Powell Industries - Extremely fast-paced environment, not for everyone | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely fast-paced environment, not for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Small company feel, so many long-timers and some amazing talents. Success of your project often depends on your relationships with folks on the manufacturing floor. Nice new office on Airport Blvd. So many in leadership roles were promoted from within. Powell has its own unique culture which is both pro & con. Some individuals in management are very progressive, others not so much. Some individuals are paid very...

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    Cons

    Extremely fast pace with poorly developed processes, extremely poor communication among teams; decisions made/discussions held in silos; as a PM be prepared to wear many hats since you will be doing it all! Everyone is stretched thin and extremely over-loaded. No ownership within various groups/management and no sense of responsibility or urgency for such a dynamic environment. Some in management are extremely set in...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to change everything at once, not every initiative is a top priority, pick your battles. pay your field techs a bit more and try to retain talent, be competitive in pay. Invest in quality and processes.

    Powell Industries2019-01-16
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours good benefits and pay weekly

    Cons

    Overtime and good benefits plus pay well

    Advice to Management

    Good management

    Powell Industries2019-02-09
  2. "Some good, a lot disappointing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great people

    Cons

    Sr Management, very political, antiquated culture

    Advice to Management

    Value your people... they'll work a lot harder. It's a win-win.

    Powell Industries2019-04-02

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