GTM Sportswear Reviews

Updated 4 June 2014
Updated 4 June 2014
22 Reviews

2.8
22 Reviews
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David Dreiling
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  1.  

    Enjoyed my customers, the product line was fun to promote,

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun product, great customers, industry is ever changing and evolving.

    Cons

    Company needs to seriously consider where it wants to spend its time and money. The expansion in the outside sales force was much too rapid and too many reps were added. The additional revenue expectations for those territories is way out of reach.

  2.  

    It isn't for everyone, but 25 years and almost 1000 employees doesn't happen by accident.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Manhattan, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Manhattan, KS (US)

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fast paced and fun environment for people that are fast paced and fun. Free medical clinic for employees, and spouses and children. Employee scholarship program. Awesome medical coverage, 401k matching, paid vacation. Employee emergency assistance fund. I work with great friends.

    Cons

    Management had growing pains, made some wrong moves with good intentions regarding personnel and inventory that were magnified by the recession and changes in the market. Entry level positions have entry level pay, but some people don't include the cost of their benefits. High turnover rate of external executives and sales reps has been an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Welcome back Dave!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for, Runs like a mom and pop business

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Manhattan, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Manhattan, KS (US)

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home.. they provide an entire home office, freedom to make your own hours, GAS CARD, 500 car allowance, ipad.

    Cons

    Lack of organization with the outside sales program, no structure, consistently changing the processes. seems like they were trying to figure out what to do with all of the outside reps and were overwhelmed, meanwhile they have 50 outside reps trying to figure things out on there own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't Hire outside reps until a legit program is established

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Absolutely Horrible Employer!

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    Former Employee - This and That  in  Manhattan, KS (US)
    Former Employee - This and That in Manhattan, KS (US)

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are always hiring if you are an the absolute end of your rope and desperate.

    Cons

    unhealthy work environment, scatter-brained leadership, insane turn-over, vague company goals, compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing ground because you see no value in your employees. Pay a reasonable wage, recognize people for good work and encourage them. You cannot grow if your entire workforce turns over every year or so. Your HR department is probably the hardest working department in the company and it's still twice the size of what it could be. Look at all the time and money that goes into training a new employee:

    1. The department loses productivity when someone leaves
    2. The trainer loses productivity while their focus shifts to training the new employee
    3. The new employee will likely quit or get fired 6 months later anyway because while all of this is going on, the VPs are constantly showing graphs and numbers threatening people to do better for the sake of the company and their jobs.
    4. The new employee is now training even newer employees with their incomplete knowledge of their own job responsibilities.

    This is the cycle. This is the problem. You are mismanaged and lost.

    Also, according to volunteered information from employees, in a few cases, your executives make 6 times more than their direct subordinates, but the company is failing because of production, support and sales?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    What have you done for me lately?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer  in  Manhattan, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Manhattan, KS (US)

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Open creative platform, risk taking

    Cons

    No employee loyalty, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider from where you came from and how you got to where you are now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful organization if you want to succeed in outside sales

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    IPad, Cell Phone, Laptop which is what you get with most outside sales jobs

    Cons

    Management Sucks
    No Sense of Direction
    Unattainable goals
    No market research or reasoning behind sales goals and zip codes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who didn't go to K-State and had more experience than just working for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They are very up beat, have an excellent working environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    They are helpful, they are understanding, they are very personable, and are always willing to help you with anything.

    Cons

    It is a very intense environment and gets a little much when you sit in cubicles all day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    brutal

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    Former Employee - TSR
    Former Employee - TSR

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    coworkers are nice and fun to be around, however everyone who is talented is looking for other opportunities

    Cons

    leadership, inexperienced management, micromanagement, unprofessional, uneducated people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recruit people with experience and professionalism. this company will be bought in the next year and hopefully have some potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company, Leadership and. Management - Unbelievably HORRIBLE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great industry; fun. Ability to cultivate relationships that are long lasting.

    Cons

    Overall mission of the company sounds great but it's ALL smoke and mirrors. Really confused in leadership with extremely low long term retention. Awful place to work with even worse management and direction. Owner has too many irons in the fire and can't see the forrest for the trees. Sad!!!! RUN super fast if recruited or approached by this company!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast Paced!!!

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    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Manhattan, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics in Manhattan, KS (US)

    I worked at GTM Sportswear full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned the importance of a fast pace environment. Good place to begin the importance of attention to detail in a growing company.

    Cons

    Although the salary is not much, the staff is willing to help you and let you work extra hours.

    Recommends

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