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Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance throughout the company (in 5 reviews)

  • Good People, Bonuses, and Freedom to get the job done (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • the firm was broken and he did not have the leadership qualities to rally the troops or authority to create a new business plan (in 4 reviews)

  • VERY HIGH turnover rate due to poor treatment of employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Upswing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPC full-time

    Pros

    The culture of the company is slowing ascending to the good old days.

    Cons

    Lack of new business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going after younger, hungrier talent. Continue move from a top-heavy to a balanced workforce.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PPC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team here is great, good work environment.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. Short deadlines

  3. "Just Say No"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer
    Current Employee - Applications Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am learning a lot from the other developers.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Where did they find these people? I am interviewing.


  4. "Shipping and Receiving Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPC full-time

    Pros

    Good People, Bonuses, and Freedom to get the job done. Good Benefits. Good work/Life Balance

    Cons

    No opportunity to move up and get pay raises. Received Just over a dollar in living expense and raises over a 7-8 year period. Need additional help. Used only 2 guys to do all working responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more People for help. Fight for Raises opportunity


  5. "Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    If you are extremely good at your work and aggressive, you have everything. Good for fresh grads.

    Cons

    Always in firefighting mode. No methodology is really followed. Glib talkers do often rise in this company. For quite some time, senior leadership has just used this company as a platform to jump somewhere else. This wasn't the case when it was privately owned by the original founders.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with grassroot teams


  6. "APM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience, learned how to construct metal panels and curtain walls

    Cons

    Low Salary, longer hours than expected. Didn't provide room for growth.


  7. "PPC in CA"

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    Current Employee - Computer Infrastructure Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Infrastructure Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent leadership overall a good company to work for.

    Cons

    There are very few advancement opportunities

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people. Company trying to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Company is in a tail spin and can't seem how to stop it. No real new business... trying to maintain the contracts they still have.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees work very closely together, developing friendships outside of the organization. A lot opportunity for growth

    Cons

    A lot of turnover since the previous CEO and CFO left mid/late 2014 and the culture pretty much went downhill after that.


  10. "Do Not Work Here!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros would be the flexibility and hours. The coworkers are great as well. The employees are the ones who actually roll up their sleeves to get the work done while management is the only ones that take credit for it.

    Cons

    CEO, VP, and HR do not value the work of their employees. Huge turnover ratio due to upper management. The company has changed completely when the former CEO and CFO left the company. I have never been with a company with so much turnover. There is no job security or stability here.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, upper management to include the CEO needs to resign. Management needs to value their employees to keep them motivated and enthused to work at PPC. Bring back Harry Thornsvard!


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