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George P. Johnson Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • Not much of a work life balance unless you are used to the industry (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours for sure but if I wanted a 9-5, 5 day a week job I would have switched careers a long time ago (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Life and Work Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Logistics Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Event Logistics Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good and helpful management. Great Life Balance.

    Cons

    Can't think anything right now.


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Event Marketer just named GPJ "A Best Place To Work"

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it it up!


  3. Helpful (3)

    "NOT WORTH IT"

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    Former Employee - Design in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Design in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty obvious how this company actually runs. Look at all of the other poor reviews they have received.

    Cons

    Politics and favoritism
    Long Hours
    No time to breathe
    No guidance or training
    High turnover rate


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Love this job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GPJ has incredible energy and really great people. Everyone from top to bottom in the company exudes positivity and seems to really like what they are doing. Having dogs in the office is awesome and so is the flexible hours.

    Cons

    The work is stressful when you don't feel like you have enough time to do your best work. Clients have unrealistic demands and budgets to create the end result they want.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, but depends on role"

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    Current Employee - Special Events Coordinator in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Special Events Coordinator in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've learned a lot at GPJ, but I've also been very grateful to be in a role and be able to work on accounts that allow me to grow. But the hours are flexible especially when it's not show season. I like the people I work with.

    Cons

    It's difficult to move up and be promoted. You don't make enough for the amount of time you put into the job. I know others who were stuck, unable to get on new accounts/projects and that was a big reason as to why they left.


  7. Helpful (2)

    ""Engineering""

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    Former Employee - Picture Drawer in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Picture Drawer in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George P. Johnson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not one single thing. Dark offices like a closet. Weird management. Oh, it's right off the freeway. Some people are nice.

    Cons

    They'll use you up and toss you out. Company this large can't seem to break the work culture they're stuck in and the old timers just milk it for everything they can get from it. Not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Brand Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George P. Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible company, so many brands worldwide providing a variety of levels of marketing and events. There is no shortage of creativity and opportunity for out of the box thinking.

    Cons

    They think so big it's difficult to see some of the small things that happen locally. Retirement ready managers get away with things that no one should.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at George P. Johnson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very strong management team. Very collaborative envi

    Cons

    Not a great deal of growth potential. Great initial job, but not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    They need to develop a career path for employees. Listen to employees more.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Up and coming agency pushing to be the best in the business, works with large brands and large scale events, improved facility with coffee, snacks, and a strong time off policy, good insurance coverage

    Cons

    company culture is better at other offices than the Torrance branch, office is silos of teams with low interaction, work life balance is difficult as employees are expected to be on call at all times including evenings, weekends and holidays

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in planning, follow through on commitments such as the promise of upgraded offices, dog policy that was rescinded, etc


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, great benefits, proud to have name on resume. Could be better if hiring process was stronger to find the right person.

    Cons

    Need stronger HR department. Need stronger interviewing process - testing for certain skills, examples of precious work, etc in order determine skill level. Too many have made it through the interview process that don't have the basic skills and become problems that languish in our company.

    Advice to Management

    These people who are underperforming are the cancers of the company. They will never admit to their short comings and will blame the company, morale, individuals and the work. They themselves are the reason morale is down because they stir the pot and talk about everything else other then their lack of performance.


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