Clocking in for 6:30 am .Joining my work team having a toolbox meeting at the start of the day ,learning the safety topic of the day and what job needs more details before it is tested by Quality Control. Had the harness to back pan . Check for changes and changes from the Build Of Material to ensure everything is correct . I have learned to be patient – more... and check all that requires with my task to be safe on a daily basis. My co-workers and I work together to get the job done on time , helping each other if need it. The hardest part is when the work load is low and you have to work slow just to look busy . When your used to a steady fast pace. Being on the Safety Quad and knowing we all are getting the job done while being safe on a daily basis, while also receiving the lowest of Osha incident rates. – less
Learned and experienced working at Powell Industries, Inc.
Inspector and functional tester (Current Employee), Houston, TX – November 27, 2013
Inspect and test functionality of power control room. I have learned reading and understanding 1-line, 3-lines, and control schematics. I learn to figure out the combination of customer's 1-line, specification, and the BOM to create a specific power control room drawings. I learn most from my co-workers and from engineers who I have chance to contact – more... during work. My AutoCAD experience is useful for me when reading drawings from the workplace's computers. I learn more day by day working in the company. – less
wireperson (Former Employee), Mosely – October 12, 2013
Pros: benefit and 104k
Cons: 25 min lunch break, 10 min break, 10 hour work, and weekend no lunch break
It started out great until they decided to changed the way thing work. They use the phrase "Knowledge, Skill and Ability" if you want to get better pay or move up. In reality the person who would let you move up the supervisor of each department. From the first day I was interviewed, I was tested on just tools and nothing on Powell products. Even if – more... you have a degree in the field of switch gear you will still get paid low. They only promote people within and only if you are will the company for 10+ years. A person working for Powell for 6 years only gotten paid $12.50 and this is a person only doing wiring and nothing else. The title that you get has been downgraded to wireperson instead of Wire I, II, or III. IF they have a class for you department and you want to take that class you will not get picked. It's all based to favoritism. Supervisor does not supervised instead go around talking to other people in other department and make an excuse saying they are busy. Your only supervisor is your leader. Leader get paid a low as well no more than $12 an hour. same as other co-worker. If you plan to work in weekend you will not get a lunch break and you will only work 8 hours. Overtime are only picked if the supervisor likes you. They will not train you. Supervisor will not trained you nor anyone. If your job require you to push, pull, or lift you will have to do it and also assisting female co-worker even though they have the same position and same pay as you. You will work twice as much as others and the same pay level. Newcomer beware, you will work more than those who been there for more than 1 year. They will walk around while you end up doing all the work for those who been there for a long time. They will not get fired because they are supervisor favorite.
Only thing good is the benefit and 104K. Benefit kicks in when are with the company a month. Even with that you will get an occurrence if you miss a day of work. They will only give you 3 strike. So be sure that if you have doctor appointment that you doesn't affect your work. 104K they will match what you put in. Always after 6 months with the company you will get 1 week paid vacation.
Conclusion, Good for people who are 18-25 and 50 and up. Why? young people who doesn't know what they want to do can start here. 45 and up are those who are ready to retired. Other than that, if you work in the office you are set.
Note: The pay it not based on Knowledge, Skill and Ability but how much upper management get in there pocket before everyone does. This was supposed to be my future with company but it seem that what they told me seem like there are no future for me with the company. – less
Regional District Manager (Former Employee), JACKSON TN – October 3, 2013
Pros: loved it
A TYPICAL WORK DAY WOULD BE AUDITING EACH STORE AS WELL AS HELPING EACH MANAGER. MANAGEMENT PROCESS WAS FAIRLY EASY WITH SEVERAL DISTRACTIONS DAILY. MY CO-WORKERS UNDER ME WERE VERY PRECISIVE IN THEIR DISCISION. THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB WAS, TRAINING YOURSELF HOW TO UNDERSTAND PROFIT AND LOSS WITH OUT TRAINING. MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB WAS – more... A DAY OF A SMOOTH AUDIT, FINISHING TASK, MEETING GOALS AND DEADLINES ON TIME, AND GREAT REMARKS FROM CORPORATE. – less
paint shop (Former Employee), houston tx – July 13, 2013
Cons: short breaks. 25 min lunch
Do not recomend to work there.. Supervisors have their favorite people if ur late or want a day off and ur not his favorite ginnie pig good luck. To much pressure. I caint beleave i waisted a year of my life working there. The raises suck youll get 10 cents a year
Wireman (Current Employee), Houston, TX – June 28, 2013
Pros: good benefits
I enjoy being at work I really like what I do the first thing that I do before starting a job is to check all paperwork (blueprints), according to tha prints we start working in a safely manner always. I learned a lot in this company working as a team , in a safe way.