Pivot Point International Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Great Company, Great Leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pivot Point International (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of changes in the cosmetology world. Pivot Point is a company that publishes education for cosmetology students around the world. Pivot Point is constantly working on what is new and needed in the world of learning and beauty. I love working here and love the leadership team.

    Cons

    Busy, lots of projects so be prepared to work hard if you join the company.


  2. Owners and administrative staff doesn't respect the educators; which is the foundation of the school.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pivot Point International

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

    Pros

    Students and co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Pay policy, no over time pay,constant curriculum changes,frequent manager changes. no professional growth potential.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

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

    I have been working at Pivot Point International full-time

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

    Pros

    Smart dedicated employees, mediocre job training

    Cons

    No work/life balance, do not live their own company mission/values, no career path, constantly changing vision, no bonus, no salary increase, little support from management, goals not given in a timely manner, underpaid for what you do, zero recognition for hard work, many employees unapproachable, employee conflict, management constantly changing


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  5. Unclear Vision

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

    I have been working at Pivot Point International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Informal Corporate Culture Remarkable Academic Culture (Evanston) Company's History Agile Teams

    Cons

    Unusual Vacation Policy Minimal Perks Dated Work/ Life Balance Outlook Zero Process Dated Office

    Advice to Management

    Invest your time where it truly matters. Step away from the minute details and focus your much needed energy on defining a clear vision and company-wide prioritization. By being micromanagers it's having an adverse effect - employees aren't empowered or inspired; and have no desire to stretch. If there was a clear vision I truly believe it would make your job easier and mitigate the nonstop churn. There are a handful of employees that work extraordinarily hard and give tirelessly to minimal recognition. Celebrate them, and if bonuses aren't an option institute a work/ life balance outlook that's relevant with today's time.


  6. New changes in leadership very positive.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Pivot Point International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    A recent senior leadership overhaul has produced very positive changes. Enlightened and aggressive changes in strategy, employee engagement and listening exercises are exciting.

    Cons

    Can be slow to make decisions from hiring to tactical issues.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the new directional focus. Continue to harness the collective energy of the human resources. Cherish the values and passions of the past but continue to "pivot" to the future.


  7. Not a good company to work with!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Development Associate in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Program Development Associate in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Pivot Point International full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I was a previous employee for almost 11 yrs and worked really hard! But because the higher management are more concern of their own success. A lot of my previous co-workers, especially the best employees are either not appreciated, unfairly treated, not recognized at all, and got frustrated that is why a lot of them left the company or was let go.

    Cons

    Challenges are working with mostly higher level are not professional at all and are taking advantage on their power or position! Very sad to see especially from the management itself!

    Advice to Management

    Management need to learn more of their own job responsibilities and be appreciative with their people who worked hard for them to be successful, need to set a good example to all employees, be fair to everyone and not just to their called "buddies" or "cycle of friends". They need to step down from their title to see if they really deserved the promotions or position! They need to be a professional superiors, humble, down to earth type of leaders and not just be a big dictator!


  8. Family run company, run by idiots.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pivot Point International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Family run company, small family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Run as a family company, owners inexperienced grandson (college dropout) made to manage an academy and manage employees. I appreciate that they are giving him a chance but it is still a business.

    Advice to Management

    Run it like a business not like a household.


  9. Driver / Warehouse Worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver/Warehouse in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Driver/Warehouse in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at Pivot Point International full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in The Hair World , that's the place to be.

    Cons

    There is lots to learn and sometimes it can get very hard with dead lines that are expected to make .

    Advice to Management

    Pay the workers more because they are the back bone of the copy .


  10. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pivot Point International full-time

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

    Pros

    The professional growth, owners are outstanding, some of the people I work with are talented, professional, and industry knowledgable. At one time this was the best company in the industry.

    Cons

    Leadership over the years was extremely poor. Went from a family, community, and a high level of care for employees, customers, and the industry........to a more stringent, corporate, uncaring company. Communication with current leadership is truly unprofessional and non-existant. Hiring key roles with people who have no industry knowledge and make very bad decisions. Either micro-managed or not managed at all. Current high level VP's backgrounds are questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look past those employees who know what they are talking about. Sometimes change is good, but only if it makes sense. Look at who you have running your departments.....are they worth it? Bring back the warm fuzzy feeling that is gone. Respect your staff and those who have been around long enough to know this company, industry, and what we are here for.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was an amazing company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Director in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Pivot Point International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing.

    Cons

    Work life balance Communication from management



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