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Project Management Institute Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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Project Management Institute CEO Sunil Prashara
Sunil Prashara
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Pros
  • "Hard working staff, great interaction with practitioners in the industry, good benefits(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, decent salary, good work environment, easy hours(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Dated technology; even "new" website doesn't support business needs (maybe because no one asked what we need on the business side)(in 5 reviews)

  • "Staff concerns are dismissed in favor of protecting the beliefs and perceptions that senior leadership wants to promulgate(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist 

    I worked at Project Management Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team, great growth potential

    Cons

    Travel can sometimes be extensive

    Project Management Institute2019-10-09
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Project Management Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The last few years have been times of change at PMI, midway into the global transformation, the investment back into employee training and development is amazing,there is a a new CEO who has hit the ground running and there are a lot of new faces with all of the people that have been hired and a lot of people in new jobs. Benefits are really good. If you want to work for a truly global company- PMI is the right place for you.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you want to be bored.

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    Project Management Institute2019-10-05
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting Community"

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    Current Employee - Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Project Management Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Each day is different, there is always something to do and everyone is a helpful resource. You will easily feel connected to the PMI community with the variety of programs/events that take place year-round and with the internal communications.

    Cons

    None at the moment.

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    Project Management Institute2019-09-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Project Management Institute part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, remote, professional, good pay, easy interview process

    Cons

    None that I can think of currently

    Project Management Institute2019-07-17
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Transformation, exhaustion, and burn out"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Project Management Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Talented hard working people. Fairly decent pay. Travel perks. Good benefits. New CEO seems promising but time will reveal.

    Cons

    Technology out dated. Poor execution of strategy. Building old and out dated with insufficient space for current staff and visiting consultants, too many consultants. Executive team has no confidence in staff ability and seems to believe that things didn’t get done due to staff incompetence and not because of the cultural burdens of the past which hampered innovation and resisted change. Moreover organization seems ill fitted for goals. There is no opportunity for advancement due to small size and tendency of tenured staff to stay FOREVER. Unfortunately technology is very outdated which makes updates and integrations slow or impossible. Take a job here and be prepared to work long hours and wear multiple hats....burn out is real.

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    Project Management Institute2019-05-31
  6. Helpful (13)

    "Best you give it a few more years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Project Management Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This place is great for two kinds of people: 1. Those who prefer to just keep their head down and do exactly as they're told, with no opportunity to exercise the expertise you've developed in your career, and 2. Former Big 4 employees and/or ivy league B-school grads who couldn't actually cut it in corporate so they have to take what they can get.

    Cons

    As other reviews have mentioned, PMI is about 2 years into a digital and strategic transformation that has the potential to preserve their relevance in an increasingly crowded field, and among major shifts in the market that they should have anticipated and responded to long ago. But they didn’t. So now they’re running around like chickens with no heads brandishing bowls of spaghetti that they fling at what they think are walls. But who can be sure since they have no heads? This organization decided to take some ambitious, bold steps into new ways of working, confronting a threatened business model and diminishing domestic interest in their primary line of business (the golden PMP). In the process, they forgot to confront glaring cultural, process, and infrastructure deficiencies that have been an impediment from day-one. So what to do? Drop millions into name brand consulting firms, crowding out (literally and figuratively) the truly remarkable talent begging to be at the table. And then consecutively fire every single one of those consulting firms when they don’t deliver the miracles demanded by what seemed to be a dictator-like kingdom-builder (and his sycophants) whose hubris would have bankrupted the company if he’d been selected as CEO. Okay, so get to the point already. Here’s what you might experience if you accept a role at PMI: >Long-tenured, experienced, talented colleagues (some with PhDs in their area of expertise) reduced to ticket-takers, declawed and disillusioned to the point of hopelessness. >Those same talented staff pushed around by mind-numbingly dull new-hires who have “impressive resumes,” lots of business-world words (yes, synergies), and egos so large that its impossible for the tiny flicker of value they might be able to offer to shine through. >The overt perspective that negative outcomes are simply the opinion of he who delivers the news. It is very unpopular – actively frowned upon by some management – to acknowledge that an initiative or project is underperforming. Far better to obscure that reality and continue building upon a deeply flawed foundation, literally lying to senior leadership who probably know it’s a lie but are too complacent, negligent, or both to escalate. >And even a little bit of misogyny. Men in management literally raising a finger and shushing junior female staff who dare to disagree.

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    Project Management Institute2019-06-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, fun environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Project Management Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm writing this review because I read every review here before deciding to accept the offer, and I wanted to give prospective candidates a new take on the company from a new hire. First, the people here are wonderful, everyone is willing to help and is invested in the success of the organization. The company is going through a digital transformation, so the ability to work with best in class technologies and processes has been great. There are many new hires as part of the transformation, and the HR department has done a great job at recruiting talent with experience and skills, but also individuals that are a good fit. Great benefits as well!

    Cons

    nothing yet, its only been a few months

    Project Management Institute2019-02-28
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Middle Management in IT/Finance"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newtown Sq, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Project Management Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly and nice

    Cons

    Middle management does not have training and is not helpful to their staff

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    Project Management Institute2019-02-25
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Newtown Sq, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Project Management Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice co workers. Vacation is ok but for a not for profit it should be more.

    Cons

    Everything This is a company searching for survival. Transforming into nothing. They don’t even realize the already lost their market. Too late to creat a new one.

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    Project Management Institute2019-02-18
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Project Management Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is clear they believe in 'Family First!' Terrific Benefits -terrific medical -great 401k Great Leadership Supportive Management Work from home opportunity Willing to help advance your career through outside training/education Opportunities in-house for career changes

    Cons

    I have been here for 2+ years and I still cannot identify a Con.

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    Project Management Institute2018-11-09
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