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GTRI Reviews

Updated April 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, not too stressful (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people at the Management level (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The travel requirement and lack of work/life balance I experienced was unique to my own situation and relationship to one of GTRI's technology partners (in 3 reviews)

  • No 401k matching, their so-called retirement plan is an IRA (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTRI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for atlanta, close to campus, somwhat flex hours

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a bit difficult.


  2. "It’s been a good experience but worked like a dog."

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    Current Employee - Service Renewals Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Service Renewals Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family first company mentality, generally good people to work with, salary is reasonable, business intentions are good, the moral compass from a company wide perspective is very positive.

    Cons

    Workload is extremely high for unsustainable lengths of time, limited support of workload which offsets work/life balance, management is not engaged in team development and personal growth, lack of employee appreciation/investments, the moral compass from a select few individuals standpoint is not so positive.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees in the development of career growth and department growth, provide much improved support and distribution of balanced workloads, appreciate and invest in your employees.

  3. "intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, good management

    Cons

    no free snacks and stuff like that


  4. "Not a bad place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GTRI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good place to work

    Cons

    Parking is expensive with limited options


  5. "DoD Federal Services/Mission Practice"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mission Practice Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Mission Practice Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are considering a DoD contracting position with GTRI, please know that 99.9% of the reviews on Glassdoor (as of Dec 2017) are for the commercial side, not federal. All the negative reviews spooked me to the point that I almost passed on the job. I am SO glad I didn't. I don't think I've worked for a better management group since I left the military. They are very sensible and supportive with a hands-off, "let me help take care of you, so you can take care of the customer" philosophy. Anyone who has served in a close-knit military unit will understand exactly what I’m talking about. They will literally bend over backwards to help, and they really do try to take care of their own.

    Bottom line: If you follow Wheaton’s law and are flexible, adaptable, customer-focused, down-to-earth, and mostly self-sufficient, you will probably love working at GTRI. If you are very ridged, corporate, overly arrogant or need to be spoon-fed, you probably won't.

    Cons

    -Lots of changes and turnover on the commercial side. Doesn't really affect the Federal side, but it's still worth noting as it can affect moral throughout the company.
    -Working for a smaller DoD contracting company means you will most-likely be a subcontractor, not a prime, and growth opportunities can be limited as a result. However, the federal side is growing like crazy and suspect this won't be a problem for long.
    -The benefits are very weak. There's no sugarcoating it. No 401k match, expensive health plans (no spousal coverage), no bonus, no profit sharing, etc., etc. Unfortunately, it's a small company and there isn't much they can do about it and remain profitable. The lack of benefits is the only real drawback to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to fix the benefits and continue refining the commercial business (maybe translate some of federal’s approach to personnel management to the commercial side?). You obviously can’t make everyone happy, but inspiring productivity is infinitely more effective than firing for it.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away this place is horrible"

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

    I worked at GTRI full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of one other then you have a job

    Cons

    bad moral, owner is a man/boy. if he does not get his way he throws temper tantrums. Always looking to cut employee's pay instead of rewarding them. I have seen them fire people for no real reason other then they did not like them.

    Advice to Management

    Sell yourselves your best years are behind you.


  7. "Excellent place to Work!"

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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 GTRI full-time

    Pros

    The perks are awesome. Mostly everyone has an office, laptop cellphone tablet provided, ergonomic extras as requested, free snacks, 1 or 2 telecommute days, incredible retirement plan, good pto package, flex time, good management, great culture, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Need to be more competitive with current salary compensation.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dead End"

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

    I worked at GTRI full-time

    Pros

    Flextime for those individuals that are salaried

    Cons

    Expect to wait 2 or 3 years for a raise or performance evaluation, unless you’re management.
    No 401k matching, their so-called retirement plan is an IRA
    No tuition reimbursement
    Basic health care plan, high deductibles
    If you are a minority don’t bother applying, this company does not appreciate diversity, in other words they won't hire you

    Advice to Management

    To the owners: Some of your managers are loud and obnoxious, others are quite, sneaky and clueless. You need to ask yourselves what are they doing for your company other than accepting a pay check.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at GTRI part-time

    Pros

    flexible work hours esp. for students, variety of projects to work on

    Cons

    poorly organized structure and management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Experience Overall for a company of this size"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales & BD in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales & BD in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GTRI full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Great Sales Team, Strong Leadership, Great location.

    Cons

    Parking at the Broadway location could be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on changing. Focus on the vendors that matter the most. Consider growing the training practice.


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