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Gimmal Group Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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  1. "Gimmal is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Solid benefits and pay
    - Collaborative culture
    - Forward-thinking, knowledgeable leadership
    - Open PTO policy means a great deal of freedom and a good work/life balance provided you deliver the (reasonable and well-modeled) results expected of you

    Cons

    You need to be self-motivated and willing to ask questions and voice concerns. Gimmal expects a lot of staff at all levels, so if you are not comfortable with a degree of autonomy and the culpability that comes with it, you will not thrive. Confidence and continuous learning are key.

    Advice to Management

    The transformation from a services/consulting org to a software-led business has meant a lot of change, but in my opinion it has all been for the better of the organization, it's culture, and the staff.


  2. "Ok"

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

    I worked at Gimmal Group full-time

    Pros

    - Open PTO policy
    - Management structure is kind of flat: it's easier to get to know the higher-ups

    Cons

    - Pay is average/slightly low for the current market
    - Health and dental benefits are not that great--employee payments increased sharply within the last year or so.
    - 401k matching is not that great. The maximum was about 2k a year, if you completely maxed out your 401k at 18.5k.
    - Management structure is narrow: make sure you can get along with everyone in your office because reorgs may make you report up through them shortly.

    Advice to Management

    Good plans, but the employee engagement is not really there. Getting everyone committed and engaged to the why/how/what would help the atmosphere.

  3. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Gimmal Group full-time

    Pros

    Many smart peers. Likable CEO. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Company was great to work for before purchase by investment firm and merge with Record Lion. Management focused on moving engineering to St. Louis and left those in Texas to fall off. Removed room for growth. Vision for product development is lacking. A lot of talent left with the Record Lion purchase and this seemed to be expected and welcome. Company imposed company wide pay cuts for over 2 years. Upper management continued to lie and say they were doing what they could to get pay back but never happened. Upon the sale to Rubicon, stock prices weren't what people hoped for and a lot of people jumped ship with a bleak outlook.

    Also. They switched to open PTO from having 4 weeks (for most people). Honestly this meant less time could be taken off and people are much more hesitant to take off. Benefits are so so.

    Advice to Management

    Give people room and incentive to grow. Be more honest about company performance. If software development is the future of the company, maybe focus on trying to sell the software and less time on sinking time in lost cause products.


  4. ""Software Lead Company" that seems to still be professional services focused"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to perform one's job. There did not seem to be much micro management.

    Cons

    Even though there is an employee review process, it does not seem to be used. Very little valid feedback/performance type feedback is provided to employees from management. New software sales and their value to the company is not communicated well.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate company performance more clearly to employees. Stick to the companies defined goals, which is to be a software lead company.


  5. "SharePoint Governance and Records Management market leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gimmal Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, unlimited PTO, structured software development

    Cons

    not much growth opportunity if in implementation services


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not what it used to be..."

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

    I have been working at Gimmal Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    WFH, open PTO, fast-paced. Challenging environment that can be fun when they put the right players together. Unfortunately, doesn’t happen often any more.

    Cons

    Gimmal used to be a place where the best talent in the industry worked and played hard together. Upon acquisition, most of the talent has been replaced by newbie arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mass exodus of true talent walking out the door.


  7. "Good group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gimmal Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice group of people that were easy to work with.

    Cons

    The firm lost a lot of customers due to the market.

  8. "Was great before"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clients size, product maturity and longevity

    Cons

    Change of ownership and innovation


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Diamond in the rough"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gimmal Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with Gimmal for almost a year and my journey was memorable. This is a team that strives to excel in every way possible. All coworkers were knowledgable and had a passion for their work. There is a spectrum of knowledgable engineer, who can really help you, no matter what stage of career you may be in.
    All my work was challenging and I learned a lot from the experienced people.
    The development practices are industry leading, the Gimmal SDK is the evidence of that. The Chief Architect is extremely knowledgeable, not just within the company products, but also a wide range of technology, products, development styles and engineering.
    Very flexible around time and schedule. Tons of competitive benefits. A kitchen with snack and drinks help socialize.
    Excellent vacation: 4 weeks + 3 days.

    Cons

    While there are ton of resources, you must make an effort to go out there and grab knowledge from them.
    No clear career path to grow up in the company. You have to make your own effort to get out of your way to find out how can grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing new products and get new clients in new sectors of business.


  10. "Positive culture, fast-paced, great customer base"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A positive work environment. At the end of the day, everyone has the same goal, doing whats right for the customer. Great collaboration among the various departments when needed. Even though we're a highly distributed company I feel plugged in to what's going on. Good technology in a growth market segment and the company continues to make a succesful transition from an SI to a SW company.

    Cons

    Like any growing company, there are growth pains occasionally in processes and infrastructure. We are highly distributed so self discipline, creativity, and resourcefulness are required.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the transition you've started. Keep looking for creative ways to keep the distributed team engaged.