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Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (3)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3,13
  • 0 applicants say

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Company summary

An independent nonprofit organization established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.

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A public benefit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry.

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Numbers

Employees

1,001-5,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

What GIA Does
• Research that deepens the world’s understanding of gems and jewelry manufacturing and shares these findings with academia, the industry, and the gem-buying public
• Education that builds careers and enhances the knowledge and integrity of the gem and jewelry industry
• Standard setting that protects those who buy gems by ensuring the qualities of gems and jewelry are objectively and consistently described
• Laboratory services that provide an unbiased and scientific assessment of gem quality

CREATOR OF THE 4Cs

In the 1940s, GIA established the “4Cs” and the International Diamond Grading System™ – to this day, the worldwide standard for evaluating diamond quality.

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Company outlook

EDUCATE

Students around the globe turn to GIA for the knowledge, skills, and credentials that launch successful gem and jewelry careers.

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RESEARCH

The world leader in gemological research, GIA’s breakthrough discoveries deepen our understanding of gemstones and the world.

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PROTECT

Through research, education, and unbiased gem grading and analysis, GIA strives to protect the gem and jewelry buying public by setting global quality standards.

Location


  • 5345 Armada Drive
    Carlsbad, CA, 92008
    United States
Locations (international)

For applicants

Videos

Introduction to the World’s Foremost Authority on Diamond and...
GIA’s Professional Education by GIA

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

GIA's mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.7ac54dfe71bf36a22ed3.jpg


How would we describe the company culture?

With over 3,000 employees in 13 countries, GIA offers many exciting career opportunities and the chance to serve the public good. Join our diverse and talented group who bring objectivity to the industry and provide the public the knowledge they need to make gem and jewelry purchases with confidence.

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Reviews for Gemological Institute of America, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3,13 Employees say
0 Applicants say
  • 28.Feb. 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make the company support its newer employees, and also add some fitness incentive programs

What I like about the company

It is a steady job and pay check

What I dislike about the company

The company is an oligarchy that needs to learn to support its newer employees

Company Culture
2
Support from management
2
Teamwork
2
Freedom to work independently
1
Internal Communication
3
Gender Equality
5
Attitude towards older colleagues
5
Career Development
1
Overall compensation for your work
2
Office / Work Environment
3
Environmental Friendliness
3
Work-Life Balance
2
Company Image
2
Job Security
4
Handicapped Accessibility
5
Workplace Safety
3
Challenging Work
1
Inclusive / Diverse
3

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
  • City
    Carlsbad
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 19.Jan. 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Just company need to treat or the employee with respect and value of them is a lot of good people in the company but they don't value the good people and people end up leaving

What I dislike about the company

We have very poor management management doesn't help you at all very poor poor poor management.

Company Culture
3
Support from management
2
Teamwork
2
Freedom to work independently
2
Internal Communication
2
Gender Equality
2
Attitude towards older colleagues
2
Career Development
2
Overall compensation for your work
1
Office / Work Environment
2
Environmental Friendliness
2
Work-Life Balance
2
Company Image
3
Job Security
2
Handicapped Accessibility
5
Workplace Safety
5
Challenging Work
2
Inclusive / Diverse
2

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 26.Dez. 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • offer gym discounts.

What I like about the company

my Coworkers

Company Culture
5
Support from management
4
Teamwork
5
Freedom to work independently
4
Internal Communication
5
Gender Equality
5
Attitude towards older colleagues
5
Career Development
3
Overall compensation for your work
3
Office / Work Environment
5
Environmental Friendliness
5
Work-Life Balance
5
Company Image
4
Job Security
5
Handicapped Accessibility
5
Workplace Safety
5
Challenging Work
2
Inclusive / Diverse
5

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
  • City
    Carlsbad
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (3)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3,13
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0

kununu score comparisons

Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
3,13
6 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3,63
71.667 reviews

kununu average
3,33
3,037,000 reviews