Powell Industries

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Powell Industries Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
34 Reviews

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  1.  

    I gained skills in electrical from no skill to an experiences wiring. This caused me to change my major to become an EE.

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    Current Employee - Wiring  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Wiring in Houston, TX

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunity in this company to increase your knowledge because there are so many products to be experience.

    Cons

    The bad thing in this company is the salary are low. So many past employees worked here to be use as a stepping stone to achieve higher. Another reason it is bad in this company is the unfair paying between employee. e.g. a 2 years or older employees get pay lower than a new people without skills or any knowledge of electrical plus with a language barriers. According to lead-man heard from Supervisors stated these employee get higher pay than current employee due to their relatives who's worked here as an offices position so they get better pay than a current skilled employees. This also apply to overtime same reason relationship. People already get pay low only have overtime will allow them to support their family. This is what cause man skilled employee to leave this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to re-manage the staffs (supervisor, lead-man, crew-leader) on the floor. Second, apply the change between skilled employee and unskilled new employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    poor working conditions on production floor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about Powell industries. They need to raise the hourly pay they pay people on the production floor.

    Cons

    low pay on production floor. People have to work 6 to 7 days a week to make money to take care of their families. Turn over is very high!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on the production floor in the extreme heat and cold and see what its like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The best hands on experience you will ever get.

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    Former Employee - Senior Assembler  in  North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Assembler in North Canton, OH

    Pros

    The type of equipment that they build

    Cons

    The gossiping that goes on in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the trouble makers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Ok for a while

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    Former Employee - Undervalued Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Undervalued Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Company's been around since 1940s - good products

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growth and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very happy!

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

    Pros

    Career growth, Management Proactive for Employee involvement

    Cons

    Consistant message across all levels

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Netwok Administrator

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The company is investing a lot of money in the latest technology. The business is growing steadily. The company is hiring constantly new people in manufacturing and operations.

    Cons

    A lot of Business Analyst doing the talking but don't have the technical knowledge to understand what they are talking about.
    The company doesn't value experienced people. The pay is a bit below industry standard in IT and way below industry standard in engineering. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get down from your high heels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Demanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is decent

    Cons

    Work environment can get very stressful, disorganized, long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It was a Good beginner learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    They have pretty good benefits

    Cons

    They are not well organised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to get Better organisation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Change is good.

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

    Pros

    Market Analysis on jobs, Family oriented, Learning to be proactive instead of reactive. Upper management changes are good.

    Cons

    Training is an issue, consistency seems to be lacking at times but working on changing this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking outside the box. Changes are happening and it seems the right team is getting into place to make good things happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great employee relations, Good pay.

    Cons

    Had to go to work at 5 in the morning.

    No opinion of CEO

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