Point B
4.1 of 5 67 reviews
www.pointb.com Seattle, WA 500 to 999 Employees

Point B Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014
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4.1 67 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Point B CEO Mike Pongon

Mike Pongon

(36 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Do your research before joining this company.

    (Current Employee)

    Pros- Smart Associates who want to do a good job for their clients
    - Decisions affecting the clients are usually ethical ones
    - A culture that encourages Associates to build relationships with each other inside and outside of work.
    - A desire to evolve the company beyond a project management consulting firm.
    - Great work/life balance

    Cons- Too many examples of questionable behavior by management. Associates were 'encouraged' to favorably complete the 'best companies to work for' survey.. Leaders too often do not follow their company policies or the ethics that Point B passionately claims to define their company,
    -I would not be surprised if several of the reviews on this site that speak glowingly of the company were written by the company itself.
    - Top heavy - far too many leaders for the size of the company. Leads to extensive debate on issues and difficulty making decisions/taking action. Too many egos.
    - Associates appear to be assigned to projects based on 'favoritism' and/or tenure, not interest or suitability for the work.
    - The number of my colleagues that are leaving should be a 'red flag' for Management but they don't seem to be 'getting it'.
    - The 'bonus' program continues to be ill-defined and Associates are encouraged to work for free outside of client time in anticipation of a bonus that is turns out to be low.
    - I had higher expectations from a company that has been in business as long as Point B has but will shortly be adding myself to the list of departing employees for the above reasons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what is happening in our company, commit to making changes, have enough humility to hire the right people to help you make those changes if you aren't sure how.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Point B COO responded to this review Jun 19, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for being so forthcoming with your thoughts. We take this feedback seriously.

    While it’s true we absolutely encourage our employees to complete “Best Places” surveys (the survey
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    Point B is full of unqualified people

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsIf you don't have much talent, yet can spin doctor well, this is the place for you. Looks matter more than substance.

    ConsI suspect that most glowing reports here are by people in recruiting and HR. It is encouraged to spin doctor and be deceptive and many in management have no background in what they are sent to deal with at the client. However, they have the "look." The smooth car salesman appearance. That's all that matters here. The spin, the talk, and taking credit where none is due. Having worked in other consulting firms, I can't believe the amount of fluff. The only reason they sell at all is due to college connections and with competition as it is with companies who actually have substantive people, I can't imagine this is sustainable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo you know how people actually get hired at Point B? It is getting the rep for fluffy work in the Seattle area.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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