Audubon Engineering Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Associate II in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Associate II in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with great people, flexible hours, great pay and benefits, excellent work environment and experience. Did I mention working with great people?

    Cons

    Employment dependent on the rise and fall of oil prices, especially the fall.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the employees when the future is not so rosy, especially when they express concerns. Doesn't look good when management pays bonuses one month and releases people the next. Salary freezes, reduced hours or small pay cuts to get through the bad times would show that we're all in this together.


  2. Principal Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Small company. Good atmosphere. Driving distance reasonable.

    Cons

    No overhead budget. If you don't have a charge number, you are laid off.


  3. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, benefits are o.k., good culture, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Poor project management results in poorly executed projects.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Ambitious company with a real desire to be a great workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not afraid to take risks. Always looking out for the next opportunity to break into a new market. Great work environment. Approachable management.

    Cons

    Very dependent on a few large contracts to keep the doors open. Layoffs are the first answer to a tightening market - no alternatives to "share the burden" are explored. Go to work one day and be shown a presentation on how well the company is doing, go to work the next day and lose your job. Healthcare benefits are absolutely terrible. You can do better on Obamacare. Seriously.

    Advice to Management

    People are willing to sacrifice to keep their workplace happy. Instead of cutting 20% of your workforce on a whim, try asking if people are willing to take a 20% reduction in pay until the market corrects. You may be surprised to learn you had good people working for you...


  6. drafter/designer p&id's/pfd's line list, checking

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    flex hours, location, fair pay

    Cons

    benefits, little time off, only 3 sick days yr

    Advice to Management

    offer 3 wks pto after 5 yrs instead of 10


  7. Good prospects-Great potential-Still finding their feet.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company had a great promise-growing, not too big with offices in Texas, Louisiana and other parts of the country as well as central America. The work-life balance is good, and not too intrusive into personal lives. Even though the HQ is in Houston, the culture and values are still very much influenced by Louisiana. Compensation is competitive with the area, and the benefits are slightly above average for the industry. There are many opportunities to be trained with Audubon university. The people are great to work with and generally very sharp. The work processes are easy to learn and simple enough to not get in the way of doing your job well. Work environment is easy-going and flexible. Campus-like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Senior managers do not listen to everyday workers, or even their middle managers. Upper management tends to micromanage those under them, making their decisions for them. The company has fallen into an area where they are not sure who they want to be and which market share they need to pursue. The hiring process is slow and cumbersome for a company as small as Audubon.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging those under you, and listen to everybody-not just your peers. Remember-your company is about your people, how you treat them, and the loyalty you engender (or not) with them, not just about the bottom line. You have great potential-wake up and realize it. It could be a great company instead of just a good one.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Collapse of a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good engineers / Good salaries / Management open door

    Cons

    No Back Log / Poor Documentation Management / QA-QC poor / Weak Instrumentation / Controls Integration poor

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the board room and get someone at the head and lead, drop the ballast and focus on what wmade you a good company 5 years ago


  9. Helpful (1)

    Business Development

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Audubon for about 3 years. The people and company culture was great. They really want to step things up to the next level which keeps you driven to continually succeed and push forward. Work in this position can be very diverse so it keeps you interested and seasoned.

    Cons

    Management gets in the way too much. Management is very ego driven. New hires come in to the company and try to change company culture too much and this is allowed by management which disrupts the flow of things that are working well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more and get out of their way.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A revolving door

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No micro management. Nice coffee machine on 8th floor!

    Cons

    Lack of communication, or direction.


  11. Benefits lacking

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, but that is really dependent on the client and they took over another contract.

    Cons

    Their benefits are entirely lacking. They do not offer insurance beyond a high deductible HSA with premiums comparable to a decent PPO.

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering better insurance/benefit packages.



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