PGI Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company to work for!!

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    Former Employee - Document Control/Administrative Assistant in Minisink Ford, NY
    Former Employee - Document Control/Administrative Assistant in Minisink Ford, NY

    I worked at PGI as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone friendly and willing to help at all levels. Great benefits. Rewards employees for jobs well done!

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities in the Northeastern States.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it was great

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at PGI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Adjusted St. Louis Fed FSI by Principal Components Analysis on data series: interest rate, yield spread and other indicators
    -Designed a trading model, which outperformed S&P 500 by 2500 percent in last 15 year based on self-made financial stress index

    Cons

    -Constructed several leading indicators to Industry Production Index by using PCA with different combinations of data series
    -Created a stock volatility index and a US dollar relative strength index in emerging markets currency

  3.  

    Job at ACT SYS ADMIN

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at PGI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great Management. Friendly staff. Great.

    Cons

    The contract is temp and perm.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Difficult but you'll learn a ton and work with great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PGI full-time

    Pros

    Great company, best product on the market, great sales incentives

    Cons

    Very tough market, it's a huge company but very little brand awareness so you have to definitely have well-crafted sales pitches

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Happy

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    Former Employee - DSP in Dagupan, Pangasinan (Philippines)
    Former Employee - DSP in Dagupan, Pangasinan (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    To increase knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Always overtime and go home late

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary & Compensations, Culture, attitude

    Cons

    Leadership, Directionless, No vision & Product

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dont waste your time

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at PGI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great way to learn how to start as a sales person

    Cons

    Products are too late to market and cold calling for web conferencing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good team spirit, but confusion over where they're headed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PGI

    Pros

    Great management, camaraderie, cool product.

    Cons

    Switching from telecom to software has its growing pains, including how to best reward salespeople for moving licenses.

  10.  

    Seeking Interdepartmental Support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PGI

    Pros

    Pro Benefits: The benefits package is good though the switching of providers from year to year has left some in the cold for dental coverage. Three weeks vacation for three years service is great. However, those who were hired under the provision of a third week of vacation granted on the anniversary of date of hire were not grandfathered in when the benefit changed to granting the third week on the next January of the third year of employment, resulting in a net loss of vacation days. Pro frequent gifts: appreciation gift certificates, baseball tickets, catered lunches.

    Cons

    Con: Lack of communication between departments can feel like working in the dark. There is reluctance to take ownership of issues and a tendency to pass off issues as belonging to someone else's department. Con: last merit increases excluded those who had received increased compensation for a new position within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To avoid under compensating certain positions, those who worked hard to increase their value to the company by taking a different position and received entry level pay ought not to have been excluded from a merit increase. Avoid changing the benefit package under which an employee is hired unless the employee is grandfathered in under the previous provisions. Encourage employees to solve issues for the benefit of the company, rather than protect their departments, by rewarding acquistion of responsibility with increased compensation.

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    Quasi-Family Business, if you're related to the CEO...you have a secure job. If not......

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Growing business, fast paced traditional and trend setting vending, current progressive product lines

    Cons

    The only long term employees are all related. Everyone else is expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the company 1st, clear out the top heavy all in the family management team down to the productive people and stop using PGI employment as a form of family welfare program at the cost of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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