Greeley and Hansen

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Managers are Sickly, Stressed, Uptight, Overworked - stay away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with great engineers with experience and knowledge. It was a much better place when I joined years ago.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, no appreciation for billable employees, senior management set bad examples, no transparency in salary/raise. They only promote you if you're a proven 'yes' man, and agree to work 80 hours/week and bring home extra work and duties. Lack of social environment despite the spiffy new 'social' cafe, where you only see the same people sitting around chit chatting. It was designed to bring the office members together in a fun social space, but instead you never see some people because they're probably overworked in their office/cubes. Social activities organized by the co seems forceful and awkward. Project managers all seem unhappy, overworked, stressed out, and sickly looking. Other than the fresh college grads, other engineers have seen the abuse and have no motivation and no role models.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the old core values? Clients don't hire the company, they hire the people. Take care of your employees and your employees will take care of the clients and the clients will take care of you. There are so many talented engineers here, it is a shame that their hard work and talents are not recognized and appreciated. Give them the opportunity. There are many hardworking project managers, appreciate them and take care of their health mentally and physically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work and Satisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Team Spirit.

    Cons

    Bad HR, Bad Upper Management, no transparency in performance review..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good engineering but hard place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    Good engineering with strong reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    hard to convince upper management what you are capable of and not that flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to learn to value young people and be more flexible.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    An "old school" company with a facade of progressive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer, Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer, Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    If you are an "old school" person, here is the place for you. Ex-military managers are welcome here. Some managers are bright, but they soon leave.

    Cons

    There is a "old school" managerial style underneath, but top managers put on a big show of being progressive. Top level is arrogant and aloof. Don't let the somewhat charismatic higher level fool you. They are here only for the money. This is a managerial company where showmanship is valued more than technical knowledge. If a manager leaves, they shun you like only an "old school" company would do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to care about your employees: not just the shining stars but all of them. You should try to create more team spirit. Most of your competitors have a sense of belonging so take a lesson from them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good peoples but unfortunately, fake upper management and archaic culture turning them away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work with some of the most talented and experienced engineers in the industry. Work life balance is adequate and somewhat more relaxed. The senior/experienced engineers are always happy to share their knowledge and patiently teach you things. There is no formal training, though...

    Cons

    Flat corporate culture. Failure to recognize and appreciate employees. Archaic old-man culture within the management. Just like all the other negatives here, they recently changed the facade, to make it look more progressive and modern, but the soul (if any) is still old. Senior management hardly seen on day to day basis and frankly they don't know anything about their employees. Useless human resources department and it's so hard to find any information on the intranet site, and then you have to fight tooth and nail to get them to explain things to you. The intranet and other multiple links are not well organized or managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some interest in your employees and listen to them. Really listen. Stop being fake, and stop pretending. Give the younger engineers more guidance and give the experienced engineers more recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Engineers, Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    There are some very talented engineers who work here. They know what they are doing, and will help guide and direct younger staff. Satellite offices are much more laid back than Headquarters or Regional Offices.

    Cons

    Senior Management has lost focus on the principals and values the Company was founded on. The concern is no longer on the individual and the work, but rather on the "cosmetic" things. They believe that if they look like an attractive company, talented people will flock to them and stay. Stacking your corporate resume with non-engineering awards and achievements does not win work, or keep talent. There has been a great exodus of senior management and owners over the last five years. Additionally, four individuals have held the position of CFO in the last 6-7 years...what does that tell someone?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course....no one in the industry feels like you are competition anymore and we are all just watching you spiral downhill. BUT... if you want to succeed...you need to make a BIG change at the top...starting with the CEO and COO's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Umfeld mit absolutem Detailmanagement Completely Micro-Managed Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    GROSSARTIGE Zusatzleistungen von oben bis unten, diese Firma hat eines der besten Zusatzleistungsbündel.

    GREAT Benefits from top to bottom, this Company has one of the best benefits package around.

    Cons

    Sehr veraltetes Management der Firma - absolutes Detailmanagement und kein Raum für persönliche Inhaberschaft oder Entwicklung. Veraltete Wege, Aufgaben zu erledigen, und keine Motivation, Kompromisse mit neuer Technologie einzugehen, um die internen Tätigkeiten zu verbessern. Frauen aufgepasst - Männerverein!! Dies ist KEINE moderne Firma, die Veränderungen, neue frische Ideen und Technologie begrüßt. Informationen werden nicht großzügig geteilt, und proaktiv sein ist KEINE gute Eigenschaft.

    Very dated management of Company - completely Micro-Managed and no room for individual ownership or advancement. Outdated ways of completing tasks and no willing to compromise on new technology to improve in-house function. Women beware - boys club!! This is NOT a modern Company that embraces changes and fresh new ideas and technology. Information is not freely shared and being pro-active is NOT a good quality to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Veränderungen begrüßen - man tut so, als wolle man qualifizierte Personen anstellen, und legt ihnen Handschellen an, sobald sie da sind ... Wenn Sie ein angehender Kandidat sind, der etwas in einer Firma bewirken will ... dies ist KEIN Ort für Sie ... frische Ideen und innovative Arbeitsweisen werden nicht gutgeheißen. Dies ist eine Firma, die KOMPLETT vom oberen Management kontrolliert wird und bei der ALLES bewilligt werden muss.

    Embrace change - you pretend to want to hire quality individuals and then handcuff them once they arrive... If you are a prospective candidate looking to make an impact at a company...this is NOT the place for you...fresh ideas and innovative ways of doing things do not go over well. This is a company COMPLETELY controlled by the Top Management with EVERYTHING needed to be approved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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