P2 Energy Solutions Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. New Employee

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep building the positive work culture.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Pay competitively and appropriately!

  3. Helpful (2)

    On the job training

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Career stagnation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits pretty much ok

    Cons

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

  6. San Antonio office is a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, casual culture, supportive management.

    Cons

    Probably not the best pay rates in town. Not a lot of room for advancement in some departments.

  7. Helpful (7)

    Hopefully a honest and fair opinion

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    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 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    An idea place for entry level staff to gain experience and move on the better paying positions elsewhere. Flexible work environment to the point that you can pretty much do what you want.

    Cons

    There is no product strategy, only marketing spin presented as a product roadmap because they hope customers will believe. Examples - They repeatedly rename products to make them appear to be new and improved, without touching the underlying technology. Unidata is a dead and deficient technology no matter how you market it. Any new development that does emerge is such a cobbled together solution it is an embarrassment to demo to customers.

    Most line managers care about their product and team but are not empowered to have any meaningful influence without executive sanctioned decisions. These decisions will often be dragged out for months and years with the decision being to "not make a decision". End result - individual and team creativity is discouraged with people sitting idle at their desks rather than encouraged to explore potential projects. The long timers that stay have figured out how to work the system to get bye with as little work as possible, work from home and spend time doing what they want to do.

    A culture of trust where managers trust their subordinates and allow them to fail and then learn from their mistakes is not present. Individual opinions are not sought or valued, but rather one is expected to execute on a plan an out of touch exec thought would increase revenue.

    Staff turnover is high with no career progression into experience positions for junior and entry level team members. Staff are discourage from leaving by a combination of non-compete agreements and intimidation tactics. If you resign, they demand to know the name of your new company so they can harass you in the hope that they will withdraw your offer for fear of legal retaliation. They are trying to highlight "mutual respect" in job posting in the hopes of countering the negative perception, but bottom line is that once you are on payroll, nothing has changed.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Charles - look at your executive team and understand that they may interact differently with their teams than with your executive team and yourself. The reason for the negatively and high turnover is a direct result of how staff feel about their interaction with a few execs and senior managers - the mutual respect referred to doesn't seem to apply or be truly understood. Moving execs to "problem" office doesn't solve problems - it just moves the 2 problems closer together. The exec team should be providing long term executable strategic direction to their teams which senior managers can transform into deliverable projects, instead execs get involved in detailed execution and cross-team bickering.

  8. Helpful (3)

    worse culture, under paying, overrated

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No one cares about when you come to/leave from office.
    In central city at San Antonio, TX

    Cons

    Least pay/salary, management neither willing to spend on employee development nor preserve talent.
    Lots of seniors & managers left the company, unfortunately company stopped none of them, does not really care about its employees.
    Working here basically makes you "Jack of all but master of none".
    They even tried to improve the ratings here on Glassdoor. So do not trust in overall score.
    If available, I would give this company a negative rating. Never ever try to apply here.
    I will not recommend this company even to my worse enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Do not know why the management thinks the company to be the best on this planet.
    Just look at what and how other companies treat their employees and develop the company along with them. Be aware all the HR & Finance department sucks.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Uninteresting Menial Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in San Antonio, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, decent social events.

    Cons

    Uninteresting monkey work, repetitive, unending data entry.

  10. Excellent Experience

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

    I worked at P2 Energy Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid team; challenging work; management gave me the autonomy and the resources to do my job

    Cons

    It's a job. I'd rather be sailing.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

    P2 Energy Solutions Response

    Apr 21, 2014Recruiting manager

    Thanks so much for your feedback - I would rather be at the beach too, but if you have to earn a paycheck, this is a great place to work :-)

  11. Great first job out of college.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    P2 has a comfortable, friendly work environment; management is very approachable. They offer an excellent benefits package. I've had very few high-stress days/weeks working here. "Foundations" training session was a great chance to learn what other branches of the company do and to see what P2's trying to accomplish in the forseeable future.

    Cons

    The starting salary is nothing special. Initial training is mostly self-taught, but plenty of guidance is provided on the questions you'll have after figuring out the basics (just ask!).

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. P2 was good when I started here, and it only seems to be getting better.

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