Productive Edge - No Clear Plan, Lack of Company-Wide Leadership | Glassdoor
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    "No Clear Plan, Lack of Company-Wide Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Productive Edge full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - In-office snacks, beer on tap - Regular semi-annual events - Very talented people working below leadership level

    Cons

    - No functional sales organization means that the company is totally dependent on existing clients for new work - This leads to dramatic swings in benefits, staffing levels, and overall mood (based on whether a large existing client is asking for more work, or not) - Leadership is reactionary and uncommunicative, so unless you are in a leadership meeting you do not know what things will look like more than...

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    Advice to Management

    Develop a long-term plan, communicate it out to employees, and try to stick to it. Invest in employees, and don't treat them like a commodity (replacing merit-based bonuses with a beer tap doesn't count). Ask employees to contribute to the long-term health of the company, not just the short-term. You have lots of talented people who could help solve your systemic issues, but you have to ask for help first.

    Productive Edge2019-01-22

    Productive Edge Response

    January 25, 2019

    Thank you for the feedback and for recognizing the many talented people who work at Productive Edge. We’re extremely proud of our team and we strive to create a workplace that enables people to grow and be challenged. We’re happy that the majority of reviews here reflect our thriving ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Caring people, great culture!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Productive Edge full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with no drama... people are genuinely here to grow in their profession and become stronger players in the tech world. Dynamic social and PE Cares initiatives, at least once a week there is a way to get out of the normal work setting and have some fun or to help out a cause with a group of coworkers. Management is also sincere about taking employee feedback seriously and making improvements where needed....

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    Cons

    Not many cons, management does a good job listening to employee feedback and making adjustments when improvements are needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the Social Team outings and PE Cares activities!

    Productive Edge2019-03-28
  2. "Excellent Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Productive Edge full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment. Open loft-style office surrounded by smart minds that allows for frequent knowledge and idea sharing. PE expects consultants to quickly take ownership of their projects upon joining, allowing for rapid integration into the company and work. Many opportunities to socialize with team members through happy hours, weekly social activities and volunteer events.

    Cons

    With PE's rapid growth, hoping to seeing more enthusiasm from leadership in investing in existing employees and promoting from within along with the push for recruiting outside talent.

    Productive Edge2019-02-12

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