PECI Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
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  1. Associate Director

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Portland, OR

    I worked at PECI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, solid management approach to a shifting market.

    Cons

    Still too centered on shielding the company's challenges to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with positives and negatives, challenge teams to offer ideas for improvement and implement them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Smart people, great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at PECI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very careful in selecting new hires, and it has helped to create a strong mission-driven culture. People want to work hard to move the company forward. I work with smart people. Collaboration and teamwork is easy. There aren't any big egos. The work is meaningful.

    Cons

    Growth potential is not terrific. Leadership has good intentions, but strategic vision isn't strong across the whole executive team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Portland, OR

    I have been working at PECI full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company culture, well respected in the industry

    Cons

    Top down structure can be prohibitive to successful market navigation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Smart and talented people but silos result in strange politics

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Portland, OR

    I worked at PECI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focus on talent, effort, & results rather than credentials allows fast advancement & junior staff to own stuff if they want. Tons of sick & personal time.

    Cons

    Lots of silos can result in weird politics which involves non-management employees too often. Development practices abysmal (e.g., push untested code to production while claiming it's been vetted) & support of code in wild non-existent (e.g., it's on ops to fix bugs, not dev).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to convince people you're laying off that you're firing them. Comp time policy could use some work (2:1 rate is not great for morale).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Up and Down

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at PECI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good time off, location, growing industry.

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't make an effort to get to know everyone; top heavy, senior management has weakened in recent years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Like a box of chocolates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at PECI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who do the work there tend to be mission driven, fun, and intelligent.
    The building location is excellent.

    Cons

    Incompetent project, program, and personnel managers.
    Employees often are treated poorly and taken advantage of in terms of work hours, pay, and benefits.
    Newer employees have poor pay and vacation packages compared to other similar businesses.
    There is an enormous amount of instability and turnover.
    There are ~2 employees per manager. This company is unbelievably top heavy.
    Due to enormous turnover work tends to be dumped on the lower level employees while the senior managers work 3 days a week.
     Laid off employees are treated less than human, it's not unusual for them to be escorted out by security and denied benefits.
    Despite several years of losing money, executives and managers are compensated very well in terms of vacation and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate or adjust programs that are losing money.
    Treat employees like human beings regardless of employment status.
    Start laying off managers who make 200k a year and work 3 days a week as opposed to office managers who make 35k or less.
    Provide some vision and direction to your employees. Something more than a 1 slide presentation.
    Be honest with yourselves as to what the real issues are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    pretty office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PECI

    Pros

    Nice view and great restaurants down stairs

    Cons

    all people need to be working towards same goal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall, a good employer, but not without hiccups

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PECI

    Pros

    PECI is a great place to work because of the talented teams, smart people, and great culture. Had I stayed longer, I would have definitely moved up into a manager role. Work-life balance is good, and flexible. I was able to work from home, went for runs at lunch (enabled by the locker rooms on the first floor!), and socialized with my colleagues. Again, I can't stress the great culture enough.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't quite as good as it could be, but PECI is technically a nonprofit. In that sense, they pay well above industry average for a nonprofit. The team I was on didn't do a good job of saying "no" to the client, and that made for a stressful work environment. We were frequently putting out fires, rather than proactively managing the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frankly, there's too much upper management. There's too much management in general, and not enough people doing the work. Eliminating a few layers would streamline the company, and encourage growth within the ranks. Smart, motivated people want to, and do, work at PECI. Give them the space to grow.

  10. Fantastic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PECI

    Pros

    Great environment with plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    None to speak of, great company.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great work environment in mission-driven company!

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Portland, OR

    I have been working at PECI full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and smart co-workers
    - The company seems to promote from within often
    - Management is forward-thinking, and company has a few unique and very marketable products (such as its grocery practice)
    - Great life/work balance
    - New mentoring program seems very promising

    Cons

    - Entry-level jobs (Temps and Project Assistants) can be very boring and mind-numbing. That being said, if the work is easy, you can always take the initiative to find something interesting to do on top of it
    - Some teams seem a bit more hectic and have worse management than others, so your experience at the company will vary wildly depending on this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm personally very happy with how things are going. Perhaps there are a few products (such as residential) that feel like they are behind our competitors. Please focus on innovation and work more actively to create the EE programs of the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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