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GuideIT Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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

    I have been working at GuideIT full-time

    Pros

    Great company that let's you get the job done.

    Cons

    Management far away at times but overall no major complaints.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company is no longer based on values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work with many opportunities a couple of years ago, but that has all changed.

    Cons

    Employees no longer matter. It is all about the bottom line and "executives", even though it's still a small (100 +-) company. It stopped growing a couple of years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Try reading the values card and actually managing the company based on those values.


  3. "My review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people and got homely atmosphere

    Cons

    Startup atmosphere and no projects to work on


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  5. "VP Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Team Members and work atmosphere

    Cons

    Growing pains that are typical with a startup

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward


  6. "GuideIt ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Windows 7 Deployment Tech in Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Windows 7 Deployment Tech in Howell, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GuideIT (More than a year)

    Pros

    they do what they say and pay on time.

    Cons

    not enough work opportunities. not great pay.

    Advice to Management

    keep on growing.


  7. "Smart, No-frills IT management with great potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learn something technical daily, even if the end customers I report to every day don't know this.
    Pay is competitive.
    Flexible work hours (depending on needs of client).
    Location requirements flexible.
    Management and some co-workers have a wealth of experience (much of management worked for EDS or Perot Systems at some point) .
    There is much potential and expectations for this company to grow, due to past successes of previous Perot companies, and existing relationships between GuideIT mgmt and potential customers.

    Cons

    GuideIT does not attract employees with expensive perks and benefits. Instead, they pay competitive rates, and let the company's potential future attract and keep people who are interested in being a part of the growth. It (accurately) feels more like working for a shrewd, wealthy family than a startup tech company.
    Specifics:
    Bring Your Own Laptop
    Bring Your own Cellphone ($50 reimbursement per month on your paycheck).
    No expense card to float travel expenses until reimbursed.
    Health Care Insurance portion covered by employer relatively low.
    No formal performance review system in place yet
    No career paths established (formal or otherwise).
    No plan to help or guide those in earlier phases of career with personal or technical growth.
    "Career opportunities" have potential, but due to small size, fewer current opportunities than larger companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep balancing costs smartly, but I assume that GuideIT's goal is eventually "world-class." Recruiters can only sell the ground floor opportunity until it gets off the ground. Then, some world-class benefits/perks are needed to get & keep good people.
    Develop a feedback system sooner than later in case some employees needs are not being met. An annual employee survey helps with strategy, but tactical decisions can require something more frequent or even ad hoc.
    Provide company AmEx to any whose position requires travel.
    Make sure manager performance feedback from direct reports (done intelligently), is part of the performance review "formula," for everyone's sake.


  8. "The GuideIT Homies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GuideIT full-time

    Pros

    The GuideIT Homies were great to work with. "The A Team was the Best", along with the Team lead, she always had your back.

    Cons

    Management was offsite and didn't communicate with the team about the contract status. Managements contract run time projection was longer than it actually lasted. Start looking for new work two or three months before the contract ends.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and true to your out of state / offsite employees or you will end up with crap the next time you need some!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "My experience with this company was excellent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team environment, good management, new technology, great pay

    Cons

    None, it was a good experience

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    The leaders at GuideIT really go out of their way to help you achieve your own personal goals and advance your career. They also make sure to treat all employees with respect and as peers rather than just being a "boss."

    Cons

    This is an excellent company, no cons here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing :)


  11. "Growing Company"

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

    Pros

    Great senior leadership with the ability and stamina to grow into a great company. Nothing but upside can come from this group of strategic IT people.

    Cons

    I have not been with the company long enough to really find any cons here, so far everything has been great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.



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