Gray Matter Systems Reviews

Updated Nov 2, 2019

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16 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Matter Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good management, amazing teams. Lots of opportunity to learn and you get the chance to see different projects.

    Cons

    Remote employee are kinds ignored and left alone. No gathering or anything.

  2. "Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Matter Systems full-time

    Pros

    Well Paid Great Benefits Room for Growth - Wide variety of Solutions Great teams - Great people Relaxed work hours

    Cons

    For employees outside of Pittsburg, offices are slim to none. Remote interactions are difficult

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  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Matter Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Informative meetings, core value awards, and real interest in how employees are doing

    Cons

    We are so spread out, its hard to get together with co-workers sometimes.

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  4. "A great company to work for."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Matter Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on a variety of projects. Great workplace culture. Plenty of opportunities to learn valuable skills.

    Cons

    I only had positive experiences.

  5. "Growing out of control"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gray Matter Systems full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and if you're not in the PA area you can work from home. The office in Warrendale is awesome . Theres a gym, cafeteria, and foosball table. The benefits are normal.

    Cons

    The technical work is challenging because often times we're over worked for underbid jobs. Being on the cutting edge of technology sometimes means early adoption which is like shoving a square peg through a circle holpe. Some clients are real rude.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Matter Systems full-time

    Pros

    Gray Matter is an awesome place to work. The people are amazing, and I look forward to starting work every day. I've met some of the most friendly, kind, and talented people while working here. The company is growing fast, and everyone is on board to do their part to help. Plenty of opportunity for growth. Management is always looking to improve. Work/life balance is great, and management is always looking out for their employees.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast, and so there's occasionally some growing pains (as you would expect). This really isn't a con, unless you don't like change and are looking to do the bare minimum everyday. Nothing else comes to mind... if there is ever an issue or a reoccurring problem, management always looks for the best solution for the team. Management listens, just make sure you bring it up.

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  7. "GrayMatter Rocks!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Matter Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    GrayMatter is an awesome place to work. A great team atmosphere and on the cutting edge of IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Manufacturing Execution, SCADA, and more!

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of overtime work with no reward :-("

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gray Matter Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have good prodcuts to sell. If you are sales person and already have LOTS of contact and can add in system, you are the MAN!! Fun loving work environment. Aggressive owners and want to grow.

    Cons

    Most of employess work after hours, weekends but no reward. No one want free ride but they need to share profit with all empoyess not only with sales guys. Horrible and career killing compete agreement you have to sign, which is not good for technical staff. Good for fresh graduates, not for experinced persons.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "Small Minded Business Unforeseen Future"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gray Matter Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Immediate vacation time (you'll need it), unlimited sick time (not really), friendly staff, paid travel and expenses for sales, work from home (expect 80 hour work week)

    Cons

    on-boarding is nonexistent, leadership lacks in motivating employees, reviews to bring you down instead of up, annual raises are rare to receive, nepotism is apparent, upper management doesn't practice core values, very expensive health benefits, paid monthly, expect to learn everything yourself there is zero real training happening at this place

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  10. "Great place to innovate!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gray Matter Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gray Matter is really focused on innovation in the Industrial Internet (IIoT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) field. I love that we get to work with leading technologies, both hardware and software, onsite and in the cloud, to solve customer problems. The management team supports new ideas and allows everyone to contribute. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    The culture is really built around teamwork, innovation, and performance. Thought it's not really a con, you need to come ready to contribute, participate and perform.

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