Powertek Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
33 Reviews

3.9
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better contract companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Support Services Specialist – Intermediate
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Support Services Specialist – Intermediate

    I have been working at Powertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good communication, Good effort to develop team spirit

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Architect  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Architect in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    it's a young company, if they survive, it may present an opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    lack of communication between management and staff....
    poor client management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the unnecessary layers of stiff bureaucracy and recognize and promote and utilizing existing talent.
    I felt like I was in the military when working there... I specifically avoided working for companies supporting DoD to avoid such an environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator/Telecommunication Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Database Administrator/Telecommunication Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powertek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have a great 401 K plan and Medical plan. Also a personable attitude with their employees.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management also has a caring attitude to their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, great people!

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

    I have been working at Powertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, certification reimbursement, salary, work-life balance, great co-workers, no micromanagement, growth opportunity, and board has a great vision for the future

    Cons

    With everything going on, sometimes it appears that there needs to be better communication from the top down. Also, processes and procedures need to be put in place and followed across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing the right thing, ALWAYS is great and not too many companies abide by that standard so the fact that this is of value is awesome! Focus on putting together processes and procedures that are followed across the board because the company is going to grow and this will be very important. Also, communication between Directors and Management should be an area that is improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Video Teleconference Technician

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

    I worked at Powertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personable, hard working company that always striving and winning contracts

    Cons

    Not enough tech positions and I may return as a Project Manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obtain more VTC Positions!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company- Want to go back!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Desktop Support  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Desktop Support in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Anyone seeking new opportunities and offered a position by Powertek should
     say, "Yes, I accept the offer," simply because of the one-on-one employee to
     management relationships, the comprehensive benefits package, the free
     training courses, and the extensive services that the company offers to its
     employees and to many charity-based non-profit organizations.

     During my time with Powertek, I had nothing but good experiences. My
     healthcare package was one of the best that I ever had, I received several
     "spot bonuses," and the President of the company (a very busy and very
     generous woman) invited staff to very tasteful evening dinners to get
     insight into everyday situations. For a company President to have an
     interest in building relationships with her employees says a lot about what
     kind of company Powertek is.

     I left Powertek on good terms because the NIEITS contract ended. Not only

    did management keep in touch with me to ensure that I was taken care of, my

    resume was professionally written by corporate staff. My insurance benefits
     were paid for the next month and the company HR team kept an open flow of
     communications about networking and future job opportunities. During the

    Government Shutdown, the company has set-up emergency services such as a

    leave bank and cash for employees affected by the furlough, which should

    also prove that this particular company knows the secret of being

    successful: caring for its people. These company benefits are truly
     unmatched. I can say that anyone employed by Powertek will value their time
     within the company.

    Cons

    More coffee cups would be great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong Professional Growth Opportunities, Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Powertek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My position with Powertek was rewarding, both personally and professionally. Powertek paid for my professional certifications and I took more than 15 online classes at no cost to me. When my contract ended, the new firm “offered” me a 25% pay cut. Although Powertek had another challenging position for me, I wanted to work closer to home. I would jump at the chance to rejoin Powertek.

    Cons

    Contract ended and the new position Powertek offered would have required a longer commute (not the company's fault).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good benefits--immediate 401(k) vesting is almost unheard of these days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like working at Powertek

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Network Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Network Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Powertek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Powertek has great benefits, a generous training program and fair compensation. I have been working for Powertek for just over 4 years and have worked on several projects so I feel that I have a good feel for how the company operates as a whole. I have received 2 promotions since I have been working here and was able to obtain 3 management and technical certs all of which the company paid for while I was attanding training. I really enjoy working for my current customer, it is a great environment, I am learning and challenged technically on a daily basis. Hard work will get you anywhere you want to go with Powertek. The company will listen to you and give you the opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    No complaints about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like my manager, he is very fair.

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

    A great company to work and enhance career

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

    I worked at Powertek full-time

    Pros

    Very effective management team with vision for growth

    Cons

    Nothing major to report here; may be little more transparency on management events would help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always hire best people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Powertek is a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tier II Service Desk Technician  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tier II Service Desk Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Powertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked on the NIEITS DOD project for a while and at one point it was recompeted and won by another company. The transisition period was very short and Powertek was quick to move a lot of us to other projects they have.

    I saw first hand how the management team went out of their way to help the employees that did not get picked up by the new company. Powertek helped them rewrite their resumes, gave them double the normal severence pay and paid for their health insurance for an extra month so they would not be without coverage while looking for another job. I have never heard of a company doing that for their employees, going the extra mile to take care of them. Powertek cares for their employees and they show it.

    It is unfortunate that some people have made disparaging comments here about the company and you can clearly tell they are from a few disgruntled employees by the personal and vindictive nature of their messages.

    Cons

    Non observed. This is a job and nothing is ever perfect, but Powertek has done nothing but make my work environment as good as I've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay dedicated and commited to your employees and customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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