PFC Energy

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PFC Energy Reviews

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  1.  

    Great internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PFC Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart and friendly people, who know their job,; downtown DC office location.

    Cons

    Very quite at work-focused atmosphere, which is good in many ways, but can sometimes be a bit boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at PFC Energy

    Pros

    If you are starting off with your career and you would like to work for an organization that is willing to invest in you.

    Cons

    There are a few chosen ones and if you don't fall in that group don't expect very much attention from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Strong analytical team, poor working relationships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Strong analysis in project deliverables and good client relationships.

    Cons

    Poor communication, career progression, lack of transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work needed to integrate the teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    great way to start off in the energy industry (extremely high turnover-70%)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at PFC Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you will defiantly learn alot. it's a place where you can develop your energy knowledge from seniors and also be mentored. You will also have the ability to work on special projects if picked. The work life balance at the firm is wonderful. Other consulting firms are sweat shops compared to PFC

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't really care about the needs of their employees. for example, as others probably have mentioned, promotion, salary increases, bonuses are basically non existent. If a promotion happens, it's not because someone deserved it, it's because they were in the position subordinate to that for "their time."
    Another major con is that if you have great idea and better ways of how the business should run, they don't want to hear it and don't care about your opinion...you're junior and have to obey your ranks. major pitfall since the organization can not evolve if they are unwilling to let other's help them face the mirror.
    Last major con is that you'll probably not going to meet clients...a major reason why people join a consulting firm.
    Pay is also well below (30-40%) lower than IHS and other consulting firm in the space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care for your employees. look for their growth and not the partner's growth. The people are the company and the analysts, technologists, managers are the ones that do the work. Actively try to move people up the ranks by promoting them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Strong Oil&Gas Boutique

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PFC Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Friendly but professional office environment
    - Comprehensive coverage of the industry
    - Very knowledgeable and experienced senior staff that is always willing to help
    - Some of the issues employees have been complaining about (for years) at PFC, such as lack of integration, no HR function, etc., are slowly being addressed as of 2011/2012
    - Good work/life balance (3 weeks vacation time)

    Cons

    - No HR function: no defined career paths or structured professional development
    - Salaries and bonuses are lower than consulting and industry pay
    - Although PFC has a strong reputation among those who do know of it, a lot of people in the oil&gas industry have never heard of the firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make compensation competitive (absolutely necessary to retain talent)
    2. Improve professional development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good entry level place for fresh graduates only.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PFC Energy

    Pros

    Good entry level place for fresh graduates only for a few years.

    Cons

    Getting a promotion and good bonus are not easy in the coming years.Lack of HR function in talent management and career development. Company business strategy is not as organized as other competitor.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience at a strong boutique; no major complaints

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at PFC Energy

    Pros

    Pretty much everyone working at the firm is intelligent, motivated, and has a keen interest in the energy sector. Good development opportunities allow new hires to quickly learn the fundamentals of the industry. Managers aren't just senior consultants, they actually know how to manage. Unlike some of the larger generalist consultancies, analytical work feels fresh and innovative. Positive work environment is a major plus given the amount of time spent in the office.

    Cons

    Very little sense of integration between the groups. Few projects get attention from more than once business unit, and there isn't a whole lot of data sharing. The firm is structured in a way that groups are sometimes in the situation where they compete against one another for business, leading to noticeable friction between senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure partners to play nice with each other, and try to emphasize integration rather than competition between groups.

    Recommends
  9.  

    I have been working at PFC Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and dynamic environment, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Promotion is very slow. Lack good system to assess employees performance

  10.  

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

    I have been working at PFC Energy full-time

    Pros

    very friendlt employees and staff

    Cons

    not the est compensation for work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i have no advice for management

  11.  

    Good entry level place for fresh graduates only.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at PFC Energy

    Pros

    Good entry level place for fresh graduates only for a few years.

    Cons

    Getting a promotion and good bonus are not easy in the coming years.Lack of HR function in talent management and career development. Company business strategy is not as organized as other competitor.

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