Point B Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Point B CEO Mike Pongon
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Pros
  • Great resources for client delivery, great work-life balance for consulting job (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)

  • This isn't really a con, so much as a bias within the firm, something for consideration (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Associate

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    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

  2. Senior Associate

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    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.

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    Review

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    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    Continually voted "Best Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility - in the type of work, career path and work life balance
    Great culture - collegial, supportive, fun
    Great client relationships
    Focus is on doing what's right for our clients, associates, and the firm - which can be a hard balance to strike

    Cons

    If you aren't comfortable in ambiguity, you probably don't want to work here - not a con, but something to consider

    Advice to Management

    As we grow, continue to tell stories about what makes us great
    Stay focused on doing what's right, even if it isn't always the most profitable solution

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

    I have been working at Point B

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

    Pros

    Culture, fun and smart people, interesting work, no travel

    Cons

    No paid vacation, not tons of promotion opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  7. Helpful (3)

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Point B (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Amazing culture
    - Great flexibility that allows you to have a life outside of work
    - Focused on serving the communities in which we work
    - Talented associates
    - Ability to get involved in activities outside of client work (e.g., recruiting, marketing, business development, operations)
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - I've not yet encountered any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  8. Helpful (3)

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid values, strong culture, focused on doing what's right for clients and employees. 100% employee owned. Talented management and consultants. Clear vision and goals. Feels like a family. Excellent place to work overall!

    Cons

    The company can seem overly conservative at times with respect to the risks it is willing to take (i.e. to diversify or grow faster). Although, that is also what has made the firm so successful, so hard to fault it.

    Advice to Management

    Management is focused in inspirational - overall excellent. Consider taking a risk outside of your comfort zone.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Choose Your Own Adventure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    At Point B, your experience is what you make it. Due to the organization's model of light operational infrastructure, In the short amount of time that I have worked with the company, I have had the opportunity to dabble in every part of operations (business development, recruitment, marketing, general office operations, etc) all while sustaining my client service delivery. This model enables me to try my hand at these activities and identify my strengths. Also, the culture is outstanding and the commitment to listening to the associates to drive change is evident. I cannot stress enough how much the flatness of the organization in a benefit. There are so many opportunities to learn from very seasoned Senior Associates and Principals, just by sending a quick email or calling to request time with them.

    Cons

    The light infrastructure model can also mean that structure may not exist where you might think it would. For example, the path from Associate to Senior Associate is not clearly defined. As for learning from the experts within Point B, a bit more structure could be in place to make it so each associate does not need to create their own program to enable this experience. Lastly, the compensation model can be confusing until you are a few months in.

  10. Helpful (9)

    Failed transition from founders to ESOP

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Point B full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Great people although many have left
    - Focused on providing client value and doing right by the client
    - Great client opportunities

    Cons

    - Lots of great people have left. Heads of major offices, lots of directors, all great talent true blue pointb.
    - The reasons for people leaving vary, but Pointb no longer has the culture and people you can't imagine leaving.
    - People aren't valued. The staffing model has shifted to picking up earlier career talent (read lower salaries) weary of travel and run them a few years before they vest.

    Advice to Management

    Pointb was something special and people were valuable. Now cash flow drives decisions not what's best for employees. How's that aligned with an ESOP?

  11. Helpful (3)

    The firm to work for if you enjoy consulting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Point B full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Actual work / life balance, employee ownership, culture.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for upward movement, but not an issue if you are happy being an experienced consultant delivering to top companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the culture of employee owner input and a social / fun atmosphere.

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