Point B

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Exceptional colleagues and respect for the individual

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, strong peer group, flexibility in staffing, interesting staffing assignments

    Cons

    Aversion to risk limits some of the great growth opportunities for the company and the individuals working for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Channel the risk taking that was done in the early Point B years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very supportive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great resources for client delivery, great work-life balance for consulting job

    Cons

    Few opportunities to see and meet coworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 13 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Leadership has degraded the culture at Point B

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - Smart People

    - Fun Events

    - There is still an attempt to live up to the core values, although they have been diluted

    - If you want to work part time and have no career ambition this place is for you

    - Compensation package is ok

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership and no strategic focus coupled with a complete inability to implement internal change has made this company stagnant.

    - Your staffing will only be determined based upon what's available when you are available.

    - Long time associates are leaving in droves and leadership brushes it under the carpet as if it does not matter.

    - Internally, leaders are not allowed to lead nor are they held accountable to driving critical business outcomes (margin targets/spend).

    - At the client Point B associates are basically independent consultants

    - Too many internal promotes (new President of Consulting) and rejection of outside ideas has kept the company leadership blind to the true problems this company faces or fresh ideas on forward direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out where we are going and then take us there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart, nice and fun people. Great job flexibility. Great culture. High integrity.

    Cons

    I am not aware of any cons. I love the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Point B - Experiencing Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Point B full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Point B is filled with intelligent leaders with years of experience leading challenging projects. The opportunity to learn from outstanding colleagues is one of Point B's main values. Point B offers associates the ability to work in a variety of client settings. Each engagement is unique which enables associates to expand and grow.

    Cons

    The company culture has changed with expansion. It has the feel of a large consulting firm culture now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees for feedback and listen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 11 people found this helpful  

    Be weary of joining - ask tough questions

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

    I worked at Point B full-time

    Pros

    Working alongside great people; you will build lasting friendships.

    Cons

    Leadership inexperienced at running management consulting firm. Decisions made in 2012 led to financial pressures. Too much internal focus rather than understanding external/market indicators. Promotions into leadership often a stretch and then leaders don't receive adequate training and mentorship. Virtually no external hires into leadership. No external perspective on the Board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some external perspectives on the Board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great Clients
    Freedom to set your own direction

    Cons

    Recent departure of long time and talented resources has drained the soul of Point B
    New resources have little desire to make Point B better or understand what made it great
    New organization structure has led to the promotion of incompetent leaders
    No paid vacation and poor overall benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the new titles and needless overhead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Working at Point B

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work-life balance
    Comparable pay for "title" compared to the market
    Willing to quickly adapt to changing market conditions

    Cons

    No leadership
    Lack of true feedback, despite open feedback being "important"
    No room or support for growth
    No support for operations team
    Culture of Haves and Have-Nots keeps the company divided
    Does not challenge leaders to grow or develop people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 11 people found this helpful  

    Overall, pretty good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Very smart, engaging people
    Nice work atmosphere
    Some great clients
    Has well defined culture

    Cons

    Strategic reorg of company is creating a lot of unnecessary hierarchy diminishing the associate experience.
    Needs to work on its biz dev engine more.
    Not much development opportunities.
    A lot of positioning within long termers for internal roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of looking at asociate experience especially when major changes are going on. Keep focus of company on those doing client service delivery.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Focused on doing what is right for the client and making employees happy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Challenging work. Values relationships. Entrepreneurial. Great Leadership. Local work option.

    Cons

    Still small firm & doesn't have all the economies of scale you get with a large firm. Doesn't have the brand recognition yet of a large firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow please maintain the amazing culture and values that make Point B who it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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