Pinnacle of Indiana Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great for work/life balance and meaningful work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Developer in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Journeyman Developer in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle of Indiana full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management is very flexible when it comes to scheduling in case of emergency or random life events. There is very little time wasted on things like pointless meetings and token training classes. You are encouraged to grow your skill naturally areas that most interest you and are given ample opportunities to apply them.

    Cons

    A couple of the clients can be hard to work with and developers do tend to have to manage relations more often than not.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more developers. Continue with cross training but perhaps use some more formal tracking.


  2. Helpful (1)

    IT Consultant

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work that cares about my personal development.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. Only been here just over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the with the vision and strategy of the company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great for years then a swift decline.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mishawaka, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pinnacle of Indiana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people below management. Most teams were great about jumping in to help when hurdles arose and would work with you till the issue was resolved. Family atmosphere. Nice office space. Annual $200 allowance for clothing.

    Cons

    Way too much management for the size of company. Leadership by cliché most of the time. After the changeover in management in 2009, opportunities for growing income were largely eliminated (this is in direct contrast to years before that). There was talk and announcements of profit sharing, but it never amounted to anything because the company was so top heavy. Training was all self study (they would at lest buy the book though). New ideas/objectives were routinely talked about but never implemented. It became a running joke around the office each time we'd get a new "Big Announcement" email as to how soon it would be forgotten and discarded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing so much managing....you aren't any good at it.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good consultants, poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Mishawaka, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pinnacle of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    I made some good friends while at Pinnacle and got hands-on experience with new technologies. My coworkers were all very good at what they were hired to do.

    Cons

    When I worked at Pinnacle, we had a hiring boom. Unfortunately most of the new hires were managers, which increased overhead. Those making money for the company were expected to work longer hours and over weekends to make up for it, but there were never any opportunities for pay raises or advancement. Rather than promoting from within, they would fire the good workers and replace them with mediocre managers who couldn't lead a girl scout troop, much less a team of intelligent individuals in a thriving industry.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the cloud(s) and get in touch with the wants and needs of the people making your money for you.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Management not well organized

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Professional in Mishawaka, IN
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pinnacle of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great product, great clients. Very friendly group mostly and a very professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Tendency for some managers to change expectations rapidly without warning. Other managers are excellent. Company was sold abruptly 12/2012 so maybe this will be better with new owners.

    Advice to Management

    You core values are admirable but not if you can't walk the talk.


  7. Helpful (3)

    A few good years, then a few bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    At one time, there was a great deal of growth, opportunity for self-direction, advancement, great relationships with clients and a great staff that helped each other and worked as a team.

    Cons

    In the last few years, management has changed direction in several areas, paycuts, addition of more management, FIVE CXO's for about 50 employees! Huge amount of employee turnover (almost 25% in 2011).

    Advice to Management

    None, they're convinced they have all the answers.



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