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33 English questions out of 33

December 14, 2020

Does Guidepoint offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Great people - young, fun professionals

Cons

very target driven - a lot based on variables you cannot control Feel like you cannot leave on time - watched as you walk out the office

Advice to Management

have actual training for managers, as at the moment just get a promotion and then given someone to manage with no training

Feel like you cannot leave on time

December 14, 2020

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June 3, 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Guidepoint?

Pros

-Smart, young, competent employees - Interesting exposure to many industries -Great 401K match (10%) - Growing industry (doing well because of Covid)

Cons

-Overworked (told I am not allowed to take a lunch, told I am not allowed to log off on time at the end of the day, work 8:30-7:30 most days). Associates are constantly stretched thin and burnt out. Hard to work so much for only 55K. - Client Service Associate= LinkedIn recruiter. You spend all day surfing LinkedIn and messaging people. You send thousands of messages a week. - Everyone thinks Guidepoint is a scam. I spent a lot of time conviving people Guidepoint is legitimate. Also, Guidepoint is very secretive, we are told to keep project intentions secret. - No overtime compensation and there is a very minimal reward for completing projects/ recruiting leads. The bonus is a bracket system, it is very minimal and no incentive to go beyond. -Company seems to prey on recent graduates from XYZ schools that were involved in sports, greek life, etc., and convince them this company is great. A lot of times this company is sold as a "consulting" career, in reality, you are just a LinkedIn bot. -High turnover rate- there is a reason everyone leaves after 0-2 years... -No prospect of growth, being a Research Manager or Project Manager is barely an upgrade. There is little monetary gain for these positions and you essentially do the same job. -They rank all the associates every week in an email that gets sent to everyone, this seems to be a very questionable practice. -Very high stress, everyone is on edge and everything needs to be done instantaneously.

Advice to Management

- Pay overtime or unlimited bonus for call units. - Take care of your employees, they are unhappy. - Add more associates to time-strapped teams. - There is a reason the turnover rate is so high, make it right.

Great 401K match (10%)

June 3, 2021

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September 11, 2020

Does Guidepoint offer massages?

Pros

Average salary out of uni, very easy (requires no brains), young ambiance

Cons

Firstly, the job isn’t advertised correctly - they make it out like your researching markets etc, when you’re just scrolling LinkedIn and spamming people. Some managers have no experience to be a manger and are almost childish. Didn’t feel like a professional environment at all. Place no trust in employees and no real career progression. Just a place holder job until you find something you want to do. Only focused on numbers no matter how smart you are, can be quite a toxic environment. Giving employees free fruit is not a real benefit. It’s not an intense job, but you get stares if you leave the office at your contract required time when you don’t actually have any work to do.

Giving employees free fruit is not a real benefit.

September 11, 2020

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May 5, 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Guidepoint?

Pros

Great workplace, welcoming people, quick growth opportunities, fair salaries

Cons

Nothing negative to be mentioned here, according to my personal experience

Great workplace, welcoming people, quick growth opportunities, fair salaries

May 5, 2021

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September 21, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Guidepoint?

Pros

You have the opportunity to closely collaborate with senior management and climb the corporate ladder if you are a committed team member. It's a great place to start a career and take on a lot of responsibilities at a young age.

Cons

Entry level is somewhat repetitive work. Need to be persistent and comfortable cold calling people to really succeed at the role.

Advice to Management

Better align company performance with compensation growth

You have the opportunity to closely collaborate with senior management and climb the corporate ladder if you are a committed team member.

September 21, 2021

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