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5 people found this helpful

You think it can only get better, only to continue to get worse.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

I have been working at PPC

Pros

-Staff level employees that care about their peers and clients
-Some flexibility

Cons

-Lack of communication/explanation to staff level employees
-Lack of empathy or encouragement toward the staff
-Loss of benefits such as personal leave and 401k matching, without explanation
-Blatant disregard for the truth, senior management is 100% political now, and will say anything to put a positive spin on anything negative
-Financially unstable
-Lack of respect to employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

PPC has faced many issues in the past several months. The 100% turnover in the C-suite has really dug a hole for PPC's future success. The changes implemented will only hurt the company in terms of staff-level. Although it is a public company on the UK market, money cannot be the only driver for success. The senior management needs to recognize they will continue to lose revenue if they continue to neglect the staff.

PPC is not winning any new work. Senior management's approach to "differentiators" will only hurt in the long run, as they cannot change PPC's way of doing business quick enough to save the company.

The CEO could care less about the employees. The two all-hands he has lead since he joined PPC in November were a joke. The first all hands he could not care less about the staff level employees, saying that they wouldn't be affected by any changes (wrong) and said he could care less about the environmental side of the company (which happens to be the most stable area in the company). The second all hands was a hand holding session about feelings, to a group of well-educated adults (seriously, do you know who you're audience is?). If senior management plans to hold onto any more employees that help make the company successful, then they need to change their attitude, otherwise they will lose more than the high number of people that already left the company since the new CEO started.

If senior management doesn't start caring about the employees and the image the company is portraying to its employees and clients, then they should lay off the rest of the company and see how successful they will be without the talented staff.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    PPC is capable of so much but recent Sr Management changes will destroy the company in months

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at PPC

    Pros

    Energetic and fun place (or was)
    Great people
    Respected industry leader

    Cons

    New PPC CEO has no clue how to run a company. Has been drummed out of many major companies. New plan is to leave what has built the company to pursue building a piece of software.
    New CTO knows nothing about technology
    New VP of HR wont answer simple questions and treats employees like dirt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adive for AEA...either sell PPC or get this new management out of the way. At the current pace the new CEO will destroy the cash cow in a quarter or less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful

    Looking for a respectful, fair workplace with clear & honest communication? This probably isn't the place for you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at PPC

    Pros

    The company is located in a very convenient area (Tyson's Corner). Traffic is horrific there, but at least there's a metro being built nearby.

    Cons

    - The amount of turnover within the last several months speaks for itself.

    - Favoritism runs deep in this workplace.

    - No professional training opportunities for "certain" employees, despite the fact that this is advertised as an employee benefit during orientation.

    - If you're not liked by certain people, PPC has no money in any budget for you. Lack of training opportunities aside, if you need any basic office supplies that require more than $30, you'll have to obtain "approval". Really??

    - Very low salaries compared to other companies in the area.

    - The benefits package is practically useless. Better get supplemental coverage when considering working for this company.

    - If you have to travel a significant distance to the client site, don't expect to be reimbursed for any cost associated with that travel. There's no money in the budget for that, but it's totally acceptable there to have the employee absorb that cost.

    - You can expect a promotion only if the right people "like" you. For example, a particular manager, who was an extremely poor communicator and, at times, dishonest and arrogant, was kicked off of a project by the client, and yet he was miraculously promoted months later.

    - There are no minorities in upper management, which speaks volumes about who this company values and who it does not value.

    - If you're assigned to a billable project, you are treated like a human being with some level of respect.

    - If you need to travel for business purposes, you're paying for it with your personal funds. You will be laughed at if you ask for a corporate card.

    - Often engages in creative tactics to win work; makes promises to clients that they are not fully prepared to fulfill, thus putting massive, unnecessary pressure on its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Yes, minorities are competent and can work well in upper management too.
    2. Get a new set of senior managers - across the board - who will treat people fairly.
    3. Disrespectful behavior should not be tolerated from any level of an organization.
    4. Stop offering the cheapest benefits package to employees.
    5. Either make professional training available to everyone, or no one. Offering professional training to a "select" few is simply unfair and causes employees to lose respect for managers who do this.
    6. End the favoritism.
    7. Offer salaries that are comparable to other comapnies in the area.
    8. Give promotions based on performance, not the "good old boy" system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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