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PEP Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
24 Reviews

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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great culture with lots of opportunity!

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, awesome co-workers, and a very entrepreneurial feel for a company that is growing quickly. Rapid expansion into different markets and countries, opportunity for growth both upward and into different areas of the business and easy access to Sr. Leadership. Opportunity to gain experience and responsibility at a high level at a younger age than you would at a larger company.

    Cons

    A very young company in terms of employee age- it can lead to some immaturity and issues that would not arise with a more experienced group. Rapid expansion can cause some strain on employees who have been with the company longer as more is demanded of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek outside training and mentor ship, avoid groupthink and be open minded to suggestions from all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Felt like highschool

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

    Pros

    There was good flexibility and you have your hands in a lot. I gained a lot of experience that helped propel my career.

    Cons

    Pay scale is low especially for what responsibilities you have while at PEP. It is a good starting position - you can take what you learn and move on to a better role. The vibe of the company is very young and somewhat juvenile. It felt like highschool. Senior management's values were questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more professional atmosphere. It is important to have fun at work, but there needs to be more understanding of the differences in values and how people like to be treated. What one may like, may be bothersome to others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    a great place to work

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

    Pros

    company provides a lot of career building opportunites

    Cons

    the environment can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    PEP Response

    Jul 11, 2014HR Marketing Intern

    As with any job, sometimes the work can be stressful. We strive to overcome any stress by providing clear and concise standard operating procedures for each and every promotion type. On these SOPS ... More

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  5.  

    Great, growing company

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

    Pros

    Values work life balance. Growing rapidly. Work is not monotonous.

    Cons

    Growing almost too quickly to find the right people with enough experience for open positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    PEP Response

    Jul 11, 2014HR Marketing Intern

    We fully believe that if we make our employees happy then we will be more successful. And we believe that having a healthy work-life balance is key! We are growing rapidly and this can lead to ... More

  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Love the work/life balance
    Senior management is great
    Supervisor is caring and helpful

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming
    Pay isn't high enough for the amount of work given

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    PEP Response

    Jul 11, 2014HR Marketing Intern

    At Pep we are very conscious of our efforts to maintain a work/life balance for every employee. To help ensure that any workload is not overwhelming, we utilize a project point tracker to be our ... More

  7.  

    Young, innovative and fun company. You have the change to work with major brands and learn a lot about promotions.

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

    Pros

    -Serious commitment to work-life balance. Practice what they preach. It is rare to work over 40 hours per week.
    -Fun. Management makes conscious efforts to make the workplace fun. Baseball game outings, happy hours, sports teams, moral events, etc. are a common occurrence.
     -Growth. Growth within the company is encourage and expected. Opportunities for training are common and you are encourage to take classes to improve your skills (often funded by the company)
    -Young. Very young culture, which makes the workplace fun and active.
    -Perks. Many, many perks unmatched by most other companies (free parking, great health/dental/vision/pharma, etc.)
    -Active effort by management to continue to grow the company as well as make sure their employees are happy

    Cons

    -Cubicle environment
    -Salary may be lower than other similar agencies, but when you consider the perks and hours worked, it probably evens out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue listening to your employees and making the effort to grow the company and grow with your company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    PEP Response

    Apr 17, 2014Account Executive

    Thanks for all of the positives!

  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Proprietary project management system, work/life balance, opportunities to work on a variety of projects and impact various aspects of the business, process-based, accessible management, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult or unreasonable clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Perks, Recognition, and Career Growth Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Pep is a very unique company in the sense that we are constantly being pushed to grow and be the best project managers with some of the top clients in the world, that we can! Paid downtown parking, constant events to recognize success, on-going professional training, great work-life balance, great atmosphere and colleagues.

    Cons

    Lower entry level salaries, but increase quickly with good performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Project Management Company!

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

    Pros

    Great experience, project management work for Fortune 500 companies, company values training for the employees, work hard-play hard mentality, work-life balance, fast growing company, thrives on efficiency and to be the best in the industry

    Cons

    Many processes in place, multiple internal and external audits, complexity in file closure--needs major and dramatic simplification

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on standardizing project management certification to establish further credibility in the industry, find ways to not let audits stunt improvement and innovation, expand departments that are support functions--they do not bring in revenue but they are just as important as the account executives. Most importantly, acquire more companies outside of the CPG industry to expand the reach of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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

    Pros

    Great culture, work/life balance, ethics, committed to the community.

    Cons

    Rapid change, not all employees are committed long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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