, or tolerated. Just don't do it. Run, don't walk.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "I enjoyed the job at first, but was relieved to get out of there after a few years."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G L E Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff are nice and try to shield each other from the creepy, prying eyes of 'upper' management.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Looks good at first until you learn how the place is run. Bully behavior is encouraged, there is little if any real professionalism, they will kick you to the curb if they believe it will gain them a buck.

    Advice to Management

    I see no hope there so will not waste my time.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Needs a lot of Improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at G L E Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people that work there are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Horrible medical benefits, no support from supervisors, no recognition, the company is a revolving door, so much favoritism, they do not keep thier promises, management is untrustworthy, they are the first to throw you under the bus, women are inferior and nothing you do is ever good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff, there is a reason why people don't stay employed long.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "There is much room for improvement with the right staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Convenient location in town. Medical and/or dental benefits are about what you would expect for an average company of this size.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. No talent retention. Not much projected company growth. Dead end positions for some career tracks. Low pay range compared to similar companies in the local region. No recognition for hard work. Under-qualified employees "grandfathered" in to the positions they have now. Too much nepotism. Positions have been made-up in an effort to keep friends employed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on recognizing talent and give credit where it's due. Reduce talent loss. Treat all employees fairly. Instill workplace maturity and professionalism in staff.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Need to improve professional level of culture in the workplace."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work is tolerable, occasionally rewarding. Dental, medical and 401K benefits. Good work/life balance. Company matching on donations made to select few local charities.

    Cons

    The "good ol' boy" system is very strong here and very cliquey. The company seems to be at a plateau. It's been around for over couple of decades and has not advanced beyond it's comfort zone. There has also been a high turn-around rate since hired here (too many people coming and going). The different departments are too segregated. Unless you stand up for yourself, discrimination is allowed without question. With the economic downturn, some employees were starting to get treated unfairly and it slowly became a popularity contest not based on work ethic. clan rally's would be set up to "push" certain employees out that don't fit into their social circle. There is a very small town mentality. When times are tough, be ready to get another job.

    Advice to Management

    Truly treat people as the most important asset of the company. Take the time to instill in leaders the importance of communicating with staff and treating all employees with respect. This way you finally get to keep the good/competent employees. Replace the "high school" with professionals and the company will go far.