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PPC Reviews

Updated January 6, 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
  • A lot of good, hardworking people left the company under AEA management (in 3 reviews)

  • 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 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "PPC General Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medium sized company that encourages career growth; offers a great company culture that gives a good balance between personal and professional lives; with a vast number of clients and a strong sense of corporate responsibility (giving back/volunteerism). Also growing in the world of environmental consulting.

    Cons

    After being by a company twice its size in 2008, PPC has lost much of its recreational budget and does not hold bi-annual corporate-wide events as it did prior to 2008. This resulted in a slight loss of the company's "personal" touch.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Great Place to Work - Work Hard and Be Rewarded"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard and care about your job you will get great opportunities.
    Management is really good.
    The company is really well respected in both public and private sectors.

    Cons

    The company is experiencing minor growing pains.
    The job is demanding on time and committment. Though it is family friendly, the expectation is that you will put in the time to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    More communication is always valuable, though the company already does a good job at this. It is great to see senior management engaging junior people.


  3. "The Rise of the Phoenix"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PPC has a great history of success, innovation, and customer first attitude.
    New opportunities for movers and shakers to be entrepreneurial
    Team culture
    Work Hard Play Hard
    Willing to bring in raw talent and grow them
    You’re given a chance to sit at the decision table
    New Blood with new attitudes

    Cons

    Staff Departures
    Lack of accountability across the board from 2009 through 2011.

    Advice to Management

    Continue making the difficult decisions to stabilize the company. Select competent people to operate or get rid of those who can't. Seek general employee feedback as one important tool to optimize everything from overhead to solution sales. Stay focused and the company will rise from the ashes better and stronger.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you could live with less than industry standard salary."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Principal in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Care for Employees
    - Excellent benefits that in turn compensates some times for less than industry standard salary
    - A decent 401(k) match. Used to be great though
    - Opportunities to rise and get to the management team eventually

    Cons

    Salaries are really disproportionate here. They don't conform with industry standards. They don't conform within the company itself. There is huge difference in salaries at the same level, which results in disappointment among employees and make them dispirited, sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring sanity to the way employees ore paid.


  6. "Cool place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All of the employees are really awesome.

    Cons

    The employee evaluation system is awkward and difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Please change how employee evaluations work.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good group of professional people. They understand what it means to work hard and what it means to have a life. I loved working there, the reason for leaving was to start my own business.

    Cons

    My narrow nitch didn't fit into the company's profile, I helped them meet a contract requirement. It is really not a down-side, but this way it was harder to fit.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very competent, I only missed a little more opportunities for advancement.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun middle size company with great work/life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Developer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of fun company activities to participate in (sports teams, volunteer opportunities)
    - Managers to a good job listening to their employees and trying to keep them satisfied and challenged
    - Young energetic staff
    - Great game room
    - Decent pay
    - I feel pretty good about my job security

    Cons

    - As with most small / midsize companies policies / procedures will be broken in order to satisfy a customer (this may mean occasionally working long hours to reach an unreasonable timeline)
    - Yearly performance reviews have some awkward metrics that may not apply to your specific job role.
    - We do a lot of tech projects, but some of the project managers have no experience managing tech projects. (Need a developer at any requirements meetings)

    Advice to Management

    - Create a training program for new project managers instead of promoting them from analyst and assuming they know what they are doing


  9. "Great work environment, great people."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the building and the people in it. Company events were fun when I went to them, and the work environment was generally relaxed. On my first day, I wore a tie and got several comments about how it wasn't necessary, even from the CEO at the time.

    Cons

    I felt like I had a lack of solid feedback about my job performance on a regular basis. The review process also seemed to not follow a regular schedule.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have much feedback for the management of Project Performance Corp. A little more transparency would have been nice.


  10. "Good company with potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience and quality people

    Cons

    Workload per person causes extra stress


  11. "Tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, low stress most of the time

    Cons

    hours vary depending on the month



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