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Gallup Omaha Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • flexible work schedule and competitve pay (in 32 reviews)

  • work life balance, respect from leaders of organization (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero work life balance (so much for their book: 'Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements') (in 15 reviews)

  • Employee engagement activities went from being a paid and frequent staple that employees looked forward to, to infrequent and unpaid requirements (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a lot to appreciate about the fun, energetic, best friend at work culture. There was great recognition and celebration of jobs well done. It was a relatively flexible culture, which was a great benefit as a young mother. In the Omaha office, there is childcare on site which is fantastic! Honestly, I miss that more than nearly anything else. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not great opportunity for growth. Hours requirement for the year - basically if you took a vacation you were expected to make up the hours. Most people had an hours requirement of 2300/year (44 hours/week with 0 vacation), so that quickly gets out of hand if you take time off. Understaffed in some areas, so there were people that were regularly putting in excessive amounts of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the hours requirement. The "unlimited time off" sounds really flashy and appealing, but with the hours requirement & understaffing issues, there really wasn't a lot to encourage a healthy work/life balance which will boost wellbeing!


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Gallup's "Culture" is all smoke and mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and a nice gym

    Cons

    Gallup is continuously moving away from being a legitimate polling company and is attempting to sell it's nonsense strength finder assessments. However, I was hired as a research analyst.

    First, I found that all of my managers do not know anything about statistics. Gallup is a company full of Ph.D's managed by B.A.'s.

    Gallup says that employees are responsible for finding their own work. In other words, they hire full-time employees but treat them like independent contractors. Since senior analysts generally get to choose their projects, new analysts are forced to fight over scraps or lose their jobs. I was eventually terminated because my manager couldn't find work for me. Additionally, he admitted to me that he had no plans for me when I was hired, but hired me anyway because of my abilities and training.

    Gallup pays employees less than almost anywhere else. A starting analyst at gallup makes 20k less than most other competitors. Finally, the insurance is ridiculously expensive for what you get.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers. Just because someone is good at performing interviews does not mean they are qualified to tell a bunch of statisticians how to do their jobs.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great colleagues old school leadership"

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    Former Employee - Workplace Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Workplace Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gallup hires top notch people that stimulate you and frankly inspire.

    Cons

    Leadership is stuck in the 1970's . innovation is putting 40lbs of training binders on a thumb drive.

    Advice to Management

    You are the worlds pre-eminent human behavioral research firm practice what you research . Be open to fully embracing talent and the innovation they bring.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Laughing stock!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Umm, lemme think. I thought the cafeteria food was great. The SF assessment is a good tool, but should not be used as a predictive index

    Cons

    Where do I start? First of all, the IT dept is run by a bunch of people that don't know a THING about technology, including the CIO who has never worked in IT in his life and spent most of his day napping with his feet on the desk or planning a party. There is nepitism GALORE, and if you were ever an Interviewing Manager you get to run a different part of the company after your service to the Interviewing Center is done. Titles are hugely inflated and do not translate to the real world, AT ALL. Pay is ridiculously low and you get boxed into a corner because of your "strengths" to never leave that box. It is a horribly run company because it has had to stay in the hands of the family. Little fish trying to swim in big ocean..

    Advice to Management

    Look under the covers, you have lawsuits waiting to happen....too many lines get crossed with the relationships there.


  5. "A Friendly and Overly Strengths-Based Culture"

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    Former Intern - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Former Intern - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gallup as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gallup is a very relaxed workplace for interns, allowing you to choose your own hours (as long as you meet 40 a week) and not having too much of a rush to complete anything. Everyone is very friendly and open to conversation about what they do or about Gallup as a company. Housing for the Summer internship was paid for by Gallup, which is a very nice benefit.

    Cons

    There is an almost "cultish" feel to Gallup; almost every employee is much too focused on their Strengths to want to work on weaknesses they could easily improve upon. As an intern, the projects I got to work on were not very relevant to the company as a whole, decreasing the value of the experience I received. Hourly pay is less than that of comparable internships.


  6. "Good work envinroment. Positive culture"

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation. Positive work culture. A lot of very talented people

    Cons

    Most departments/positions are incredibly lean. Difficult to take time off, or stay on top of all projects, when there is such limited personnel.


  7. "System Application Developer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Former Intern - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gallup as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time and a great community atmosphere

    Pay was good for an internship

    Variety of projects to work on

    Intramural sports

    Good boss

    Cons

    Too many interns to manage lead to lots of down time.

    Advice to Management

    Create mentors for each intern or intern team and assign bigger projects for the interns.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good work enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Systems Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Trainer gives work that builds on your experience
    Strength based training
    Accomodating

    Cons

    Laptops can be properly maintained
    Recognition

    Advice to Management

    Recognition can be improved


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Gallup"

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Bellevue, NE
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Bellevue, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallup part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people, managers, and engagement.

    Cons

    Most days its only open in the evenings

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome


  10. "Telephone Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hour, and get to schedule your own hours.

    Cons

    Quotas are hard to hit sometimes, and people are sometimes difficult to do surveys with.


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