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G/O Digital Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2019

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2.7
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34%
Recommend to a Friend
43%
Approve of CEO
Tim Fagan
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "WE at G/O are helping clients leave behind their legacy(in 22 reviews)

  • "I recently started with G/O Digital(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "G/O has a set of rules aka deliverables which dictates what is offered in a product(in 24 reviews)

  • "Little room for advancement (in fulfillment) unless you're close friends with a team lead or someone in upper management(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Acct. Management - Time working at G/O was Great!"

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    Former Employee - Platinum AM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G/O Digital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid Colleagues and always room for growth and Leadership was solid too for the most part. Including the CEO. A lot of people say nasty things and truthfully listen to what you will, but their previous CEO Tim would get in the trenches and work hard at helping everyone in every way he could.

    Cons

    Some office Admin were kind of rude and there was a disconnect with Fulfillment and Client Services, which tends to happen in companies. The Mindsets of each division are different. Fulfillment delivery/Red Reports etc. and Retention, growth, ROI upsell/cross-sell. Once you understand that, then it's easy to compromise and come together as one.

    G/O Digital2018-09-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "CEO Incompetence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G/O Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great fellow employees Good benefits

    Cons

    Tim Fagan ran the company into the ground forcing massive layoffs. But he still has a job. Typical corporate America. Complete mismanagement from the top to the middle.

    G/O Digital2019-06-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "It was good and then it wasn't"

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      Former Employee - Sales 

      I worked at G/O Digital full-time

      Pros

      Motivational CEO - had a way of telling a positive narrative

      Cons

      That narrative didn't end up being true

      G/O Digital2019-04-04
    • "Marketing"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

        I worked at G/O Digital full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great Location and potential advancement.

        Cons

        To many buyouts and company restructuring.

        G/O Digital2018-09-11
      • Helpful (4)

        "G/O Company"

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        Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at G/O Digital full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice people, decent training before you start, good benefits, covered/garage parking, Tegna discounts

        Cons

        Many cliques in the company, work really hard to not get promoted, felt I was dragged along, a lot of talk about promotions and raises, too many transitions and the company did not handle transitioning from Gannett to Tegna well (TON of layoffs)

        Advice to Management

        Don't favor people.

        G/O Digital2018-07-30
      • Helpful (7)

        "Turn And Run - Far, Far Away"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at G/O Digital full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        1. The people. Since everyone is at a relatively young age, we all get along really well. We all also have the same thing in common...we hate it there. I can probably count on one hand the amount of current employees that are happy there. 2. They will take literally anyone that is willing to work there, whether they have experience or not. They just need bodies in seats to push buttons. In fact, the less experience,...

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        Cons

        1. Lack of confidence in the company or in management. You can file complaints with audio/video evidence of poor management and nothing will be done about it. 2. No opportunity for growth. If you were lucky enough to be provided with an outline of the career path, count your blessings. Make sure you have it documented and signed by both parties. If not, they will claim they never outlined or promised a career path...

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        Advice to Management

        You can change the name, but not the company. When 6 people quit within 1-2 months, maybe it's time to make a change.

        G/O Digital2018-07-17
      • Helpful (8)

        "I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at G/O Digital

        Pros

        You might get laid off. In terms of actual work it’s the easiest job you will ever have. Oversight is minimal and expectations are low.

        Cons

        Middle management and team leads are sycophantic and ineffectual. Their sole job seems to be finding new ways to slow down formerly efficient processes. People are regularly “managed out” and any issues are dealt with passive aggressively instead of directly. Nothing can be discussed in confidence. Every “private” meeting you have, be it with management or HR, will be discussed with other employees. It’s a return...

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        G/O Digital2018-06-15
      • Helpful (8)

        "Listen to Jack Donaghy and shut it down."

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        Former Employee - Fulfillment in Phoenix, AZ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at G/O Digital full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Some of the people. Well, those who haven’t gotten out and experienced freedom and way more money yet. Turnaround is so high that I’m not sure who works there anymore. It’s an easy job because you’re not held accountable for your actions. Did you spell the client's name wrong and run ads for an entire year while never once looking at it and racking up $20k in spend? No worries! Your manager will just blame the Account...

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        Cons

        Work Relay - the task/project management system. Someone decided it would be a fantastic idea to fire all the Project Managers, probably because they didn’t know what they did, and get this fancy new “automated” system for managing tasks and projects. The problem is, the people developing the new system never worked in the old one and didn’t quite understand the fulfillment process. It is full of bugs. You can’t organize...

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        Advice to Management

        Start over. I liked most of the managers as people but they aren’t qualified to run teams. They were never taught how to manage and it shows. DEVELOP YOUR PEOPLE. If you’re not a self starter, you will hate G/O. You have to teach yourself the job and how thing work. Actually use the training team to help the specialist. And I don’t mean phone training. Quit it with the fake enthusiasm. My manager used to walk...

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        G/O Digital2018-05-24
      • Helpful (7)

        "Steer Clear"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at G/O Digital full-time

        Pros

        Some of the people and free snacks

        Cons

        Everything - management, compensation, getting pigeonholed into nontransferable skills/responsibilities...the list goes on and on. Do yourself a favor and just don't.

        Advice to Management

        You shouldn't be in management

        G/O Digital2018-05-23
      • Helpful (2)

        "Telemarketing Sales"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

          I worked at G/O Digital full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Younger crowd with high energy

          Cons

          High pressure phone sales with minimal lead support

          G/O Digital2018-05-25
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