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GA Communications Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "corporate retail design for you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Lead Designer
    Former Freelancer - Lead Designer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GA Communications (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with the design team.
    Very kind people to work with.

    Cons

    Offices were kinda out of the way for me...

    Advice to Management

    No need to micromanage such a competent group


  2. "Can Do Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GA Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great team of dedicated and talented employees who tirelessly serve leading retail chains around the country. Opportunities abound for those willing to be where the needs are.

    Cons

    As the company has grown and versatility has multiplied, the atmosphere has lost some of the joy and camaraderie that used to be so prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to engage with the troops and have fun! It's okay to share a meal, talk about the game or just say hello!


  3. "great company - gret people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director/Photography Producer in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Art Director/Photography Producer in Stone Mountain, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at GA Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was hired on a per project basis and had the best time with the team
    they are fun, professional and get things done

    Cons

    too bad it was only free-lance - the opportunity to be on staff would have been most welcome, but I'll take free-lance


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  5. "Fine place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GA Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, easy job, free lunches sometimes

    Cons

    Many people stay for decades so not much room for advancement


  6. "Unbelievably political back stabbing for such a small company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Developer in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GA Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, clients are awesome to work with

    Cons

    No leadership, no vision, inconsistent management, offensive, unethical

    Advice to Management

    I left before the buyout so I cannot speak for the new management or if there even is any. I can say during my tenure I saw the construction of a new facility for the expansion of the company into a new business space where there were too many chiefs, not enough Indians and in-fighting between groups was staggering. Even after multiple re-orgs to try to build "synergy" the department was still fractured with no real direction. It was a place where everyday you almost knew they were going to be laying people off and with no rhyme or reason. I can say the most unethical release of an employee I have ever witnessed took place while I was there. Without going into too much detail the way this individual was treated and the reasons for his release were disgusting. The people involved with his termination (management) should be ashamed of themselves. My opinion is not an outlier. His termination rocked our team very badly and morale became non-existent. To this day I still cannot fathom the behavior of management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible, It's like working in a sweat shop with work built up like a chop shop. Businesses do your research first."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate and Future Employee Beware!! in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate and Future Employee Beware!! in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary was great, due to the fact no one else would take the job with real experience and experience of knowing the pitfalls of Start-Ups. Shiny objects are always the bate but the wise individual knows better. I've learned my lesson. Just say no to Start-Ups.

    Cons

    Corporate and Future Employee Beware!!

    I know this site is a place where we post our thoughts of past employers and it’s typically a bashing session with every ugly work dipping from all orifices and with all the strength in my soul would like to say the nastiest things that come to mind but I’ve learned to use creative ways of exposing simple truths. I’ll start by saying I worked for this company for a short period of time and in that time I’ve experience everything that a horrible work environment can be compared to in which a sweat shop comes to mind with work going out like a back alley chop shop. Lie, cheat, steal and deny at all cost is the motto I’ve taken away from this place but if you’d hear it from them, I’d be the problem child so let’s break it all down to this.

    The most important thing I’ve considered over my career is “integrity” and that’s integrity of work and professionalism that I rate very high because it shows us what a person is made of. Granted, if that person/s is knowledgeable, trust-worthy, and dependable and let’s face it, not perfect but willing to admit faults or short coming due to a host of reasons, it would be manageable and worth the sweat and tears of building a great partnership. Let’s start these reasons off with one word “deniability”. For some of us professionals, we know where this goes in the command chain of work places and leadership that suppose to step up and guide us when times are rough and client expectations are through the roof.

    Deniability allows a select few that don’t or won’t ever live up to the standard and I’ll even go as far to say, pretend issues don’t exist within themselves or their work environment. These are individuals I consider spineless, no backbone or even so low in self esteem they hide behind endless amounts of garbage they consider work. These types are willing to lie, steal, cheat, and claim any and everything as their own at your cost and that’s you the employee or client. Have you ever wondered why you the client or employee is always at odds with individuals like this? It’s because they lack real knowledge and understanding of the business field they pretend to know. It’s like buying a boat and telling everyone you’re a captain but truly you’ve hired someone to do that for you and you take the credit and to top it off it’s just a paddle boat, great for kids and not manly enough to be considered a tool to catch the big fish.

    So, you use “deniability” to cover your tracks and make it seem as if you didn’t mean it that way. For the spineless, they just point the finger at the guy they hired and say, “Well, it’s a boat you’re suppose to catch top bass in it”, really? They then go into every excuse why they had so many problems with the guy they hired but a person with common sense would ask, “Why would you buy a paddle boat to catch bass and hire someone to do it knowing how ridiculous you’re making yourself out to be”. How far does the rabbit hole go? I used this analogy to describe the absolute stupidity of individuals that don’t use their brain but are on an endless quest to impress all those around them and this means you the employee or client. It goes back to integrity, why lie, steal, or cheat just to get the contract signed and monies exchanged if you can’t deliver on it. Why place individuals in a place of power that don’t know the first thing about the business and run havoc on the people who try to help them? Well, in my most logical sense it’s just to rip you off unknowingly Mr. or Mrs. future employee or client. If you have a business so top heavy, meaning tons of upper management, VPs, Presidents, Directors, Managers, and then have less than half the staff you need to run the work load and refuse to hire or take advise from qualified people that are KNOWLEGABLE, then what do you think your future holds. I see a tidal wave coming and all the spineless individuals in the paddle boat ducking and throwing each other in front of the wave to save there butts but little do they know they all are doomed. What do you think? What do you say to people who pretend day in and day out that what they’re doing is flat out wrong and because you lack the membership to the “good ole boy club” or just flat out don’t fit in the picture they push you aside and disregard the warning.

    I say, “Corporate and Employee Beware” because these snakes bite. Do your research first (thoroughly) and don’t get caught up in the hype or shiny objects that are waved in your face. Any spineless individual can put on the show of a life time to get your time and money. Trust me, if the walls could talk you’d run.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying on your resume and get over your portfolio from the 90's. Learn something other than being spineless and avoiding your misfortunes. You will eventually be exposed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "You are either liked or disliked there, Management is a "good ole boys club""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason is the atmosphere is clean and can somewhat be inviting. The benefits are pretty good if you have not been there for over 20 years.

    Cons

    The more the company grew, the more people were laid off. The management team there is very close and they are friends with each other on and off the clock so if you rub shoulders with the wrong person, you are pretty much cast out.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be fair, if someone makes a complaint or has something to say, handle it as a management team and not as a group of friends or bullies.


  9. "Great and Inspiring Leadership"

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

    I have been working at GA Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company truly values its employees. They rely on core principles like integrity and trust. Work ethic is the most important thing at this company. Working hard and staying positive is a must have quality in any business. They have been very successful and are growing more and more each day.

    Cons

    Corporate communication to local offices is still being tweaked. GA has grown from one office in Atlanta to 8 offices nationwide and there are growing pains that go along with that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!