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Goken America Reviews

Updated February 1, 2017
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  1. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goken America full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very caring. Feels like a team.

    Cons

    Payment is relatively not ideal.


  2. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Timely salary, good HR, Good Supervisor

    Cons

    No growth, no salary increase


  3. "Good Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, high ethics, reasonable pay

    Cons

    little/no training, high work loads

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees more


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  5. "It is good company to start with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It will be good to fresh graduates who know how to use Catia.
    This company is mainly supporting TS tech.

    Cons

    It is contract company lots of restrictions. They takes alot of money from TS Tech and pay you less.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Business Development in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The reason that I find Goken a wonderful place to work is simple, the management. Goken management creates a wonderful place to work where feedback from associates matters.

    Cons

    The negatives of Goken I cant seem to find any at this time.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Promising company IF they actually provide incentives and growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistently 40 hours per week of work. No micromanagement. Not terrible if you're a recent college grad.

    Cons

    Zero transparency about expectations, schedule, tools, training, OT, benefits, etc. You can expect nothing but vagueness until you press enough buttons. The 'pay raise' is a joke and doesn't even keep up with inflation, plus you can expect pay to start low (below industry average) and stay low because management is too busy with "important stuff" to bother with addressing pay issues. In fact, there is little communication with management about matters such as promotion, flexibility, family matters/conflicts, etc. If you do anything their main client doesn't like, they will not back you up, you must fend for yourself, unless you can prove that there are regulations that are being broken or you're being treated unfairly. Health benefits are basically one step above catastrophic coverage, expect high deductibles.

    Advice to Management

    Offer incentives to improve employee performance and productivity. The "do a good job or else" approach is not enough to keep talented people on your team. Also, understand your employee's actual work environment and offer pay/benefits that are enough for them to actually stay financially afloat. Negotiate with clients to make sure your employees aren't being subjected to work that is not reasonable or aligned with what they committed to when they were on-boarded. Take into account pay and living costs of the areas where they are deployed and don't blow them off when they present concerns.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with decent benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raymond, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OT pay, Insurance paid for by the company, willing to work with you to find a position that you are happy with

    Cons

    No options for Insurance, only one choice which is a high deductible plan. No job security since it is a staffing company.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to communicate more with employees but overall a good company to work for.


  9. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit package - 401K and health benefits. Help employees with better job placements.

    Cons

    Honda jobs only - if Honda down, they are down

    Advice to Management

    Need to go out of HONDA market - highly dependent on HONDA


  10. "Great company to work with. Small company ,but having a very good direction for the future."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Design Lead in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Project Design Lead in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Professional people to work with ,especially the Management. Transparency. Potential to grow.

    Cons

    Need more clients , In house Projects.

    Advice to Management

    I really like the Management. They are very Transparent ,listening and proactive.


  11. "Good place to start career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Good upper management
    Fun team activities

    Cons

    Emotional lower management
    not very exciting



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