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Power Costs Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, diverse culture and great product."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. HR department is excellent. People is always willing to help. Very diverse culture and excellent place to learn.

    Cons

    Always Working extra hours and overtime is not rewarded. Very centralized decision-making process. Salary could be better and benefits are not good enough for an entry level employee.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are knowledgeable and excellent mentors


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software development and deployment"

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

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time

    Pros

    PCI has a great engineering culture which rewards technical savvy and productivity. Star performers do very well and can forge their own careers.

    Cons

    PCI engineering culture sometimes gets in the way of creativity. Very risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the push to broaden account management and product management roles and empower those leaders to make decisions.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture and challenging environment"

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

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and willing to help each other. It is a challenging environment where you will learn technical areas and also lots about the Energy markets.

    Cons

    If working in field projects sometimes there is not much of a life/working balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice culture and good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Need more information on company direction.


  5. "Good small/medium company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus at the end of the year. Promotions every year.

    Cons

    Stingy with the Base Salary to begin with. Expensive dependent insurance. Not every year you get a good raise.

    Advice to Management

    Could do better at balancing workload and personal life. Dependent health insurance is very expensive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are really nice.

    Cons

    It is an unstructured company - which could be a really good thing.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Culture but Poor Software Design Practices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Terrific company culture. Human resources goes above and beyond to make PCI a nice place to work. They are champions of learning new things.

    Cons

    The software development process is poor and unstructured. Yes, the company implements various development lifecycles; however, little is done to ensure software is written the "right" way - i.e. properly gathering and documenting requirements, designing from UML models, analyzing complexity metrics, etc. They are always in a rush to get something out the door and code quality suffers as a result. Maintenance costs are adversely impacted because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set deadlines that are unrealistic. Design according to engineering principles. Make an effort to reduce source code complexity and reduce future maintenance costs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Among the best places to work in OKC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    colleagues are super nice. manager is good. very flexible working hours.

    Cons

    more up-to-date technologies could be used instead


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love this place!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work time is extremely flexible, is mostly left to your responsibility and as long as you deliver results there aren't complaints.
    The whole company embraced Agile practices and is constantly working to improve both in the use of Agile and in terms of products quality.
    There is an open door policy and very little hierarchy making it easier to gather information and solve problems.

    Cons

    The company is growing very fast and there are plenty of new arrivals as well as people working out of Norman office most of the time, sometimes is hard to keep up with all this movement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work, we have an amazing culture and is important to preserve it.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Unfortunate Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Management in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Power Costs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and soft drinks. The pay checks cash each month. The people below sr mgmt are great to work with. Very stable industry.

    Cons

    PCI used to be a good place to work. Even great maybe. Unfortunately that is still not the case. Greed and cheapness will be the eventual downfall of the company. 4 years in a row we have sat and listened to the CEO/owner tell all the employees how great the company did financially and how a certain amount more is put into the bonus pool. And 4 years in a row nobody seems to know who really got that money. People have started to openly talk about compensation which is never a good thing for companies. 1% raises on a year that the company shattered revenue projections is pathetic. There are a few people getting filthy rich off the hard work of the masses. You are expected to sell your soul to this company. You are expected to work and be available 24/7. There is no work life balance and they don't care. All they care about is the bottom dollar. They stopped investing in their people. They stopped caring about there people. And the sad thing is they don't see it. They really believe they still care. They are blind to what is going on anymore. And the benefits are a joke. They shop it every year for the cheapest they can get away with.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to caring about your people. Get back to investing in your people. Quit being so cheap. Invest in quality and the future. Stop chasing the quick dollar. And if that is what you want, then atleast be honest with your selves about it. And your people.


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