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Gardiner & Theobald Reviews

Updated Oct 3, 2019

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Gardiner & Theobald CEO Simon Jones
Simon Jones
16 Ratings
  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at Gardiner & Theobald part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, quality of life

    Cons

    Cannot think of any

    Gardiner & Theobald2019-02-19
  2. Helpful (3)

    "G&T Has Potential"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardiner & Theobald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - At or above market, compensation; - 401K matching

    Cons

    - Poor communication between the Project Management (PM) and Cost Management (CM) teams; - Business development is not encouraged; - Senior management doesn't encourage clients to rely on PMs and CMs, but instead encourage them to look to senior management

    Advice to Management

    - Be more transparent (with PM and CM teams) about what's being done to get more work from clients. It's difficult for a PM or CM to build a relationship with a client if decisions are being made that they aren't privvy to. - Encourage business development outside of in-office happy hour - Trust that the people you hire can do their job - Stop treating yourselves as an exception to the rule and begin to... implement what works for your competitors (i.e. get organized templates, benchmarking, PM/CM responsibility matrices, etc.)

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    Gardiner & Theobald2017-08-09
  3. "Great place to work if you have some experience"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gardiner & Theobald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many high profile clients and experience

    Cons

    Fast pace, easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Training and develop better organization structure

    Gardiner & Theobald2016-10-10
  4. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Gardiner & Theobald full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great group to work with. OK benefits, quality 401k matching. Good year end bonuses.

    Cons

    Management treats you like cogs in a machine, and finance manager makes life there very hard.

    Gardiner & Theobald2016-10-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Former Sr. PM"

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    Former Employee - Senior PM in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gardiner & Theobald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid compensation package, talented skilled team

    Cons

    lack of opportunity for PM career advancement unless an PM has a Cost Management background as well

    Advice to Management

    Nurture internal collaboration

    Gardiner & Theobald2016-06-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gardiner & Theobald full-time

    Pros

    Good projects and client base.

    Cons

    - HR (New York) is continuously having problems with women employees. Not a positive outlook for company with such reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Replace HR (New York) with professional who believes in the people.

    Gardiner & Theobald2015-11-01
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good for Corporate Minds"

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    I worked at Gardiner & Theobald

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Good people as co-workers. Many opportunities to advance yourself, dependent upon your personal motivation. good salary opportunities. great team and fun events for team building.

    Cons

    Lacking HR. Accounting department involved in harassment and bullying techniques. disinterest in employees as people. management makes clear replace ability. large turnover.

    Gardiner & Theobald2015-06-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Needs overhaul of U.S. Accounting/Finance department."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gardiner & Theobald

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers, lively conversations, pizza fridays, good location, interesting collaboration-based culture

    Cons

    Pay, fraudulent/false advertising of positions when hiring, inefficient accounting/finance department

    Advice to Management

    Replace the older, uneducated "accountant" (actually just a bookkeeper) in your New York office with a recent graduate, or graduate student. You will save money, retain more talent, and find that work can be done much more efficiently once the dinosaur is extinct. Be honest in advertising future positions - you can't retain talent if you mislead that talent as to what they are going to be doing. Continue... providing resources to fuel a lively culture that, along with compensation for PM/CM's, will help you to retain talent.

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    Gardiner & Theobald2015-02-06
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to learn"

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    I have been working at Gardiner & Theobald

    Pros

    Good people, great projects, excellent benefits, good social life, reasonable salary, great location in NYC, presents many opportunities for future growth.

    Cons

    Over worked, salary is capped, lot of people are not happy due to poorly organized management, often not receiving enough support on high end projects

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention

    Gardiner & Theobald2013-09-10
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardiner & Theobald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed culture Diversity of projects Good staff

    Cons

    Career progression routes unclear / unstructured

    Gardiner & Theobald2019-10-03
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