Purchasing Power, LLC Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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    Helpful (1)

    Great place to work truly focused on its customers and keeping their employees happy.

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

    I have been working at Purchasing Power, LLC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Company that is committed to the growth of their employees. I met a recruiter at a networking event through my university and encouraged to apply. The interview process was pretty well.

    Cons

    Long time to wait between interview and actual on boarding this might have been because the position I was applying for was not high need to fill.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Feb 26, 2015Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback and input regarding the interview process. As always, our focus is improving our processes to optimize results for our employees, customers and candidates. As you round ... More

  2. Helpful (2)

    This is based on my personal observation while working for this company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great location, work/life is encouraged, nice work space, fun team building activities, talented & optimistic employees.

    Cons

    Lack of proper communication of role and responsibilties. Unwillingness to accept constructive criticism, feedback, questions and/or concerns. For example, management has a tendency to use the phrase "if you don't like it here, then leave".

    Advice to Management

    Senior leaders should re-evaluate the qualifications expected of candidates being considered for managerial roles.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Apr 3, 2015Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your input and feedback. Although your tenure was brief, it appears that you appreciated some of our efforts to build a team and environment where employees ... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    not recomended

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

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company culture is fun, snacks, lots of great talent

    Cons

    Managers are not trained, some are allowed to speak to employees with disrespect, c-suite does not listen to employee/manager concerns and makes their own decisions. Employees are overworked, they don't have the proper resources, policies are changed at random and development and procedures are not existent. I am really surprised that they still have their doors open. Its sad the value and tagline is about helping people, depending who you are you can benefit, others not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Management should recognize that they have some great talent, if you don't regard for efforts, then they are going to leave. Employees point of view can be valid, sometimes its worth vetting out the system before sinking tons of money, rushing it and creating a disaster for the employees to clean up. Don't just have a value statement , operate by it.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Mar 19, 2015Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. As with most startups and endeavors, the road is sometimes rocky but as we enter our 15th year, we have a lot to celebrate. The journey thus ... More

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  5. Helpful (7)

    Unfortunately it's not the same company

    • 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 Purchasing Power, LLC 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

    The company is growing, so there are lots of opportunities for career advancement, excellent benefits (EPP, free health and dental insurance, 401k w/match, free gym, etc.). The pay is ok but not great.

    Cons

    The culture has become toxic and good people are leaving left and right. There are a lot of politics and favoritism with little to no transparency on the process. They used to be big on work-life balance but not anymore. They just laid off 7 people so I have no idea what's going on here.

    Advice to Management

    Despite what you think, management is responsible for boosting employee morale and promoting a healthy office culture. If you treat your employees fairly, they will go above and beyond for you. There also needs to be a strong emphasis on process improvement and quality controls.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Feb 26, 2015Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review and perspective regarding your time spent at Purchasing Power. Your contribution and dedication over the years are greatly appreciated. The recent departures have been ... More

  6. Helpful (5)

    Worst Job I Ever Had

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

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent location in midtown, fairly nice office with a nice break room with some subsidized snacks and food, pool table, etc, moderately good pay.

    Cons

    Extremely dysfunctional C level management. COO was a bully and completely not qualified to oversee the IT department. An HR group that was completely out of control and over bearing. A ton of churn and turnover. Toxic relationships and workers backstabbing and gossiping. Most of the good people driven out. Very high stress w/in software development. Seriously, the most stressful and worse job I've had in the nearly 25 years I've worked in the corporate world. Leaving was the best thing I ever did. Yes, it was that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your entire C-level group including the CEO. Bring in a consultant to fix the culture. Bring in a consultant to clean up IT.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Nov 6, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your brief tenure at Purchasing Power. Without specific insight into the situations referenced above, it is difficult to discern the ... More

  7. Helpful (4)

    This company has an amazing culture. Work place conditions are light years ahead of the typical sweat shop environment.

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

    I have been working at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everything about the company screams fun. Everyone is pleasant and very professional. This company makes you feel like you are apart of something big.

    Cons

    It is still a fairly new company which internal aspects needs tweaking to get it operating to its full potential.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of talent in the company

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Aug 4, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Yes, we have a lot of internal talent; without passionate and enthusiastic employees like yourself, we would not be the company we are today ... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    Not that great

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

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pays well,benefits, and perks. I have to have so many words for this to go through. I have all of the pros. So I am just babbling. This is my last.

    Cons

    The accounting department is horrible. It's a hostile environment. You have the company perks,but you will not enjoy them if you are in that department. You have been warned.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to your managers. They set the tone for your company.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Sep 9, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and comments regarding your tenure at Purchasing Power. We appreciate your candor and wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to Work

    • 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 Purchasing Power, LLC full-time

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

    Pros

    Purchasing Power has a great culture, which is a great mix of the energy and casual flexibility of the "dot.com" era with the beginning process and maturity that comes with quickly growing into a mid-sized company with mid-size challenges. Great work-life balance and high output from folks who passionately believe in the business. Unique place in that they invented their business model and have continued to tune it over the years. Continues to bring on top tier new talent to get the business to the next stage of growth and maturity.

    Cons

    On occasion, there is a "fire-drill" mentality where people run around and get things done but done have the time, focus or resources to implement approaches and process to avoid the fire-drill in the first place, thereby improving the overall operations of the business

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage with all the employees, especially those that have been part of the business for many years.

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    May 5, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your insight and feedback regarding your experience here at Purchasing Power. As you've indicated, sometimes "fire drills" occur but as with any organization in a hypergrowth ... More

  10. Growing company with positive outlook

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

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Great coworkers
    -Meaningful work
    -Nice location

    Cons

    -Pointless meetings that never get anything done
    -Upper management tends to slow down progress of company

    Advice to Management

    If you set goals and deadlines, make sure to REACH them. Otherwise, it sends a bad message to your employees in that, your goals are not important

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Apr 11, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking time to leave your comments and feedback above. Your perspective is appreciated as we are constantly seeking ways to increase our overall efficacy and productivity within the ... More

  11. Worked there as a consultant. I'd consider working there.

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

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good perks and benefits by all accounts. Hired some good people lately to go with some good long term contributors. Investing in change and making things better. Wow room is cool! Decent location.

    Cons

    Has it's challenges and growing pains like everywhere. Some of HR can be a bit overbearing. As evident from a lot of the comments on here, they have in the past hired a lot of the toxic sorts that would take the time to write such negative/spiteful comments but seem to have cleared out some of the poison.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on hiring the right people

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    Apr 7, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review and perspective regarding your time spent at Purchasing Power. Your contribution and effort in helping us reach our project goals are greatly appreciated. As you point out ... More

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