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3.3
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Brett Cope
8 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and low raises so get your money going in(in 7 reviews)

  • "There upper management needs alot of work they will not let you voice your opinion(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, work is consistent and they work non-english speaking workers friendly"

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    Former Employee - Shop Associate & Wiring Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    i found the equipment this company built very interesting

    Cons

    The pay wasn't couldve been better

    Powell Industries2019-02-02
  2. "Some good, a lot disappointing"

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

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great people

    Cons

    Sr Management, very political, antiquated culture

    Advice to Management

    Value your people... they'll work a lot harder. It's a win-win.

    Powell Industries2019-04-02
  3. "Outstanding group I worked with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Outstanding management team and co-workers

    Cons

    Bringing on personnel that does not mesh with the Powell culture

    Advice to Management

    Sometime growth is not the best option...work with what you have and invest in it.

    Powell Industries2019-03-09
  4. "Good Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Production Control Planner in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of team support

    Cons

    Raises are rare unless you seek promotions

    Powell Industries2019-02-26
  5. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - PCR Crew Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for a beginner to learn , good medical and other benefits

    Cons

    Compensation and career opportunity are less

    Powell Industries2019-02-11
  6. "I would work for them again if they gave me the opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Ironworker in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good crew to work with!

    Cons

    There upper management needs alot of work they will not let you voice your opinion!

    Powell Industries2019-02-11
  7. "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
  8. "Estimator"

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    Current Employee - Estimator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good benefits. Room for career advancement.

    Cons

    Old systems that don't integrate well. Fear of change.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the ROI on the systems you have vs the ones you could have

    Powell Industries2019-01-13
  9. "Powell Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment Good benefits / vacation

    Cons

    Low pay scale No growth potential Poor management Mostly busy work with few challenging tasks

    Powell Industries2018-12-23
  10. "Not the same company anymore"

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      Former Employee - Management 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Many good people still work there. Good place to learn.

      Cons

      Poor leadership from very top. No vision. No longer a team/family culture. Unfortunately it is a dying company.

      Powell Industries2018-12-21
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