PFC Energy
3.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.pfcenergy.com Washington, DC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jan 31, 2014

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great internship

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong analytical team, poor working relationships

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsStrong analysis in project deliverables and good client relationships.

    ConsPoor communication, career progression, lack of transparency

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore work needed to integrate the teams.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosyou 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

    ConsLeadership 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 Senior Managementcare 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong Oil&Gas Boutique

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    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 Senior Management1. Make compensation competitive (absolutely necessary to retain talent)
    2. Improve professional development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good entry level place for fresh graduates only.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsGetting 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience at a strong boutique; no major complaints

    (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsPretty 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have great learning opportunities here. Although the salary is just do so, it's a hogs place to start career.

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly and dynamic environment, opportunities to learn

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery friendlt employees and staff

    Consnot the est compensation for work hours

    Advice to Senior Managementi have no advice for management

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    Good entry level place for fresh graduates only.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    ConsGetting 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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