Pental Granite & Marble
1.8 of 5 4 reviews
www.pentalonline.com Seattle, WA 50 to 149 Employees

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A word for those who purchase from Pental

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Pental Granite & Marble

ProsThe company takes in mostly entry level employees so that they may take advantage of paying them at a lower wage. On one hand this is a pro for someone who wants to become better educated in the stone and tile industry, but understand that this is as far as you should take this job. They will offer praise to make you feel like you are "contributing", but bottom line is how much can they make off of you and your hard work. If you want to work hard for a company and never recieve any type of compensation or promotion, this is the job for you. Take the knowledge and run, which is what almost ALL of the employees do. The turnover rate is TREMENDOUS (even in a bad economy) so if you are desperate for work look to their website as there is always someone voluntarily leaving their position. Pental has three different locations with beautiful showrooms, but behind the facade of money and grandeur is sadness from every employee. They will terminate your minimum wage position to remodel a bathroom in the finest of materials flown in from Italy. They do have company parties twice a year, but no one ever goes- and they are pot-luck.

ConsCommunication at Pental is completely non-existent. Over the many years that I worked there it was the biggest issue that was never EVER solved. Everyone is ready to "pass the buck" onto someone else, and the higher paid employees tend to blame their mistakes on those who barely make minimum wage creating hostility in all departments. Total lack of respect. Those in upper management lack the education and knowledge to properly run a business (just because an employee starts in the ground floor of a company does not make them qualified to be a project manager). Pental refuses to compensate qualified individuals, therefore they either leave or are not considered for employment. If you have a degree, they will not employ you. The most depressing part of working there is to see the lack of respect and heart that the owner has for his employees. Its difficult to watch the extravagant events and parties they throw for their customers when you havent had a raise or performance review in years.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a heart. Try to remember what it was like to work for a company that listened and cared about their employee. Cut the loose ends, and refocus the direction of the company. Treat people respectfully, a happy employee works harder. Not every employee is a "bad apple", perhaps they are red delicious apples that have been soured in a depressing Pental basket.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Pental Granite & Marble


Pros: Great coworkers. Made working far more enjoyable. Cons: No advancement opportunities. Poor appreciation from Senior managment Advice to Senior Management: Treat employees with more appreciation and respect No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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I worked at Pental Granite & Marble


Pros: If you're looking for a place to gain experience as a stepping stone then this is the place. Good for… Cons: Lack of interdepartmental communications, lower level employee's underpaid. HR hardly lived to the definition of HR (they're supposed to be helpful and approachable, not calloused… Advice to Senior Management: Appreciate your employees more. You hired them because you feel they're competent enough to do their jobs, pointing out negatives will do… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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