Point B Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014
68 Reviews
4.0
68 Reviews
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Point B CEO Mike Pongon
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Pros
  • Great resources for client delivery, great work-life balance for consulting job (in 26 reviews)

  • Good consultants and very smart people (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • This isn't really a con, so much as a bias within the firm, something for consideration (in 3 reviews)

  • It has the feel of a large consulting firm culture now (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A place to be comfortable but not challenged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Pros

    Still some smart people. Opportunity for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Serious attrition in general. Seem to be losing top talent in particular. Despite spin, not a lot of opportunity for growth from anyone at this firm - it will have to come from the outside. Compensation lags the industry. Becoming more of a big firm where it is all about who you kiss up to vs. your ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider role changes at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Point B Response

    May 21, 2014COO

    Sorry to hear about your experience. Please know we value your input. We utilize several different ways to receive and manage feedback/associate engagement and Glassdoor is one of the tools we use ... More

  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Leadership has degraded the culture at Point B

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Smart People

    - Fun Events

    - There is still an attempt to live up to the core values, although they have been diluted

    - If you want to work part time and have no career ambition this place is for you

    - Compensation package is ok

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership and no strategic focus coupled with a complete inability to implement internal change has made this company stagnant.

    - Your staffing will only be determined based upon what's available when you are available.

    - Long time associates are leaving in droves and leadership brushes it under the carpet as if it does not matter.

    - Internally, leaders are not allowed to lead nor are they held accountable to driving critical business outcomes (margin targets/spend).

    - At the client Point B associates are basically independent consultants

    - Too many internal promotes (new President of Consulting) and rejection of outside ideas has kept the company leadership blind to the true problems this company faces or fresh ideas on forward direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out where we are going and then take us there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Clients
    Freedom to set your own direction

    Cons

    Recent departure of long time and talented resources has drained the soul of Point B
    New resources have little desire to make Point B better or understand what made it great
    New organization structure has led to the promotion of incompetent leaders
    No paid vacation and poor overall benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the new titles and needless overhead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Working at Point B

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work-life balance
    Comparable pay for "title" compared to the market
    Willing to quickly adapt to changing market conditions

    Cons

    No leadership
    Lack of true feedback, despite open feedback being "important"
    No room or support for growth
    No support for operations team
    Culture of Haves and Have-Nots keeps the company divided
    Does not challenge leaders to grow or develop people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Initially decent, but hasn't materialized as promised.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B

    Pros

    Work-life balance is respected.
    Benefits are comparable with most other consulting firms.
    Great place to work if you are starting a family.
    Since all the consultants are paid by the hour, part time is a major plus.
    Relatively no real air travel is required, but local commuting to various client sites can be grueling.
    A great bunch of people to work and socialize with when you get the chance.

    Cons

    Cliquish management tier.
    Growing stratification between hourly vs. salaried.
    Bonus process is not open or communicated to the consultants which leaves you wondering what is going on.
    Advancement is based on who you know and seniority rather than qualifications (like many companies).
    True feedback is rare.
    Seattle-centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If growth is the mantra, look outside company for qualified C level leadership.
    Realize that with no real management growth path for senior employees, the only way to advance is to leave.
    Provide published bonus plan to all employees that can be tracked and measured. This can be great tool to direct behaviour.
    Since Tim and Darren have left (virtually), the company direction seems confused with no real passion being communicated by the leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Individualistic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B

    Pros

    Life/work balance
    Medical benefits
    Freedom to manage your time

    Cons

    Little to no support from management
    Lack of training or career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support associates in the field

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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