I have nothing good to say about GCA Service Group. I would not recommend this company with anybody. This was one of the worst company's have worked for pay is low, benefits are unacceptable and the way they pay and treat there employee's is unacceptable for the hours the have to work.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – January 15, 2018
SO I work for GCA for 6 years as a site manager. I was forced to sign a no compete contract for them to inform me a month later that they had lost their contract for the property I was managing and no longer needed my services. There was no severance pay, No new site . No sympathy at all for someone who has helped to build multiple new contract relationships with them.
GCA is a smaller business, meaning the people you work with are more so a second family than just co-workers and your boss. The work is difficult and the pay is on the lower side, but when done and one looks at the school looking nice, it feels good. If you work hard, the management will do all they can to work with you if you need time off or to leave early on occasions.
Janitorial (Current Employee) – Springfield, OH – January 15, 2018
For the most part its A good job but its a job i am just looking for something with a little more pay, I basically do janitorial stuff like cleaning, sweeping ,mopping, taking care of trash etc... nothing is really hard, management is ok for the most part.
Average enviroment to work. Like the fact that they provide tools and equipmemt to protect employee. No very happy with schelud among cokers, No very nice that employees don't have a parking spot inside the campus.
General Cleaner (Current Employee) – GA – January 10, 2018
I am responsible for cleaning a building on a college campus. The work can be physically demanding, and the students /faculty are unnecessarily messy. Management has made promises of a bonus but we never received it. There has not been any mentioning of a raise, because we most likely will not get one.The only good things about this job is minimal supervision, working alone, and night shift hours.
Night shift, minimum supervision, working alone
low pay, no paid holidays, no bonus, false promises, poor benefits, too much work for the pay, biweekly pay, working every Sunday, some of the staff are cliquish
Site Manager (Current Employee) – Athens, AL – January 8, 2018
GCA was not competitive in pay before it was bought by ABM. Now ABM is looking to take completely over and does not care about the people at "the bottom of the food chain" that make up the company. Without these people, the corporation would not be making money. The pay is low and the work is hard.
Custodial (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – January 4, 2018
The job will give you hours, but doesn't care about your life outside of work. If you enjoy making plans and having a social life, you're not going to enjoy your time with GCA. If management wants us to work overtime, you're lucky if you get a few days notice. It got to a point where we would have to put in a request form whenever we made plans, otherwise we would be expected to work. Even if we were scheduled to have that time off.
Also the fact that you're only getting paid 10.50 (at best) for cleaning human waste and providing maintenance is a bit ridiculous. There have also been multiple times where my coworkers and I had our overtime hours put onto a different account so they wouldn't pay us extra money. GCA does not care about you as an employee.
Maintenance (Current Employee) – Enfield, CT – January 3, 2018
Typical days would be just walking around for hours and taking out trash, recycling, sweeping, mopping spills, dusting and etc. You were on your feet all day but the job was very slow paced and relaxed. Management was bad. There was a lot of confusion about our schedules and we went without a boss for about a month. At times I couldn't even get in touch with someone to find out when I work. Eventually I couldn't contact my manager to see if I was still employed or not and I still haven't heard anything in almost 6 months.