PEAK Performance Reviews
Pros – Over my time there, people started working together.
Cons – They can't seem to get out of their own way. No planning for work to be done in time. Sell, Sell, Sell is the mentality and then figure out how to develop it in the time frame they promised the client.
Advice to Senior Management – Have sales force keep a holistic view of what's in the pipeline and the priorities of the work.
Pros – Work environment, good coworkers, easy going
Cons – Not many cons, the experience was great
Advice to Senior Management – No advice to share
Pros – Most of the employees (on a good day) are cheerful. Decent looking office.
Cons – Executive Team stinks and has very little knowledge of what it takes to build revenue, keep clients and build employee morale. Management team is competent but extremely over worked and very under valued. This company has the worst HR department I have ever seen. Don't bother applying if you have interest in growing with a company, this place is going down hill and not moving....
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Decent place to get your start in the automotive vendor world and gain experience iin the field. Hands off, low or non-existent management pressure to perform, almost no accountability with the opportunity to maintain a very light schedule. internal staff is friendly and helpful with easy interaction. You can work as much or as little as you choose - very close to a part time job. Peak produces beautiful, high quality print products - the best in the industry.
Cons – Little or no opportunity for career and income growth - this is not the place for an experienced, goal oriented professional. Mid level, regional managers are inexperienced and not engaged with the field. Upper management is currently occupied with slashing expenses. Small or non existent I.T. and product development initiatives. Very poor auto expense allowance given the expected travel requirements. The best print products in the industry but also the most expensive.
Peak enjoyed it's day in the sun when automotive fixed ops retention deliverables consisted of letters and postcards. However, Peak refused to invest in technology and infrastructure resulting in a gradual decline of OEM relationships and new business. Peak has not added a new OEM since 2008.
If considering a position with Peak, be aware their largest client is VW / Audi with a finite contract. Given the current state of chaos and turnover at Peak, it is very unlikely this contract will be renewed.
Advice to Senior Management – Invest in your business, your future, and most importantly, your employees. If your employees are happy your customers are happy. If your customers are happy, tha company makes money.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – There is a great need in this Database Direct Mail "Marketing" company. They are struggling to become a notable CRM Marketing company without the needed talent. Facing the potential of participating in the hottest segment of the marketing Industry, they have no competency. True talent with forward vision is needed. But, these guys are stuck in the 80's. It will take a lot to move them along.
Cons – If you are a specialist, your superiors will not understand or be able to comprehend your work. They will spend most of their time establishing their superiority to mask their embarrassing ignorance.
Advice to Senior Management – Recruit and hire senior management that have not passed up college to spend their careers as car salesman and later being elevated by the vacuum caused in fast growing companies. Technical degrees with a Business School MBA or Specific Masters relevant to their field should be a minimum.