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"Very Dysfunctional!!!!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- They have work
- 10% of people are talented

Cons

- Poor uneducated management
- Poor uneducated labor force
- Too many people want to keep the business like it was in 70's even though it's growing
- No room for advancement unless you are a yes man or friends with an old school employee
- More and more benefits are being taken away
- Salary is at the bottom for Houston
- Poor quality! No lean or SixSigma thought structure
- Overworked people to the point of mental and physical break down
- Safety program is a joke
- Engineering and Operations management is a joke!!
- Company is divided internally
- The good and educated people are leaving
- HR group is horrible to work with and don’t have a clue!
- Very micromanaged environment
- No communication

Advice to Management

Get a clue! Upper managment needs to hit the reset button. Listen to the outsiders who are trying to save this business!! Powell is on a path of failure!

Other Employee Reviews for Powell Industries

  1. "A trade-off in obtaining unique experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive benefits package. Depending on the location and position, there are opportunities to obtain invaluable experience in oil and energy industries.

    Cons

    Human Resources is into everything, they practically run the place. Pay and pay raises are sub par with industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow human resources to dictate how departments are ran. Get rid of the Oracle database, or find something new that actually works.


  2. "“Sucks look else where”"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in South Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers were nice I guess

    Cons

    Companies a mess,backbiting, too much politices.Lot of H1B's in company.
     the interviewers (Mech dept manager and supervisor) were confused since what they wanted and what was posted on the job board was different.

    Manager expected that I know everything from day one even though I clearly stated during the interview I was a recent graduate.

    Wanted extensive unpaid overtime.

    Salary is abysmally low.

    Manager did not bother to train.

    Overall a crummy experience.

    Weak technically. Little interest or priority given to distributing knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Don't come to conclusions without collecting the facts and managers & supervisors are not always right ,Keep an eye on them they are not being productive.
    for mech dept supervisors----Value your employees. Open the lines of communication and be receptive to feedback. Don't be afraid to hire someone who knows more than you their performance can make you look good

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