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  1. "Fun company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, dynamic atmosphere! Company value is fun!

    Cons

    Communication. Need to fit into company culture


  2. "PCO review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PCO Innovation full-time

    Pros

    Great place as long as you're on assignment. On assignment you receive perdiem to balance your low salary

    Cons

    While not on assignment, not receiving perdiem so lower income.


  3. "Negotiating salaries"

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    Current Employee - PLM Consultant & Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - PLM Consultant & Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCO Innovation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    awesome people
    possibility to travel around the world

    Cons

    bad salary for a developer
    learning PLM framework isn't the most exciting technology out there


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  5. "Friendly Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCO Innovation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. Supervisors are helpful and approachable.

    Cons

    the working hours are from 9-6 they are flexible but it still makes for long days.


  6. "Nice place to work at but cheap salaries"

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    Current Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCO Innovation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with and the ambiance is very nice. Very good place to develop your PLM skills

    Cons

    Very low salary and no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Should offer higher salaries to keep their employees


  7. "Good experience but move on for progress"

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    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PCO Innovation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good to start a career, you travel across the world.
    For north americans, you will visit places you've dreamed
    of, specially in Europe. Pay is excellent well above
    average, specially if you are at the customer site for a long period.
    If your in it for the long haul, gun for the money as career wise there
    no progress, the company has a flat hierarchy. You start as a consultant and
    and end as one as well.
    On the other hand, a strong sense of accomplishment when the system you worked on
    helps a real product goes into production (ex planes, cars).
    To get the most out of the experience, start out young and single with the company(24 years)
    stay on for 6 years and get out at best 30 and at worst 35.

    Cons

    Upon arriving at the client site, the company pays for the hotel
    for only two weeks, after that you are on your own.
    Most of the technologies thet you will work on are large enterprise
    software. They do not reflect the latest technologies.
    Average employe age is around 27, after 30 you start feeling
    disconnected from your younger colleagues.
    Because you might spend more than a year at the client site,
    you build better relationships with client employees then
    with your own colleagues. Most people of you class (hired date)
    leave the company between 2-3 years
    for familly reasons, better lifestyle or girlfriends pressure.
    You might get stuck at a crappy nowhere customer site.
    HR and recruiter turnover is above 75%. You know you've been in the company
    for more than 2 years when you don't recognize HR when you get back.

    Advice to Management

    Management should broad company offering to achieve critical scale. A lot of customers do not want to give us projects managements because company lacks project management skills and experience in engineering systems.


  8. "PLM Consultant Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant - Technical Expert CAD/PLM in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant - Technical Expert CAD/PLM in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PCO Innovation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work for prestigious accounts
    - Outstanding travel opportunity
    - Fast experience gain
    - Amazing cohesion and atmosphere in the organization

    Cons

    - Stagnant progression due to flat organization
    - Undervalue of credentials
    - Talent retention issues
    - Not a long term option

    Advice to Management

    - Create a partnership approach to help talent retention
    - Have bigger ambitions than constantly tailgating bigger players


  9. "Its a hit or miss."

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    Current Employee - PLM Consultant
    Current Employee - PLM Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PCO Innovation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great company to kick start your career! For recent grads, It really helps if you come with previous experience in CAD or even PLM if you are lucky enough to have been exposed to it through internships with big name companies. A degree from a recognized school doesn't hurt either since these two things will be your strongest selling points when PCO shows your profile to a client. If you are sent to a long mission away from your base (hometown) you are guaranteed to make a lot of money.Great team effort, and a lot of collaboration among consultants make learning easy. If you're single, like to learn on the go, and don't mind travelling this is the place for you.

    Cons

    If you are starting out fresh out of college with no experience, you are a harder candidate to sell and could be stuck in Montreal months at the time. In between missions, if you are in your home city, your income will be significantly less. When you are sold to a client, PCO expects you to be there yesterday, and they provide no service at all when moving to a new city, except maybe book you a flight, hotel and car rental for the first couple of weeks. The rest is up to you. One of PCO's strong hooks for potential applicants is travelling. They will make you believe that you can go anywhere in the world (in fact they show a map with clients all over the world) to work and travel. The truth is the places you might be sent to work will be restricted by your nationality and the availability of contracts. You can be sent to great places or very undesirable locations. It is not a company for someone who desires long term stability. In fact, it is one of the main reasons people leave the company despite increasing salaries and longer vacations. You might be sold as an expert when in reality you are still a couple of months from being a true master in the subject.


  10. "Good for Entry-Level positions, not so good for experienced hires."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - PLM Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    If you are coming out of University and you have strong french language skills, then this company is a good idea. You'll get the opportunity for International travel. Also, you can learn a lot. The company will sell you to a client as an expert(even though you probably have only a few weeks experience in the software)

    Cons

    If you are an experienced hire, you will lose out on opportunities to inexperienced consultants since the company won't be able to sell you as easily due to PCO trying to maximize their profits. As an experienced hire, you may end up on the bench for extended periods of time with nothing beneficial to advance your career.
    If you do not speak french, your opportunities will also be limited. The company will sell you to a client as an expert(even though you probably have only a few weeks experience in the software). Trial by fire is common.

    Advice to Management

    It will be difficult to retain experienced hires unless the company starts landing contracts with clients that are willing to pay a premium for experience. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this company if you do no speak french or if you are an experienced hire looking for a challenge.


  11. "Great company for managing contract work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PLM/CAD Software Development Consultant
    Former Employee - PLM/CAD Software Development Consultant
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Very responsive managers
    - Great help with administrative paperwork such as travel expense reports
    - Encouraging and supportive communication from management
    - Quick turnaround on contract payments

    Cons

    - No benefits with a contract only position (no option to buy into group benefits, even if at the cost of the employee)



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