Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
2.4 of 5 38 reviews
www.CRAworld.com Waterloo, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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39% Approve of the CEO

Conestoga-Rovers & Associates President Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts

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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good entry level job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

ProsSupportive community with a wide range in opportunities for entry-level applicants. There's a lot of room for growth if you work hard. The management seems happy with their jobs and they provide challenging work for us.

ConsWhen it's slow it can be stressful because you have to stay busy. If your billable ratio isn't where it should be, you won't do well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to start, poor work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time for more than a year

ProsEasy to be hired, diverse set of interesting projects

ConsTerrible work/life balance, low pay for hours worked

Advice to Senior ManagementTake employee's preferences into consideration (when reasonable)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management lacks vision and won't listen to junior employees

Field Equipment Manager (Former Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable work with not much chance of being laid off. Some of the people there are good people who look out for their coworkers and those who work for them.

ConsSome of the managers are drunk with power and treat the people that work for them like servants.

Advice to Senior ManagementWake up to how some of your supervisors talk to and treat the ones who actually do the heavy lifting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not very satisfying

Junior Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time for less than a year

ProsVery welcoming to entry-level engineers straight out of school. The company immediately makes you feel very special and welcomed, which wears off pretty quickly.

ConsWorking in a small office that specializes in only one field has resulted in a lot of variability in workload. It's very slow, which makes the job stressful and hard to endure, which is not at all what I expected.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good opportunities, but underpaid and over worked.

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood opportunities to expand knowledge and experience.

ConsSeverely underpaid and over utilized; Everything comes down to numbers regardless of value to the company; Turnover is higher than desired; Turnover without replacement is leading to overworked employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate your employees that show value to the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

ProsExtensive social events, faced paced work

ConsLack of work/life balance, lack of recognition to employees who deserve it, promotion of those employees that don't deserve it.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to recognize and reward the employees that are truly putting in the work rather than those who are part of the 'old boys' club.'

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Good Consulting Firm

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

ProsOverall a good consulting company with Sr.Management taking the time to consider how to properly grow the company while cutting out business lines that have stalled. Salaries and benefits are fair compared to its equals in the industry. Flexible hours with relaxed atmosphere.
Solid technical personnel.

ConsSr.Management recognizes under performers but takes a long time to act. Since everyone is looking for billlable hours it is tough to determine who has the right experience (and attitude) to take on a job. Salaries do not always reflect employees contribution to the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the bad apples that bring down company moral. Identify who the high achievers are throughout the company (no matter where they are located) and award them. Build off succesful teams (rather than developing a competing one).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's an okay place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

ProsThe hours are flexible, benefits are decent, and the people are nice. Depending on which office you work in, it's a laid back atmosphere.

ConsThe senior staff don't take the time to mentor the junior staff. There is a lack of communication between senior staff and junior staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to mentor junior staff. It shows that you are interested in their future/career with the company. Communicate with the staff so that they know when they do a good (or bad) job.

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Great place to start

AutoCAD Operator (Current Employee)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

Prosgood working environment, good management

Consneed to do overtime quite often

Advice to Senior Managementoverall very good job

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