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Pacific Office Automation Reviews

Updated January 8, 2019
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Pros
  • "It's not a glamorous job, but if you're looking to be compensated for your hard work, it's a great place to do it" (in 15 reviews)

  • "POA has great benefits, rewards, incentive trips, etc" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life Balance is nonexistent" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours, 7:30 am to often 6 pm" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    POA has a very strong and supportive culture. The training you receive from everyone from the President on down is so helpful and inspiring. Everyone wants you to succeed, and that mentality fosters an environment where teamwork is valued. I took this job a few years out of college, and POA empowers you to be your own boss, there is no problem that you can't solve. I wanted to challenge myself and grow and this opportunity has helped me in so many different aspects of my life from learning how to sell, giving me an opportunity to earn more money than I ever thought possible, and by being a provider for my family. I have never seen an environment where the CEO is willing to teach, train, and coach brand new employees, and genuinely cares about there goals both personally and professionally. This is a growth based company, they want you to succeed and help grow the customer base and the brand. They give you the keys and let you be the driver, where you end up depends on how much work you put in, how invested you are, and how involved you are with your team.

    There are sales incentive trips that you are able to go in if you qualify. Those are a lot of fun and let me see parts of the country I have never seen before.

    The compensation is incredible, the health care coverage is amazing, and the 401k match is unbeatable.

    Cons

    You get out what you put in, to this career. There is a lot of work to do and the more time you put in, in the beginning the more you will get out of this. If you are not willing to invest in your career, this might not be the best fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum! Keep looking at ways to add new products and services to sell.


  2. "Overall great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation part-time

    Pros

    -Great company culture
    -Bosses who care about you
    -great bonuses to be made if you're good at what you do
    -free parking (luxury in downtown)

    Cons

    Long hours, 7:30 am to often 6 pm

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Dec 21, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for your review! It’s great to hear that you feel cared for and rewarded
    for your hard work. Know that we appreciate it.

  3. "Fun and Challenging"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and 401k. Easy to stay busy.

    Cons

    Not a lot of in depth training given so you have to be a self starter.

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Jan 11, 2019 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for your feedback! We do take pride in ongoing training for employees, so if there’s anything you’re looking to learn or gain more experience in, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your... More


  4. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Salary, very heavy on salary side.

    Cons

    Very self involved, have to be on top of things and ask co-workers to do things multiple times

    Advice to Management

    Create more of team environment

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Dec 14, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. Benefits and compensation are an important way to show employee appreciation, so we’re pleased to hear that you’re happy with what we provide. As we continue to grow... More


  5. "Get what you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been at Pacific Office for over 10 years. The company has changed and grown a lot since I started, but the one constant is you will get back what you put in. If you put in the work up front, which isn't always easy, it will pay off. The company has a consistent bonus structure (unlike many other sales jobs), and doesn't try to short you. 401k is very generous (I've had over 100% match at 6% since I started). It's not a glamorous job, but if you're looking to be compensated for your hard work, it's a great place to do it.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a 9-5, this isn't it. You will put in long hours, especially at the beginning of your career. But I've seen many reps make $100k in their first 1-2 years if they are willing to put the effort in.

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Dec 7, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for leaving a review! We recognize that our roles require hard work, but we’re so happy to hear that you’ve seen it pay off for you. We hope this gives some extra motivation for our newer... More


  6. "You'll get out what you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Office Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Awesome managers
    Good 401k
    Fun Company events
    Culture
    Private growing company

    Cons

    Thrown to the wolves
    Selling competing products in the same area as coworkers
    Working 10 hrs a day on average
    All cold calling

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for leaving a review about your time with us! We recognize that this role takes hard work, but we hope you gained valuable experience to carry on to future roles. If you’d like to provide... More


  7. "Good Opportunity with Little Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for young professionals to get a kick start, a lot of hands on training challenges even the most competitive young professionals.

    Cons

    Some management are poor leaders, they need more high quality leaders.

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for leaving a review for us! We’re very proud of our training and growth opportunities for young professionals, as our goal is to help all employees grow a career at POA. Thank you also for... More

  8. "Best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Happy employees
    Regular hours
    Great benefits, 401K, Health Insurance paid 100% for employees, PT0. Sick time , FSA
    Presidents Club trips
    Summer Fun Contests
    When you get home you can turn work off

    Cons

    Remote work is not generally done
    End of month no PTO, closing week

    Advice to Management

    It’s a great opportunity to advance from sales to Feld ld Sales Managers

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Nov 2, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! We love hearing that you’re happy with your position and the growth opportunities here at POA. Our employees are our greatest asset, so it’s our pleasure to provide these... More


  9. "Account Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Office Automation full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people were nice

    Cons

    Lack of training
    Work Life balance

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to see you go and concerned to read that you feel we lack training and work life balance. It’s important to us that you all can enjoy well-rounded and fulfilling... More


  10. "Document Center Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Center Technician in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Document Center Technician in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable work place, flexible schedule, caring coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    Accrued vacation is frustrating for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Considering that your employees spend most of our work day sitting in front of a computer screen, I feel like glasses should be covered on our health insurance.

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Oct 12, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback about our working environment and employee benefits. We hear your advice about vision insurance and will take your comments into consideration in our next benefit update.