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Powell Industries Project Manager Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2019

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  1. "Good Company with Advancement Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots to learn, great place to grow or advance a career.

    Cons

    Not enough security for experienced workers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the long time employees

    Powell Industries2016-10-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely fast-paced environment, not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small company feel, so many long-timers and some amazing talents. Success of your project often depends on your relationships with folks on the manufacturing floor. Nice new office on Airport Blvd. So many in leadership roles were promoted from within. Powell has its own unique culture which is both pro & con. Some individuals in management are very progressive, others not so much. Some individuals are paid very...

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    Cons

    Extremely fast pace with poorly developed processes, extremely poor communication among teams; decisions made/discussions held in silos; as a PM be prepared to wear many hats since you will be doing it all! Everyone is stretched thin and extremely over-loaded. No ownership within various groups/management and no sense of responsibility or urgency for such a dynamic environment. Some in management are extremely set in...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to change everything at once, not every initiative is a top priority, pick your battles. pay your field techs a bit more and try to retain talent, be competitive in pay. Invest in quality and processes.

    Powell Industries2019-01-16
  3. "Overall Experience at Powell"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to start for an entry level new graduate. Decent processes in PM group. Friendly work environment for the most part good people throughout the organization. Very customer oriented. CEO Tom Powell good leader.

    Cons

    Low pay and low raises so get your money going in. Limited career advancement. Weak senior management. Good ole boy system it is not what you know but who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and hire people for what they know not who they know.

    Powell Industries2016-08-25
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good starting point for a new grad. Good place to learn and build your credentials. Take advantage of any training opportunities.

    Cons

    Low pay. Most of the managers are managers because of who they know not what they know. Lack of communication throughout the organization from sales to project management, PM to engineering, and from engineering to shop floor. No more than 3% raises so if you hire in low you are stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people for what they know not who they know or who they are related to.

    Powell Industries2015-08-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, solid core values, High intensity, Highly rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, family feel. The benefits and flexibility are great.

    Cons

    High stress, change management process

    Advice to Management

    Better change management structure for when and how processes and procedures change.

    Powell Industries2014-09-04
  6. "Great place to work, great people."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Powell does many different things for their customers as a result there are always many opportunities in many feilds of the operation.

    Cons

    Wages could be a little better. But it has a outstanding safety record's which is always a very important thing when it comes to a manufacturing facility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on growing the company.

    Powell Industries2014-06-02
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