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Updated February 4, 2018
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Pros
  • good people who are very loyal and committed, except for the new ownership (in 7 reviews)

  • Great Customer Following and great people working there (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The printing industry is not growing (in 7 reviews)

  • New top management still finding its way forward (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Design and manufacturer of printing presses"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Durham, NH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Durham, NH

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Calibrating with other programmers to produce a control system for large machines.

    Cons

    The printing industry is not growing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Old Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goss International full-time

    Pros

    Great Customer Following and great people working there

    Cons

    Fallen on some hard times as the print industry falters hopefully they can recover

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Durham, NH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Durham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work environment was good, They knew what they wanted and gave you the resources to pursue it.

    Cons

    Printing is a shrinking market so they need less to support current orders.

    Advice to Management

    Basic tools should be reevaluated, CAD packages, the newer medium CAD packages can do as good a job today at a lower cost.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company in a tough dying industry"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Durham, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Durham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company was historically great to work for, International footprint and great opportunities. At one point had assembled a remarkable pool of talents.

    Cons

    Could not re-invent itself fast enough in the midst of a media revolution and shrank as the printing industry started disappearing.
    Too much politics in management,


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dying business"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    The printing industry is done.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great and the work was interesting.

    Cons

    Ship is sinking. It is a dieing industry with a lot of layoffs throughout the years. Management doesn't listen to it's employees suggestions on improvements. The groups within do not work well together, always blaming the other. Only raises given were 2 in 10 years. Unless a manager favors you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they have been there a lot longer than you and may have good ideas to improve processes. Treating them like people instead of just heads and productivity would improve. Show them you value them and their work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Current investors are trying to rebuild and move the company forward.
    It is looking to expand into related fields and provide additional services.
    Even while the company is closing facilities, it is still moving forward by looking for complementary companies that will help to insure its future.

    Cons

    The company is in the Graphic Arts business, selling industrial machinery. With everything going digital, there is less need for new machinery. So future of company could be in question. This has been witnessed by the many recent layoffs and closing of facilities.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "22 Years at Goss"

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    Former Employee - Tech Writer/Illustrator in Durham, NH
    Former Employee - Tech Writer/Illustrator in Durham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Never got bored. always learning something new
    My job (Tech writer/illustrator) required self-motivation. There was no standard way of getting information, so each day was a challenge.

    Cons

    No job security. Layoffs were always a surprise.
    During the last few years, there were a lot of layoffs. Because there was no clear direction from management, everyone worked hard (with less) but without a positive direction.

    Advice to Management

    Let you employees know what the business plan is. Give clear direction about what needs to be done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The ship is sinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goss International full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good workforce
    Currently practicing lean management

    Cons

    Constant downsizing in an industry being put out of business by electronic media


  10. "Good company operating in a tough market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goss International full-time

    Pros

    Strong people and great customers. Decent benefits

    Cons

    Tough and uncertain market. Frequent downsizing saps morale.

    Advice to Management

    Better marketing both externally and internally to improve employee morale


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