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Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its work environment is highly flexible.

    Cons

    They give employees a less growth as compare to work load.

    Advice to Management

    Praise publicly and criticize privately.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not very many. Probably just location and SOME of the employees that work hard under the circumstances.

    Cons

    People get screamed by Senior Management, either locally or via phone to people in India.
    Very poor Salary.
    Senior Management not focused on employee development.
    Employee Appreciation focused on "preferred" employees.
    The position that you are hired in is the position that you will stay in forever, no opportunities to grow except for "preferred" employees.
    So much employee rotation both in the US than in India, making every task harder as new employees have to catch up quick with no clue on what they are doing.
    Senior Management ask the employees to use personal mobile and personal internet for business after work hours with no compensation.
    Senior Management ask the employees to work very late and then come to work very early to accommodate the employees overseas in India as they have to "communicate" at all times via personal phones (for people in the US).
    Lack of Human Resources.
    Lack of Leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Read every single of the reviews actually made by employees (or ex employees) and ACT accordingly.
    Stop asking employees to write good reviews to compensate the reality of the company.
    Stop having "preferred" female employees.

    Plasma Response

    Nov 24, 2015 – EVP

    The person was a contract employee with Plasma. The person was never offered a full-time employee position due to subpar performance and personality characteristics. This contractor was dismissed ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    "A dictatorship-ran company with poor work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plasma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers with talent
    Nice office and desks

    Cons

    Poor work and life balance
    Very high pressure & stress
    Lack of strategies and vision
    No recognition or appreciation
    Pay and Benefits are not so good

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employee more, provide some clear direction and vision on projects, don't make them work so much and provide more benefits and better pay


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging, Exciting, but a lot to learn and grow personally/professionally"

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

    I have been working at Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Covered Parking,
    Free Refreshments
    Free gym

    There is no politics, innovative ideas/suggestions are welcomed.

    In a short time frame, you will learn what it would take you years to learn in the corporate world

    Cons

    Sometimes the work life balance gets a bit stressful but that is something that one has to learn and improves the way to handle it better with time

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being flexible, if employees are happy they work harder


  6. Helpful (10)

    "A business monarchy controlled by an inexperienced management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Covered Parking.
    Free Refreshments.
    Professionally: Zero pros.

    Cons

    One of the worst things that can happen to an employee is having no Human Resources department to count on. Job descriptions not always match with the daily duties, most of the extra curricular requests are not part of the Job description and it is usually delegated work from higher ranked employees.

    The ideal Plasma employee should work 16 hour days and employees and staff are reminded of this by management almost on a daily basis.

    The work completed is almost never appreciated, instead it is criticized and compared to the employees overseas and vice versa which creates friction between the local and the overseas employees.

    It is clear that management grant things to a selected group of people and certain rules does not apply equally to everyone.

    It is very inefficient to have more than 50% of the employees in management or supervisory positions, micromanaging is very confusing, time consuming and exhausting for the ones that have to do the work and having to turn from left to right due to the inconsistency of those micro managers make having department goals an impossible thing to achieve, as a matter of fact I might add that there is no set goals for anyone within the Plasma organization.

    Developers are based overseas and having a 10.5 hours time difference affects the outcome. Texas employees are not happy because they have to work very late or very early to be able to communicate with the overseas employees. Texas employees then have to work more than 40 hours per week with no compensation of overtime as allegedly all the jobs at Plasma are Tax exempt (Salary).

    Management request that some of the employees take the company Laptop home and to contact the Plasma office overseas daily via phone and virtual meeting but they do not provide Internet coverage or phone lines at home for those employees. If the employee's personal phone is not answered after business hours, management make sure to send an email requesting the personal phone to be answered at any time as it is part of the daily employee responsibilities (not part of the job description). The email containing this information is then sent company wide to all employees.

    Management screams at employees overseas over the phone, this by itself is very alarming.

    Please take a minute to read the positive reviews for Plasma in here. They all have dates of Jan 3 / Jan 4. Management entered those to compensate for the bad reviews which is not professional. I would suggest management to start correcting the Issues in house to avoid more people quitting their jobs at Plasma for these same reasons.

    Advice to Management

    *Listen to your employees.
    *Set department goals and promote the knowledgeable employees to team leads.
    *Train your current employees on what they are lacking.
    *Demote the people that have no knowledge from project management.
    *Appreciate all the hard work from the employees.
    *Hire an in House Human Resources specialist.
    *Accept change is part of the company growth.
    *In the United States employees work 40 hours per week, otherwise they get paid OT.
    *Respect employee's time outside business hours.
    *Give equal opportunity to go up the ladder to all employees.
    *Act professional and accept constructive criticism with a humble attitude.
    *Gratitude and respect to current employees is the key to people staying longer.
    *Increase employee's salaries to compete with national rates.
    *Lead by Example.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Fast paced, challenging, and rewarding."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plasma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Plasma is a wonderful opportunity to learn all there is to know about web design, agile development, and building enterprise grade web portals. Great clients, great co-workers, and a great place to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Like any web job, occasionally have to work late for project deliveries but this is not the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue fostering creativity among employees and encouraging ideas from all levels.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with outstanding work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plasma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and product portfolio. Very good collaborative enviroment with excellent commitment to customer support. Stable, profitable, and growing.

    Cons

    No significant downsides with this company at this time. An excellent environment to work, produce, and learn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum and positive direction. Continue to stay on top of industry and technology trends.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "friendly co-workers, downtown location"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Developer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    not a lot of things

    Cons

    bad management, inefficient, no structure and monopolized by manager, outsourced overseas.

    Advice to Management

    nobody has any idea about what their goals are. only one head for the entire company and nothign goes forward without approval.


  10. "Employee focused and a rewarding place to work !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plasma full-time

    Pros

    In my last 2 years stay at the organization, I feel fortunate to be a part of the amazing growth.
    It’s a good company with a great working culture. Plasma gives you a progressive environment to learn and grow with challenging opportunities, your work visibility will be too high. You will not have any issue until you are capable and show your skills.

    Cons

    Career development of employees and more technical trainings can be improved.
    3rd Sat Working in every month, it will be great if it is a permanent off.

    Advice to Management

    Good leadership.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Enhance your career with Plasma"

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

    I have been working at Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Good learning platform, with excellent exposure on cutting edge technologies.
    Healthy compensation as per industry standards.
    Good work culture, collaborative working. Team is very supportive and helpful.
    Timely work recognition.

    Cons

    One sat is working in the month.

    Advice to Management

    Onsite opportunities should be given to team members also and not just seniors.



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