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Brett Cope
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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. "Powell Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 9 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
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    "Low pay high stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The co-workers are amazing there And the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The upper management from the leads to the supervisors too the top dog are inconsiderate. They talk down to you like you are a lower life form then them. They also make some of the most idiotic decisions for the work place. Plus low pay amazingly low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get it together look at your employees as the amazing hard workers they are. I have never seen people disrespected like I did here. Please look at your leadmen and supervisors more closely. And pay the people what they are worth

    Powell Industries2017-06-18
  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 6 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
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    "Powell Industries review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Powell Industries full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Research and Development Department, Family oriented, excellent on-the-job training for skilled operators, gives out yearly bonuses, safety oriented, good benefits package, very diverse workforce

    Cons

    Low pay for skilled workers, personality- not performance oriented, have to be a member of the good-old boy network to get ahead, some managers resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change, work on quality issues, increase safety department staff, offer more opportunities for upward mobility

    Powell Industries2016-06-28
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    "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 9 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
  6. "Meh"

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

    I have been working at Powell Industries

    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.

    Powell Industries2015-07-25
  7. "poor working conditions on production floor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Powell Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about Powell industries. They need to raise the hourly pay they pay people on the production floor.

    Cons

    low pay on production floor. People have to work 6 to 7 days a week to make money to take care of their families. Turn over is very high!

    Advice to Management

    work on the production floor in the extreme heat and cold and see what its like.

    Powell Industries2014-01-19
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