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2.4
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33%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
Richard Carrano
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "A very unique business model that is doing well in spite of poor stewardship(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great company for young people to grow and learn(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bad uncaring middle and upper management(in 6 reviews)

  • "This in turn means no work-life balance because they expect you to spend your life there to figure out things then they should be able to guide you on(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great casual work environment and wonderful system of staying in touch with your manager as far as what you're working on and what your priorities should be.

    Cons

    Midtown traffic is horrible - let the people who can work from home do so without giving them a guilt trip!

    Purchasing Power, LLC Response

    June 5, 2018Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, we will consider your advice and comments as we continue raising the bar in pursuit of our mission to "power people to a better life ". Our employees are encouraged to provide further feedback to humanresources@purchasingpower.com

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Was great until they drove out the good leadership"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Casual dress, you get $15 in snacks a month from their “store.”

    Cons

    Super stressful, no training, political, and management nonexistent. Depending on department, you won’t get any training, but they provide training to others. So they have their favorites. Their unlimited PTO is fake, you’re still required to work on your PTO. This company has a crazy turnover rate due to the stress and bad working conditions. Also, technology is pretty pitiful. It was an amazing company, sad to see...

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    Advice to Management

    Maybe treat your employees like human beings.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overall great company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time

      Pros

      Some fantastic people to work with

      Cons

      Politics and poor structure prevent progress

    • Helpful (3)

      "Company doesn't know what to do with real talent"

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      Former Employee - Statistical Analyst in Atlanta, GA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Unlimited PTO, Paid for benefits, Pool Table, Coworkers with big hearts. Great company culture.

      Cons

      No direction for Analytical talent. I have a masters in Statistics and the work I was doing I felt a high school kid with some excel skills could have done. But the job description will make you think you will be doing machine learning. There were a few projects that could have done that would have proved interesting, but management had no interest in doing anything to improve the business or processes. We just kept...

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      Advice to Management

      Spend the money to hire a real analytics manager. If you only want to pay analyst 40k-50k then don't hire people with a masters degree. They will be unsatisfied with the salary and disappointed with the level of work being done. Turnover in analyst roles are high for those 2 reasons.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Finance"

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      Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great causal work environment, good benefits and family environment. Overall cool place.

      Cons

      Need to invest in Oracle support and too many manual processes.

    • Helpful (1)

      "When you hire talented people, recognize the talent they bring!"

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      Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Some flexibility to time off - depending on your position. Social hour. Small company.

      Cons

      Talent is not truly identified and utilized where they excel, therefore talented people leave.....leaving you with the bottom of the barrel. There should be opportunity to shine, but the real shining stars are not recognized. Leaders have been in their positions for long periods of time - it’s stagnant and they are complacent and accepting of sub-par practices and policies.

      Advice to Management

      When you hire talented people, actually listen to them when they tell you how they want to fit into the company structure. You may be surprised at what fresh ideas and true talent holds for the company.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Technology is obsolete and team is struggling"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      None. Hard to think of any.

      Cons

      Only contractors are doing work. No innovation or new ideas. Technically laggard.

      Advice to Management

      Get new leaders.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Sr. Accountant"

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      Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Benefits, casual dress and smart people

      Cons

      So many people have key jobs through networking instead of having necessary skills. Another problem is managers faking it until they make it. This of course puts a lot of unnecessary pressure and stress on the subordinates. This in turn means no work-life balance because they expect you to spend your life there to figure out things then they should be able to guide you on

      Advice to Management

      Stop hiring through networking especially for management positions

    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Company!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Office is in a great location and on the 11th and 12th floor with a really pretty view in Midtown. Unlimited PTO. Awesome break room. In an applicable role you get Skymiles and hotel points for travel, although the company pays for the trips. Fun culture. "Pop-up" games in the break room randomly, spirit week for Halloween and the office is SUPER decorated. Monday is always pajama day and the C-Suite cooks breakfast...

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      Cons

      It's kind of frustrating that some teams can come and go as they please and others are watched closely on being in the office from a solid 9-5 and possibly judged for leaving at 5 or not staying closer to 5:30 or 6:00. I used to have a lot more freedom with working from home and hours spent in the office, and that has decreased as of recently and become more rigid. It is very much about perception here and what others...

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      Advice to Management

      Decrease frequency of performance reviews. Relax on firm work hours as long as performance and work quality are meeting/exceeding expectations (which should be easily measured with the frequency of check-in's with managers). Some weeks I will work 50 hours and some weeks I may end up working 35 hours, depending on workload; trust your employees and their judgement unless they have proven otherwise. Put a rule or...

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    • "More Complicated Than Necessary"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Purchasing Power, LLC full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great business model, relaxed and fun culture overall, collaborative work environment, true open-door policy, free snacks.

      Cons

      Inconsistent leadership, limited growth opportunities in certain areas, blatant favoritism which makes the spot bonuses a biased and unfair process

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your individual contributors, they are usually more honest in their survey responses as they relate to their direct managers. Take measures to learn how to distinguish the difference between, who is there to benefit the company and contribute to its success and who is just there to fill a seat and get a paycheck (the seat-fillers are many). Consider the fact that, the success of the company is contingent upon...

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