At Power Design, Inc., 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 471 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.05. It was published on Sep 18, 2017. 3220 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
96%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
95%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
93%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
93%
 

What They Do

We asked Power Design, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are one of the top electrical contractors in the nation. Since 1989, we have operated as a family-run business built on an unbending foundation of quality service, innovation and loyalty to our employees and customers.

About this Company

Website: www.powerdesigninc.us Industry: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: St. Petersburg, Florida, 33716 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Miami, Florida; Washington, District of Columbia; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia US Employees: 1,334
US Revenues: $397 million Worldwide Revenues: $397 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1989

Power Design, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Texas 2017 (ranked 33)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 45)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 38)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015 (ranked 43)


At our annual WIG (Wildly Important Goals) Awards Ceremony, we celebrated meeting our goals in 2016 with more than $150,000 in prizes for our employees, with everything from cash prizes to all-expenses-paid trips to Cancun, the Bahamas, NYC, Las Vegas and more!

Perks and Programs

We asked Power Design, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • ACE Awards Program: Power Design's Answering the Call for Excellence "ACE" Awards Program encourages team members to hold each other accountable to demonstrate its core values on a daily basis, by allowing employees to recognize and reward their co-workers who consistently display those core values. Quarterly drawings are held in which five winners receive a special ACE polo shirt and $150.
  • Best Practices for Field Operations: Power Design's Best Practices for Field Operations guide and program enhances its ability to consistently provide a high-quality product, on time, to customers. All operations employees complete online best practice training and assessments and have 24/7 access to these helpful guides via interactive displays at its headquarters location, as well as a custom website and app.
  • Power Up Challenge: Power Design’s company-wide program to reinforce training materials and company initiatives all while giving employees regular opportunities for $500 cash prizes. Employees who provide correct answer(s) to Power Up Challenges are entered into cash prize drawings!
  • Health & Wellness Program: Power Design has a dedicated health and wellness team, who are available to all employees. In 2016, Power Design launched its in-house 24/7 fitness center, including the latest equipment, a studio for interactive classes (we have everything from yoga and Pilates to U-Jam and boot camps), certified personal trainers, and an indoor sport court for activities such as basketball, volleyball and more! They have also implemented new healthy choice snacks and drinks on campus, in addition to providing free fruit in lieu of the traditional candy bowl at the front desk.
  • Project V5: Project V5 is series of charitable programs designed to help us put our five (5) values in action. Power Design donates the proceeds from scrap metal collected at our jobsites and donates them directly to local charities. This is PDI's way of giving back to the people in our communities who need it the most. Donating to Project V5 is required for all Power Design projects. Project V5 is also what we consider our global philanthropic efforts, which include more than just donations – employees get together regularly to volunteer at various charitable activities and efforts.
  • Service Awards: Power Design rewards employees who have been dedicated to the company and have contributed to its success. This program rewards employees who have reached 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service with Power Design with a special plaque, Power Design apparel, cash and recognition on our service boards.
  • Company Events: We host several major events throughout the year for our employees both on- and off-campus. In the field, we host annual Power Outage family events (such as all day at a waterpark with expenses included and gift bags) and Field Connections on the job site, which are lunches provided for the entire job site with prize wheels (usually containing $100-$500 per spin). On campus, we have our annual Costume Contest event, our WIG Awards Celebration (we gave away $150,000 in prizes to employees at this year's event), our BBQ Brawl, and much more!
  • Decide to Drive: Our Decide to Drive program is a safe driving initiative that encourages everyone to drive safely and to never drive distracted. We also have a Safe Ride solution in place which everyone in the company is signed up for. If an employee finds themselves in a situation where it would be unsafe to drive home (or see another employee or friend/family member in need), they just use their corporate Safe Ride account (through Lyft), and the ride is on us. We also provide Uber codes so that all employees going to or from a company event can get there and back safely.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$53,492 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Electrician/Mechanic $96,560 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Project Superintendent
3% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
42% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
Field Connections are our way of showing field teams some love and appreciation for all their hard work. Everyone is excited when we bring a fully catered lunch and a chance to spin our Wheel-O-Fun for cash prizes up to $500 to a job site!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

13 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (5% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (43% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fresh fruit, group fitness classes, yoga, boot camp, strength training, fitness facility, on-site car wash, on-site hair cuts and grooming, fresh bagels brought in every week, breakfast pizza brought in monthly.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$390,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $400 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Corporate Property Manager Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Chief People & Culture Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Speakers of English as a second language
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Our state-of-the-art fitness center, which is free to all of our employees, includes a sport court that employees use for volleyball and basketball. Here some members from our volleyball league enjoys a fun game during lunch!

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Always at the forefront of innovative training practices and techniques, our 16,500-square-foot experiential learning training center brings our Best Practices to life with 11 hands-on Best Practices exhibits that allow employees to step into the pages of our iPad app.

How to Get Hired

We asked Power Design, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Alignment with the corporate values, positive attitude, professionalism, preparedness, high level of engagement during the process, highly motivated and driven, ability to effectively communicate, flexibility and adeptness to change, supporting evidence of business results achieved, positive references, and ability to operate in an environment that embraces continuous improvement.   

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We love it when candidates connect with us via social media (such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter), utilize their network to find common connections within Power Design (as our employee referrals are a large source of new hires), and have a polished resume (stable tenure, relevant experience, attention to detail, etc.).

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We're experiencing tremendous growth, so field supervisors (electrical superintendents and foremen), as well as licensed electricians, are our main focus. Following that, project management/operations roles and then support roles.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visiting our careers page (http://www.powerdesigninc.us/careers) is a great place to start! It contains a list of current openings and provides insight in to life at Power Design. Candidates are also encouraged to follow us on our social media pages (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram).

hiring Outlook

630 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 22% Job Growth
27 Average applicants per opening 14,716 Total job applicants
55% New hires by employee referrals 25% Openings filled by current employees
16 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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