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At Power Design, Inc., 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 400 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.16. It was published on Apr 22, 2016. 1979 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
98%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
97%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
96%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
96%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
96%
 

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 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Miami, Florida; Washington, District of Columbia; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia US Employees: 987
US Revenues: $266 million Worldwide Revenues: $266 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1989

Power Design, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Texas 2017 (ranked 33)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 38)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015 (ranked 43)


Our 2015 BBQ Brawl had nearly 400 employees participating in teams competing for charity in a contest! More than $50K was given away to charity during the event, with the team winner of the Final Showdown winning $10K for their chosen charity!

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.
  • 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. This year, Power Design launched its in-house 24/7 fitness center, including the latest equipment, a studio for interactive classes, 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.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$46,598 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Electrician/Mechanic $96,560 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Project Superintendent
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary67% Company-paid health coverage for employees
42% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
From Lip Sync Battles to a Star Wars break-dance and everything in between, our 2015 Costume Contest had it all! Named

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

6 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
13 weeks Unpaid sabbatical

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (5% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

12 days Job-protected maternity leave45 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
12 days Job-protected paternity leave5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
12 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$163,860 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • 'Vice President of Human Resources' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Speakers of English as a second language
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits

Executive Diversity

 
This year, we're powering up our employee appreciation in the office and in the field! We’ll be traveling to every region visiting jobsites and bringing food, fun and even more surprises! Pictured here is a PDI field team at their surprise appreciation breakfast!

Demographics

 
Project V5 is series of charitable programs designed to help us put our five (5) values in action. Pictured here is a group of employees participating in a charity kickball tournament, one of many employee volunteer and charitable events throughout the year.

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, 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?

Due to our anticipated growth this year, our primary focus continues to be adding electrical project managers, electrical project superintendents and electrical foremen, with support roles following in focus.

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

Visiting our careers page (http://www.powerdesigninc.us/workingfor.asp) 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 (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube).

hiring Outlook

558 Job openings forecast for coming year 24% Job Growth
29 Average applicants per opening 14,716 Applications received
451 Positions filled in past year 55% New hires by employee referrals
260 New positions created 9 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 16 New graduates hired
14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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