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Very challenging and fun
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 6, 2018
Fun, competitive and challenging environment. Great co-workers and challenging projects
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Data entry on spreadsheets, updating correct information into company software.
Logistics Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKOctober 31, 2018
Reviewing software information that needed updating, doing research into input given from customers for quality services that were going through new system. Management was good overall. The workplace culture was excellent and was easy going and relaxed. The hardest part of the job was finding out exactly what my supervisor wanted at the beginning of employment. And a lot of questions needed to be asked before finding out how they wanted it done. The most enjoyable part of this job was the people I worked with.
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Great people to work with
Cons
This was temporary employment.
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Great place to work.
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKAugust 23, 2018
Great benefits with a wonderful culture. Plenty o paid time off and HSA options. There is a transition happening at GCI but I think change can be good. Overall I would work for them again.
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Good
Lifeguard and instructor (Former Employee) –  Greeley, COAugust 16, 2018
The job was not hard but the hours and time spent in the water took a toll on the body. The supervisor is wonderful and does her best to work with hours. You work a lot with the elderly and young children.
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Amazing place
Customer Service Representative II (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMay 13, 2018
I would work there again! Friendly co workers and great benifits as a full time employee you receive dental and health! The discounts on products and service was definitely a plus!
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Productive
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMay 3, 2018
I love the management, like the work atmosphere and I've enjoyed working with GCI. Learning new things everyday is my routine, I love meeting new people everyday at the job.
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Growing company constantly changing
Universal Service Fund Manager (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKApril 26, 2018
We are very reactive instead of proactive. GCI employees are smart and talented individuals to work with. Pay and benefits are competitive. The job is stressful. The culture is chaos. A lot of inefficient systems, so heavy reliance on Excel.
Pros
7 hours PTO every pay period
Cons
lack of communication between depts/silos
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Good place to work at family oriented
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Wasilla, AKApril 4, 2018
A nice place to work at with competitive pay for the Mat-Su. There is a diverse group of people that works there. Working with the public is great experience. You meet all walks of life.
Pros
They have health coverage and 401K package
Cons
You tend to have to go through a lot of managers to figure out a simple question sometimes
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Fast-paced Environment
Wireless Data Administrative II (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKApril 3, 2018
The networking side of the business was very fast-paced, constantly changing, and very stressful. The positions often times called for after hours on-call and overtime was always available. The hardest past of the job was balancing the after hours work with home life. The other majors issues were the constant changes to the network and trying to stay abreast of the changes and technology. The most enjoyable was the understanding and flexibility of management. There is always something to learn, however, with the work load, there is not always time. It is not uncommon for only one person to know how certain equipment worked and was configured. This information is only for the networking side, I know the other departments operated differently.
Pros
Overtime, great benefits, opportunities for advancement
Cons
Stressful, fast-paced
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Fast paced, productive workplace
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMarch 14, 2018
Friendly atmosphere with high expectations regarding job performance. There are quite a few employee incentive programs to encourage excellent customer service.
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5.0
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excellent place to work
Subject Matter Expert (SME) (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAMarch 2, 2018
Great place to work, excellent opportunity to learn new skills, training, work/life balance, people and culture. Unfortunately they were purchased by another defense contractor.
Pros
Excellent benefits and pay
Cons
Got bought out by a large conglomerate
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Great Workplace and Benefits
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  AKFebruary 20, 2018
Fun culture, great benefits, really cares about employees and customers. Training programs could be improved however management is great! Customers can be difficult but GCi offers solutions for all.
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4.0
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fast paced
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKFebruary 7, 2018
fast paced work place. Call center setting staff were expected to take 5+ calls per hour covering cell, internet, and cable TV services with a 25% close rate for sales within GCI product lines . management had a open door policy . The culture at GCI was ever changing due the evolving in entertainment media. In my opinion it was the upselling in a depressed economy. The most enjoyable part was the incentives /contest offered by HBO, Cinemax, STARZ, and SHOWTIME.
Pros
coworkers willing to help one another to meet goals
Cons
break were based on call volume many time breaks were cut short or not given
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great company
Accounts Payable Clerk II (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKFebruary 5, 2018
It is a good company to work for ... once locally owned, now Denver company owned. co workers are great to work with and can learn a lot from them. Employee discounts are great.
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sometimes fast sometimes slow
Recycle technician (Current Employee) –  portland, orFebruary 2, 2018
i was a recycle tech and an a/v tech for meetings. i had 3 buildings to go through looking for recycle bins to fill and replace to be shredded twice a week.

we cut down one building and the work load diminished. got slower. meanwhile, setting up meeting for local and international conferences. audio and video devices were set up in 'such' an order and expected to work properly, which didn't half the time.

it really depended on the time of year it was busy, around the holidays, it was ghost town. during tax season busy. there were days w/o enough hours and days that were slow enough where you walked trying to be busy.
Pros
benefits were decent after a certain amount of time, pay increases
Cons
environment was a bit hostile. back talking. impatient people.
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Very diverse place to work
Retail Specialist (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJanuary 10, 2018
Going to work was pretty fun but could get very stressful really quick. I liked working with my coworkers. When employees did a good job you would get incentives which was really cool.
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great company to work for
Field Services Technician II (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKNovember 17, 2017
this company is a great work experience and a great family to work with. great benefits and great pay, i would of loved to stay around for a long time but had to move on. thanks for the great years
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Enjoyed working with GCI and hope to find a new position with them
Procurement Specialist (Current Employee) –  Reston, VANovember 6, 2017
GCI is involved in various offerings and as a whole is a wonderful company to work for. The management in general cares about work/life balance and encourages employees to take time off as needed.

There is no "typical" day at work as each contract is different with different requirements and cultures.

Overall I would recommend GCI, Inc as a great place to work.
Pros
Generous vacation plan
Cons
No mechanism for finding a new job within the company
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Great career
Retail Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Wasilla, AKOctober 2, 2017
I loved working at GCI and I hope to be back there really soon! The compensation is awesome, the companion general looks out for you and provides exciting benefits among other activities.
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Relaxed workplace because they pay so little and have no benefits.
Trim Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IASeptember 12, 2017
Small company that really needs to grow. Until they grow they will not be able to pay their employees more and therefore will not retain workers. They are a family business that is small now but may grow to something if they actually choose to pay their workers a decent wage.
Pros
Friendly crew, flexible, Family business
Cons
Low pay, no room for advancement.
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