pureIntegration, LLC

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pureIntegration, LLC Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Abundant executive and management opportunities

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

    I have been working at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    For executives the opportunities are a function of the depth of your relationships and entrepreneurship. For managers and Associates the opportunities are a function of excellent technical & PM skills along with ability to identify & resolve client needs. If you can make a business case, leadership will support your efforts. There are ample examples of success with clients to utilize for new client development. Most resources are the best in the industry. Annual company meetings are great opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    With a smaller firm you have to be prepared to be self-guided and identify your mentors. As executives you need to define your goals and be aggressive about achieving goals. As managers and associates you need to be partner with clients, help define your training and professional path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management is very supportive of new business investments and business development. Can always improve on collaborating on annual goals and personal development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed results with empty promises - get it in writing!

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

    I worked at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    For the most part, the office environment is pretty enjoyable. There are potlucks at the holidays, birthday celebrations, spontaneous lunches, etc. which helps make it more than just a job but you do feel part of something. Being a small company and working in the headquarters office, you do have the opportunity to get exposure into multiple aspects of the internal workings of a company across various departments. They do encourage folks to pursue areas outside of their hired role and step into functions that may be more in line with their passion. There is a mentor/mentee program with senior leaders that enables junior staff to work with managers that they admire in helping their career advancement which is unusual in a small company and championed here which is refreshing. The PMs are great to work with!

    Cons

    Policies will change whenever it meets the needs of the executive leadership with no notice to employees especially when it comes to paying out incentive compensation and commission - get everything in writing detailing all terms whether for compensation or a services contract. There is very little understanding of the business market outside of the cable industry. If you do venture to a role outside of what you were hired for, there is no going back and if you do not succeed, you will most likely be let go. Even though they are a small business, there are a lot of policies and procedures put into place just like with a large business as that is the background most everyone within Senior Management came from which can be frustrating. Do not look to HR for support if you have an issue as there is not much experience by anyone running that department which is evident by the massive turnover within that group - office politics plays a key role and agree with earlier review in regards to that issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less money on fancy trips to island resorts for company events and more money on investing in employee development through training and into enhancing the benefits package. Hire a COO with corporate experience in running a business and grant them the decision making authority to make necessary changes. In the corporate retreat sessions, spend more time talking about the project work being done and IT opportunities/up and coming technologies that help staff stay current and marketable within the industry vs. just highlighting Director's resumes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall the best place to have a career. People are committed to growth, hard work, and high standards.

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

    I have been working at pureIntegration, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great group of smart individuals.
    Ability to grow in many areas and no limitation on exposure.
    Hard working environment starting at the top levels.

    Cons

    High visibility and expectations on all areas.
    Based on size, no large quantity of thousands of types of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To move with the times and adapt to new modern ways of doing business that may be different from the traditional ways at consulting companies. Both for the business as well as employee engagement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Leadership autonomy and sincere executive support throughout my career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    pureIntegration has given me the autonomy and support to drive my career through a meandering series of interests. I can't imagine being able to change paths from QA engineering to development to technical project management to business program management to business requirements gathering in any other company. I value the accessibility of our executive leadership. From my first day as a new associate, I have always felt that I could have an honest and direct conversation with our C-level leadership about my concerns, questions, and aspirations for myself and for the company.

    I also feel strongly connected to the company despite being geographically scattered because we have semi-annual all-hands events as a company that are focused on building company culture as well as providing a comprehensive update on all corners of business within pureIntegration.

    Cons

    Thriving in this environment requires a self-directed stance in career development. There are occasions where I wish we had more structured/guided training (much like Accenture's core analyst training, core consultant training, etc). Self-guided training while delivering on the client site can make for very half-baked results. Therefore, there are many skills learned on the job and in my "spare" time (of which I have none).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger focus on internal training and resource development (self-led does not always work!). Focus on retention of resources not just through competitive salary, but also through opportunities for leading edge training and career development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have worked for several big consulting firms (e.g. AC, ACN, D&T), and pureIntegration is relatively the best so far.

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

    I have been working at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management Support – the executive team give us chances to develop new business/technology ideas, and guide us through the business case development process if we are willing to work hard to achieve our own dreams/goals. Since starting seven (7) years ago, I founded two (2) practices.

    Client Focus – as an employee, I am expected to deliver high quality deliverables to the clients, and my bonus ties directly to the client’s satisfactory.

    Company Culture – it’s a “work hard and play hard” environment. As is frequently the case with consulting jobs, we are expected to get the job done (vs. clock in at 9 AM and clock out at 6 PM), which means that we may work long hours occasionally. Meanwhile, we get to travel once a year to exotic places such as Mexico, Bahamas, etc.

    Employee Recognition – it’s a relatively small company; as a result, high performers will be recognized; meanwhile, under performers will be let go quickly.

    Cons

    I recognize that nothing is perfect, and pureIntegration has no exception. As a boutique consulting firm, an employee is expected to wear multiple hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider focusing on retention and internal training/development as well as hiring junior resources so our workforce is more balanced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good, but not great, place to be

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

    I worked at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They took a chance on me, even though I had minimal relevant experience in both job function and industry. The company is a small close-knit group of people. Even though employees are spread out all over the country, annual gatherings give you ample opportunity to get to know employees from different regions. I got to work on a variety of different projects during my tenure there. Each project was a learning opportunity and presented its own set of challenges.

    Cons

    The company is narrowly focused on the cable TV industry. Every project is cable TV this, cable TV that... It would be nice if they did similar consulting work for clients outside of that industry. Also, the company is very top heavy; it seems that 80% of the company has a title of "manager" or above, which kind of cheapens it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more younger and inexperienced talent. What's the point of being a so-called manager if there's nobody below to manage? It's impossible for an associate to get any team lead experience when there are no other associates to lead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Empty promises and underdelivered employee satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA

    I worked at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The outward facing client experience was very nice. Expectations are high and delivered quality is impressed.

    Cons

    Little to no flexibility within project roles and responsibilities. For the most part, you are locked into a job function from on-boarding. This means begin to pack you things when your project is closing (no internal bench). Pay is not competitive and industry lower due to employee "perks". Having local and international offsite meetings per year, profit share, (potential) bonuses, company sponsored happy hours, is pitched during on-boarding as "perks". However, all of these expenses eventually trickle down and are factored into reduced employee salaries. Entrepreneurship is encouraged at every employee level and stressed for managers/directors; however, decisions to pursue are very "one" sided. Company is very management heavy (e.g., managers, directors, etc.). There is practically no opportunity for full time low level employees (e.g., associates, senior associates) to advance. Upon leaving this company, was resembling more of a staffing agency than a consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more focus on retention and internal training / development. Employee satisfaction equates to higher salaries, not free drinks and offsite meetings in tropical locations. Implementing large scale corporate politics for a small boutique consulting firm is not very effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Several empty promises, horrible communication and non-existant follow ups

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

    I worked at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You may eventually get paid to do your job and you get a nice folder outlining the benfits, should you decide to stay working here.

    Cons

    Direction on smaller projects is poor. Communication and networking is terrible. Grew tired of one line answers that appear to be charity answers and empty "Blue Sky" speaches. I was brought in for a specific position that was disolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to hire more / better management team members. Perhaps a team building trip that worked on communication, management and organization skills and less fun in the sun

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    "We're out to make the industry's best team even better"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at pureIntegration, LLC

    Pros

    Professional and career growth opportunities are abundant at pureIntegration. Resources are challenged early on in their career to be the best they can be. Career advancement guidelines are explicitly spelled out and bonuses are clearly tied to the "investment" a resource puts into helping sustain and grow the company. The employees are hard working, smart, and personable.

    Cons

    Constant changes to policies, compensation, performance management and strategic direction make the future uncertain and give a much larger company feel than pureIntegration actually is. Some resources may feel that the diversity in clients and work is not quite large enough to hold their interests year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the company is still relatively small and does not need the bureaucracy of a 200+ employee corporation just yet. Remember that many employees left the big consulting companies for specific reasons and those same reasons should not cause people to leave pureIntegration.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great culture and benefits!

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

    I have been working at pureIntegration, LLC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment at PI is very innovative and collaborative. There are plenty of opportunities for employees to flourish and excel at what they do best, and also plenty of opportunities to step outside of ones comfort zone to grown and learn.

    Cons

    Not the type of work environment for someone who isn't willing to go above and beyond in their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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