- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Anvil Corp full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Anvil is an ESOP (employee owned company) and has a very diverse employee base. Like most companies today, it consists of new people picked right out of school and older experienced individuals that are about ready to retire. Thus, there are many opportunities to be had if you are new to the business and a type A personality. The salaries and benefits packages are competitive.
Many of the newer designers have been trained by industry professionals of the 60's and 70's. Their training, zeal for a job well done and attention to detail makes them some of the best I have seen.Cons
Anvil previously had a very good training program. Due to frustrations with people being trained and then leaving, they have discontinued it. New hires out of college are left on their own to figure out an industry that they likely had absolutely no prior training. The mentors are available, but some are not approachable.
Upper management attempts to appear accessible through State of Anvil meetings, but it is very rare to see them in the halls. Middle management only pays attention when there is a problem.
The company is very conservative and risk adverse. Expansion into new industries or projects that do not meet the traditional mold are viewed with disdain. A select few do traditional engineering, most engineers are tasked with specification review and work package assembly.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Reinstate the training. Expand to provide engineering services for other industries other than midstream oil. Pursue customers and projects that go off the beaten path. Focus less on project controls checklists and covering butt. Focus more on providing value to the client.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO