P2 Energy Solutions

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P2 Energy Solutions Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
54 Reviews
3.1
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible and relaxed work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • There's a number of good people, trying to do good stuff (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very bad senior management that can seem to execute what they promise (in 3 reviews)

  • Terrible work environment and company culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Trying to be a real tech company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunities to learn, good CEO. For upper managers, there seemed to be opportunities to move to other Vista Equity Partner companies. The path to this for lower-level employees was less clear.

    Cons

    At the time, the company was still struggling to come out of the deep hit that oil prices took. It was in the solid rebuilding phase, which meant a lot of changes. Bonuses were very selective - raises were limited. Career paths were undefined. Also, if you were not performing well, the company was not shy about letting people go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop emerging leaders. Be more aggressive in the market as far as communicating your vision and strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, opportunities for advancement, wellness program, recreation room, volunteer and social activities. Really good benefits and paid time off structure. New focus on customer appreciation and company culture.

    Cons

    Communication is improving and needs to continue to do so. Compensation isn't overly competitive, but they seem to acknowledge solid performance through a yearly bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on communication and company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No one really seems wanted to be here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with smart people
    All software products are oil & gas related
    RTD EcoPass
    Monthly cake
    Annual holiday party

    Cons

    Extremely small bathroom for an entire floor of employees
    Lack of management transparency even though the phrase "open door police" is everywhere
    Too focused on the bottom line rather than product improvements
    Not promoting from within
    Below average pay in industry standard
    Zero company identity or culture
    Negative energy from every department, people are here for no other reason than they have no where else to go
    Ancient technology with no immediate outlook to stay current

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take this company to a group of private owners whom have actual interest in its products and employees. Really examine the process which things are ran. Cut down the number of "managers" and "supervisors" and encourage everyone to contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Almost 10 years and still going!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Technician III in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - GIS Technician III in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    We have a wonderful HR team and Health Plan. The hours are flexible within reason and they work with you. I have never worked with better people. I work in the San Antonio office and have worked in 4 different departments. As a Geography major nothing is more fun that making maps for a living. I would not want to work anywhere else.

    Cons

    Training has room for improvement. I think we have done a great job with our newest hires but some upkeep for existing employees can't hurt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see Management engage with other departments more. I think as a group they do but on the production floor you see a stratification with departments. I think we need more TEAM across departments at the production level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They do not value the employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions

    Pros

    Tons of vacation time that's about it.

    Cons

    Too many to note. Beware. If you are young this is a great place to start your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your emplayers more. Pay them what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sad to Leave!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and relaxed work environment. Great coworkers. I felt like I could really make a difference in my role. The people I worked with for the software packages I supported were amazing - supportive, appreciative and understanding of the hard work I was putting into my job. I never felt like I had to take my work home with me.

    Cons

    Training was lacking in many areas. There was an orientation, but beyond any training was largely reading manuals and digging into the software. Not everyone learns that way, and I would have liked a little more on the philosophy behind the software I supported and the design decisions that were made.

    Pay was not what I would have expected for downtown Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had to relocate, and I had really hoped to be permitted to work remotely, but HR and management were unwilling to allow me to keep my role while working off-site. I know that there were some issues in the past with dishonest employees, but when an employee tries everything he/she can think of to try to keep a job he/she loves, policy may need to be adjusted. I absolutely LOVED my job and the people I worked with. When I was blocked at every turn in my desire to continue working with P2 remotely, it made me feel like my contribution was seen as unnecessary and unimportant. That sort of implied message can't be good for morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    New Employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Product Management in Denver, CO

    I have been working at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great customer base, great products in a growing market. New owners are very positive. Great new employee training.

    Cons

    Some of the legacy employees are too negative, spend too much time thinking about the past and not the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building the positive work culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We have flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Management expects you to be a magician. You are expected to do your work and the work of two other people. The raises are mediocre and management has their favorites for who gets to move up. If you don't think like them or are in their "club", you're stuck. They are demanding and cruel. They don't care how they talk to employees when issuing demands, not requests. Very belittling. They are trying to improve the culture of the company but you can't do that when people are unhappy with their pay. People would bend over backwards to do what is asked if they are paid accordingly! Also, layoffs are not unheard of and are often...as recent as today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay competitively and appropriately!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    On the job training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Who is the supervisor? Who creates policy? How can an e-mail chain of opinions form policy?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide actual training. Strengthen accuracy of database. Utilize notation to accurately describe data. Current policy attempts to create uniform entries even when missing information. Uniform entries provide false information to clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Career stagnation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits pretty much ok

    Cons

    no career development - most people get stuck in the same job forever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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