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- "Good benefits, company really open to working with employee needs" (in 6 reviews)
- "People are friendly and welcoming." (in 5 reviews)
- "Amazing Work/Life Balance with a positive workplace atmosphere." (in 4 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and being able to work remote for the transactional jobs that can be measured is outstanding." (in 3 reviews)
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- 4.013 Jan 2017Telemarketer and Benefit RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCovington, LA
Their is a big family oriented feeling and wonderful supervisors
Benefits could be better being its an insurance company
- 2.015 Dec 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great Benefits...welcoming gift at orientation
Favoritism and too "cliquish" to compete with any other large company outside of small town.5
- 2.011 Nov 2021A Very Demanding Role In A Non-customer Contact PositionFormer Employee
A great many of the people – the vast majority of them – are really fantastic people. Truly nice, genuine people who you look forward to seeing every day. They have this magic there of attracting that kind of person. Mostly. Wellness benefits were top-notch.
THE PAY: It’s a strange, wonderful company with one glaring downside: the pay is horrible. Apparently when conducting salary research through a local third party, the employer chooses to arbitrarily exclude the City of New Orleans from the local job market area (which is totally absurd). Obviously, this decision greatly depresses the salary results they are seeing, because they are only looking at places like Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, maybe Bogalusa, etc., where they have no competitors anyway, and this approach ignores a very large southern city and financial center of the state where salaries are vastly higher for comparable roles. I don’t mean $10,000 higher either – but easily double the salary, sometimes triple, just a half-hour away across the bridge. WORKLOAD, EXPECTATIONS, SKILL SET: The work done was like someone with a master’s degree would do, but the pay was about one-fifth of what such a person with such a degree would actually make in this area (which is, like it or not, “The New Orleans area”). Pay was so low that many employees have to go on government benefitsPay was so low that many employees have to go on government benefitsPay was so low that many ehat many ehat many employees have to go on government benefits just to make ends meet. It is very common for a sales person to come running over at 4:50pm and make a demand for work to be done and ready for early the next morning (and, the general consensus is that you had better get it done). Again, if the pay was triple, that might be reasonable. This severely impacted work-life balance on several instances, but only a few times a year. TYRANNY: Although most of their people were great, unfortunately this is very nearly ruined by the presence of a handful of real jerks, some of whom have risen to high levels and make work life miserable for those they can put under their thumbs. The place would really benefit from listening to employees at all levels, and from implementing and enforcing a “No A-holes Policy.” You have some in high management who are extremely great at what they do, and manage to remain some of the nicest people you'll ever meet - and then one or two doors away, you have a person or two who is a nightmare to work with. JOB SECURITY: They go through cycles. If business is good, they hire more people. If they have a bad year, they restructure and lay off or fire tons of people. It never felt stable and always seemed like you could lose your position if the salespeople (in another department) didn't make their quota.
- 3.030 Aug 2017Marketing CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCovington, LA
Great wellness program, somewhat flexible hours depending on your department, and good opportunity to gain some experience for your resume.
Horrible (and I mean horrible) health benefits. Insurance priced so that normal PPO plan is so expensive, so the high deductible plan is really only viable option. My family deductible was $6,000 and then still 80/20 coverage. When I had my son via c-section, it cost $8,500 out of pocket! No real room for advancement, even when there is an opening, and you're highly qualified. They would prefer to not fill and distribute the work or bring in an outsider to fill the spot. Management not transparent and a lot of politics. Can be toxic at times.7
- 2.025 Jun 2022Contracts AdministratorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCovington, LA
Benefits are average. They do allow remote work.
Overloaded work per employee. Lack of training.
- 5.027 Aug 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
It is so nice working for a company that values their employees. All of the staff and supervisors are helpful and accomodating. The benefit package is amazing. Time off policies here are nothing I have seen before. I feel very blessed to be an employee of Gilsbar.
I think that we all can learn new things every day and can be applied to day to day business. Hopefully this new knowledge can lead to promotions down the road. Or if at any time we make mistakes, we cn learn from them.