Point B Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Point B CEO Mike Pongon
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Pros
  • Opportunity for work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good consultants and very smart people (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • As with any consulting firm you do not always know where you'll be (client) in the future (in 5 reviews)

  • Because we don't have a rigid hierarchical structure like many companies do, it is sometimes difficult to figure out a career path (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Best place I've ever worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are amazing, supporting, fun and energetic. We also do great work for our clients and are empowered to do the right thing for them even if it may not be the most profitable thing for us in the end.

    Cons

    As with all consulting, you are always pushing out of your comfort zone. This is a positive and a negative as it can be very exciting but also draining.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the amazing culture as we continue to grow.


  2. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and hourly pay along with working with an assortment of clients. Work life balance is also encouraged and supported.

    Cons

    No paid holidays or vacation. Also, if you're on the bench, you only get a portion of your rate, so unless you are a good cash-flow planner, that could hurt too.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees for national holidays to start. All salaried employees are "paid" for holidays and are even paid when they take short time off.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Best consulting firm

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time

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

    Pros

    Great culture, smart and fun people, truly live our values. Great clients and interesting work. Genuinely care about the people and our community. No travel unless you choose to.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as competitive


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Associate

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

    I worked at Point B full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Emphasis on local project assignments (travel not required, is an option)
    Generally high caliber of colleagues
    Culture of work/life balance, drive for results, choice, flexibility

    Cons

    DNA is in operations and execution. Assignments typically staff augmentation as project leaders/managers. Consultants or specialists in strategy may not feel a fit.
    Pay is moderate with minimal upside unless selling new work.
    Some people managers less well experienced, performance expectations can be vague, not well communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Speed of execution is impressive yet delivery speed seems valued over strategy, quality and depth.

    Point B Response

    May 21, 2015COO

    Thank you for your feedback and candor. As an employee-owned firm, we pride ourselves on choice and work-life balance to improve the lives of our associates. I’m happy hear that these values hit ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    An Employer to call "Home"

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Amazing colleagues; we get to work with the cream of the crop
    -Collaborative environment
    -Challenging, ever-changing and interesting work
    -Flexible; work/life balance
    -Great culture - lots of 'fun' events
    -Commitment to community - volunteer opportunities; support of the local community
    -Local work *or* ability to travel
    -Communication - there is always an opportunity to voice your opinion, recommend process improvements and as an employee-owned company we are all aware of what's happening
    -Employee Ownership!

    Cons

    No place can be perfect, but the pros outweigh any cons that I can think of by far.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Ok.

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time

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

    Pros

    Much easier on work/life balance than comparative consultancies. People are genuinely good to work with, and leadership tries to be upfront and transparent.

    Cons

    Lot of variations in the nature of project work across markets. Tends to be more PMO type work, and less intellectually stimulating. Still hard to describe what it is we actually do. Not many project opportunities to build on real hard skills. YMMV.

    The employee owned model is good in theory (for a smaller headcount), but in practice it tends to disperse accountability for strategic initiatives, since ownership volume varies by person. There tend to be low personal financial incentives to take risks and innovate or change.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Point B full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Point B has a flat and egalitarian structure made up of smart people and decent clients. Also has a great culture and fun events.

    Cons

    This company needs to be your "point b", literally. Lacks upward mobility and career path options, but that comes with model so just know what you're getting into.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try and be something you're not. The high-end staff aug model has a place in the corporate world!


  9. Helpful (3)

    Senior Associate

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

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great lifestyle, great people, no travel, great culture/team building events.

    Cons

    Work is mostly project management or some IT work, not as intellectually interesting as other consulting work I have done. Salaries are low for the industry, benefits are weak, and too much risk is put on the employees for the rewards given.


  10. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not a good benefit package


  11. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Salary growth is slow.



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