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41 English questions out of 41

December 29, 2021

What is health insurance like at Guidepoint?

Pros

Best team I could have asked for! Moderate work life balance

Cons

Poor health insurance, bonuses are basically non-existent. Basic US holidays are still work days. Limited room for growth unless someone above you leaves

Poor health insurance, bonuses are basically non

December 29, 2021

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March 16, 2022

Does Guidepoint offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Pay was okay for first role

Cons

Bad management, no respect for work life balance and bad opportunities

Pay was okay for first role

March 16, 2022

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January 10, 2022

Does Guidepoint offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Consultants can work from home

Cons

Nepotistic particularly in the Insights business, favoritism, career limiting, GP not a name you want on your resume.

Advice to Management

Focus on building quality Management teams for each business, not just hiring friends.

Consultants can work from home

January 10, 2022

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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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