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GMK Associates Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Company that puts its emplyees and clients 1st"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - South Carolina in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - South Carolina in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many companies these days are only concerned with the bottom line. All businesses want to be profitable, but not all care enough about their employees and clients to put them first. This year marks the company's 50 Anniversary. They've reached this milestone for a reason! Great company with a bright future.

    Cons

    Being a 50 year old company, GMK has held on to some of its old fashioned ways. Being old fashioned isn't always a negative but can sometimes make it tough to recruit young talent. This is something the company is working on.

    Advice to Management

    Tough to fix something that obviously isn't broken. Continue to move toward a more progressive approach.


  2. "Great potential, but ultimately very disappointing to work here."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GMK Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a good job for those straight out of school because you learn a lot about the industry, very fast. Amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Salaries are not good. Poor career advancement and very high turn over rate. Senior management shows no appreciation towards their employees. Very boring work environment that is super old fashioned.


  3. "Satisfactory"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at GMK Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As my first job in a professional office, it was a great introduction to the business of architecture.

    Cons

    It was a small office and I had little interaction with different people throughout the day... kind of boring.

    Advice to Management

    Work can be fun as well as productive.


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  5. "Informative"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    Pros

    They treat you like family, they have good hours, and don't overwork you.

    Cons

    didn't get paid a lot, and they are just now starting to use Revit


  6. "Meeting the Challenges for the Decades to Come"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GMK Associates full-time

    Pros

    GMK does foster an environment that is concerned about its employees beyond merely their contributions to the bottom line. The firm also does genuinely strive to put client needs first and provide exceptional service.

    Cons

    Older firms like GMK can be slow to adjust to the very dynamic and rapid market changes that are hallmarks of the past couple decades. The firm just is not known for it's innovation, fresh thinking, and embrace of new technologies and ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Continued focus on better communication throughout the company so that all employees feel they are working toward common, realistic, and meaningful business goals.


  7. "I've worked for GMK for many years. Some of the best people I have ever known"

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    • 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 GMK Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extremely competitive Pay, Flexible schedule, Very good Upper Management

    Cons

    some divisions get more sales support than others


  8. "Small family owned and operated business."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GMK Associates full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, offers flexible scheduling, family oriented environment, free weekly car wash and provides unique skill-set for future knowledge. Highly recommended for a part-time job.

    Cons

    The amount of hours you get depends on the weather.


  9. "The Great People make it"

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

    I have been working at GMK Associates full-time

    Pros

    Again the great people who work there make the job

    Cons

    Not as progressive in the marketplace as they need to be