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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

Other Reviews for Powell Industries

  1.  

    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
  2.  

    It is a good place to work with a big emphasis on safety.

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician

    I worked at Powell Industries

    Pros

    Management doesn't pressure you too much, they mainly want to see a quality product produced. They are also easy to approach if you have a question about what you're working on or if you want to give constructive feedback.

    Cons

    There could sometimes be more communication between departments. The temporary employees would get no warning when they're services would no longer be needed, even after telling some of them that they would be hired on after their first 90 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more communication between the engineering and assembly departments and let your temp workers no ahead of time if they are going to be let go.

    No opinion of CEO
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