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GF Sprague Reviews

Updated May 19, 2018
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  1. "Great Company & People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic company with an excellent and inviting work environment. The people here work very well together and help each other out without hesitation. The opportunity to make extra money through my commissions has been a great incentive as well. The company also upgraded the office and my workstation which has really helped me be even more productive!

    Cons

    You do have to learn to handle a few tough people on the phone, but each call helps you master your craft and be ready for the next one.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote a healthy work environment.


  2. "Learn, Grow and Prosper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Where to start. I have been happily working for GF Sprague for over 10 years and what a ride it has been. The company has a great culture, strong team atmosphere, ample opportunity, and puts their employees first. I have continued to grow both personally and professionally thanks to the leadership team, collegiality, continued training opportunities and ultimately an owner that truly cares about his people. I come to work every day knowing that we provide our customers with an exceptional experience, I earn a good living and something most people can't say, have fun doing it!

    Cons

    Like any great career, if you want to succeed, you must truly apply yourself but are well compensated for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading from the front!

  3. "Fantastic Sales Training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training process is great, with a systematic approach, logic behind it, and fun implementation. You get to learn a lot about the psychology of building trust. Bob is professional enough to be formal, but relates to you to keep you comfortable and engaged. Jerry is a wizard, he holds you to a high standard so you deliver on that high standard.

    Cons

    More role play from the start to shake off early jitters would be nice, but it does make sense to learn more so you can role play more effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep holding people to the high standard that you do, and stick to the process because it's working! Everything here has been exceptional and inspirational!


  4. "10 Years of the Best Sales Job I've Ever Had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The working environment and schedule are great and they have been for the last 10 years. I always have plenty of leads to keep me going, Commission is always paid on time, and being able to work outside is just an added bonus.

    Cons

    It can be cold working outside during the winter, and you do have to work late but that's the best time to meet with people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great training to empower sales representatives to succeed in the home.


  5. "Awesome company to be employed."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roofer in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Roofer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at G.F.Sprague for around four years now. I have always been treated with respect. They make sure i get enough hours during the week and plenty of overtime when available. There is always someone around to listen if you have any issues and more than enough room to grow. Working for this company is an amazing way to enjoy a career in construction. I also just recently enjoyed the birth of my first child. G.F.Sprague was more than happy to give me a paid paternity leave so i could be with my wife and newborn child. Everyone has also been helpful through some hard times in getting used to being a father and working full time. Can not say enough good things about this place.

    Cons

    Other than working out in the field and getting dirty and some bruises here and there, I cant think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Management here has always been understanding and fair. I can not say that they are ever doing the wrong thing.


  6. "Skies the Limit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You're trained ,mentored and compensated for long term successful career.The culture and teamwork makes you want to do your best everyday

    Cons

    You've got to be willing to let got of your old ways and be able to learn then use a customer focused disciplined system

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever lower our standards of excellence


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Production Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is dynamic. There is a different challenge everyday, All of the employees work together to get the job done. I have done 3 different jobs over 18 years.

    Cons

    We do work outside and the weather can be a challenge.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is great and the people are helpful, and the leadership is highly experienced and a great resource. It's also a very goal oriented position which is perfect for me.

    Cons

    None come to mind, it's been a great experience for me so far.

    Advice to Management

    Giving people independence to meet their goals works out great, keep training people to let them succeed that way.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Fast Paced & Exciting Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You're able to have independence and to make your own decisions, and it really makes you feel like you're having an impact. The staff is great to be around, and the benefits are fantastic with a 401k match among other things.

    Cons

    You can get involved into many things at once, but when you get used to it work is more exciting because there's always something new.

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your employees and putting them in a position to succeed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roofer in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Roofer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GF Sprague full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The wages are excellent and the benefits provided are great as well. The crew is fantastic to work with, and it's a good feeling to be surrounded by such great coworkers.

    Cons

    The only con is the weather! Although you get used to it pretty quick.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! The support from management is great and it allows me to excel in my position.


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