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Zivaro Reviews

Updated October 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Relaxed work environment, not too stressful" (in 6 reviews)

  • "As a professional services consultant got to work on some interesting projects that furthered my own career" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The travel requirement and lack of work/life balance I experienced was unique to my own situation and relationship to one of GTRI's technology partners" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No 401k matching, their so-called retirement plan is an IRA" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great in every way"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Love working here, love the people and the work

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well paid, nice people, interesting projects

    Cons

    sometimes bad planning, can be slow (government)

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    I had no bad experiences


  4. "It’s been a good experience but worked like a dog."

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    Current Employee - Service Renewals Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Service Renewals Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zivaro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family first company mentality, generally good people to work with, salary is reasonable, business intentions are good, the moral compass from a company wide perspective is very positive.

    Cons

    Workload is extremely high for unsustainable lengths of time, limited support of workload which offsets work/life balance, management is not engaged in team development and personal growth, lack of employee appreciation/investments, the moral compass from a select few individuals standpoint is not so positive.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees in the development of career growth and department growth, provide much improved support and distribution of balanced workloads, appreciate and invest in your employees.


  5. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zivaro part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for atlanta, close to campus, somwhat flex hours

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a bit difficult.


  6. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, good management

    Cons

    no free snacks and stuff like that


  7. "Not a bad place"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zivaro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good place to work

    Cons

    Parking is expensive with limited options

  8. "DoD Federal Services/Mission Practice"

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    Current Employee - Mission Practice Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Mission Practice Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are considering a DoD contracting position with GTRI, please know that 99.9% of the reviews on Glassdoor (as of Dec 2017) are for the commercial side, not federal. All the negative reviews spooked me to the point that I almost passed on the job. I am SO glad I didn't. I don't think I've worked for a better management group since I left the military. They are very sensible and supportive with a hands-off, "let me help take care of you, so you can take care of the customer" philosophy. Anyone who has served in a close-knit military unit will understand exactly what I’m talking about. They will literally bend over backwards to help, and they really do try to take care of their own.

    Bottom line: If you follow Wheaton’s law and are flexible, adaptable, customer-focused, down-to-earth, and mostly self-sufficient, you will probably love working at GTRI. If you are very ridged, corporate, overly arrogant or need to be spoon-fed, you probably won't.

    Cons

    -Lots of changes and turnover on the commercial side. Doesn't really affect the Federal side, but it's still worth noting as it can affect moral throughout the company.
    -Working for a smaller DoD contracting company means you will most-likely be a subcontractor, not a prime, and growth opportunities can be limited as a result. However, the federal side is growing like crazy and suspect this won't be a problem for long.
    -The benefits are very weak. There's no sugarcoating it. No 401k match, expensive health plans (no spousal coverage), no bonus, no profit sharing, etc., etc. Unfortunately, it's a small company and there isn't much they can do about it and remain profitable. The lack of benefits is the only real drawback to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to fix the benefits and continue refining the commercial business (maybe translate some of federal’s approach to personnel management to the commercial side?). You obviously can’t make everyone happy, but inspiring productivity is infinitely more effective than firing for it.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away this place is horrible"

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

    I worked at Zivaro full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of one other then you have a job

    Cons

    bad moral, owner is a man/boy. if he does not get his way he throws temper tantrums. Always looking to cut employee's pay instead of rewarding them. I have seen them fire people for no real reason other then they did not like them.

    Advice to Management

    Sell yourselves your best years are behind you.


  10. "Excellent place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zivaro full-time

    Pros

    The perks are awesome. Mostly everyone has an office, laptop cellphone tablet provided, ergonomic extras as requested, free snacks, 1 or 2 telecommute days, incredible retirement plan, good pto package, flex time, good management, great culture, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Need to be more competitive with current salary compensation.


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