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POWER Engineers CEO Bret Moffett
Bret Moffett
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  • "Compensation is average to below average for the field, tends to matchup with cost of living at least for some of the offices(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Strong culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers

    Pros

    Work hard and you're rewarded. Shareholder options available.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership is based in Idaho, making interfacing difficult for out-of-state offices.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain strong risk management approach.

  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Distribution Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great culture, semi flexible schedule, good benefits, value employees.

    Cons

    Total compensation is noticeably less than competitors

  3. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at POWER Engineers full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and culture.

    Cons

    Wages are a bit low compared to industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Raise wages to industry average.

  4. ""The Office" in Real Life, Minus the Positive Parts..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at POWER Engineers full-time

    Pros

    It's a job, income, and something to put on your resume. Decent stability if you can put up with all of the daily nonsense. Beer Fridays, casual dress (though my manager tried to change that), and fruit on Mondays were nice bonuses.

    Cons

    Micromanaging to an extreme, no title change or promotions, hard for women to move up in the company (known in the circle as the classic glass-ceiling business environment), gossip-friendly culture, harassment, lower management plays "favorites", and lack of team playing. As an addition, when you finally decide to leave the company, you are treated as the enemy, regardless of being a top performer. To be fair, a lot of...

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    Advice to Management

    Develop an environment that rewards top performers with trust - the current response makes top performers run away as fast as they can, not to mention all of the unhealthy and dysfunctional ways HR and operational management runs the business.

  5. "A wonderful, supportive place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, wonderful support network, interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Not great pay in the first 5 years and industry-typical vacation accrual. This changes after the 5-year mark though.

    Advice to Management

    Make POWER the best place to work in an engineer's first five years to increase retention. New engineers work really hard and are highly billable, they in the very least should ramp up to 3 weeks vacation over the first few years rather than staying at 2 weeks for a full 5 years. Make us better than the competition.

  6. "Electrical Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time

    Pros

    This company takes care of its employees. Good compensation, good benefits and family oriented.

    Cons

    Less clear on the direction of the company

    Advice to Management

    Less managers layers and more employees

  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Culture, pay is alright, longevity is strong here.

    Cons

    Pay can be competitive sometimes but too many factors play a role.

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Hard to move around in the company

  9. Helpful (6)

    "It’s Really a Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at POWER Engineers full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere, laid back schedule, family comes first attitude, patient with new engineers/designer/drafters to teach them the ropes, very relaxed dress code “t-shirt & shorts”, annual bonuses at EVERY pay grade, 4% 401k match, donuts & beer Friday’s, paid lunches all the time, great annual parties, opportunity for everyone to get out in the field, and easy to move around through company.

    Cons

    The compensation is well below average, hence the reason I left.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people based on geographical location, and be sure to give raises to the people that deserve them. Compensation is your biggest crutch, if you could figure out how to be more competitive in this section you might just have the biggest and baddest employee’s in the business. People will be talking. At some point I could see myself returning to this company. I do highly recommend.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The culture is by far the best I have ever encountered. Casual dress to work every day, drink beer with the boss, have fun, do good work, make money. Simple as that.

    Cons

    In the consulting world, there are slackers. You come to know them, and wonder why the hell they still have a job.

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