Field Marketer (Former Employee) – Iselin, NJ – March 5, 2016
I started with power doing door-to-door soliciting. I've gotten the cops called on me multiple times and if the cops ticket you, it goes on your personal record. Management tries to nullify that by applying for permits to solicit within the towns, but not everybody has the permit for every territory. So you could be stuck one day without a permit soliciting and wind up being ticketed for it. The hours are horrific and they make you work a "voluntary" two Saturdays a month. Both of which are only compensated if you produce leads for the company. If you don't it is not paid into your base salary. No work-life balance what so ever. If you need to take a day off for any reason your need to provide proof of absence. The company as a whole is a classic pyramid scheme where top management reaps in the benefits of the grunt's hard work. The company was like being in an immature frat house. The training was to make the homeowner believe that they were giving them a free consultative estimate only for them to find out they were getting a hard pressed sales pitch. Its all a lying scheme to rip people off for way over priced replacement windows. Again "replacement" windows not a new construction windows.
operations employee (Former Employee) – Chester, PA – July 15, 2016
Great culture and company your going to work hard and play hard.They were a great company to work for wonderful culture and the management listens to new ideas to better their company.They also work hard for their employees.I learned a lot from this company.I think their are some specific policies that need to change to protect their employees if they are going through a life event.But for the most part this company was great to work for .They have great talent and if you work hard you will be rewarded.There were times where I felt that they created a atmosphere where it became extremely competitive and I could see certain individuals being threatened .All around a good company great leadership ,wonderful vision and awesome incentives.
Monthly bonuses, medical, company truck, gas card, travel away for Christmas party
They mis-label their employees that should be hourly as managers.
Power is a great place to work , but has a stress inducing environment. The benefits and various bonuses are outstanding. Marketing and sales reps are required to drive very long distances on a daily basis. All my co-workers were very team and family oriented, a pleasure to work with. The most rewarding aspect of the job was the Company trips to Cancun Mexico at the end of each year. The experience was absolutely breath-taking!
Daily, weekly. monthly and quarterly bonuses. And the Mexico trips.
High pressure to hit a bonus daily. Repeated threats of termination leaves fear of non-job security.
Marketing Team Leader (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – June 9, 2016
First off, as a former long term employee, I know that they tell their employees to post good reviews. Now that I got that out the way, it's a pyramid. They feed you a ton of great incentives.. that's until you realize you work 6 days a week, go door to door in very poor and ghetto neighborhoods, and they ridicule you if you don't set an appointment with people who really don't need new external design. You are outside in 100 degrees and -100 degrees. Do not work here if you're looking for an honest career. All management is based off of numbers and not management skills. They try and tell you that customers are liars and the people who make the most money are the ones who cheat the system.. They know who they are.
13 hour days, work all holidays, horrible management, they won company of the year for millennials because they tell their employees what to say.
Fun workplace, but poor communication with management
Events Intern (Former Employee) – Chester, PA – June 9, 2016
I would be given a "project list" at either the beginning of the week or day and I would often times just do a lot of research to find venues for events and information on these venues, the problem was is that often times my boss wouldn't follow up with me on my research, so many times I felt that I was putting in a lot of effort with no purpose. There was very poor communication between the interns, the other coordinators, and the head coordinators. A lot of times I would find myself not doing anything productive at all, or I would just be in the storage room for hours. The best part about the job was getting to travel to the company holiday trip in Mexico.
Remodeling Consultant (Current Employee) – Waltham, MA – June 18, 2015
Power is unlike any company out there. It is currently the fastest growing home remodeling company in the country with opportunities to relocate to up and coming cities like Houston, Miami, and Denver to name a few. We are changing the remodeling industry with attention to detail, products, and customer service. Hard work is a staple of the company but so isn't giving back by upper management. Yearly company wide holiday trip to Mexico with significant others, open bar events with individual offices, and various promotions throughout the year Power recognizes its people are customers to.
Holiday trips, various promotions, full benefits with 401k, clear and concise interview process, clear and concise traning process
No set schedule, but we get 20 days off per year as well as and additional 6 days around the end of they
Marketer (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – May 28, 2015
A lot of people will tell you bad things about PHRG. I didn't have the most spectacular experience there but I can honestly say it was not a bad job. You really do get what you put into it. If you work hard and are willing to put long hours in they will compensate you generously. There is plenty of room for advancement and the office culture/atmosphere is both friendly and supportive. They will also teach you some spectacular fortune 500 sales techniques which you can apply elsewhere in your career. That being said, you will be asked to work long hours sometimes. You will have to work hard and you may occasionally feel stressed, especially if you aren't able to meet quotas. It's a great opportunity if you're willing to put the work in.
health insurance, ample bonus pay opportunities, matching 401k deposits, room for advancement, positive office culture, supportive managerial staff
inflexable schedules, long hours, potential stress, potential minimal compensation
Remodeling Consultant (Former Employee) – Rosemont, IL – June 9, 2015
Power is a great company with great products and an amazing culture. They offer unlimited earning potential with outstanding mentorship. The hours are long and demanding and this is an excellent opportunity for an entry level sales position to make very good money. The only downside is the work-life balance as there is none. It is also a bit physically demanding at times but very doable.
Unlimited earning potential, advancement opportunity, strong training and mentorship, great benefits, amazing culture.
Long hours leading to zero work-life balance and lots of driving.
Great Company and Atmosphere with "Work Hard/ Play Hard" mentality required
Remodeling Consultant (Former Employee) – Rosemont, IL – December 7, 2015
A Great place for a young person to work. The training is top notch and is continual throughout your career. It was a great experience but I am also glad I don't work there anymore because this job was my life for the year I worked for them. If you work as a Remodeling Consultant (sales) you work off of straight commission which can be stressful, but the way they pay out is extremely quick and fair.
good money, great training, great atmosphere, x-mas party in cancun
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – September 30, 2015
Loved the culture, management was supportive and motivating, compensation was great, one of the best companies to sell for. Treated the customers and employees like their greatest assets. Only downside was the position was 100% commission and the hours required us to work in the evening and on weekends.
Great job to have if you're single and others don't depend on you for much. Work hours are usually late and constantly being on call doesn't allow for much opportunity to get things done. Management strongly encourages working weekends and coming in to the office to train. Not much time for family or friends because work hours are usually around the time they get home. High pressure sales and commission only compensation makes for a pretty cut throat job too. Very up and down as far as pay goes.
I worked at Power for about 3 months and in that time i was able to make a lot of friends that i still talk too. The company flew us out to Philadelphia for a company meeting and threw a huge party to celebrate the companies success. This is a great company to work for but if you hate strange hours and rejection then this is not the right place for you.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Melville, NY – September 1, 2016
On call from 10 am to 8 pm. Learned great sales technics, amd time management. Co-workers were the best, and the Christmas party is 3 days in Cancun, however you have to really hustle to earn that. Hardest part is getting used to the schedule. The most enjoyable part is closing a deal.
Each morning, there would be a meeting, where the superviors would run through our sales numbers and give us some version of a motivational speech. The rest of the day was in the field; assigned to a van and a group, and given a neighborhood map in DC, VA, or MD. There were monetary incentivies for hitting certain numbers regarding estimates, sales, etc.
A typical day at work would normally consist of a sales meeting around 11am then you are on call for the rest for the day usually about 1-2 appointments a day. Very good group of people and a great work environment. The most enjoyable part of the job was the culture you were surrounded by an a daily basis. The hardest part of the job was the leads that were given to you, which were not always the best.
Great work environment. Many incentives to do well.
Door-to-Door sales (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – October 20, 2016
The product and company is great. Working for them is a tough life. You must be friends with the boss to advance. I loved the culture at the company. Work parties were great and the holiday party was amazing. Must want to work a lot more than most places.
Customer Care and Sales Support Agent (Current Employee) – Chester, PA – March 17, 2015
The culture at Power is incredible. I wake up every day excited to go to work. I love the people I work with and am thankful for the countless opportunities and benefits I have in being a Power employee. Prior to working at Power, I worked in the service industry making an abundance of money with little responsibility. Taking a job in a corporate office was a pay cut and a scary step towards the real world. However, in less than two years I have nearly doubled my salary, developed an unbreakable confidence, reached goals I never imagined at my young age, grown to be a mentor among my peers, and been harvested for management. Power is what you make of it. It is an opportunity to work hard, play hard, and rise to the top. Power has shaped me into a professional go - getter, and I can't get enough of it.
Having fun and enjoying where you work, building inter-office friendships, benefits such as prizes, trips, and monetary bonuses.