Beyond the Perks: What it’s Like Working at GT
Working at GT is unlike working anywhere else. It’s a little like coming home. The Carmichael family’s commitment to making self-direction an accessible option for individuals and families is woven into the fabric of GT. We are a company that believes in integrity, rewards respect, and delivers excellence at every level. We are committed to making a difference in our communities. All of that starts and ends with people.
GT is a person-centered workplace. Whether we are serving our customers, our communities, or each other, we live our mission every day: To help people live a life of their choosing regardless of age or ability.
Creating Flexible and Safe Work Arrangements
The pandemic has changed how many people live and work, including those of us at GT. People who use self-direction depend on uninterrupted care and support. We need to be there for them no matter what.
Today, much of our workforce telecommutes, providing a high level of service to our customers regardless of our physical location. The telecommuting option continues to be available for some positions. As a result, employees have greater flexibility and can remain safe at home if needed.
Investing in Technology That Simplifies
Our goal is to make life easier for everyone we serve—including our employees. We invest in tools, resources, and technology that simplify the self-direction process for participants. And we make sure our employees are just as well-equipped every day on the job.
Positioning People for Success
Just as we want to see success among people choosing self-direction, we want to see success among people choosing GT as their employer. Along with competitive pay and benefits, GT provides universal access to a CARES Success Coach. This coach can offer guidance on career growth and development, as well as help in other areas of life so everyone experiences better outcomes.
GT also offer comprehensive training resources. Our knowledge library includes more than 400 training materials in a variety of formats. This allows our employees to learn in ways that are most effective for them.
Promoting Engagement Among Our People
GT encourages our employees to help us shape our company. We create many opportunities for employees to speak up, share their feedback, and make an impact. We conduct annual surveys and interviews, and employees can serve on committees and take part in meaningful conversations. We also deliver on our open-door policy. From John Carmichael, our CEO, on down, we encourage open conversation and believe that every member of the GT family has a direct impact on our success as a team.
Nurturing a Sense of Family and Community
GT is proud to be part of the Sturgis, Michigan, community. We seek ways to take care of those around us, from donating resources for urgent needs to supporting organizations that focus on lifting people up. But with a workforce that spans the nation, we know our family and community extend beyond our backyard. That’s why we give all our employees paid time off to volunteer with organizations that are close to them.