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20 days ago

Field Survey Coordinator

christopher consultants, ltd Lanham, MD

christopher consultants, ltd., a leading Civil Engineering Firm, is looking for an experienced Field Coordinator to manage and control the daily… christopher consultants, ltd


20 days ago

Party Chief - Survey

christopher consultants, ltd Lanham, MD

of the position include managing projects (involving all types of surveys including boundary, topographic and as-built surveys and all aspects of… christopher consultants, ltd


30+ days ago

Survey Department Manager

christopher consultants, ltd Lanham, MD

christopher consultants seeks an experienced Survey Department Manager to manage and expand Surveying and related Mapping Services within our Lanham… christopher consultants, ltd


20 days ago

Surveyor II

christopher consultants, ltd Lanham, MD

of the position are assisting in the preparation of survey layouts and documents in accordance with the company design standards and county… christopher consultants, ltd


30+ days ago

Senior Engineer

christopher consultants, ltd Leesburg, VA

Bring your experience and connections to this great opportunity with christopher consultants, ltd., a leading Civil Engineering Firm in the Northern… christopher consultants, ltd


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    A depressing job. I didn't like working here

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at christopher consultants full-time

    Pros

    I took this job because I needed to start making money, and for no other reason. I'll list what Pros I can think of, but my experience there left me with almost only Cons.

    I joined mid October, so within the first three months there were many non-work events that we were still paid for plus the actual holidays that we were given off. They were mostly just potluck style events with a general theme of the closest holiday. They cooked bratwurst around Halloween, traditional Thanksgiving food near Thanksgiving, and a Christmas party that included a white elephant gift exchange. All of these included company provided alcohol which was nice.

    Another Pro was paid Civil 3D training for an hour every two weeks to a month.

    Cons

    As I stated previously, I only took this job because I had recently graduated and needed to start working. A lot of the cons are little things that add up to make it miserable.

    - Always had trouble with their phone systems not working correctly
    - Very disorganized both with physical and digital storage. Inconsistent file system
    - Block all media sites. I know we aren't getting paid to use the internet, but every other company I've worked for allowed us to listen to internet radio. The degree to which they monitored the network was a little scary, like 1984.
    - Insufficient equipment and broken equipment. Even just office supplies that didn't work. It slowed things down a lot and made the job very frustrating.
    - Printer/plotter/scanner was always broken. There was someone in there trying to fix it almost every week.
    - bathroom had no ventilation, so any and all smells always lingered
    - Lack of any real training. I was assigned a mentor, but our relationship wasn't any different than the relationship between other coworkers.
    - On my first day, I was given my on boarding information and forms and told to read it over at my desk, sign everything once I had read through it and return it to the HR director. Once I had done that, I went back to my desk, one of the PE's gave me an assignment, and that was it. They never formally explained how things were run or gave me information about the company. I thought it was a very depressing way to start a job.
    - There was a lot of inappropriate discussion topics among employees. A few examples include: married men asking for a hot receptionist, many jokes about hookers, rape and drugs. I also heard the CEO ask how another employee's sex life was.
    - I didn't like how the Civil 3D training was two hours, but they only paid for an hour, so we still had to stay an hour later at work without getting paid.
    - It is a very dull company filled with very dull people
    - It is an old office, and a very depressing place to walk into every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees the tools they need to do their job, and if there are tools that are broken, fix or replace them. Institute an official on boarding and training program, especially for recent grads.

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