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Powell Industries Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great environment and good benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Autonomy, no micromanaging, flexible and good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "nice people, terrible paid"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Powell for a little over 8 years before I was laid -off. Things i liked about working there, was my co-workers. We all got along very well and we all went out to lunch every now and then. The work wasn't that bad, just boring same old stuff. On the management side I had a good manger, he wasn't a micro-manger, but a lot of them are. The Benefits were ok, as of last time i was there (it was awful the first 3 years when i worked there).

    Cons

    Let's be honest here, if you want to make good money don't work here. You could go to Walt-Mart and come out ahead. I had a friend work there (full time) while going to college, and still made $5 more an hour than me with a college degree. The entire time i worked at Powell i could never match his pay. Another downside is how unorganized everything is, and also they love do the blame game on who's fault it is. Last thing otherwise i could go on forever, no matter how loyal you are, this company will back stab you. I've seen it happen someone who been there 30+ years, it was a very sad moment. With all this said, i'm sure there are more worst companies than Powell, but these are my experiences. My goal here was to inform someone of what to expected if they decide to work here. Hopefully this helps.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing your employee, and Paid a fair wage!


  2. "Company Review"

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

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities and Good Benefits

    Cons

    Implementation of the processes and lack of accountability

  3. "Mechanical Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good learning environment, potential advancement.

    Cons

    Work is unbalanced, low salary, no formal training.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for entry level position. Great experience

    Cons

    Upper Management is disorganized. Managers and Supervisors usually promote on the basis of favoritism. Growth is non existence. Under pays. A lot of work with little rewards.


  5. "Inexperienced IT Managers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in League City, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in League City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company benefits are employee-friendly. Salary is on par with competition. Adequate work-life balance.

    Cons

    IT Management is inexperienced and closed minded. SDLC is antiquated and anti-productive.

    Advice to Management

    Educate yourselves on proper Project Management or install middle-management with skills you do not have.


  6. "wireman"

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    Current Employee - Wireman in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Wireman in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers good benefits, although they are a bit expensive

    Cons

    Does not pay enough, management is not professional, alot of favoritism by management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more competitively, treat all employees equally


  7. "welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Welder II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's good for a beginner welder that doesn't have much experience.

    Cons

    No OT, doesn't pays good enough for a experience welder.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the pay rate for experience welders.

  8. "powell uh huh"

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    Current Employee - Press Brake Op in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Press Brake Op in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good for kids to start out

    Cons

    Not a job for experienced.people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't recommend to anyone."

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

    I worked at Powell Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for the most. Most employees are nice. I know one manager that is nice and cares but the rest suck.

    Cons

    No advancement unless your a suck up or a yes man. Managers talk a good story but are only concerned about thier own butts.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to college and learn what management is truly about. The HR department doesn't care about the employees they only care about themselves and the managers they like.


  10. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, regular work hours, airport adjacent.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent, irresponsible, doesn't communicate, always passing the buck and looking for a scapegoat when things go wrong.

    Useless training program.

    Low pay, nobody gets promoted. Not even the brown nosers.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house . Laziness and apathy are holding this company back.


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