Cardno Reviews

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Cardno Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer Graham Yerbury
Graham Yerbury
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  • Good culture and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
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    I have been working at Cardno full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and work for. The company is large so there's lots of room to move around or upward if you're hard working. It's an international company which allows for transfers to other parts of the world if that interests you. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    As a consulting company most jobs require travel. Some projects are 1-2 years long which can require A LOT of time on the road. For some folks this is a positive and it was for me as well in the beginning but it can be draining after several years. The company (my sector) is very top heavy and the folks at the top of paid well but the lower and mid level employees are not. Moving into leadership roles can also be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your younger and mid level staff. Take the time to recognize those with potential and invest in them through their salary, training, and encouragement. Doing these things will likely result in very loyal employees who appreciate and respect the culture you are trying to maintain.


Cardno Interviews

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    Staff Geologist/Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cardno (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call a month later from their HR personnel. I was not near any of their offices, but offered to drive out to meet them (several hour journey). When I arrived, about fifteen or so minutes early, I met with the regional manager and HR. They did not seem to have questions really thought out (I asked more, I think, than they asked me). They asked me to fill out an application that I had already done online. When I asked them about it, they said I didn't need to fill it out after all; their hiring system was still being integrated in a merger and they didn't seem to have a clue. They talked about my previous job (we shared a common background). The HR guy stressed how much they were a safety company rather than a consulting company. At the very end, the manager felt the need to give a short rant about the Ferguson Riots. In all it took half an hour. They did not offer to pay for my gas or anything (they were not obligated to, but some gesture would have been nice). I didn't hear back from them for over a month (they told me 3 weeks). When I finally called them to inquire, they said the position had been filled. Nobody bothered to tell me.

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Cardno Awards & Accolades

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Top 500 Design Firms , Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2013
Hot Firm List , ZweigWhite, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.cardno.com
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1945
Type Company - Public (CDD)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors AECOM, Stantec, CH2M

Cardno is an ASX-200 professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. The Cardno team is comprised of leading professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs. Our diverse skills and experience ... More

Mission: Cardno provides services to plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable physical, social and economic infrastructure for local and international communities. Cardno’s core values shape the way we work as individuals and as an organization. They help ensure that we attract and retain staff with common values which will help us meet the needs of clients and the communities in which we work. In 2015, Cardno celebrates 70 years of shaping the future for communities around the world.

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    70 years of Shaping the Future

    In 2015, Cardno celebrates 70 years of shaping the future for communities around the world. Originating in Brisbane, Australia in 1945 as a small engineering consultancy known as Cardno & Davies - contributing significantly to the development of Queensland through the post-war boom years - Cardno today has more than 8,000 staff worldwide delivering physical, environmental and social infrastructure projects in more than 100 countries.

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