Great Place to Work if Inconsistency and Favoritism are Your Things
Project Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – 26 December 2018
POWER plays favorites. If you're part of the in crowd, you'll go far. It doesn't hurt if you're also an engineer. And a man. (There are opportunities for some women, but, again, you must be part of the in crowd.) If you think outside the box in non-technical areas, buckle up, cause the ride will be bumpy. POWER likes conformists. POWER likes predictability. POWER's managers may trumpet diversity, but the desire for diversity ends when it comes to diversity in thought. (And, of course, diversity in thought is one thing that will help keep businesses from stagnating over the coming decades.) POWER's compensation is inconsistent. Some people make well above market for what they do, while others are paid well under market and offer relatively the same skills and abilities. If you get hired in at a rate that is lower than it should be, management will likely shrug their shoulders and agree that you got hosed, yet refuse to address the issue effectively. Stellar performance appraisals do not necessarily lead anywhere--unless you are part of the in crowd, when they are used to justify promotions, raises, etc. Great opportunities exist for those who are liked by an influential manager; otherwise, prepare for a career full of disappointment and discontent. And did I mention micromanagement? So many POWER managers have no idea how to manage people, since they didn't train to be managers, and this leads to a lot of micromanagement. There are also frequent organizational changes leading to many management changes. It is not unusual to report to several different managersmore... during any given year due to these changes. POWER does have some unique and fantastic perks, like Beer Fridays, company parties, opportunities to travel, frequent paid lunches, casual dress code, and various discount opportunities. POWER also has some really great people working for it. POWER is a great place to work for a few years and gain some experience before moving on to something better.less
Beer Fridays, casual dress code and work environment, travel opportunities
Inter II (Current Employee) – Oradell, NJ – 17 January 2019
A typical day consists of checking in on the engineers you are working with and seeing if there is any work, as an inter, you could assist with. Most engineers are more than willing to teach the trade as they work through a project with you. The environment is very relaxed and casual.
Misc. (Former Employee) – Hailey, ID – 13 December 2018
This company is thoughtless. I received a canned rejection email 15 minutes after submitting my resume, although I was completely qualified. My guess is that is why they ask for salary requirements rather than posting a salary range. If you require more than they are willing to pay, you get an auto-email saying other candidates were more qualified, rather than explaining you are out of their price range.
It was a great job though it was out doors and temporary.
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Oregon – 7 December 2018
It was a great job though it was out doors and temporary. It entailed going out to an area where the client was hoping to place fiber optic cable and mapping it by hand drafting on a clip board. We used measuring wheels to get the distances of width of roadways and location of Man Holes as well as lengths of runs. we also located Junction boxes for buried cable for power and added the indicated lines for power,water,gas, sewer and cable TV.
My print room dept was very happy with me as supervisor
Print Room Manager, Oradell, New Jersey (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – 17 October 2018
I worked for ARC subcontractor for onsite at Burns and Roe. Power Engineers took over ib 2014 and added the printroom on as Power Employees I was responsible for Printroom, mailroom and facilities. Very happy and busy print room. I handled everything without any help from management.
Some free lunches, thirsty Thursday, fruit Monday's
Contract Engineer doing work for CenturyLink (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – 21 August 2018
The function I did for them required little or no interaction from the office. Working from I was able to set my own hours, there was no overtime unless pre-approved and the people I engaged with were helpful, supportive and encouraging.
Provided health care benefits, paid holidays and vacation and available if questions or concerns arose.
The 1 hour time difference was a challenge at times, I wasn't able to take part in any benefits as I was laid off before they became availble.
I had the opportunity to intern with the substation group at POWER. The company has a laid back feel while still pushing you to become the best you. I was able to ask many questions on things that I was confused and get responses back in a timely manner.
I loved working at Power Engineer Inc I would recommend anyone to do the say they are all professionals and the environment is great to be apart of.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – 18 June 2018
My day begins at Power Engineers bright and early, my coworkers are polite. I learned that if you keep trying you will achieve greatness. The most enjoyable was helping others throughout the day and getting the job done correctly.
Staff Assistant I (Current Employee) – Boise, ID – 12 March 2018
I would highly recommend POWER Engineers to anyone. The culture and work are incredible. You can advance and grow with the company. They do peer reviews, management review, and goal setting annually which I appreciate.