Psomas Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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  1. Great Employee Owned Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Psomas full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, great co-workers approachable managers

    Cons

    Work Load vs. staff - additional staff needed


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Great Engineering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Psomas full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great engineers, flexibility in schedule, supportive staff

    Cons

    Little is done to show employee appreciation, stingy salaries and very few perks, a lot of talk of career advancement but it never seems to happen

    Advice to Management

    Follow through, listen to your people, show your appreciation for their hard work


  3. Demand Planning Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Psomas full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office fair compensation nice view

    Cons

    Poor management too much overtime


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Used to be a good company, but now very bureaucratic and corporate

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

    I worked at Psomas full-time

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

    Pros

    Psomas has very warm and friendly people, they "try" to make the workplace fun with company celebrations and Wednesday Bagel and Donut days, but this is only done during lunch time or after work, so theres not much participation. Your coworkers are very laid-back, fun, and good people you will never be bored.

    Cons

    A lot of emphasis on billable hours and multipliers. You are expected to be 100% billable and theres several meetings with the team leaders and top dogs to emphasize this down the food chain. Headquarter parking is not offered to new employees, no bonuses, minimum raises and promotions unless you pay the game, and the company is shifting towards younger hires whom they dont invest in.

    Advice to Management

    Management and guidance for young hires, more financial incentives for employees than just free bagels and on Wednesday


  6. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

    I have been working at Psomas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People care; high quality of work; well run management

    Cons

    Challenges keeping employees satisfied, especially in down economy


  7. Helpful (3)

    Overall a good place to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGNER in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGNER in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Psomas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a steady supply of work because due to high quality work and happy clients. Coworkers are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    There appears to be little to no room for advancement. Generally everyone seem to be in the same position as they were years ago. This could be due to the lack of growth due to the economic downturn leaving each design team small such that there is no hierarchy, only the project manager and then the people beneath that position.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Disfunctional management system

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

    I have been working at Psomas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good staff. Fair benefits.

    Cons

    No investment in company infrastructure.
    Management is more interested in stock value than the final product or employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to business. Invest in your own company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Too many queen bees and not enough workers

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

    I have been working at Psomas full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There are several very talented people in each office and most have shouldered the additional responsibilities that came with so many layoffs very well indeed.

    Cons

    Organization and communication is lacking in the upper management echelons. After more than six years without a raise, raises were given company wide but since most of them amounted to 2% it was very dissapointing.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the talent you already have in house and use/reward accordingly.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Total downer if you're not a manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Psomas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, beautiful offices, interesting projects, well respected within the development community

    Cons

    The place thrives on underpaying junior staff. The place essentially makes the bulk of its profit on the backs of non-managerial staff while management gets to drive around in their company paid luxury cars - a manager blatantly drives around in a Benz SLR. End of year bonuses go only to managers while everyone else gets a grocery certificate.

    There is a clear lack of professional development or promotional opportunities for junior staff. The only thing most important to management is that you remain chargeable - they exorbitantly charge their clients while they offer you peanuts. They keep preaching that the company is employee owned and the need for fairness and transparency but something is severely wrong when the charging multiplier is 6:1 for some people.

    Advice to Management

    The simplest and best way to show your appreciation to your employees is to fairly compensate them. You can keep your Wednesday bagels and donuts for yourselves.


  11. good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGNER in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGNER in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Psomas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexable work schedule, friendly people

    Cons

    lower than average pay for non-management staff, difficult to become a stock holder, low/no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Blake is an excellent CEO



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