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Guidant Financial Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is important and taken into account" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Extremely knowledgeable leadership team" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I think this is part of the reason why there is such high turnover" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 401(K) Processing Administrator in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - 401(K) Processing Administrator in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great opportunities for personal and professional development
    -Helping to make a positive impact both directly and indirectly in the community
    -Fantastic culture (family & friends feeling, supportive environment)
    -Great open door policy, and transparency
    -Work/Life balance is important and taken into account
    -Leadership is inspiring and encouraging

    Cons

    -Sometimes long hours for deadlines

    Advice to Management

    It's great that employee satisfaction is taken into account - of course, not everyone's going to be happy, all the time. But overall I'd say that continuing to check in and listen to the employees' opinions/perspectives is important - happy employees can be more productive in the long run.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Jan 17, 2019

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about our team and company! And, I would love to have a check in with you. I have an insatiable appetite for improvement so I welcome any feedback you have today... More


  2. "Great Growing Company"

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

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super nice people, lots of different monthly and yearly events that encourage getting to know coworkers and improve employee morale.

    Good health benefits and 401k match

    Company likes to promote from within which shows a great investment in its people!

    Leadership is very understanding of some peoples' need for flexibility - most workers have option to work from home on as needed basis.

    Cons

    Nothing major comes to mind, there is high turnover in record keeping department, but management seems to have that on their radar and it looks like they are hoping to address it more seriously in 2019

    Advice to Management

    I know that client services is always a high turnover department, but our reps work so hard and need adequate support to take on their growing work load as our customer base continues to grow. Similarly, our growing client base deserves adequate support for their plans so that their filings can get done in a timely manner and they are able to get a hold of someone in a timely manner when they have questions.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Jan 15, 2019

    Thank you for making time to share the things you appreciate about Guidant and the areas you see opportunity to improve. I agree that every area of the business needs to be supported and as a... More

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time

    Pros

    The people will probably always be the best part of working here.

    Cons

    When you make suggestions or ask why something is done a certain way and the response is "That is how we have always done it we don't need to change now" there is a problem.
    When you let your manager know your concerns about deadlines or processes and the response is "It is not your job to worry about that" there is a problem.
    Company rules or guidelines are only enforced when convenient to the company - It is as if they think they can treat one employee with certain leeway on the rules and other employees won't know about it.

    Advice to Management

    It is a great place to work IF you work for the right department and have a manger that cares - Make it a great place to work for all departments not just the ones you deem most important or valuable.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Oct 29, 2018

    I agree that we hire amazing people. But, it sounds like you’ve been trying to share important feedback/ideas with your leaders but haven’t felt heard. Excellence is a core value of ours and we... More


  4. "Mixed Experiences"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 401k Administrative
    Current Employee - 401k Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part Guidant has a good company culture, the leadership team is very transparent and present day to day.

    Cons

    I think we need stronger mid level management and for Guidant to get serious about processes. Training can feel lackluster and some departments don’t have solid systems in place. “Favorites” seem to be a common theme as well.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Help us grow and gain experience outside of our roles and the one or two “programs”.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Oct 8, 2018

    I appreciate your insights and am happy to hear you think we have fostered a culture of transparency. We’ve grown very fast and the team is working to modernize how we work so we can address... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Leader in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Leader in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Leadership is open to new and creative ways to grow the company.
    2. The amount of focus on individual and career growth.
    3. Team is collaborative and agile.
    4. Everyone is empowered to bring ideas to the table and work to make what we do better every day!
    5. Killer marketing team:)

    Cons

    The only Con would be if you're a person who doesn't want to make an impact and grow your skill set - this would not be a good culture fit.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Sep 24, 2018

    Your experience is exactly what we try to create - a positive, challenging and changing environment. And I agree - our marketing team is exceptional. Thank you for providing your thoughts. - David... More


  6. "AMAZING company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, friendly coworkers, strong vision for the company with a customer comes first mentality, and a strong supportive leadership team.

    Cons

    Honestly, I have nothing bad to say about the company. As with any company though, there will always be things to improve on. As for now, nothing comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency and compassion towards your employees! It has really made me invest myself into the company knowing the leadership team is doing the same.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Mar 13, 2018

    Transparency is an important part of our culture and it's great to hear you value it. And, it's great to hear you see leaders leading by example. The feedback is appreciated and I'm thrilled to... More


  7. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Opportunities for growth and development. Ongoing training, continued education and career path exploration supported. Extremely knowledgeable leadership team! Great benefits!

    Cons

    I have not seen any negative sides to the company. Be prepared to be busy with lots of learning opportunities.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Mar 13, 2018

    I'm happy to hear that your "con" was that you might be pushed to learn (and grow). That's the type of environment that we want to foster. Thanks for sharing your feedback! - David Nilssen, CEO... More

  8. "Great Culture"

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

    I worked at Guidant Financial full-time

    Pros

    True & transparent culture.

    Cons

    Lots of different processes which can be confusing.

    Guidant Financial Response

    Jan 1, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience and share your thoughts. It's great to hear that you appreciate the culture and our desire to be open about all aspects of the business. I... More


  9. "stable and chill"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    compared to my previous jobs, this one is very stable and relaxing. If anyone has concerns, they bring it up in a positive way, I'm not worried about a surprise bad review or cutthroat co-workers. Also I've been consistently getting raises without having to make a big deal about it or even ask.

    Cons

    The new coffee machine sucks.

    Advice to Management

    bring back the mocha machine

    Guidant Financial Response

    Jul 31, 2017

    I'm glad to hear you like the company's atmosphere and that your team is communicating with transparency and openness. The coffee machine is a bit slow... We'll add that to our list of... More


  10. "Positive atmosphere, great team members"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidant Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at Guidant is the culture and people. Each person here is kinder and more thoughtful than the next. On top of that, they are smart and hardworking. The leaders at Guidant make thoughtful decisions and always strive to make the culture inclusive. Your voice will be heard at Guidant and suggestions are not only welcomed here, but encouraged.

    Cons

    The office space is a little distracting

    Guidant Financial Response

    Jun 26, 2017

    Thanks for the positive feedback. We do value feedback from the team and that inclusion allows us to make good decisions that get implemented faster. Which leads me to your "con." Growth has... More