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George P. Johnson Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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George P. Johnson CEO Chris Meyer
Chris Meyer
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Event Marketer just named GPJ "A Best Place To Work"(in 15 reviews)

  • "GPJ has incredible energy and really great people(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours during busy season, lots of management changes, not much upward mobility(in 21 reviews)

  • "work/life balance was tough at times, but it wasn't too bad(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits and Team"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GPJ has amazing benefits that most company’s don’t offer. The great team and exposure to senior executive leadership is unlike anywhere else.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging due to industry.

    George P. Johnson2019-06-02
  2. "No growth opportunities"

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

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Lots of business and big client names

    Cons

    Very little support for growth and very little opportunity to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Organizational structure is a mess and those in charge need to be reconsidered.

    George P. Johnson2019-06-12
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    "No Room for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Learn a lot in a short period of time. -Good experience and looks good on resume. -Networking opportunities with big name clients (think, Google, Salesforce, IBM, and more). -Unlimited FTO (most managers still limit you to two weeks though so it depends who your manager is and what programs you are on). -People who work there (aside from upper management) are friendly and fun to work with. -Frequent 1:1s with your...

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    Cons

    -No room for growth. With reviews only taking place once a year, there are not many opportunities for raises or promotions. If you don't get a promotion during the month of reviews, you're stuck waiting around for another year for one. -A lot of promoting externally, not much promoting from within. With such a high turnover rate, many outsiders are brought in but it would be nice if they looked at existing employees...

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    Advice to Management

    -Invest more in your existing employees. Turnover is high for a reason. People are initially attracted to GPJ but after a few months they realize there is no room for growth. Unless you get hired at a senior level, you will never be appreciated at this company. -All the "perks" sound nice but they don't make up for low wages, office politics, and unreal expectations. This is especially true when these perks don't turn...

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    George P. Johnson2019-06-07
  4. "Decent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    When it's slow - it's very slow borderline nothing to do.

    George P. Johnson2019-06-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "ESS"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time

      Pros

      Learn a lot in a short amount of time. Gain responsibility job wise early

      Cons

      Not much of a ladder to climb. Kind of stuck in position

      George P. Johnson2019-05-20
    • "To work closely with team"

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      Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at George P. Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Eco friendly Environment and know each other.

      Cons

      I don't think so there are challenges but you work in the company is part of challenges.

      Advice to Management

      When you work in GPJ is part of family and take of employees.

      George P. Johnson2019-05-02
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      "Poor Management"

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      Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good benefits. If you are able to use them.

      Cons

      FTO is great, but the company frowns on those who actually take it. Training is non-existent -the throw you into the water without a life vest or flotation device is the norm. Bullying mentality from senior staff is condoned. Gender-biased culture. Lots of interpersonal drama and clicks.

      George P. Johnson2019-05-09
    • "Good people with good travel."

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      Former Employee - Event Coordinator in San Carlos, CA
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at George P. Johnson full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people are friendly and CEO Chris Meyer's is great. Same with Marcelle Hampton :) Travel is good too, many cities in the US.

      Cons

      Some people don't like the accounts they are on and complain about the client. But that's the world/work we do in the events industry.....

      George P. Johnson2019-04-23
    • "Good employer"

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      Former Employee - Dish Manager 

      I worked at George P. Johnson part-time

      Pros

      Go od guy I liked him alot

      Cons

      Pay kinda low but its fine

      Advice to Management

      Pay more

      George P. Johnson2019-02-12
    • "Nice"

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

      I have been working at George P. Johnson full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good training, great colleagues, challenging work

      Cons

      Pressure to perform, be ready to work

      Advice to Management

      None

      George P. Johnson2019-01-29
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