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  1. "Good place to grow professionally"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Guidance full-time

      Pros

      Good working environment with friendly coworkers. Fun events at work and outside of work. Good place to grow into a seasoned e-commerce Tech Lead or Project Manager.

      Cons

      Need to show more support/hand-holding to remote employees.

      Advice to Management

      Give employees more time to experiment on longer-term projects.

      Guidance2018-06-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "All surface with little substance - trending downward"

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

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

      Pros

      Guidance has a good history of past projects and has been reasonably well connected into the eCommerce space. That makes it a good networking job.

      Cons

      Leadership is frequently checked out and more focused on the appearance of a C-level lifestyle and not that interested in actually doing the work or growing the business. This is why they have such high employee turn-over and are trending down the platform hierarchy to Shopify. Not sure how much more juice they can squeeze out of the thin veneer of an aging reputation.

      Advice to Management

      “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” ― Marcus Aurelius,

      Guidance2018-08-21
    • "Solid agency"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Guidance full-time

      Pros

      Smart people, interesting clients, relaxed office environment, work from home 1 day a week, competitive pay, many opportunities to learn new tech

      Cons

      Can be disorganized, deadlines can be stressful, parking is problematic

      Guidance2018-06-14
    • "Principal Software Architect"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Guidance full-time

      Pros

      Good Compensation for the right positions

      Cons

      Management a little autocratic on strategic decisions

      Advice to Management

      Try delegating work load to different groups and get some skin of the people on the decisions made.

      Guidance2018-03-22
    • Helpful (9)

      "Actually Not the best place to work as advertised"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous in Marina del Rey, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Nice creative space, laid back, Creative team is good

      Cons

      Dysfunctional Management who do not like each other. Nothing innovative for developers, they are simply implementing someone else's platform. The work environment often is outright disrespectful. Average benefits and weak bonuses.

      Advice to Management

      Think about growing the company and try to get along with each other.

      Guidance2017-06-07
    • Helpful (2)

      "Solid Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The development team can develop complex Magento apps that other shops seem to be failing at. Design team is great and win awards. Environmentally conscience. Food trucks. Cool office. Good career ops and challenging work.

      Cons

      Management team gets it for the most part but some can be a lil' salty. Sales is growing and resources get tight so sometimes hours can be long.

      Advice to Management

      Keep hiring.

      Guidance2017-05-12
    • "CIO"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Guidance full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Great place to work. Management is open and honest. Pay is top of the market. Good vibe.

      Cons

      Busy workload, keeps you on your toes.

      Guidance2017-05-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good people doing good things"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Guidance

      Pros

      Love the company. It has the energy of the startup and the stability of a 20-year profitable company. The management team is excellent, placing the customer and employee needs above all others. Management provides excellent communication with their monthly communication meetings.

      Cons

      Company is growing at a rapid clip; would love to see new hires onboarded more quickly.

      Guidance2016-05-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Amazing place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Guidance full-time

      Pros

      * Company is highly transparent in terms of rate/budget/turn-over etc. * Management is open minded for new ideas, new tools, process change. * Pretty organized project cycle. Proper agile and scrum methodologies are followed. * Sponsor for certification exams/classes. * Co-workers are friendly and keep a positive attitude. * Good benefits including standard insurance, yearly bonus, work from home on Fridays, flexible...

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      Cons

      * Performance review process is very slow. Takes almost 6 months. * Do not match 401K. * If you are interviewing, please keep patience. Hiring process is little time consuming (in a way its good because they are picky).

      Advice to Management

      I really enjoy working at Guidance. Thank you for providing this platform. Please speed up the performance review process.

      Guidance2016-05-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "pretty good"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Guidance for more than a year

        Pros

        The people who work at Guidance become great friends. It is a niced sized agency, and people work hard and communicate well.

        Cons

        It has a high turnover rate - and limited growth potential.

        Guidance2016-02-19

        Guidance Response

        March 22, 2016Director of Recruiting

        Thank you for the review. In terms of the turnover rate we are at industry average. We strive to better this average daily, and recently won our Best Place to Work award for the 6th time.

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