PCA Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Accounting Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PCA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoy working here- management needs more experience

    Cons

    Management poor, lack of training


  2. Good company with some caveats

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer

    I worked at PCA (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits; Friendly coworkers; generally competitive pay.

    Cons

    Very antiquated ways of thinking on a corporate level; Cut corners on technology - systematically insist on competitive designs and prices but refuse to supply employees with the appropriate tools.

    Advice to Management

    "We've always done it that way" is not an acceptable justification of antiquated workflows and obsolete technology. Investing in your employees up front and making it easy for them to do their job will pay dividends.


  3. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, GA

    I worked at PCA (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a strong emphasis on learning and culture. At the right location it's a fantastic place to have a career.

    Cons

    High stress and long hours at times.


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  5. A good company with room for improvements

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hourly employees have a wealth of knowledge. Fair pay, decent work/life balance. Decent mentorship.

    Cons

    Locations are generally boring and far-removed. Company is still in the process of moving documentation to fully electronic format - many P&IDs have gone without updates for years.

    Advice to Management

    Aggressively push for full electronic documentation in the short-term. Have co-ops work more closely with hourly employees.


  6. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401K, The coworkers are hard working good people to work with. All the people in inside the plant and outside sales really worked hard to satisfy and take care of the customer.

    Cons

    Need to actually listen to your employees and take actions to implement ideas or suggestions. Many times felt as if no one was listening.

    Advice to Management

    Remember we all get to go home without the customer.


  7. manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCA

    Pros

    empowered to do more and succeed

    Cons

    pay could have been better for tasks performed


  8. Need a little less talk and a lot more action

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gas City, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gas City, IN

    I have been working at PCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People that work here on the hourly side of the business

    Cons

    Junk machines, management does not listen to employees very political

    Advice to Management

    Quit talking start backing up all the talk with action


  9. Good, Flexible, and Fun ... Sometimes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Valet Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Valet Attendant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PCA part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling and the possibility to make good money in tips if at a good property. If at a good property, you can network and meet a lot of great people and drive nice cars. Great co-workers, but again that is dependent on the property you're placed in. (Request fancy/high establishments for better tips)

    Cons

    Like I said, if you have bad days or are at a bad property then tips can be bad, and you'll be stuck with minimum wage. Most valet work involves working in all sorts of weather, rain or shine.


  10. Long hours, Little Recognition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to work summers as a college student. Worked full time and was paid pretty well.

    Cons

    Paid less than regular employees for doing the same work, little recognition. Managers not willing to provide a reference for you after you leave. Supervisors were incompetent at times and often make you make decisions to cover their butts.


  11. Good Job at the time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in Madison, TN
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in Madison, TN

    I have been working at PCA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good iincentive pay plus hourly

    Cons

    work weekends can't be avoided if you want to make a decent living

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the person training knows what they are doing. It makes all the difference in success.



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