Senior Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) – Marlborough, MA – November 4, 2016
The work Job Work/Life Balance fails big time. During storms employees were not permitted to work from home in all departments. Management Team is a revolving door and none of the management members know what the team does on a daily basis but wishes to change it. You are expected to work at least 60 hours as a salaried employee (not in handbook but managers think this outloud) paid for 40 hrs. Atmosphere is very unprofessional- and managers tend to be gossipers
I've worked around many high intensity inside sales forces. This was the weirdest place I've ever worked. Managers lack any sense of professionalism. Most have no real management experience outside PP and are basically making it up as they go. I was a member of what could be called Mgmt. there. Everything is political and it's like working for a high school click. If you're on the in crowd and selling a ton, you will be ok. Anyone else who wasn't around when they broke ground, doesn't stand a chance. They are growing like crazy, and the inside sales people are VERY well paid. As someone who has seen comp plans from other organizations, theirs is unsustainable. The ridiculous pay and young workforce leads to some huge personalities, and not in a good way. Once a month all the employees are called into a meeting and forced to watch ludicrous bonus checks handed out. Keep in mind that not everyone in the room is in sales, so it lowers moral among employees not on commission or bonus. The thought of making someone from a support role watch as a young punk kid gets a 20K check is not going to make them feel better about their contribution.
Management there sucks! They are only out for themselves and there's no balance between work and home life. If working 12 hours a day for 8 hours of pay then by all means this job is for you! Way too stressful for the pay involved!
benefits are ok
Long hours, unappreciative managers, no work/life balance. management management doesn't like hearing their way is not working
Manager (Current Employee) – Chagrin Falls, OH – August 29, 2014
Best thing about the company is the people. No corporate nonsense. Just good people trying to do their very best for the customer and the company. Good teamwork across the board. Company is growing and there's been lots of opportunity.
Customer Support Analst (Former Employee) – Marlboro, MA – July 17, 2013
Park Place has good people working for it but the managers are awful for the most part. They call employees of different ethnicity names and allow other employees to do so with no repercussions. The VP of HR is snarky and useless. Managers and HR go out to eat and socialize... Not a recipe for fairness if you ask me. My manager and supervisors were so dumb they couldn't spell or do simple math. <--- that's no joke... They almost never hire from within and brag about how you can advance within the organization. All in all the worst job I've ever held.