PPC Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
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PPC President & CEO Harry C. Thornsvard
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time Will Tell

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

    I have been working at PPC full-time

    Pros

    New corporate ownership and CEO that are committed to developing synergy among the different operational divisions. Re-emergence, albeit slow, of corporate cultural attitudes that are essential to the success of modern consulting organizations.

    Cons

    Still too top heavy in over-compensated VPs and Directors, particularly ones that are carry overs from the former ownership management fiasco, and who are not adding value or strategic vision to the business or willing to break down organizational barriers. Still losing key technical staff who had good organizational (internal) and client (external) institutional knowledge and rapport.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the path you have set, but consider more nipping and tucking at the top end so more focus on growing accounts and fostering cross-organizational collaboration can occur and result in business growth, staff retention and a "One PPC" reality.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great Place to launch career, future will be a challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Principal in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Principal in McLean, VA

    I have been working at PPC

    Pros

    Nice people, proactive HR, healthy work-life balance for junior staff, collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Since the merger with AEA, company has lost it's employee focused culture, which was its differentiator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    success does not come from spread sheets, get to know the staff

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at PPC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A good group of professional people.They understand what it means to work hard and what it means to have life i loved working there,the reason for leaving was to start my own business.

    Cons

    My narrow nitch didn't fit into the company's profile,i helped them meet a contract requirement.It is really not a down-side ,but this way it was harder to fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPC

    Pros

    - Lots of learning on the job.
    - Many opportunities to diversify skills.
    - 'Get things done' culture
    - Not much traveling for a consulting company

    Cons

    - Performance appraisal process is flawed
    - Company does not like to spend money on training for all. Free training is always welcome.
    - People used to be the most important asset. No Longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - It's the people. Pay attention.
    - Incentives/Bonus suck
    - Clear organization structure is needed. Rank and file is confused

    No opinion of CEO

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