The Pinnacle Corporation

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The Pinnacle Corporation Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    No employee loyalty.

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

    I worked at The Pinnacle Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    small company so you have the opportunity, depending on your department to gain a lot of different skill sets. (mostly because they like to hire as few people as possible so many times there is one person doing the job of three.)
    bonus program, although that got changed to quarterly once the executive team figured out they were handing out too much money.

    Cons

    Where to start? First of all, not one person on the Executive Team values the employees at all. There are people who have been there for 8 years who have never gotten a decent raise. Many people are complacent and have no desire to really "try" at their jobs, hence why they have been there for 10+ years. The morale of all the employees is low, since management has taken away any and all opportunities to show the employees that they care about them. You will never get a raise unless you threaten to leave, and even then it's not guaranteed unless the President thinks you're worth it. I witnessed several excellent employees leave because they were turned down for a raise repeatedly, despite having worked hard for many years. Most leave because they can't stand the culture and attitude of Pinnacle, where there is no loyalty to anyone but the Executive Team. Yes, most likely the job is "easy" but it's not worth working somewhere where there is no financial growth and most likely no growth within your department unless you stay for more than 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to value your employees and the people who have worked tirelessly for you for so many years. Bring back all the events that you've taken away to show the people who work there that you appreciate what they do. Give people raises who deserve them and stop low balling every single person who tries to apply for a job. If you don't think your employees are worth anything, then you will never be able to keep them from leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Save yourself the regret

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, TX

    I worked at The Pinnacle Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small company so you have more autonomy, great clients, is generally a laid back environment.

    Cons

    Where to start? One thing you'll find out quickly is that most Pinnacle employees are unhappy and complacent with their jobs. The overall company moral is low but leadership cares little to improve this. If you are in a entry position the pressure is less, but there's a lot of backbiting the longer you've been there. There's little transparency in the company's dealings out of necessity. They wouldn't want their employees to know all of their unscrupulous practices. And no matter how hard you work in your position, you can't get around the fact that Pinnacle offers a subpar product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees with respect and invest in them instead of caring only to cover your butt. Work to improve the company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Educational, and a great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Support in Arlington, TX

    I worked at The Pinnacle Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Willing to teach, co-workers like family. Exposure to many businesses and technologies. Down to earth owner and VPs. This employer can nurture you from entry level and help you learn the skills to advance. You must be a willing learner and step outside your comfort zone to do well.

    Cons

    Smaller company (some would not consider this a "Con")
    Limited potential for growth in some departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in infrastructure to avoid falling behind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Springboard company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Developer in Arlington, TX

    I worked at The Pinnacle Corporation

    Pros

    Small company, relatively low stress and able to easily work around personal life and emergencies. Great company to get a couple years experience to pad your resume.

    Cons

    Meager benefits, salary is way below regional norms, very political and "clickish", way too many managers for the size of the company, feedback is not considered from the workers as they make suggestions or requests in order to meet goals. Jr to Sr developers will be hurt professionally by the antiquated technologies used, unless moving into a first time architect or manager position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the Indiana, Florida, and Argentina offices, esp when you freeze salaries for 2+ years. Doesn't make sense to have some employees working VPN yet keep these offices running (with all the overhead involved) and hardly any staff in any of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    really a good place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Support
    Former Employee - Client Support

    I worked at The Pinnacle Corporation

    Pros

    small company / family atmosphere / nice people / interesting work

    Cons

    location of the office wasn't good for me personally
    would be fine for others esp if live in the mid cities area of dfw

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to more people in the decision making process as they are making decisions.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Pinnacle is a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Manager in La Porte, IN
    Former Employee - Development Manager in La Porte, IN

    I worked at The Pinnacle Corporation

    Pros

    Pinnacle provideds good flexibility and the people are great to work with. They have a family oriented culture and provide good work-life balance. They treat their employees fair, and I felt as though they do what they can to help people out by providing educational reimbursement and providing other opportunities.

    Cons

    Pinnacle is a relatively small company, so it does not have the same resources that a larger corporation might have. The family oriented work-life balance focus is both good and bad, and at times can be frustrating when something needs to get done but nobody is around after 5 pm. Some of the benefits are not as good as larger companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long view perspective in terms of training and purchasing tools for employees

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