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Promontory Interfinancial Network Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Promontory Interfinancial Network Co-Founder, President & CEO Mark P. Jacobsen
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worst workplace ever!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cant think of any. Maybe Free coffee, tea?

    Cons

    Horrible working environment (physical working environment is like manufacturing factory with electric lines, plumbing pipes right over your head), and hostile working environment too. poor quality management team, poor quality products. Management always lies and never believes a single word from them. Frequent overtime, no lunch time... Pay is not good considering the time/efforts you put in. Worst workplacE ia have ever been.

    Advice to Management

    If you cant have good products to compete in the market, at least keep your integrity not to lie! Let employees to review and rate their managers to see if you put the right managers at right spot!


  2. "Not great, could be better.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Nice facility.

    Cons

    Management that is out of touch with employees.
    A lot is expected of employees with little to no recognition.
    Work load can consume your life and it is expected that you give up personal plans or pre-scheduled vacation.
    Company does NOT match any portion of 401K contribution.


  3. "You learn a great deal; terrible work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - I learned a great deal while working at Promontory. Many of the skills I learned i still use to this day.
    - The company will continue to grow on the back of smart employees and a great product line

    Cons

    - The work environment is uncomfortable and filled with passive aggressive behavior
    - There is a tangible feeling of "us against them" between managers and subordinates. Managers tend to band together against their subordinates
    - No trust between employees, which is a conscious decision be management in order to control employees better
    - Employees are reprimanded for every slight they make, big or small, which easily knocks down employee confidence and engenders fear
    - Employees are often patronized by management with statements such as this: "knowing that the steps you took were incorrect, how do you think you will handle a similar situation in the future?"
    - No formal training for employees
    - HR is worthless. My exit interview was half an hour long and we only addressed work related issues for 10 of the time.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for - working on lot of innovative financial products"

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

    I have been working at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment with zero politics. Everybody including the senior management share the work load which I have seldom seem in other companies.

    Cons

    Growth prospects minimal and very low salary hikes

    Advice to Management

    Create a growth plan for employees which involve financial incentives and pay raises


  6. "Working at PIN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time

    Pros

    PIN is a dynamic company; it is one of a kind. It’s Wall Street meets Silicon Valley meets Capitol Hill. There is never a dull moment… There are lots of opportunities for growth, both for the company and its employees. Speaking of employees, I have not worked with such amazing people before... people that are not only experts in their field, and whom you can learn from, but people that are for the most part genuine and considerate. I have many friends at Promontory.

    Cons

    PIN is constantly innovating and developing new services and products… and while that creates for an exciting environment - - wearing multiple hats - - and having to be able to pivot at a moment’s notice can be a challenge at times. Challenges are ultimately what you make of them and are a window for opportunity; however, no matter what your role is at PIN, there will be times that you feel stretched thin.

    Advice to Management

    An employee first culture is the best culture and is a lot about what makes PIN great. No matter how big we become, please do not forget this principle.


  7. "Tight-knit organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time

    Pros

    the IT organization is very focused and disciplined, with top-notch people who have been retained from large consulting firms. They execute effectively and analytically and have proven their ability to build successful custom solutions that meet the business need.

    Cons

    The organization as a whole is small and lacks career growth opportunities that larger firms have to offer. They tend to make decisions slowly and like to analyze (perhaps too much) the options in front of them.

    Advice to Management

    Reinforce a culture of appreciation - you have good talent. Make sure you recognize how lucky you are to have the people you've got and make sure the staff feel your gratitude for the solid performance so many of them offer.


  8. "Great company?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time

    Pros

    Company is enjoyable to work for and the job is not too stressful. People are pleasant and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities and they get around it by using banding in which you do more for no title and no increase in pay.

    Advice to Management

    for those of us that have a lot of years left to work promotions are important.


  9. "Great people, good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people first attitude. Certainly take care of employees. Very transparent. CEO is very open and accessible. Decent perks. Quality health care and vacation, though absence of employer funded HSA is a let-down. Good vacation policy and 3% 401K match. Good pay when you join, or if you show a higher salary elsewhere! Familial culture.

    Cons

    Not too much room for growth. Manager and above is pretty set across all departments. Once in, salary increase and bonus is nothing to write home about. If

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your top performers. Don't wait for them to come to you with another offer to up their pay etc. Provide a path for growth, maybe create a couple of positions if necessary. Be open to adopting new tech and encouraging training in those.


  10. "Good moving towards great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Promontory Interfinancial Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HR does good job to boost moral.

    Cons

    Career path clarity is needed.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "The fact that many employees have been with the company since it started speaks for itself"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Incredible teams - You are always part of a team when solving business or technology challenges. You are working with some of the best and the brightest in their respective fields

    Everyone makes an impact - Promontory has a rigorous hiring process because every hire is a critical hire. As an employee in any role, there are opportunities to shape the company and make an impact.

    Opportunities to do new things - No matter what role you come in as, the company is always looking for smart and enthusiasic individuals. If you work hard and take initiative, there are plenty of new opportunities, even though this is a small company

    Great facilities - Recently moved to new space with nice common areas, great views, and plenty of space.

    Cons

    Valued work ethic - Employees who excel typically choose to go the extra mile. There are places for everyone, but this is a young company and people believe in working hard and playing hard.

    Small and relatively flat company - This is a challenge for many people who are accustomed to getting a promotion every year or two. Promontory strives to be a flat company (where everyone has an equal say in decisions) and does not place a lot of value on titles.



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