POWER Engineers Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. Great place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Portland, OR

    I have been working at POWER Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of different clients and varied projects. Relaxed work environment. Good management.

    Cons

    Base Pay is a bit low but bonuses bring it back in line with the going rate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining good people who are early in their career.

  2. Great internship

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

    I have been working at POWER Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun staff, flexible dress code

    Cons

    cubicle work, monotonous tasks and duties

  3. Great Place.

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

    I have been working at POWER Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Chill Environment
    Good Pay
    Lots of work
    Future Stability

    Cons

    I was told grad school would be paid for and then it came time to take classes and there were too many hoops to jump through and eventually it was declined.

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  5. Used to be a Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tier II Info Tech in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Tier II Info Tech in Boise, ID

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented, Okay pay, nothing great. Some folks believe the lack of a dress code is a good thing, I don't.

    Cons

    just because you work for them for 15+ yrs does not make you a good manager at all. Was an awesome atmosphere of learning, and sharing, then they brought in a CIO that doesn't know anything about IT, but was a project manager at Micron, His Deputy managers were like being mayor of a small town, everyone seems to get their chance if they work there long enough. The only problem, 17 yrs as a glorified Draftsman, does not make you a good IT manager, in fact, I have seen shift leaders at McDonalds that had more class and leadership abilities.
    They ran off all the good employees that believed in hard work, and had a strong ethic. Now they like to swill down beers at lunch

    Advice to Management

    Need to blow their IT department out and start over. You would be better off outsourcing than the crap you have now

  6. Good

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

    I have been working at POWER Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard..lots things to do

    Cons

    Pay just okay...long hour and OT pay later

  7. Staff Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Corporate Culture is relaxed and flexible. Mission is work hard but have fun. Decent Benefits.

    Cons

    No room for personal growth. Salary low for the area. Our office location didn't have the same company culture mentality. Management at our office location did not value those that had dedication to the company and overlooked the many hats the Staff Assistants and Admin supporters wears to run the office.

  8. Only at the Cincinnati office

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

    I have been working at POWER Engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The multitude of diverse staff.

    Cons

    This office is still holding onto its former ideals even though it was bought by POWER in 2013. There is no drive to gain new clients. You are mostly left in the dark about how the company is really doing here.

    The staff is very set in its ways and there is no room to grow professionally. If you don't like change and love being surrounded by negative people, this might be the place for you.

    POWER overall seems like a great laid-back company to work for but just not at this location.

    Advice to Management

    Accept the culture of POWER and allow your employees the opportunity to grow.

  9. Great atmosphere, truly care about their employees, could improve on retention strategies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Meridian, ID

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere is laid back and promotes a strong work ethic through employee ownership and responsibility on projects. People genuinely feel part of a team and want to see the team succeed. Benefits are well above average, emphasis on employee morale throughout the company is a definite positive. Overtime is there for those who want it but not expected for fear of penalty. Variety of projects and potential to travel (in general given as an option) is a nice benefit.

    Cons

    Compensation is average to below average for the field, tends to matchup with cost of living at least for some of the offices. People who leave the company and return later or are recruited from other firms tend to be paid more than those who have been with the company for the same duration, often considerably more. This does not instill a positive "retention" atmosphere or view by the employee that career advancement within POWER is financially rewarding until possibly becoming a stockholder which is also often given to those from other firms as a recruiting tool.

    Advice to Management

    While it is known that bringing in senior talent, or talent in their prime can sometimes require aggressive offers it is important to remember to reward current talent on a comparable scale. Failure to do so tends to bring forth a mindset from current employees that they are either not learning enough as they develop within POWER or have to leave the company in order to meet their financial goals. As the company continues to grow and the culture/atmosphere potentially changes good employees will not be able to continue to rationalize turning down lucrative offers elsewhere.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Probably a great company, but they laid me off before I could find out.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seems to be a good corporate culture in general with lots of travel and movement possible. Definitely in the black financially.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they're in the habit of making promises they can't (or simply won't) keep. My previous company was bought out by Power, who let most people in the office keep their jobs, besides some in management who were billing a majority of overhead for timesheet management, etc. We were told the plan was to expand our office in the coming years to be several dozen to a hundred people. We were finishing engineering contracts for the local utility and preparing to get more signed the following week ( which would have led to about a years' worth of work), when HR representatives came and told us that the company had identified several main areas to focus on, moving forward, and that we did not happen to be one of them. They gave us about 3 weeks to finish the project, but took away our interns (who we needed, as they were signing off on several documents) the week after they told us we were being let go. All in all, not a great way to deal with people you hired less than 3 months previously.

    Advice to Management

    Get your ducks in a row before making personnel decisions, not in the middle of it or afterwards.

  11. Been enjoying POWER for nearly a decade

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

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Since I've been at POWER, there has been very good opportunities for growth. They have mostly maintained the culture even with extreme growth. Turnover seems relatively low and most of who I've seen leave were probably better off leaving.

    Cons

    It is a consulting business, so it can be demanding at times depending on clients/projects, but the opportunities help balance that out.

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