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  1. "na"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - N/A in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and environment to work. Good experience

    Cons

    no cons to mention over here


  2. "Fantastic Experience, learn a lot and innovate a lot"

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    Former Intern - Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Getting exposure to all asset classes

    Cons

    you may not develop a very deep knowledge on a single product and the team has only 10 people

  3. "long"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    freedom, inspiring, wonderful, truthful, great

    Cons

    intense, small, hard to work at, new idea,

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing


  4. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    Far for me to travel


  5. "A company that hires teachers on behalf of the Sino-British School at Guangxi University for Nationalities."

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Nanning (China)
    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Nanning (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary although salaries have dropped by 20 percent since they started
    Cheap cost of living in nanning, China.
    A dual degree program run with Staffordshire University so some accountability for students results
    Nice Chinese staff

    Cons

    Run by people (K.P/ E.K.C) who have no real concern for teachers other than them fulfilling their contractual duties
    Zero understanding of education other than the educational system itself and how best to exploit it for financial gain.
    Incredibly poor people skills (K.P) and propensity to micro-manage everything.
    Terrible accommodation in a hostel for teachers
    Pointless office hours that ensure you are onsite after your teaching is done for no reason other than to appease the Chinse estaff
    Very weak Chinese management and understaffed office staff
    The city itself is very boring and the university is in the poor end of town

    Advice to Management

    Take your money and leave the Chinese staff to run it because they couldn't do any worse than you have


  6. "Best opportunity to get international"

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    Former Employee - English Gaming Agent in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - English Gaming Agent in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to work in an international atmosphere, with other young people. It is a very dynamic job position and you are continuously getting new trainings for the new tools or new products. Also I was working in the Electronic Arts division which was the best of all.

    Cons

    You stay in front of the computer too many hours sitting and you only have a 30 minutes break and then 2 more of 15 minutes, which means it is less time if you count you have to start and put the computer in stand by. Then the rest of the time you cannot move from your chair and the phone.... When there is a new game release at the beginning the work load increases 300% and managers push you too hard.


  7. "A learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Company with good ethics and culture

    Cons

    limited Growth prospective seeing the size of the company.

  8. "Not bad for a first job."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very easy job, e-mail only at first, very few phone calls (inbound billing calls only) in the last few weeks at the job.

    Cons

    Very low pay, dead-end i.e. very limited possibilities to advance and highly informal, irregular and arbitrary means of evaluating job performance. Very hierarchic (too many steps to communicate from top to bottom and vice versa), managers' job description and qualifications were unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Company has since ceased to exist as it was bought up and absorbed by Concentrix. As for the new management I hope they've standardized job performance evaluation and career advancement procedures, hired managers with a more clearly defined job description and qualifications.


  9. "Good company but little self development possibilities"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - International environment
    - Possibility to wok on big brands ( Microsoft, CISCO....)

    Cons

    - No clear growth possibilities
    - Do not do much to retain high potential employees
    - Not so open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with the employees/ Listen to their ideas and promote self development in a more clear and structured way


  10. "Overall is a nice Company especially if you are not particularly skilled and need a place to start from."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    Pros

    Very good especially if you are looking for a first experience abroad.
    Fair opportunities to grow a little within the CS environment.
    Fair salary to live decently in Belfast.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to learn new things.
    Few chances to get salary raise.

    Advice to Management

    None