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Former Senior MFG ENG

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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 Senior ManagementI 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    frustrating; many growth opportunities, but lack of organization & poor management

    Sales (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Powell Industries

    Pros: quality products customer-focused loyal repeat customers steady and controlled growth for many years loyal,… Cons: poor communication unskilled, poor management living in the past Advice to Senior Management: remove walls and sell/work as Powell Industries...complete offering to customers More
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    It is a good place to work with a big emphasis on safety.

    Assembly Technician (Former Employee)

    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… Cons: There could sometimes be more communication between departments. The temporary employees would get no warning when they're services would no… Advice to Senior Management: Encourage more communication between the engineering and assembly departments and let your temp… More
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