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Powell Industries President and CEO Michael A. Lucas
Michael A. Lucas
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    Former Employee - Project Manager
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good starting point for a new grad. Good place to learn and build your credentials. Take advantage of any training opportunities.

    Cons

    Low pay. Most of the managers are managers because of who they know not what they know. Lack of communication throughout the organization from sales to project management, PM to engineering, and from engineering to shop floor. No more than 3% raises so if you hire in low you are stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people for what they know not who they know or who they are related to.


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    Manufacturing Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Powell Industries (College Station, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    basic interview, i just met them at the career fair first and then i applied online and got the interview. I wasnt bad at all. Powell seems like a good company

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Powell Industries Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies , Forbes, 2009
The Houston Chronicle 100 , The Houston Chronicle, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.powellind.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1947
Type Company - Public (POWL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Powell Industries gets a charge out of making equipment and computer systems that monitor and control the flow of electricity in industrial, commercial, and government facilities. Products include switchgears (units that manage the flow of electricity to motors, transformers, and other equipment); bus ducts (insulated power conductors housed in a metal enclosure); process control systems for instrumentation, computer control, and communications; and data management systems. Powell sells to oil and gas producers and pipelines, refineries, utilities, paper mills ... More

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