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  1. "Highly collaborative environment where you must learn fast"

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

    I worked at Gravity Tank full-time

    Pros

    Work with really smart people in a creative enviroment

    Cons

    Like any consultancy, hours can vary based on where you are in the project


  2. "Aamazing"

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

    Pros

    Great people, great place, great work

    Cons

    Intense projects, occasional out of town trips,

  3. "associate"

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

    Pros

    Small company with great benefits and work balance

    Cons

    Growing and trying to define what is the next step to advance


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gravity Tank full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with- really smart and lots of fun
    Constant challenge of working on new products and services with big organizations

    Cons

    lacking strategic vision and direction
    more political than it may seem at first


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lead"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gravity Tank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    supportive environment. great for learning and growing your strategy skills. highly autonomous work environment. encourages taking risks and stretching one's ability. work with extremely smart and agile people.

    Cons

    culture has suffered through rapid growth a few years ago to having to go through a big layoff. people are scared and confused. long hours. difficult to balance project work with extra internal initiatives that are demanded of employees. have to become a strategist to advance past lead level (there are two levels above lead). Lack of a company vision and leadership toward the future. Partners are good strategists and designers and good mentors in that regard but have a lot to learn when it comes to forecasting business and making sound business judgement. perhaps overly focused on strategy

    Advice to Management

    show leadership by taking responsibility for the development of the business and create an environment where the people that work at gravitytank can just focus on their personal development through client work.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gravity Tank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started my career at gravitytank. In that time, I grew tremendously because of the access to willing, savvy mentors. In my experience, everyone was there to develop the next generation of the team. I believe in the leadership team - they truly act in the best interest of the health of the company and team. It felt like a family environment.

    Cons

    It's consulting - so projects can be consuming, hours long and pretty intense work environment. They also grew quickly in the past 5 years, so there are some adjustments needed as the culture of a bigger organization develops.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about the team like they're family!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Thoughtful people and company"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gravity Tank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Exciting and challenging work on a daily basis
    -Snack time during the day
    -Solid clients at top companies

    Cons

    -Competitive pay (in comparison to other innovation and management consultancies)
    -Steep learning curve (takes time to learn ways of company and feel really comfortable )

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Nice place to start career and gain some consulting experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gravity Tank full-time

    Pros

    1. Casual and fun work environment
    2. Work/Life balance ebbs and flows (instead of always having to work)
    3. Very little travel involved for a consulting firm
    4. Lots of nice people who work there

    Cons

    1. Having to navigate intense political dynamics in order to develop personally/professionally and get promoted (surprising for such a small company)
    2. Having to tolerate some very weak leadership (i.e. domineering, incompetent and/or overworked leaders)
    3. Risk of burning out quickly if not visibly incredibly passionate about CPG/Consumer Electronics/Retail/etc. innovation.
    4. High degree of social and environmental stimulation makes it difficult for introverted employees to contribute meaningfully (and be productive)
    5. Lots of cultural inconsistencies

    Advice to Management

    Standardize hiring and promotional processes for performance fairness


  9. Helpful (5)

    "A fun place to work, a great place to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gravity Tank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many paths to forwarding your career that also facilitate personal growth. Gravity Tank encourages associates to make their interests known and to actively pursue them (when possible) within the context of client work. There is no formula to working here, the only requisites are open-mindedness, empathy, natural curiosity to learn and grow, and good personal drive.

    Gravity Tank also provides an internal mentorship program that allows both new and veteran employees to pair with a colleague a level up to set goals for personal growth and career advancement. At the end of the day, its clear that Gravity Tank cares about the happiness and well-being of its employees.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of front-end, conceptual consulting services, sometimes you don't get into as much of the implementation of details as you'd like. A lot of times you do though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.