This is not a review for people who are shotgunning resumes out, this is for the people who are seriously considering a career at Power. The goal is to give an accurate assessment- good and bad, and there's a lot of both.
First, you need to know what you're actually applying for. It is not an "entry level sales representative" or a position in a marketing department as you might expect. The first step on your career at Power is called "marketer" but that has an incorrect connotation. What you are, at the start, is a canvasser. This is currently and will be true for greater than 90% of their new hires moving forward. This is not a bad thing.
The training you receive is EXCELLENT. For your first 5 days, you'll be given scripts that cover a majority of situations you'll find yourself in- but your goal is to set appointments for sales reps (called Remodeling Consultants). Your goal is 4 per day, only the very best in the company get that every day. Most people average something between 2-3per day over the course of the week. The pay scale they show you in the interview is based on getting 4/day. There is a lot of money to be made here, the highest earning marketer made $200k+ in 2018. Most make in the$35-$45K. Multiple times per week you'll be in these ridiculously over the top meetings designed to pump you up. They play music really loud, clap for everything, and do lots of shout outs for people. This feels great for a while but get repetitive fairly quickly. You'll wo
ProsSome roles have great earning potential
ConsInvasive management style and culture
Lead Generation Specialist | Melville, NY | Apr 22, 2014
A tough job but one the best professional expieriences of my life
My day would start by coming to the office 15 minutes early. I would meet with my co-workers and team members to discuss work and some of our challenges offer helpful guidance to newer employees in my department and we would exchange ideas and tips on how to handle certain prospects. From there we would go into training where the managers would train us on product knowledge and we would often practice "pitching" each other in various different styles and implement and reinforce different strategies and rebuttals to overcome prospect objections. After that we would have lunch and then go to our assigned territory with our shift manager for that day. After meeting our goals we would go back to the office for a check in with our VP . From there our day was over.
What I have learned wow, some people will say the best school is the school of hard knocks. In this particular case that saying is true. When your working outside in freezing teperatures knocking on doors to obtain appointments . You learn a lot about people and how to communicate with people with their different personalities, mentalities, and demeanors. You learn what to say and what not to say to certain people you learn a toughness on how to close certain appointments and how to guide even the most difficult of personalities to the outcome they are looking for and creating a win-win situation. Mostly I have learned from working with my coworkers about life and life lessons working there at Power you meet such div
ProsExcellent camradeie, upbeat enviornment
Consbureaucratic style of management, excessive client screening
Marketing Representative | Edison, NJ | Jun 23, 2020
A True Review of Power Home Remodeling
This is a long but truthful review of my experience. It all starts with the interview. I personally was interviewed by an extremely nice guy. He was down to earth, sociable, and thorough. It consisted of telling about your background, why you applied and what you wanted to get out of career at Power. There was a lot of small talk, getting to know one another as well. I was shown all the awards and basically what makes them stand out as a company. At the end I was invited to have a second interview, which was exciting.
Second interview comes around and meet with the same guy. This interview was more about the job itself. One thing I did notice from the beginning is that online there are so many different titles for the same exact position. He explained how everyone starts at an entry level position, which was totally fine. I expected to pay my do’s and work my way up. He discussed how many other opportunities they have there. The one red flag was when he was explaining field marketing (door to door). After it all I decided to except the job because I did need something full-time and wanted to put myself into a situation to grow a career.
Little did I know my excitement would be very short lived….The work week is M-F 11:00am – 7:00pm, with two Saturdays a month, both of which are not paid unless you bonus. Ill explain later. The first two weeks on the job your training in one of the branch offices. Which is basically learning how great power is, about their products, and
Customer Service Representative | Chester, PA | Jan 27, 2014
An Honest Review After (4)yrs with Power
I've worked at Power for just about 4yrs now. I started out in Field Marketing. Became a Field Marketing manager then became an Event & Retail Marketer, before becoming a manager in that. Moved into the office as a telephone marketer/lead scheduler. Now I'm in Operations in the Warranty Service Division. Throughout my experience with Power I've got to know a lot about the company, their culture, and the pros and cons of working at Power.
--> Excellent culture. Everyone is very supportive of one another and their growth with the company. The entire company has an incredible work ethic where you don't create excuses, you create results. This is perhaps one of my favorite things about working with Power. Each position I've worked in for them, the people around were not just your peers, they became your good friends. You can't really ask for a better work environment. Excellent culture.
--> Management is strong. Starting out inexperienced in any role within Power, the management ensured that you were given the training and the tools to succeed. They were able to walk the line between good friends and management. Managers really listen to their staff. For example, at a meeting my peers and I presented a case as to why we needed new computers. A week or two later, we got brand new Mac minis.
--> Job Security. There is plenty of it. Each department I worked in within Power continued to grow exponentially, even as I was promoted out of the departments. I have zero
ProsExcellent culture, job security, management, training
ConsNo paid lunch hour, pay, long hours, working on Saturdays, work most holidays
Sales Representative | Philadelphia, PA | Feb 4, 2019
Working for Power has continuously been the best decision I have made for my professional career and coincidentally, my personal life. Before my transition, I was ambitious about personal endeavors with my personal practice and my family business. There were many ceilings. Nearing 30, I became focused on building my resume, became more professional minded and dedicate myself to my work. Fortunately it is fruitful. After my third year, now, I cannot imagine working anywhere else.
Make no mistake, the work at hand is a grind. Every individual is immersed in their work, striving to get better at their discipline and their craft. My position demands constant learning, reflection and modifying our cadence. The company has a process that is essential to its development. It is why we are the best in the industry for volume and customer service. It does not take much time to take to the process, so pretty quickly I was convinced I was in the right place and began getting better.
For those familiar with Power, the largest obstacle is stress. Weeding your garden, so to speak, is necessary to minimize stress and to keep productive conversation and meet adversity positively. Clients and the public have expectations of a company that is responsible for their home or livelihood and matching their vision or ethics. It is essential that conversations are constructive and it takes addressing adversity with a positive outlook. Initially, maintaining a high level of professionalism in unc
Customer Representative | Chicago, IL | Dec 31, 2020
Roller coaster ride
Getting hired at Power was exciting at the time, the potential for growth and income was mentioned a lot. During the interview not much is mentioned about the actual job, going door to door generating appointments for exterior home remodeling estimates. Each day you will meet at the office "role play" scripts and wait until you have your morning meeting with either your team (van mates) or a department meeting. A lot of pump up music is involved and slide shows. We would go all around the suburbs, city and into parts of Indiana to pitch our products. I certainly believe that Power has great products and is a good company overall but the Customer Development Reps get treated the worst.
When I started to struggle in the door to door they had asked if I would try out the retail aspect of the company and willingly I agreed. Thinking I could succeed I dove right in and learned everything needed to learn. You would be stationed at local wholesale stores and work with a partner to generate as many leads as possible. But alot of these people have heard or seen Power at these stores for awhile and will blow past you and ignore you. Then theres the few that will actually listen to you and make your day 100 times better. After awhile of constant rejection and belittling from customers it tends to hit you harder and harder. I couldn't do it anymore.
Sales was like a fraternity, you look up to them and want to be in their position. They have the largest income possibilities at power b
Consdepression, weight gain, low pay if you dont meet your numbers, no time off work unless your in sales
Sales Consultant | Boston, MA | Mar 15, 2016
It's a joke. Don't get sucked into the "culture"
The job (Remodeling Consultant) involves absolutely ZERO consulting. You're just an aggressive sales guy and you are forced to be that aggressive sales guy or you're out the door. That's their "culture" that they love to talk about. I was thrown into homes after 2 weeks of training being told I was a "windows expert" (couldn't tell you anything thing about windows that weren't in the scripts I was told to rehearse) and a few months later I was all of the sudden a "roofing expert" after 4 days of rehearsing a new set of scripts. There is zero actual business knowledge acquired here. You are brainwashed to believe you're selling god's gift to the window/siding/roofing world when really you can get the same product at Home Depot for 1/3 the price.
Everyone that works there will be extremely nice and welcoming to you. This is because of the companies structure, not because they actually care. The only way to advance is to become a "leader" which means everyone will try to take you under their wing and give you advice on how to sell an extremely overpriced product to people that don't need it. They'll do this by telling you you are a "stud" and will be making "six figures" immediately. It's a joke. They'll tell you you're part of the "Power Family" and how much they care about you, it's all a farce. I worked there for a year and the moment I walked out of the building after my last day I didn't receive a single call/text from anyone in the company. This was after receiving cal
ProsThey pay you. Sometimes they "reward" you with open bars and trips.
ConsYou will lose your integrity if you have any. Your social life disappears. 60 hours per week easily
Marketer | Cranford, NJ | Sep 11, 2013
Worst company I ever worked for! ! ! ! !
I left a decent job for PHRG. d uring the interview you're told u can make $85k a year. Lies! here's how it works, you go door to door making ppl feel terrible for having old Windows, siding or roofs, trying to get ppl to agree to these free estimates where a salesman comes to try to sell them on some Windows from 3 HOURS. yes, 3 full hours. Often, the free estimate turns out to cost more than what the house is even worth! No bull, a roof and siding estimate can run you over $70,000!!!! It's hard enough to get people to even listen to you when you've just knocked on their door during lunch or breakfast, then you have to deal with ppl from your own company who give you the worst attitude and they give customers attitude as well. The company won't schedule the appointment unless the husband and wife are both there for the estimate. That made alot of customers mad. And if you're divorced, but the ex is still part homeowner? They expect that person to be there for the estimate. ridiculous
you're expected to get at least ten customers to agree a week. if not, you go back to training for a day or two the next week. No matter how long you've been with the company. training = come in an hour earlier so we can role play and go over ur pitch. Mind you, you're not paid hourly.
You make about $100/day, that's your base.. If you get 3 customers a in a day, it's a $25 bonus, 5 customers a day and you get $50 bonus. 15 customers a week and I believe you get $
Proswork with a bunch of young kids, so it has a real fraternity atmosphere, foosball table and nice office, weekends off.
ConsEverything about this company is a con. From the minute they lie to you in the interview, till the day you quit, false advertising. Long hours, not enough money
Direct Sales Representative | Stratford, CT | Feb 3, 2015
Chance to make good money. Meet really awesome co-workers. Management is terrible. A lot of gossip for a professional workplace.
Like most sales jobs, upon being interviewed, you are basically lied to about how you can make 100k a year depending on the effort you put into the job. You are given a script to learn, and while it helps to study it front to back, you will find that the job has a HUGE element of luck involved with it. You will knock on doors as a door to door salesman, except your job is to pitch home owners to accept a free estimate for home remodeling windows roofing and siding. The job is 5 times harder in the winter when remodeling is not in season. However, you are still expected to knock on doors in the snow. As in, while it's snowing. Also, while it's raining...like raining bad. The majority of marketers at Power are young, inexperienced, and temporary. The task to create SOLID business opportunities falls on the shoulders of the veterans. The office's performance is reviewed every morning during a short hour meeting before lunch. The bonus money is rather good. You bonus for making a certain amount of appointments per day. You also bonus when your appointments don't cancel and the estimate actually happens and the sales rep lays down a price...despite if the homeowner buys or not (thats the sales rep's job). ALTHOUGH...the fact that one can bonus from simply calling in a certain amount of appointments per day, in turn, inspires some less than honest people to actually call in "fake appointments" just for the bonus. That makes the lives of the sales people VERY stressful since they dr
ProsMoney, People you meet, Job experience, Mexico trip.
ConsTerrible management, immature people, working in crazy weather conditions, lied to constantly, you knock on doors...
Customer Representative | Chicago, IL | Dec 28, 2020
Customer Development Representative
As a customer development representative, your role is to schedule appointments for a sales representative to come to a homeowners house to give them a free estimate on an exterior home remodeling project that we offer. The way we find these people is either by going door to door, standing in a grocery store (the company has a partnership with one of the big name companies, not sure if I can mention specifics here) or at events.
Everyone starts with door to door, and you'll either continue with door to door, or you will be able to transition to going into one of POWERs retail locations and market there. I'm not sure how it is now though with COVID. Regarding events, they mostly happen on weekends if you're a top performer, they'll let you do the event and you schedule appointments at the events (Ex: The Chicago Auto Show, Ribfests, etc.)
You can also advance in your position by becoming a team lead, and then a mentor in the marketing department. In those roles, you will still be doing the duties of the customer development representative, but also be managing a team and be paid based off of their performance on top of what you make from your personal performance.
Also, if you wanted to move into sales, you could do that too from the customer development representative position. When I worked there, they had challenges that you had to hit in order to be considered into the sales department. You also have to memorize a lot of scripts for the sales role.
The culture is grea
ConsGas not paid for by the company, miles on your car.
Questions And Answers about Power Home Remodeling
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Power Home Remodeling a better place to work?
Asked Nov 26, 2016
I would change the pay structure. For how much money the company has and makes, the wage is horrible. Mileage is not paid for and saturdays are unpaid.
Answered Aug 8, 2020
Stop terrible and pushy sales tactics
Answered Jun 22, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Power Home Remodeling?
Asked Sep 1, 2016
Be careful of what they promise you
Answered Feb 6, 2020
Don't waste your time
Answered Nov 17, 2019
What is the best part of working at Power Home Remodeling?
Asked Feb 3, 2020
You might make some great friends
Answered Oct 14, 2020
The team atmosphere is fun. Power is good at putting on big expensive events to show appreciation for employees.
Answered Aug 8, 2020
Does Power HRG drug test after hiring? If so, how often do they test?
Asked Jun 4, 2018
Answered Sep 24, 2020
Answered Sep 4, 2020
How do you feel about going to work each day at Power Home Remodeling?
Asked Feb 21, 2018
If you are willing to put your job #1 in all aspects of your life- you can do very well for yourself.
If you want work/life balance- this is not the job for you.
Answered Jan 7, 2020
At one point I was near tears at the thought of going to work in the morning