Be The First To
Not yet rated.
I have been working at Powered
Pros – Fantastic people are the number one reason to work for Powered. Fellow employees are intelligent, quick-witted, and fun. The whole concept of consumer education lets you believe that what you're doing is providing a necessary evil (marketing) in a way that's genuinely helpful to people, rather than annoying and bothersome. It's a very satisfying place in which to see projects come to fruition on a regular basis - no lingering on forever before you accomplish something. The team structures are strong and cohesive, and most people are friends both in and out of work, and you feel that you can trust them to have your back.
Cons – The pay scale is 10% below (at LEAST) market rate. This is done purposefully, making Powered very discouraging in this regard. No matter how hard you work, or how far you advance, you know you're going to be systematically devalued compared to others doing what you do, and perhaps not even doing it as well. In addition, the benefits are less than stellar - lack of domestic partner benefits, no matching 401k, no bonus structure, not even a holiday gift to show how much executive level membership appreciates the blood, sweat and tears. We've been told 'the holiday party is your Christmas bonus'.
Advice to Senior Management – Value your people more highly! In this economy, it may be hard to justify bonuses and paying scale for talent, but some of us have to go elsewhere JUST because of money - and it shouldn't ever be that way.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2008-12-26 08:23 PST
I worked at Powered
Pros – Fun, hipster crowd makes the long, hard hours slightly more bearable.
Cons – Powered still doesn't seem to have found purchase on the side of a steep, slippery hill.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop hiding behind closed doors. Also: you don't take a swag at something. You take a swing at it. You hang a swag somewhere.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2008-12-26 09:06 PST
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a current/former employer or recent interview experience. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –