PointRoll

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PointRoll Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
56 Reviews
2.9
56 Reviews
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Mario Diez
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Pros
  • You'll learn a lot about rich media (in 9 reviews)

  • There are some great people at this company (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no such thing as work life balance at all (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior Management (starting with the CEO) is a joke (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    I enjoy going to work everyday

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at PointRoll full-time

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the people. I love working here. It's a fun place full of people who care about each other and the work.

    Cons

    There has been a lack of direction in the past in technology but recent changes have resulted in increased energy and excitement for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the current path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, energetic, & passionate company & employees!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at PointRoll full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone at PointRoll is very smart and passionate and I really enjoy the atmosphere. The KOP office looks hip and fresh inside. Benefits are good. Pay is excellent. The CEO Mario Diaz is located on the KOP office and so far has been a true leader with a solid vision for the company's future. He's very down to earth and approachable and interacts with everyone no matter who you are. We all work hard but not in an overwhelming or too stressful kind of way. You also start off with 3 weeks vacation and 3 personal days and year 3 you get an extra week.

    Lots of free food every week too which is nice perk.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is not enough transparency and communication in IT/Engineering. Change in senior leadership is a little too frequent.

    The PTO doesn't carry over from year to year if you have any left over but it's not really that big of a deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay with the company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't be fooled by the smoke and mirrors show

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PointRoll full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, Beer, fun holiday activities

    Cons

    I worked at PointRoll for over a year, and in that time I saw 2 VP's of Product, 2 CTO's, and 1 VP of Engineering take the reigns. The way this company is run is a joke. One of the major problems is the Product Managers and VP of Product have no clue what they are doing. They are constantly changing their minds on what they think the customer wants in a software product when they have no idea and cause delay in development because of it.

    The constant petty politics that go on in this place is reason alone to steer clear. PointRoll is not a company to take your career to the next level with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company gone horribly bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PointRoll full-time

    Pros

    The people are great though they don't stay long.

    Cons

    There used to be a fun loving culture here but it died a few years back. No strong leadership. The company has existed for alit more than ten years and there has been 5 CEO’s, three CTO’s, one VP of engineering, three VP of Operations, two VP’s of product, sales has turned over more times to count. Profits continuously drop each year. There is a lot of talk of better goals but they are never reached. Bonus’ only show up when the company knows it needs to reward its employees for busting their humps despite not meeting the companies unachievable goals. I believed in the company, the work being done, and loyal to my colleagues. Sadly the company keeps no loyalty to those who hard work or going the extra mile.

    Lots of promises about the staff being the most valuable commodity in the company but there is no investment in the staff. The majority of people leave because of burn out from being overworked or under valued. within one to two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a real plan and don't make ulterior motives about it. It has to be transparent. Hire leaders that lead by inspiring staff. Buzz words like.. Scrum, Agile don’t actually mean anything. They don’t add value to a project especially if people don’t believe in the work their doing. The biggest innovations didn’t happen because of project management methodologies. They happened people people got an idea and ran with it. Invest in your staff. There is a repeat of hiring then laying off or firing people. Get a real plan for hiring staff. Also, invest in your current staff so they can meet the changes in the business needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run for the hills

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    Current Employee - Digital Project Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Digital Project Manager in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    People are incredibly intelligent and have all kinds of talents.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? PointRoll is a revolving door of employees. People come and go regularly, and the company does nothing to improve the conditions so people will stick around. They just laid off about 50 people and promised that it had nothing to do with revenue and that they were actively hiring. About a month has gone by and so far there are no new heads in ops. The disbursement of work among the regions is so uneven. Some teams are struggling to keep their heads above water while others are working at a comfortable rate. Sales will promise any unprofitable clients the world and still except ops to deliver in full, leaving no time to dedicate to the larger accounts that are worth the time. We've heard for the past year that this would be changing, but.. surprise, surprise... nothing has changed. PointRoll is all talk and no walk. If that sounds horrible to you, as it should, don't apply here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Blind leading the deaf, dumb and blind

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    Former Employee - Technology in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Technology in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at PointRoll full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, free beer, some really fun people

    Cons

    This company has been on a downward spiral for several years. Despite the advice of previous employees, friends and business assoicates I took a position in technology here. As a senior developer and architect over the past several years I have experience both start up and "big boy" company culture... PointRoll represents the worst of all of them. The Executive seem (seem being the key word) strong in domain knowledge but have no idea how to execute or build solid technology soluitons and new "blood" from competitors have only made the situation markedly worse. I came in at the tail end of one senior technology leader who was promptly replaced with another. He seemed to making great progress and was promptly replaced by another. Then cascading layoffs throughout the company where we were assured it had nothing to do with revenue. This company needs to stay with the right horses in the race and stop changing midstream. Suggestion would be to bring in a very strong CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade CEO and product teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant re-orgs and bad management decisions are killing a company that was once a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Good products built by very talented individuals many years ago still remaining attractive to customers.
    Fun office environment. Free lunches.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganizations and layoffs, clueless executive team with no vision on how to move the company forward.
    Bad employee morale. Closed-door meetings at times of uncertainty, followed by little or no communication to the team about what's going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people on the ground and get the real sense of the people you put in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    A brick would sink slower.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at PointRoll full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Occasional free lunch which hardly makes up for anything.

    Cons

    Constant regime changes and layoffs as the company spirals downward. There is no such thing as a career here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're probably already planning their exit. Don't bother.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Weak Vision and Strategy

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    Former Employee - Senior Digital Project Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Project Manager in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at PointRoll full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people - smart teams

    Cons

    Weak company vision and strategy. New product team cannot seem to form a cohesive vision of what they are trying to deliver and CEO does not seem to understand how to build technology solutions. As an outsider to the executive process, it appears he is falsely led by his product leader. They also seem to have a revolving door of executives including sales, product and especially Technology. Two strong technology leaders were both led out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to build a strong long term company vision. Rely on solutions and long term thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard, both with great people

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

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

    Pros

    great people, younger group in operations which leads to easier and more fun working environment, motivating incentive programs, half decent beneits

    Cons

    some stretches will have very long days, questionable budgeting decisions from upper managament

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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