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Powell is overall a good place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I have been working at Powell Industries

Pros

Flexibility in dealing with personal issues for office employees, good feedback from superiors (in most cases), Great medical benefits

Cons

A few managers at NCD do not treat their people with respect.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some division managers should treat their employees better, but overall the level of respect is above average.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Former Senior MFG ENG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Powell Industries

    Pros

    - Generally good people to work with
    - Has loyal customers
    - Products are in a nitch market

    Cons

    - No lean processes or a good understanding on lean
    - Very micromanaged. From Ops manager and especially the MFG ENG Manager. You will never have your own thought
    - Lead times on projects are way to agressive and are set-up for failure.
    - Old business with no room for internal growth. You can move in the company if you are friends with upper managment.
    - Most managers should not hold there position. Most are uneducated for the task and dont have the social skills to deal with people.
    - No work life balance (Your world is heavly micromanaged!)
    - HR is horriable to deal with.
    - Internally the company is very divided and looks to past instead of the future.
    - Labor force runs the shop which leads to process issues that effect lead times and process flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have given loads of advice to managment......They dont listen.

    The only advice I have is for the new CEO......Look at your current managment staff. Get rid of it! You and the company will be better off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    frustrating; many growth opportunities, but lack of organization & poor management

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Powell Industries

    Pros

    quality products
    customer-focused
    loyal repeat customers
    steady and controlled growth for many years
    loyal, experienced and technically-competent workers
    focused on profitable market segments

    Cons

    poor communication
    unskilled, poor management
    living in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove walls and sell/work as Powell Industries...complete offering to customers

    Disapproves of CEO
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