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Updated December 20, 2017
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  1. "Potential but missed"

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

    Pros

    customers are good companies to work with.

    Cons

    difficult to work with PQC and lack of strategy

    Advice to Management

    need workplace consultant
    need effective strategic planning for themselves


  2. "Need to invest more in their employees"

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

    I worked at PQC International full-time

    Pros

    Full time hours, co-workers very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No raises, minimal benefits, more receptive to employee suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the employees, better medical, dental, vision plans,

  3. "Not a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PQC International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working inside a fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    CEO constantly threatening to fire you.
    Not getting paid on time, if at all.
    Having benefits cancelled due to non-payment by employer.
    401K money taken from check, but not going into account.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your people MUCH better. Changing the name of your company is not the same as a change in culture.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Dishonesty at its finest"

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

    Pros

    Learn to define who you are as a person and professional.

    Cons

    The long hours, subpar compensation and constant change are not the worst part about this company, surprisingly. The dishonesty, manipulation, insincerity, greed and terrible leadership are only the tip of the iceberg.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending and saving face to make your pride feel better. You will never turn things around when you are constantly living a double life and lying to everyone around you. Want to be a trusted advisor and be successful? Start righting your wrongs, acting with a moral compass, asking for forgiveness, paying your debts and living in the light.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager, consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I got to work with extremely smart people, C-level exposure, opportunity to work independently and on teams. PMP cert. gain valuable PM and RM experience.

    Cons

    There are managers in this company who have no business being in a professional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Give mangers who have no business being a manager, some training on how to treat people with respect. Get rid of management who are just maximus gluteus kissers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to make a difference with Fortune 500 companies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PQC International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work on great projects with opportunity to learn and have fun. Met some very interesting people from diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    PQC treats employees poorly and strategic planning is not present. No support provided by corporate staff and inexperienced people in strategic and support roles. Extremely large overhead to support CEO's dream activities with no ROI. CEO hindered work with clients and damaged company reputation earned by employees.

    Advice to Management

    hire talent for a fair price and attend to basics of business management. Plan for the long term and create a plan for execution.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "When things are good, it's really good, but when it's bad, it's really bad"

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

    I worked at PQC International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits
    Bonus structure (only if business is good, even if your performance is good)
    Work from home
    Small company with nice people

    Cons

    Employee turnover
    Client turnover
    CEO lies against people and manipulates people to make himself look good
    Money management issues
    On call 24/7 for the CEO
    Doesn't pay people on-time and not remorseful about it

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep all your eggs in one basket. The business is struggling because of greed. Trying to milk clients for big bucks when you should diversify and gain more clients.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "INSANITY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can not think of one positive thing to say

    Cons

    brutal and abusive work environment

    Advice to Management

    show humility and listen to advice from employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Do you like getting compensated for your work? Then don't apply here!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PQC International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong team environment, excellent benefits, opportunities to interact and showcase competencies to C-level clients, company reimbursed training if interested in PMP certification.

    Cons

    Complete absence of internal cash flow - meaning when a client PO doesn't clear on time associates go with out paychecks. In the time I've worked here we experienced four delays in our pay in one year. Each time we were told it was due to our lack of productivity! HA! Extreme favoritism plagues this office. If you aren't related to the CEO or are a female don't expect to get any recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Do yourself a favor shut the doors and pack it up you're in over your head.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This company and the expectations of the Management are a Joke! Stay Clear!!"

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    Former Employee - District Director in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - District Director in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PQC International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    WIll offer you a job and get you really excited about what you will be doing
    When you figure out that this job not going to work out you will quickly move on and find a job that you will not only be happy with but you will be happier with your life

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Management does not care about how their decisions affect the people that they work with on a daily basis
    The job itself... Don't work for this company. They feel you should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For someone like myself in my mid 20's, I personally do not enjoy getting phone calls at 11 pm on a Friday while I am out asking me if I can work on something.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to grow a company that is failing. For a business that has supposedly been around for 20 years you certainly don't have your stuff together. If you want to grow a sales team then hire experienced sales people, not people right out of college that have no book of business and hold them to the same expectations that you would someone who has been a road warrior for his or her entire life.

    When you give someone a salary, don't take it away overnight because the employees will disappear with the salary!!

    Building a plane while you are flying means you have no clue what you are doing or where you are going. For a management consulting firm I would suggest you get a consultant from a real management consultant company like Accenture to tell you that you have everything backwards and should probably just shut your doors.


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