Bob Curtis, founder and CEO, answered the following questions about PIEtech:
Q: What’s new at your company in the past year?
A: Last April, PIEtech launched a new version of MoneyGuidePro — G4, which brought a significant number of new features and capabilities.
Forty-nine new full-time employees joined PIEtech and 12 interns participated in our new internship program last summer. Our other expansion — PIElothian, our second location housed in the Village Bank building in Midlothian, was also completed.
A few more firsts include celebrating an 11-year relationship with our massage therapists, instituting our first ever PIE-eating contest and creating the most stylish way to get around town with the PIE Van.
Q: Are you attracting and retaining millennial workers and, if so, what are you doing specifically?
A: Over half (57 percent) of PIEtech’s population is made up of millennials.
PIEtech provides a fun and casual environment which encourages hard work and camaraderie. You can regularly see employees zipping around the office on scooters, challenging each over a foosball match or fighting it out for the ping-pong title. Colorful and interesting art adds an element of fun to an already pleasing environment.
In addition to providing a fun work environment, PIEtech actively and regularly shows employees that we care about them. We have at least one monthly company sponsored activity such as a food truck, paint night or other fun activity. Additionally, we hold an annual summer party, a pig roast and family friendly Santa party.
Q: Do you plan to give raises in 2017? Will you give cost-of-living raises to all employees, or are raises based on merit?
A: All employees are regularly recognized for their efforts, and raises are based upon merit.
Q: What perks, beyond health care, do you offer employees?
A: We understand that life happens so employees are given personal time as needed in addition to their paid time off. A variety of snacks and beverages are available to employees.
As a dog-friendly environment, we make sure that our furry friends also have dog snacks to enjoy and beds to curl up on. Semi-monthly chair massages help relax employees and the monthly employee activities add fun and show how much PIEtech values them.
Other important benefits include 401(k) matching, sponsored charitable donations, pet insurance, legal/identity theft coverage and discounted gym memberships.
Q: In what ways does your company give back to the community? How are your employees involved in those efforts?
A: PIEtech cares about the helping others and making a difference in our local community.
We donate to over 60 organizations through our internal “You Choose the Charity” with 40 percent of that going to seven Powhatan nonprofit organizations. PIEtech also participates in activities such as Backpacks of Love, YMCA Bright Beginnings, Habitat for Humanity and the Powhatan Free Clinic.
PIEtech offers employees an opportunity to participate in a program called “Pass It On” where they can give someone a monetary donation. This past holiday season 80 percent of employees participated and made a difference in someone’s life.
— Gregory J. Gilligan
“The environment is fast-paced, fresh and fosters an unbelievable amount of growth. There are so many motivated and highly educated peers to continuously learn from. I’ve learned something new every single day since I’ve been employed here.”