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TBA encourages career growth by providing on the job training, an excellent corporate culture, a wide variety of design opportunities, continuing education, mentoring and a "sky's the limit" attitude. Promotions are based on ability and personal accomplishments, not seniority, politics or years of experience.
The work is fast paced and challenging. Most projects are very deadline driven so a personal drive and commitment to completing the work on time with few errors is a must have.
Advice to Management
Continue to look for employees that are self motivated and driven to succeed.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Thorson Baker & Associates (Richfield, OH) in October 2007.
I met the company representatives at a university career fair and submitted my resume. Within a week I was contacted to schedule an interview with the firm's founding principals. The interview was a very typical conversational interview with questions from any university career guidance book on interviewing. However, there was a willingness and strong interest to discuss engineering rationale for designs of building components on the firm's projects. After that discussion, I was given a general tour of the main offices, during which, I was permitted to speak with employees about work conditions and the types of assignments. The employees ranged from enthusiastic to matter-of-fact about work. A few of the employees were fellow alumni I knew, so I was left alone with one to discuss design methods used by the firm. We talked freely for about 15 minutes about the firm’s design documents and methods. Then, I found one of the firm’s principals to have a brief closing discussion, and I left their office.
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Within 2 weeks of my interview, I was given an offer with my decision wanted by 2 weeks after the offer. The offer was generous, so I felt no need to negotiate.
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