PULSE

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PULSE Reviews

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    A Mom & Pop Growing Up in a Larger Organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with good people, rapid growth over the last few years than ever before, many veteran employees (7-10+ years) with invaluable vendor knowledge

    Cons

    Growing pains! No longer the days of execute on initiative simply because it appears like a 'sound business decision'; Veterans may hoard their vast knowledge. Resource staffing could be better - not much ability to cross train staff. Better synergy between the business depts and technology dept would allow better planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PULSE Sr and Exec. Management is very capable and better than I've seen in many other organizations.... however as the industry goes through rapid change with various interpretations of the Durbin Amendment, management should do more to best prepare that their workforce are evolving from a 'convenience'-based industry to a regulated one

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Culture... which means there's not much of it.

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of freedom to explore & do what you feel is best for the company.

    Cons

    When it was independent the two founders kept their own council and weren't great leaders or communicators. Now we're owned by LinkedIn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could do so much more if you fostered good ideas and followed them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to retire if you lack ambition or drive to grow your career via promotions or compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PULSE

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Flexible and generous PTO time. Good industry exposure.

    Cons

    Promotions are very limited. You can retire in a position. Year end performance reviews are predictable and you know what you are getting as your performance score is based on a group review and only a limited of "Good Scores" are available for distribution, Management does not promote internally. The only way to move up is if someone retires! Lack of young fresh blood. Culture is very stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring on new fresh minds and allow people to grow professionally and personally and reward them with promotions and pay increases. Management also lacks trust in their own employees. There is a lack of professionalism as management gives in to office gossip.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    PULSE is a good workplace

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

    I have been working at PULSE

    Pros

    PULSE is a growing company that has hired new employees every year even during this economic downtime. The management team is very creative and competent and well respected in the industry. The benefits are really strong and there is a emphasis on working as a team with each employee supporting others. There is also a support for a reaonsable work-home life balance.

    Cons

    The location in downtown Houston means colleagues come from all over the city and that limits our ability to interact outside of work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you don't want to be promoted.

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

    I have been working at PULSE

    Pros

    There is no real pressure to work hard. Most people take 2 hour lunches, and never work past 5. Performance reviews are consistent (1-5 scale, 5 being the highest -- many peers have been told that no one gets above a 3, regardless of how well they do. There has been no exception that I know of in the time I've worked at PULSE). Basically, if you want a low stress job and have tons of experience, it's probably a good place to work. If you're young and well-educated, I strongly advise you look somewhere else.

    Cons

    The chances of a meaningful promotion are almost zero -- they almost exclusively hire externally. Education is not valued. Almost everyone working there is over 50 and have taken this job to step down from something more strenuous, therefore they are unlikely to leave until they retire. For young people, this is a dead-zone for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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