Psomas Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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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.  

    Review

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

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

    Pros

    People care; high quality of work; well run management

    Cons

    Challenges keeping employees satisfied, especially in down economy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GIS Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst

    I worked at Psomas as a contractor

    Pros

    Human Resources was very friendly.

    Cons

    There was little support from the manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disfunctional management system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to business. Invest in your own company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many queen bees and not enough workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Total downer if you're not a manager

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

    I worked at Psomas

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

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

    I worked at Psomas

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Blake is an excellent CEO

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not sure anymore

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

    I have been working at Psomas

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Not sure how well Senior Management understands what is happening

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your Group Leaders

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Psomas is a very good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Designer III in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Designer III in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Psomas

    Pros

    The information about the health of the company appears to be pretty much open to all employees. There are great medical benefits, compared to other industries. Flexible work hours and numerous holidays are given when needed.

    Cons

    It seems that upper management is quick to make cuts in staff when profitability is not where they expect it to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a little more time to get out and meet the people in all offices - more than just showing up once a month to give the "state of the business" address. Meet with your people and be open to criticism.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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