Point B Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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Point B CEO Mike Pongon
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Pros
  • Opportunity for work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good consultants and very smart people (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • As with any consulting firm you do not always know where you'll be (client) in the future (in 5 reviews)

  • Because we don't have a rigid hierarchical structure like many companies do, it is sometimes difficult to figure out a career path (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Point B full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Point B has a flat and egalitarian structure made up of smart people and decent clients. Also has a great culture and fun events.

    Cons

    This company needs to be your "point b", literally. Lacks upward mobility and career path options, but that comes with model so just know what you're getting into.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try and be something you're not. The high-end staff aug model has a place in the corporate world!


  2. Helpful (4)

    Senior Associate

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great lifestyle, great people, no travel, great culture/team building events.

    Cons

    Work is mostly project management or some IT work, not as intellectually interesting as other consulting work I have done. Salaries are low for the industry, benefits are weak, and too much risk is put on the employees for the rewards given.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Salary growth is slow.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Continually voted "Best Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility - in the type of work, career path and work life balance Great culture - collegial, supportive, fun Great client relationships Focus is on doing what's right for our clients, associates, and the firm - which can be a hard balance to strike

    Cons

    If you aren't comfortable in ambiguity, you probably don't want to work here - not a con, but something to consider

    Advice to Management

    As we grow, continue to tell stories about what makes us great Stay focused on doing what's right, even if it isn't always the most profitable solution


  6. Helpful (2)

    Hard to find this kind of great firm culture and flexibility in a company!

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility - ability to work remotely Great culture - fun events, annual company retreat Give back programs - firmwide focus on community service Smart people Interesting work

    Cons

    Professional development and advancement opportunities aren't clear Sometimes too Seattle-focused

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see more opportunities for advancement and professional growth in all roles, not just the consultants.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Great culture, smart people, flexible work environment

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

    I worked at Point B

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Point B was a great experience. Lots of very intelligent and highly motivated people. For the most part, people are very well aligned and understand the goals of the firm. Lots of opportunity to work in different areas of the business if interested.

    Cons

    I had worked on the firm-wide (non client facing) team. Area leads tended to make a project out of every little thing instead of focusing on small incremental change where applicable. Most projects do not get completed and succumb to the typical failings of a waterfall type project methodology e.g.: projects take too long, run over budget and fail to meet the business requirements as they’ve changed. Also – compensation is average to below average. It can be years before raises are given and cost of living adjustments year over year are not typical.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Very supportive environment

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great resources for client delivery, great work-life balance for consulting job

    Cons

    Few opportunities to see and meet coworkers


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance for a consultant Interesting and diverse client base Great peers

    Cons

    If you need a ton of career guidance this is not the best place to work


  10. Helpful (2)

    smart people, good culture, people who care

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

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, a great culture, work and life are both appreciated, i feel like i am treated fairly and respected

    Cons

    experiencing some growing pains - which is normal of any company you need to chart your own development course - which is changing

    Advice to Management

    don't lose sight of the talent inside the company keep to the work and life balance while doing great work


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and the support for work/life balance is the best I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    Middle of the road compensation when considering no paid vacation or time off at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the OEI - but consider the impact of any changes on pay. You may need to re-visit the comparison compensation models previously used to ensure attraction and retention of the best candidates and Associates.



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