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I've really enjoyed my time at Pinnacle to this point. Yes some of the on site locations are less than desirable, but part of our unique services are that we put a team onsite no matter the location. This is industry, not a cushy suit and tie gig and the more you hide behind a desk the worse off you'll be.
You get in as an analyst and can move up to Project Lead within a year if you're hungry. From there, you have a say where you live and work once you pay your dues as an analyst. No different than any other company, and actually much better. Yeah good people leave, that's nothing unique about Pinnacle, people have their reasons.
Past PL, you can move up if you're the right person. It's not just about "it's been five years, here's a promotion" Pinnacle makes you earn it, and that's one of the best qualities of the company because anywhere else it's you waiting on retirement or death of your superiors to get a shot. With the merger, I suspect the company will blow up and continue to grow just as quickly if not quicker due to a full line of services offered now, though integration may be slow.
The culture is great too, everyone is approachable and if they aren't about working out solutions and getting results, odds are they don't last very long.
Salaries are good, where you start as an AIA depends on your degree, but once you build value you can justify some extra compensation. Bonuses get more tantalizing as you move up the chain and are tied directly to profit, though how raises are actually determined is unclear and is not tied to a performance review necessarily.
Some cons brought up here are pretty laughable, others are valid.
Some of the project leads I've worked with are rather cocky for no good reason. Odds are their PL left the company and they were elevated to the position before they were truly ready, but that didn't stop them from getting a big head about it and they continue to breed incompetence. Management realizes this is a problem and will look to remedy this as Pinnacle grows, if the company wants to grow up it's employees need to grow up as well.
Yes, hours can be long at times. I signed up for it though. Burn out is a risk for sure, the job is demanding, though that's what happens when you're providing services. If you're looking for an easy job where you can sit around and BS all day long or act like you're sick so you can "work" from home, keep moving.
The technicians, field drafter and CAD drafters may have a hard time here as well. Often PLs are too inexperienced as professionals to know how to help these poor souls or how to treat them and could care less about them as a person.
Advice to Management
I think management recognizes the company's faults and is looking to improve them as the company grows from small to mid sized. Keep going in the current direction and don't lose sight of vision just to put bodies in an office chair to feed the machine.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services (Houston, TX) in March 2015.
On-campus interview following a career fair. Asked me general behavioral questions, why I want to work for Pinnacle, etc. Some brain teasers too (number of windows in my hometown, what medium does sound travel fastest through). Within a week or two, I got a call and email requesting to come down to Houston for another interview. They don't pay for hotel, which is a bit worrisome. I went down, they had me take a logic test, answer more behavioral questions and brain teasers (how would you evacuate a town, teach them something, etc.) They showed me around their facilities and gave me an overview of what they do. Got a response back within 2-3 days. Overall, not bad but seems like a boring job (very computer-based, not much plant or lab experience).
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PinnacleAIS is a leading service provider to the petroleum, chemical, and mining processing industries, specializing in the development and turnkey implementation of best-in-class asset integrity programs. Through a combination of industry expertise, cutting edge technology, innovative processes, and uncompromising service, we provide our clients with the most effective integrity programs in the industry. This, in turn, ensures that their facilities minimize risk, ensure compliance with codes and regulations, and optimize the costs associated with their assets.