I've been with the company for 3 years, it's been an uphill battle all the way. I needed the job so I stuck it out and tried to make a success of it. Each time I managed to advance, management would change and knock me and others back down the org chart. The pay is low, they're requiring mandatory overtime. I want my life back!
Director (Current Employee) – Santa Monica – May 20, 2015
There are always pros and cons to every workplaces.
Typical day consists of putting out fires and managing up. Spend most of my time correcting other people's assumptions and to calm the panicking execs whenever they hear inaccurate information.
Pros: There are really talented and intelligent people working here.
Cons: Unfortunately, the only ones who get noticed are the ones that take credit for other people's work, hoard information and keep others out of the loop, and interrupt others in meetings so they can be the most boisterous. Those who are "seemingly" intelligent by regurgitating facts in front of executives, are the ones that deemed "valuable" and are rewarded. While those who work hard, who actually contribute to the bottom line, do not get noticed.
With new management, there seems to be a trend of people trying to prove their value. That translates into throwing others under the bus. It's difficult to trust others.
Project Coordinator (Contract) (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – September 29, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of meetings and work They did not promote employee relationships Management was focused and driven but they were not micromanagers My co-workers were very driven but unsocial The hardest part of the job was being isolated to only my projects and not being in an environment that had no culture
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Arden, NC – November 16, 2015
A day at my job consist of help agent with calls, take over supervisor request calls when needed on the phones. I normally send email request at supervisor level with either billing, processing refunds or update accounts.
Large company making changes- moving in the right direction
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – July 13, 2015
Guthy-Renker has been a top direct marketing business for decades but has struggled to make the full transition in to the digital age. They are making huge strides to get up to speed and leave the past behind. Future is looking bright for those looking to join G-R.
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) – Worked From Home – March 28, 2015
As a Customer Service Representative who was an AT HOME AGENT, the job could get boring with it's monotony. You were tied to a computer for 8 hours with two (2) 15 minute breaks, and a thirty (30) minute break for lunch. Each call lasted an average of 4-5 minutes. You were pretty drained at the end of work..
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – February 7, 2013
Very nice people to work with. They are very open to new ideas and you can enjoy the diversity of their teams. It is in a very good location with lots of options for good food. The most enjoyable part for me is not doing the same thing over and over again everyday.