The company overall is great for a lot of people. But it is impossible to create a culture like PHRG has without creating a bubble in which the employees live in. While this works for some people it is very tough for others to grasp.
Marketer (Current Employee) – Iselin, NJ – December 20, 2016
Knocking on people's homes is a great way to learn rejection. The scripting helps, but people don't want to be bothered at all hours of the day. The guys that work there are great. Work/life balance doesn't exist
Power Home Remodeling Group offers great training for people new to the field of sales. The job (remodeling consultant) consists of going to people's homes to give "estimates" on various products (i.e. roofing, windows, siding). This "estimate" is actually a 3 hour sales pitch that asks the customer to buy the product right then and there. If you have an aggressive sales personality this job might be for you, otherwise do not waste your time. Employees are paid an average of 10% commission on each sale. If you sell well then you can make a lot of money (100k+). Although this money is not as good as it seems since you are spending countless amounts of money on gas, tolls and mileage. If your performance is average or below average the job is miserable. You run 2 appointments per day, driving all over the state of NJ and rarely seem to reap the benefits of this work. To make matters worse the management will put you on a probationary period until you start performing better (or until they let you go). I personally felt uncomfortable doing the job from day one, but I do not regret my experience with the company. My coworkers were great and I still consider many of them friends. They try to provide their employees with fun opportunities such as visiting Mexico once a year and monthly outings like open bars. Overall I would recommend this job to young people who are having a difficult time finding a sales job out of college. This type of sales is incredibly difficult, so having this on a resume can be a huge plus... People who have bills to pay may want to look elsewhere since themore... money can be sporadic.less
Monthly outings, yearly Mexico trip
Uncomfortable work environment & no work/life balance
Outbound Marketer (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – October 29, 2016
You will always have a fun group to work with, but it is a daily grind. The boss motivates and expects a lot out of each of his employees. It is a tough job with super high highs and really low lows. You need to set goals and work on finding small victories on a day to day. Get comfortable with uncomfortable situations if you want to be successful here.
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.
Remodeling Consultant (Former Employee) – Chester, PA – October 18, 2016
Power has one of the best cultures you could ask for in an organization. From top to bottom, people are interested in your success and will provide tools for success. The only negative is that pay is greatly exaggerated for most positions, which is the primary reason most people leave.
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.
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.
I have mixed reviews on my time with Power Home Remodeling. Overall, the company is extremely profitable, with harsh sales tactics that are undeniably successful.
The culture is of a college fraternity, which I dislike. However, if that's what your'e looking for, it doesn't get any better.
The marketing position is far from glamorous and times, is simply dreadful. It is a door-to-door position after-all.
That being said, the bonuses and commission are very generous. If you succeed at the position, you will make $60K+
Work/Life balance is awful. The shift they tell you in the interview is not even remotely close to the actual hours you spend at work. Management then pressures their employees to spend what little free time they have, with co-workers. Whenever I have decided to spend my free time with my family/friends instead, I was interrogated about it.
That brings me to management...I think it's very important to start of by stating that there are 11-12 satellite locations so I can not speak for every office's management.
The office I worked at is run primarily by the Sales RVP, Marketing RVP, Sales Director, and Marketing Director. The Sales RVP is an unbelievable salesperson. He is a great motivational speaker and therefore is terrific for the position. As a marketing manager, I have had very few interactions with him.
As for the Marketing RVP...He is your stereotypical Sales Manager/Director/VP. He commonly says what ever he needs to in the moment to get his employee to see things "his" way and do thinks "his" way. As a result, he constantly contradictsmore... himself.
Overall, the company treats their employees very well, especially the sales department. It's a big company that is going to be around for quite some time and is a terrific way to break into the sales industry. I have grown professionally during my time with Power Home Remodeling.less
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.
Scheduler (Current Employee) – Chester, PA – August 23, 2016
Power Home Remodeling is a great place to work. I have gained a lot threw the years, and im very thankful for that. Management is very understanding and very helpful. Everyone gets along its like a second family!
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.
Inbound Call Center Representative (Former Employee) – Chester, PA – July 20, 2016
When you work for Power, you are all a Family. They work hard and party hard because of there success. I also love how Power gets involved with the community. They have Veteran incentives and they also Help raise money every year with differet event for ALSF.!!!
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.
Outside Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – July 6, 2016
Great people to work with, customer facing job though so that can suck, pay is good, benefits are great. Training is tough but once you get through that, the rest is pretty easy. Very numbers oriented.