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Powerstorm Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not a real company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being truly objective, there are very little pros compared to a real company. The best I can think of is that there's a trader joes close by.

    Cons

    There are a lot of financial struggles. The landlord often comes by demanding rent which creates for a very down environment.

    The company doesn't have a source of income or an investor so they struggle to find experienced employees. They take advantage of student interns to design and manufacture, but without any technical leadership to guide them. It's not right.

    Even after I quit, the CEO continued to email me with very negative remarks, which he has been known to do to others as well. So be very careful about working here as it can be very creepy at times.

    There is no benefit working here.

    Advice to Management

    Please change your marketing strategy (less pictures of cows on the homepage and more pictures of batteries). I'm still a shareholder (my shares literally don't have enough value to sell), so I plead that mgmt hires the right people to develop a marketing strategy.


  2. "Good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bussum (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bussum (Netherlands)

    I worked at Powerstorm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team of young professionals
    Dynamic environment
    Great for gaining all round professional experience

    Cons

    Long hours
    Priority and attention given to sales team


  3. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Powerstorm has helped me develop professionally and personally over the seven years I have been part of the Team. I have the utmost respect for every person in the Powerstorm Family.
    The skills I’ve gained while working there are invaluable and I am extremely grateful for the support everyone in the company has given me all the way.

    Cons

    Freedom and creativity in finding out of the box solutions are encouraged, but might appear as a lack of guidance for some people


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a first experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    small and multicultural team, possibility to test your skills in different departments, internationally oriented, offers lunch meal and daily beverages, quite good atmosphere, good team players.
    Good opportunity to launch your career in the netherlands later

    Cons

    management not very accessible, little trust from the managers to the employees, initiatives encouraged but not necessarily taken into account, need to "fight" to defend your contracts rights

    Advice to Management

    be more a leader than a manager


  6. "Amazing place to develop in various departments"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    -company offers the possibility to learn and spend time in several departments
    -flexible work hours within business normal hours which allows for a great work life balance
    -fun environment

    Cons

    -sometimes required to work long hours but they are always backed up by some time off offered against time extra hours worked


  7. "Not bad company to work in"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain
    Former Employee - Supply Chain
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, lunch provided to employees.

    Cons

    Small salaries and quite small growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Offer to employees more incentives


  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Powerstorm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Friendly and positive company culture.
    2) I feel motivated and free in expressing ideas and proposing new opportunities.
    3) The management team is quite inspiring, generating up-to-date creative ideas on daily basis, adapt new management concepts and accept new changes in the business/market.
    4) Good team to work with, who aims high and always make it happen. Result-orientated and create win-win cycle.

    Overall experience in Powerstorm beyond my expectation and looking forward to reach new level on my personal development.

    Cons

    - Powerstorm strives result-oriented solutions. Staying focusing on reaching the target is exciting and challenging. Sometimes stressful.


  9. "Stimulating work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    management is motivated to create a open minded work environment and stimulate new ideas
    Flexible hours
    Great group of dynamic colleagues from all around the world
    I learn to be independent in my performance what management highly appreciate and stimulate
    Every day healthy lunch supplied by company,
    Office refurbishment finally finished more space better work stations and lovely environment,

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours
    Create technical trainings manual so we would have a better inside of the complex telecom industry

    Advice to Management

    More time and attention for what we have to tell.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Like a sweatshop"

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

    Pros

    Travel Reimbursement
    Lunches included
    Nice geographical location of the office
    Good life/work balance

    Cons

    Poor management
    Not nice atmosphere (work stress caused by management)
    Management is suspicious all the time - check everything what you do
    Lack of freedom
    Cameras everywhere
    Unqualified staff - double work need to be done because some other co-workers made many mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Chnage everything!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed working with Powerstorm a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I highly recommend to work with Powerstorm, one of the fastest growing global outsourcing companies in telecommunication industry.This company offers a great opportunity to learn and practice the entire process of global sourcing, purchase, logistics, and international sales.
    The management is very open-minded to new ideas and feedback is quick and comprehensive.
    An advantage of working with Powerstorm was the flexible hours and scheduling.
    Overall, I enjoyed working with Powerstorm a lot and would happily recommend it to others.

    Cons

    A little bit more technical training would be even better.

    Advice to Management

    The same as dislike, a little bit more technical training would be even better



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