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PowerPlan Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing benefits, smart and nice people, gorgeous office, competent management, opportunities for career growth

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

    I have been working at PowerPlan

    Pros

    As an employee who has been here for 3 months, I couldn't be happier. This environment is unsurpassed. The employees are valued and treated so well. The people are friendly and super-smart. FABULOUS benefits. Amazing culture. Office politics are non-existent. I'm so happy to be here.

    Cons

    Literally none that I see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to treat the employees as you do now. What an incredible culture we have. Thank you for the unsurpassed benefits small and large.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employees and Customers are most important

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

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

    Pros

    The company culture is truly amazing. Everyone is extremely bright and motivated and collaborates without any of the politics you see or hear about at other companies. The product truly adds a ton of value for our customers and there are no real competitors who can do what we do which makes the company and business model very strong. Over the last year there has been a big push to make everyone feel valued as an employee and there are tons of fun company wide and department wide events and perks that truly make working at PowerPlan a lot of fun. I can talk to my direct manager about anything and the CEO himself is very transparent and truly cares about everyone here and will frequently walk the halls and see how people are doing. Our customers love us which is not something most software companies can say and it makes projects that much more enjoyable. Not to mention they pay very well and have a very generous bonus structure if you work hard and prove your worth.

    Promotions are based on ability and results and there is ample room to take on as much responsibility as you want to handle. Myself and others took lead roles on big projects in less than 2 years. The work is challenging and is not for people who want a normal 9-5 job or are not interested in doing any technical work. It is a software company so you should be ready to dig into the software (SQL).

    Cons

    As with any growing company, there is constant review of our internal systems such as document management systems which can use a lot of improvement. Management has realized this and is looking for alternatives but sometimes it is painful during the transition period.

    A year ago there were far fewer employee recognition programs and team events, but that has changed drastically in the past year which has made working for PowerPlan go from good to great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue improving communication and transparency as you have been over the last 6-12 months. Things have come a long way but there is always more work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PowerPlan is a growing company, but is not meeting its targets and the product is very dated.

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice and easy to work with. Compensation is average to above average and healthcare is free.

    Cons

    Product is outdated. It's based around PowerBuilder, which hardly anyone uses anymore, and the front end of the application is not friendly to end users. Lots of turnover this year. Lots of travel is required unless you live in Atlanta and can find an opportunity in the office. Management is spotty and young.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad place to start a career

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay with other consulting jobs. The average coworker is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Extremely dated technology. The product's quality is completely embarrassing and unacceptable in a lot of modules and a good portion of working time is spent dealing with its shortcomings. The technical and functional skills built here are not transferable to any other industry (with the exception of nebulous "consulting" experience). If you're a recent or soon-to-be college graduate, you can do a lot better than here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so conservative in business decisions. The product was innovative and acceptable quality-wise 15 or so years ago but lack of investment and leadership since then has seen it fall far behind what is expected from a modern company in 2014.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Competitive pay, dead end technology in an extremely niche space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at PowerPlan full-time

    Pros

    They compensate competitively with big name consulting organizations and their office is very top notch.

    Cons

    The product is built on very antiquated technology most of the skills you will learn here as an entry level employee are not transferable to other companies and industries. They solved a problem with their original product line, but have not done much innovation recently. Additionally, those who leave and try and remain in the industry are threatened with legal action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind, you are either a services company that has a software product that is putting way to much focus on development, or you are a software company putting way to much focus on services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Benefits & People surpassing expectations

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

    I have been working at PowerPlan full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch and comparable to top 0.1% of the industry.
    Bountiful snacks and drinks. Friday Bagels and very transparent top down management.
    C level officers are highly approachable and very high transparency top down.
    Periodic celebrations and handouts (tickets to sport events, bowling, family invitations to baseball games etc.)
    Generous reimbursements for traveling consultants. You can stay in the best of hotels, dine at top notch restaurants and shore up on all those air miles.
    Superior product with no real competitor in their core products.

    Cons

    Product is complex but that's what makes it best of the breed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the culture but make sure it does not get diluted as the company scales bigger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing and exciting company

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

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

    Pros

    The people and work environment is amazing!
    People love coming to work. They have very good compensation rates compared to similar jobs and definitely very good benefits (including unheard of health care benefits).
    Very open, learning environment. There is a ton of group work but they only hire extremely brilliant people so they also expect everyone to be self sufficient and independent. It is a very fast growing company so there is also a large potential for growth in the company.

    Cons

    They expect a lot from its employees and even though we are all very hard workers, it is a lot of work and can be exhausting at times, especially with the added travel.
    As they are growing, there are some growing pains in terms of how to handle defining roles, training of new hires, and keeping that homey feel yet still becoming a large cooperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the documentation initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at PowerPlan full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging projects, great work environment with good benefits. Leadership cares about the people and are trying to make positive changes.

    Cons

    Undergoing a change from small privately owned to large company so lots of changes happening very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to curb the attrition. People are scared of change so constant communication into the decisions along with the reasoning behind them should help. Please don't sugarcoat messages, people may not be super happy to hear the truth but they will respect you for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, high reward

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

    I have been working at PowerPlan full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The workforce is incredibly bright and motivated to do really well. The culture is also not driven by stress or peer competition.

    Cons

    Extremely complex product that takes a long time to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees the focus of your business and not your customers. The product sells itself, foster people that want to improve and excel to make the company better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A growing company with lots of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at PowerPlan

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, and you work with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Typical consulting job with long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An improved website and overall web would help with recruitment

    Recommends

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