Gordian Greenville Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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Gordian President William L. Pollak
William L. Pollak
10 Ratings
  1. "A lot of great changes and opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Sales in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordian

    Pros

    I’ve found in my time at Gordian that there is a lot of opportunities for growth within the organization if you focus on exceeding in current role. It looks to me like after Fortive purchase there has been some of the more senior employees retiring which is providing opportunities for those who want to grow.

    Cons

    There needs to be better communication between the different divisions within Gordian (JOC, Sightlines, RS Means) which I believe is happening. There needs to be more product training for new hires. Building life cycles was a good overview, but I feel like we lack specific product training. We instead have to rely heavily on managers or senior reps.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid At All Costs"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales-RS Means in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gordian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food sometimes, cool building and location

    Cons

    No loyalty, Director and upper management will let you go with no warning

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "culture completely changed"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Gordian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    a lot of free food, good benefits

    Cons

    Gordian used to be an outstanding company, but once the founders retired and/or sold out, everything changed. Became just another job at just another company.

  4. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Gordian full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now. Just a lot of growing pains.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "No strategic alignment at the C-level; manages through fear"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - I T in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gordian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have solid name recognition for some of their products, and a historical legacy that provides differentiation in the marketplace.

    Cons

    - Senior leadership is disjointed and not aligned on strategic pillars - Have grown through acquisition but have no real strategy for integration and alignment across brands - Senior leadership does not practice transparency, build trust or encourage cooperation across business units, but instead fosters an environment of "in-fighting" and unhealthy competition - Key leadership manages through fear, as opposed clear, transparent and substantiated strategy

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    "Look Elsewhere - The Ship is Sinking... FAST"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -There are still a few good people here (for now) -Office space is above-average and in a decent area -Free food and culturally-diverse celebrations -Casual work environment -Post-Fortive world can teach you how NOT to treat people, which will come in handy later

    Cons

    -Gordian experienced meteoric growth for many years while PE-owned (most recently Warburg Pincus.) It was purchased by manufacturing conglomerate, Fortive, in late 2018. Fortive was a spin-off of Danaher's most unattractive, lowest technology, low-growth holdings. They're focused on buying growth to generate Wall Street favor and cash flow for additional, more attractive acquisitions. This is not good news for technology companies (Accruent & Gordian) who now become... manufacturers? -Fortive is a paper tiger. They tout FBS as "the way." If so, why do your "enlightened" operating companies struggle for low single digit growth? Fact is, they buy innovators and turn them into factories. BS doesn't stand for "Business System," but something slightly warmer and rancid *wink, wink.* It's a hodge podge of generic tools (eg Problem Solving and Value Stream Mapping,) that most large companies use, but not in place of innovation and good leadership. General Electric mastered all of these. Worked well for them.... -Most of Gordian's senior leadership has departed in the the last 12 months. (Hint, hint.) This includes those responsible for growth, interdepartmental diplomacy, and innovative leadership. Those who remain are absent or have been forced to drink from the magic punchbowl. Charts and metrics now matter more than people. Every day is an episode of the Hunger Games for those who've decided not to dust off their resumes -Everyone's now "overhead." Here comes the cost-crunch, folks. Hey, about that bonus... So, that's the OLD commission structure... Here are your new goals. They're slightly more STRETTCCHHH 2% is very good The red on chart 12 of 27 is troubling to us

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Outbound Call Center Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Happy with the job. Execs were transparent for the most part. The product was enjoyable to sell as a BDR

    Cons

    Management was meh. Compensation did not = contribution (though I was still happy with my pay)

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Department to Work In"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a job, decent pay, but not worth the headache of the Management

    Cons

    Ran by a Ego Maniac, Harasses his staff with intimidation. Cornering them and using scare tactics. Hires woman based on appearance primarily. You don't need much sales experience if your a female.

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  9. "Hit your unrealistic quota or you might be fired!"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gordian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay Management level employees well

    Cons

    The only goal is to make money for Fortive. You will be hounded to meet an unattainable quota.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hidden Gem based in Greenville, SC"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gordian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture and people. Enormous potential for growth in the industry.

    Cons

    The different lines of business and product offerings can make communication between teams challenging at times. A renewed focus on continuous improvement has improved this considerably.

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