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Powa Technologies Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great idea with great people taking it to great places (in 16 reviews)

  • Nice offices at almost all cities (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits such as private health care, pension etc (in 11 reviews)

  • heavy structure of senior management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excelent"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Powa Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working staff, nice office, professional way of work. The process of hiring is 8/10 dificult.

    Cons

    Loose of beneficts, the payment late, the administration in the higest levels is bad and don't care the workers.

    Advice to Management

    It's a place to work hard.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Uncertainty place to work"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.
    Coffe

    Cons

    Not clear business model.
    After few months I realized that the company was an startup pretending to be a big company to attract investors. So I left.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have an strong idea, and take some time to research the market in your next venture.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Powa Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team that I worked with.

    Cons

    Top company executives had no fiscal responsibility and company went bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make promises to your team you have no intentions of honoring, while allowing them to work for free.


  4. "Speed bumps, not headwinds"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity for this company is massive and it's so close it's palpable. Never have I worked in a start up with more upside potential than this one. Certainly, as in any start up, there are speed bumps along the way, yet we have the wind at our back and are extremely close to breaking out.

    Cons

    Many of the employees have never been in a start up environment, and as a result, view speed bumps as insurmountable obstacles. Very talented people, yet some are without the intestinal fortitude required to work in a startup.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused


  5. Helpful (24)

    "No money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Powa Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice, sort of. Benefits are nice, when we have them. Really cannot think of anything else as there isn't much.

    Cons

    Payroll missed several times. Lost benefits twice. Company spends outrageous amounts of money on travel and parties for potential customers and vendors, yet leaving hundreds of unpaid bills and invoices stack up leaving people to scramble just to keep the lights on and not get evicted. It's a nightmare. And the CEO is so far removed and pretends he cares but clearly cares more about spending than making sure employees are taken care of.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO. Figure out your finances and actually run a business instead of a "play time party"


  6. Helpful (16)

    "Don't join this company! Listen to the Glassdoor reviews."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Powa Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices at almost all cities.

    Cons

    Company has missed payroll and had to make up
    Management is delusional about company's future
    Very poor treatment of workers
    Culture of deception

    Advice to Management

    Most employees are trying to get new employment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Changing retail forever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Powa is changing the face of mobile engagement on a global scale - across web, mobile and physical POS. Powa is a hard-charging, get it done, technology innovator with terrific clients, visionary leadership and access to the capital markets for funding growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Hours are long and expectations are high - some consider that to be a "pro" ;-)

  8. "No glass ceiling"

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    Current Employee - Chief Revenue Officer in Irondequoit, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Revenue Officer in Irondequoit, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powa Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Powa is a company who values entrepreneurship. If you are committed, positive and focused, there are plenty of opportunities to get better pay/ position. Contrary to a lot of other companies, there is no glass celling here. Hard work pays.

    Cons

    Do not expect a smooth ride. Powa is a very active player in one of the fastest growing and turbulent markets - mobile commerce. A day at powa is like a month anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    After two years of hyper growth and a lot of learning, now is a good time to focus on what we do best (merging physical and digital commerce) and strive to be the best in what we do, in terms of user experience and value creation


  9. Helpful (26)

    "worst experience in my entire professional life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Powa Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    really nothing, nothing at all, except possibly that the company has nice offices

    Cons

    this is a sinking ship and management has no regard for its employees at all...all of the negative reviews you read here are absolutely TRUE


  10. Helpful (3)

    "embracing the mobile payments revolution"

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

    I have been working at Powa Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leading edge technology company that is embracing the mobile payments revolution, and creating a true leadership position in this fast growing space.

    Cons

    No cons to the company. The culture encourages smart people to come forward with their ideas, and to contribute across the different areas of the business.

    Advice to Management

    There's a great opportunity to grow the company by promoting strong performers into areas of increased responsibility.


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