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Phillip Townsend Associates Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Terrible Work Environment, micromanaging CEO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Phillip Townsend Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are OK for a small company, some flexibility in work hours and cannot work from home, which helps work/life balance

    Cons

    Biggest downside is the micro-managing CEO. He delegates nothing to his staff, whether analysts or directors. he does not trust people to do their jobs. his management style (as it is) is to be a bully and a dictator. Company board is ineffective in challenging the CEO. Ultimately it is a one-man company...

    Advice to Management

    create a 2nd executive role (split president and CEO roles) to balance the decision making and authority - make the roles equal - to create and improve the decison making culture


  2. "Abusive and manipulative CEO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Phillip Townsend Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance is pretty good

    Cons

    One man company without opportunities for professional advancement for analysts as competent managers don't last.

    Advice to Management

    improve work environment to retain quality employees


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible culture and abusive management. Stay away."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Phillip Townsend Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good health insurance plan is only plus

    Cons

    just a miserable culture with an inhumanly abusive CEO


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Easy, dead-end type of job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Phillip Townsend Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good hours (almost nobody works late). Impossible to work from home. No emails, hence no disruptions at home. Work is mundane and easy.

    Cons

    Work is mundane and easy - very few skills to be learned, if any. Young professionals do not add much to their skill set.

    Decision making is very tightly controlled by two or three individuals with no transparency regarding fixed or variable compensation for employees.

    No emphasis on professional development or employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better salaries and include employees in decision making. Institute a proper training protocol for new hires.