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Point B Reviews

Updated June 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "They have a perfect work/life balance for their employees" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Great culture - lots of 'fun' events" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "No paid vacation, not tons of promotion opportunity" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Paid vacation is a joke, we actually only get 3 days of true unpaid vacation and it is paid at 70%" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Dream come true"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Point B full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. You're treated like a person, not a work-machine. There is a culture of appreciation and positivity without trying to hide that there are things they can work on.

    Cons

    There's a lot of change, it's scary that all of the changes are happening at once.

    Point B Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – COO

    We appreciate the thoughtful feedback you’ve provided. Agree, it does feel like several different change plans are in place. It also feels a bit a unique, AND, hopefully, :) like an exciting time in... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, and wonderful flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t the greatest with limited bonus

    Point B Response

    May 29, 2018 – COO

    We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Our people and culture are at the center of what makes us a great place to work, and it makes us proud to hear your feedback.

    Our total... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for Self Starters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great mission, and an inspiring place to work. Ownership is something that is not only talked about but acted upon as well. If you are currently a road warrior looking to settle down and stop traveling Point B is the place for you.

    Cons

    It can be difficult working on a client as a point solution without other Point B co-workers. If you aren't a self-starter or willing to take the time to create your own career its easy to get lost in the day to day of client work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lives up to all the hype - great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest, most interesting and fun colleagues ever. For a consultant, the pros are huge - no need to travel, interesting work, opportunity to become engaged in growing the business, lots of local activities. Really fun.

    Cons

    HQ is in Seattle, so sometimes the local markets feel disconnected from the power base. Mostly that is good - sometimes it feels a little out of synch. But everything else is well worth that small blip.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent, open and willing to receive feedback.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great opportunity to early to mid-career"

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    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, collaborative environment, employee owned, several ways to create your own career, local model and limited travel.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow into senior leadership ranks. Executive leadership is out of touch with the realities of consultants on the ground. Slow to implement changes to overall strategy. Don't address poor performers at leadership levels.

    Advice to Management

    Run the business like a business, not a club. Don't be afraid to tell people what to do and how the firm needs to evolve


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Compensation poor, people awesome"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazingly well grounded, broad interest, and bright colleagues. Firm seems to finally be setting priorities that value client delivery above other side work.

    Cons

    Compensation is tough and tenure not rewarded even if you are a steady contributor. Bill rates rise and pay rates stay stagnant. PTO doesn't really exist...you have to take over 30 percent off in a given month to realize any paid time off if you are on the plus pay model. No paid holidays. Only 3 days of true PTO at a reduced rate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep upping comp and benefits. Get leaner so we don't need such high margins. Truly reward CSD. Keep hiring amazing people!

    Point B Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – COO

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Unlike many organizations that have a set number of days one can take off, Point B’s compensation model is built to provide much more flexibility and... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time

    Pros

    I'm impressed by the quality of my peers at Point B - great people, who work hard to do what's right for their clients.

    Cons

    Depending on the client location, commutes can be long within your city.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Its all good"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, healthy work atmosphere, good work, lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    no east coast presence at this time.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, strong community, compassionate leadership, many development opportunities, flexibility in client engagements, and solid investment in local community.

    Cons

    Nothing substantive. My concerns have always been taken seriously, so nothing to add here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Thank you.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Point B full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training, lots of young employees who hang out together. Great first job for a culture that continues college.

    Cons

    Grunt work that supports the experienced consultants. In crowd that gets promoted for reasons other than hard work, solid work. Bringing in sales is what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Alternative career paths.


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