PCC Structurals Employee Reviews about "upper management"
Updated Sep 16, 2021
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- "pay is good" (in 21 reviews)
- "Quarterly bonuses are great." (in 11 reviews)
- "Great people and team." (in 8 reviews)
- "Nice coworkers and good exposure to all areas of the business" (in 6 reviews)
- "they offered fairly good benefits" (in 5 reviews)
- "Lack of organization and management" (in 16 reviews)
- "There is no work life balance" (in 11 reviews)
- "Some long hours and some pretty stressful closes." (in 5 reviews)
- "long hours with little praise for a good job." (in 5 reviews)
- "Very fast paced work environment." (in 4 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
If you don't like respect this is the place for you.May 9, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Pay is relatively good. Good coworkers and OK benefits.
This company will settle for nothing less then your soul. It seems like great work at first due to pay but soon you figure out your trapped in the ugly teeth of a succubus. the jobs themselves are not bad its the terrible upper management, $$$ is the only drive.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Good opportunities for personal growth, but with a cost (like divorce).Jul 9, 2014 - Senior Engineer in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Don't come to work here if you want to rest on your laurels. This place is for the wired in person who likes challenges. Great oppotunity for advancement if you are a hard worker, you make things happen and you have a sheepskin. If you don't have a degree, you will be discriminated against even if you out-perform the graduates. You can advance without a degree if you are a top tier performer (like top 3% range) and, if you have a little luck. Wages are decent but not as good as Boeing. The quarterly bonus has really dropped off since the continual 3% performance increase demand quarter after quarter have become nearly impossible to hit. With that type of demand and my calculations, we should be shipping all product with no labor applied at all, by 2026. Stock option purchase plan is decent and has kept a few good folks from leaving. The Medical and Dental kind-of sucks, but whose doesn't anymore? If you are a high performer and don't need any pats on the back for a job well done, this may be the place for you. If life balance is #1 in your mind, don't come here.
Life work balance! PCC expects a lot. Long days (10 hours) and some weekends. Phone calls on weekends and some nights. End of the quarter.....forget about it, you will be working to help ship anything that isn't bolted to the floor. This is not an exaggeration. You will be working until midnight Saturday & Sunday night at the end of every 3 month interval (quarter). Upper management drives middle management to do things that shoot us in the foot because they are so frantic to ship parts. It’s very much like Vegas and an addicted gambler “Let’s roll the dice!” (and we come up craps).Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
I work w/ great people, I am given meaningful tasks, autonomy, compensated well with many opportunities to advanceMar 20, 2014 - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I was lucky to have been awarded the Precision Castparts Corp., Scholarship to Villanova University. Throughout college, PCC provided financial, personal and academic support. I started off interning at the SPS Technologies Fastener plant (during college) outside of Philadelphia and I learned as an intern what it meant to work hard (40+hours/ week) and be rewarded as a result.. I was challenged and held accountable throughout my years of college although I only worked during breaks.Throughout my experience with the company, I was always thrown into situations or roles I did not think I was ready for but I learned a lot about the company and grew a lot due to these challenges. PCC gave me the opportunity to pitch ideas and work hard to see results. Nine months ago, I moved to PCC Structurals in Portland. Similar to most PCC plants, it is a fast paced environment. You will be challenged, there are many opportunities to grow, hard work is required to succeed, great compensation and benefits. PCC is open to new ideas and strategies but you must step up and work for it. PCC is not for everyone, it is for those who can handle the fast paced environment, likes to be challenged while also being recognized and rewarded for your contribution. PCC is a great company that is doing a lot of good in the community (although they never advertise this!). They have a "full ride" scholarship program where they support children throughout HS and will even pay for college (books, tuition, room&board and provide an internship) if the student succeeds. This program started in Portland and it is now duplicated in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Los Angeles. They have Scholarship programs within each Division that support "at risk" children at local community colleges. I am on the PCC Structurals' Scholarship Committee and although some weeks are stressful, this helps me feel like I am apart of something bigger than myself and I love having this role.
Sometimes it's very difficult to not get overwhelmed with the amount of work you will have but time management helps. Not as diverse as one would like but they are moving in that direction. Adjusting to the overall climate of each plant takes time. It is a results- driven environment which can be challenging at times so you will have those people who want to complain about everything which negatively affects morale in the plant. However, upper management needs to be coached on how to balance a drive for results and an understanding that your workers are people (with lives outside of work). PCC is working on this through engagement initiatives. It is not a perfect company but there is more positive attributes than negative ones.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Run away!Jan 26, 2014 - Production Supervisor in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Ok salary, some good employees.
They will tell you anything you want to hear to get you in the door. You'll be lucky to be put into the position you're hired for. Kiss work life balance goodbye. If you have a family don't mention wanting to spend time with them, it's a joke to management and you'll be laughed out of the room. Take a day off you'll be blacklisted. Want a promotion? You don't need to do a good job you'll just need to live at work. It's a revolving door and supervisors average less than a year. Upper management makes employees work weekend overtime worth zero notice and males you, the supervisor the bad guy. Meet your goals for the week or quarter then rest assured they will immediately change the goal. Once my team exceeded the goal and they made me report to them that they missed it so they would still have to work the weekend.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Very Hard Company to Work ForJul 19, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Better pay than industry competitors; treat their hourly employees well (following recent union drive in PDX area). Good opportunity for growth at the hourly level. Tuition reimbursement program is generous. There is a quarterly cash bonus based on plant performance.
Long hours for salaried staff. Burn out their engineers, supervisors, and managers quickly with long hours and unreachable goals. Even attained goals are viewed as failure- if you hit your goal it wasn't high enough. Quarterly cash bonus continues to dwindle though it is reported to be based on sales, throughput, and productivity which are higher than ever, and cost/scrap, which are lower than ever. Bonus is about half of what it was 5 years ago, though all other metrics are better- no transparency on what that calculation is. Upper management leads through intimidation- swearing at and belittling subordinates even in front of other employees. Take a long hard look at this company before you decide to go to work there; they will chew you up and spit you out.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Was great, now its all about earniesSep 17, 2013 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Worked for company for 7 years. First several years were great and productive for engineer. Had good team work. Good people who work the manufacturing floor; great QCB program; Very good with statistical process control.
Upper management all about earnies, numbers, talk about team work but really beat you up to perform with less staff, workers, resources; All cut throat to look good to Corp, run everything until it quits; no future planning, only for the next quarter. Culture and ethics is all lip service.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Horrible experience.Oct 29, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Bonus is ok. I enjoyed watching VP level management dress down and degrade lower level managers in front of everyone during the weekly management meetings very much
do you enjoy public humiliation? degradation? Public shaming in peer meetings? Upper management harassment in front of the entire leadership meetingership meetingership meeting? Then PCC is right for you! Also included in the employment will be the following, No training, lack of safety culture, insane upper management group and complete lack of communication. This place is horrible. I wouldn’t encourage my worst enemy to work here. Unless the have a fetish for self harm.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Unethical companySep 4, 2022 - Human Resources in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
None that I can think of
Unethical desicion making from upper management. Will let people go for minimal to no reasons Will not protect employees especially women. VP of HR doesn’t even know HR guidelines or regulations. Salaried Employees are expected to work very long hours including weekends. Upper management will yell at employees in front of others. Production Management will not follow safety guidelines.Continue reading