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Thomas P. Gohagan and Company Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "No Future"

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    • 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 Thomas P. Gohagan and Company full-time

    Pros

    - Staff is wonderful and friendly, including owners
    - Beautiful building
    - Monday - Friday, 9-5pm set (albeit extremely strict) schedule
    - Benefits for salaried employees (health, dental, pre-tax transit, 401-k non-matching)
    - Paid time off (after you've worked there for three months) and paid holidays

    Cons

    - Practically no room for growth. If a higher up position happens to open up, they may consider you for it, but this is a pretty rare occurrence.
    - There is more emphasis/concern from CEO/senior management placed on what an employee wears than what an employee does
    - No 401-k matching and even then you're not eligible to contribute until the one year mark
    - No incentives for productivity so not only do those who work hard go largely unrewarded but many are lazy
    - Providing references is outright forbidden
    - Sales team is given free reign and all other departments are expected to bend over backwards/make miracles happen to accommodate
    - Computer system that is older than some of the employees (yep, that's still around). It is a huge waste of time and would crash frequently, sometimes every day of the week, because it's unable to keep up. This will only get worse as technology continues to surge forward.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop being so cheap and UPDATE YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM. I know you don't have to deal with the ancient monster on the daily, but your employees do and it hinders productivity.
    - Don't just say you value your employees, show them! Focus on the things that are truly important, like minimizing your turnover rate.
    - Being "old fashioned" does not have to equal archaic.
    - Save trees.


  2. "Decent place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Passenger Service Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Passenger Service Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas P. Gohagan and Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional office environment
    Friendly employees
    Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm
    1 hour lunch
    Most Holidays off
    Decent location in a beautiful historic building
    Good Benefits, optional 401k, Profit Sharing, Vacation time; 2 weeks vacation the first year, 3 weeks after 5 years, etc.
    Steady Paycheck, Decent Pay
    Sammy the mail room guy is the BEST!

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement unless the need urgently arises, if so they DO promote from within.
    Not much motivation to reach department goals within the company. There is not any quick monetary incentive for your hard work and FANTASTIC organizational skills. Pay raises are yearly but are slow and gradual. They do however have the occasional Pizza party with cupcakes (which was always asweome!)

    If you're an hourly employee you will only get paid for 7 hours each day. You will work for 7 hours and also have 1 full hour unpaid lunch (which includes your two non paid 15 min breaks and your thirty minute non paid lunch period which must be taken consecutively) this will equal your 8 hour workday. But if you're salaried you will get a 1 hour lunch that doesn't affect your pay. I always thought that was wrong and sounded shady towards hourly employees.

    Approach is AWFUL! This extremely rich company needs something better than to rely on this IBM software from 1992. They are supposed to be getting a new computer system soon, but they have been saying that for the last 5 years. They need a reliable reservation system that actually allows Coordinators to directly type in any information and transactions into to the reservation itself. Instead of having to write down every detail just to input the same exact info into the computer. Or having to maintain trips with a pencil and eraser. So much time is wasted writing everything on paper. Inefficient work system due to a very unreliable system. Sharpen your pencils folks....you're gonna need em!

    Really that's the worst I can say about this place. All of the Senior Management is friendly. And the owners are very nice people. If you do your job well, and are able (and willing) to put up with these small idiosyncrasies you will last as long as TPG stays in business, which will probably and hopefully be forever.

    Advice to Management

    Same as above. Live it, Learn it, Love it!


  3. "Keep looking"

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

    I worked at Thomas P. Gohagan and Company full-time

    Pros

    -9 to 5 Monday through Friday job
    -Located in a beautiful building

    Cons

    -No room for advancement
    -No 401k Match
    -You're not eligible to contribute to your 401k until you've been employed for one full year
    -No annual bonus
    -No incentives for reaching your goals
    -Ridiculous dress code policy
    -Outdated workplace policies in general
    -You can not use this company as a reference
    -Extremely outdated software that's not being maintained

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not happy and you need too start taking measures to reduce turnover. This company needs to modernize, the state of this software is unacceptable.


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  5. "Not a clue"

    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

    Pros

    Travel, benefits, regular employment, downtown location

    Cons

    Not a clue as to organization. Promises, promises but leave it up to others to deliver and, when they can't, they have someone to blame. They're working in the 1980's and never change, even for the benefit of their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Join us in the 21st century


  6. "NOTHING has changed or improved!"

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

    I worked at Thomas P. Gohagan and Company full-time

    Pros

    Regular pay check; so-so health ins benefits

    Cons

    Have you read the reviews from 2010-11? Everything mentioned is still the same! Save yourself the pain and keep looking elsewhere. No substantial employee perks (no casual days; no summer hours; minimal paid holidays; low salaries).

    Advice to Management

    Just start over. And maybe think about your employees' happiness for once.


  7. "Pure false demonstration resources, Stone Age"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Operation Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Operation Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salarie -- a ck every two weeks, 401 non matching, Time set schedule. Fringe benefits. Health / Dental plan insurance. Vacation time. Personal time. Paid Holidays.

    Cons

    Only be marketed to the senior population.
     Little variety of excursions.
     Their lack of active interest tours
     Employees lack team building
     Management is deaf before better environment needs
     lack of respect for administrative management
     Not considered other markets or develop new markets
     Marked lack of variety
     Managerial conformism

    Advice to Management

    find new markets within breed diversity.
     never rule out developing new destinations
     more tours for youth market
     be innovative


  8. "Working with the Dinosaurs..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    paycheck
    typically active social crew (turnover was so high, sometimes there were fun people to commiserate with for happy hour, sometimes not so much!)
    paycheck

    Cons

    archaic practices- computer system, constantly crashing, never updates operating systems & software.
    Absolutely no room for growth unless you've been there for 20 years and even then its not guaranteed
    Top down management style

    Advice to Management

    Bring your computer system to this era!
    Allow growth & new ideas from employees!


  9. "The worst job experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tour Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tour Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    a pay check

    holiday pay

    sick days

    Cons

    a huge revolving door

    lack of communication

    gloomy work environment

    Advice to Management

    Innovation...employe empowerment...changing with the times...instilling a robust corporate culture..etc.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "TPG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A pay check every two weeks
    health and dental insurance
    401k non-matching
    Set schedule
    Vacation days
    Personal Days
    Paid Holidays

    Cons

    Lack of Innovation
    Out dated business practices
    Top down management style
    Lack of confidence in making a final decision from management
    Micro-Managed Company

    Advice to Management

    Stop using paper memos when there is email
    Get rid of approach its cut into job performance when the system crashes two or more times a day
    Your employees are not grateful to work for you, You should be grateful we know how to keep the company running
    Listen to ideas when expressed
    Stop selling travel only to senior citizens (Nothing wrong with seniors its just you put the company at risk if you only cater to one demographic, also your employees truly lose out in not having competitive skills)