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Updated July 14, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Company with lots of room to advance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Geneca hires talented folks with a passion for advancing software and provides lots of opportunity to grow and learn. I earned 3 promotions with in my first year by taking on new projects and diving in to learn what was needed for new projects.

    Cons

    Not a place for slackers! If you want to do the same thing every day for years, this is not your company.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for believing in us and investing in us.


  2. "It was once a special place, maybe it can be again"

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

    Pros

    The people are all great and care about you and your growth. Your hard work and skills matter. Your value is typically noticed and rewarded. Relaxed and productive environment.

    Cons

    They seem to have fallen into the trap of changing for the sake of change when projects aren't being booked. Many philosophy, structure, staffing, and focus changes within a short time period recently; leading to confusion and uneasiness.

    A majority of business comes from one client, making them overly dependent on them, and causing them to make questionable decisions. Decisions which may temporarily benefit the bottom line, but ultimately make it less of a special place to work for, or to work with, than it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Get your focus back. You need to produce high quality output using quality people. Value your people. The rest is superfluous.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Geneca gives people tons of opportunities for advancement. They have a great culture where people are treated as people, not numbers.

    Cons

    There were some adjustments made in the company but I believe they're on the right path now. Just keep doing what you're doing.

    Advice to Management

    focus on your mission and keep doing what's best for your company and employees.


  4. "No long term growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Geneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few pros. Used to be a fun company, but after multiple layoffs and then the losing many senior people after the layoffs, Geneca lost its way. Its okay for right of college for some good experience and to get to know the market.

    Cons

    No real advancement - its a consulting company. You are there to make money for the owner of the company. You can move from one level of developer to another or one level of consultant to another. Not good for real long-term growth.

    If you're on the bench, be looking for other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you really want to be. Be open and honest about it.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "No longer good company"

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

    I worked at Geneca full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work possibly for a year or two right out of college as a last resort

    Cons

    Poor leadership, negative working environment if you have to work at the office

    Advice to Management

    No advice as anyone that had good leadership abilities have long since left


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a good company"

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at Geneca.

    Cons

    I came to work at Geneca when it was owned Mark. Back then the company had a good reputation, was profitable, and the leadership was respected. That is long gone.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to watch it fall apart"

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

    I worked at Geneca full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture were great.
    You learn a lot.

    Cons

    The future was always uncertain. It led to two major layoffs.
    There was some poor decision making amongst leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as you said you would be.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Something has to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, good pay, average benefits

    Cons

    Three rounds of layoffs since 4/1/2014. Two completely different sales teams and no real new business. Maybe the change has to come from the top.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "good culture, poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Architect in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture, great methodology, smart people working there. Very engaged in using new technology tho help solve customer problems.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, severe financial issues, poor sales model, two rounds of layoffs in two years, this company has no viable long term business model.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  10. "Fantastic place to grow and enjoy coming to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Geneca full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone at Geneca is top notch. They want you to succeed and will help you get to the next level, whatever that may mean for you. If you have the motivation, there is endless opportunities to grow yourself in many different directions. Consulting isn't for everyone, but if you have the passion to learn and the ability to communicate well with others, Geneca is a fantastic place to be.

    Cons

    Consulting means sometimes you drive to the client instead of the office. If you somehow manage to change that, you're going to rock the world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent about all aspects of the business. Learning about misses as well as wins builds confidence in the organization. Keep it up!


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