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GP Strategies Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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GP Strategies CEO and Director Scott N. Greenberg
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Pros
  • Possibility to work from home depending on the team you work with (in 30 reviews)

  • The work life balance that the company promotes is great, the pay is competitive and the bonuses are excellent (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for growth within the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Changing work-life balance as company expands (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people work at GP Strategies.

    Cons

    Changing work-life balance as company expands.


  2. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Opportunities to grow with various projects.

    Cons

    Benefits (all around) could be better.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Training Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Decline in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Decline in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally, a good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt modern training techniques

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the paper business. Convert your products to web based. Get out of the past


  4. Helpful (6)

    "13 years and was stuck because I made revenue."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Training Specialist in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Training Specialist in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some seasoned middle management actually care.
    PTO accumulated at a decent rate.
    Acknowledgement of individual efforts was nice.

    Cons

    Lower management in my BU used the "warm body" method of hiring new instructors.
    "Merit wage increases" were an average of 2% to 4%. Last time I checked that is barely a cost of living increase.
    If you perform well, plan on staying stuck in the same role since you generate revenue in that role.
    No lateral communication between BUs.

    Advice to Management

    I was with GP for over 13 years. I thought I could grow beyond my current role of Sr. Training Specialist. When I mentioned that I was going to either advance at GP or somewhere else, I was thrown a bone of Group Leader and given a small raise. This only led to animosity with my direct manager as he thought I was trying to take his job of 20 years. I went from being his "golden boy" to being his whipping post.
    When I asked if I could move back to my old BU I was told there is no room for me.
    What happens when you jerk around one of your best instructors, (my old directors words)? You lose him.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -There is little micromanagement
    -Some colleagues are incredibly nice and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    -Managers have not been trained on how to manage people
    -Poor communication among and between teams
    -There is a lack of empathy when accommodating personal issues that may interfere with work
    -Different rules for different employees
    -Uneven workloads leave you feeling totally overwhelmed and stressed or bored out of your mind
    -No clear long-term or even short-term goals

    Advice to Management

    Require training for managers. Communicate more often, your employees want to hear from you. Don't allow different teams to have different rules. Adapt to the changing times.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Strong pros but stronger cons"

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

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time

    Pros

    - Work from home and they can be flexible with your schedule
    - Very talented and motivating colleagues

    Cons

    - Frequent and long term salary freezes; we will be told the company is doing everything they can and only doing this so they don't have to lay anyone off, but at the same time, you'll receive emails from the company announcing their record profits
    - You can be expected to double or triple your responsibilities, even take a new position, without any sort of increased compensation (even after you ask)
    - Some managers are completely disengaged with their reports

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and you'll always receive a return. The reasons used to justify salary freezes or inaction are so obviously not true that it's insulting.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Training Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Training Anal
    Former Employee - Training Anal
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GP Strategies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible when I moved cross county
    Fair compensation

    Cons

    Few opportunities for promotion
    Middle management was not fully engaged in subordinates

    GP Strategies Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Global Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at GP Strategies. With our large remote workforce, we continue to look for ways to facilitate engagement between managers and... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great job not so great management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time

    Pros

    The job itself is amazing very rewarding. You are helping others with their career.

    Cons

    No incentives, no raises no communication from management good or bad on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees set career paths have incentives to stay with the company.

    GP Strategies Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Global Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your job and finding it to be a positive work environment. To address your concerns, we will soon be launching a... More


  9. "GP Auto Sales Trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, positive work environment, work from home, road warrior friendly travel policies.

    Cons

    Communication can be poor, decision making and implementation can be too long and drawn out. Salaries below average for industry

    Advice to Management

    Improve process and compensation so it is more conducive to employee retention long term.


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Trainer
    Current Employee - Product Trainer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GP Strategies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company that has great benefits, but broken up into divisions and ran very differently.

    Cons

    Let's their clients run them.


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