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Babcock Power Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock Power full-time

    Pros

    Young people, team driven, some management is good

    Cons

    Top heavy, micromanaged, old school practices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Does not care about the long term success of their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close commute, modern office. Offers a decent amount of paid holidays. The good people make it nice but they don't last long.

    Cons

    No job stability, frequent layoffs. Old fashioned business practices. The I.T. department is a joke, full of nasty people. Look elsewhere for employment if you want job security. Very top heavy, they use you, burn you out and lay you off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring for the long term success of your employees and realize people work in fear of getting let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management and arrogant "engineers".

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Babcock Power full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) Pay is above average. 2) A decent amount of paid holidays. 3) Nice modern offices.

    Cons

    Micro-management practice with some engineers that cross over the professional line and are very arrogant. Project managers sell jobs for x amount of hours with a scheduled due date and then hand it off to an engineer in a manner in which they must "race" through calculations to meet the deadline. This practice is done by the project engineers to "bank as-sold hours" in order to increase the profits - which is very hard and unfair to any engineer.

    Bottom line is, the company does not care for its' employees under the management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize management practices from the 1950's to current-day practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Could be good, strives for okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental and Energy in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Environmental and Energy in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Babcock Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great and want to do a great job.

    Cons

    Managment isn't very skilled at managing people, projects or resources on hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go from a 50s style of management to a 2010s style of managment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Babcock power anonymous review status

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Babcock Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    close commute, good working hours,

    Cons

    They do not care about there employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Flows with the current government policies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Babcock Power

    Pros

    feast but varies with current coal market and air quality regulations

    Cons

    famine varies with current coal market and air quality regulations

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Project Engineer for five years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Babcock Power full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment with opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Same disorganization as most companies....knee jerk type reactions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    An OK experience for an engineering student

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Babcock Power as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and lots of stuff that looks good to put on your resume. You may get the chance to go on a field trip to tour a coal plant.

    Cons

    Mundane excel work comprised 90% of my work. Found myself searching for work almost every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns challenging work, akin to what you would give an entry level engineer. Let them sink their teeth into a real project instead of something you thought nobody but an intern would want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company filled with average employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Babcock Power

    Pros

    Company treats employees well with travel benefits, holidays, 401k matching, allowances, per deim, etc. It is a smaller company that isn't as bloated and bureaucratic as many. On the road the company allows 1 trip home per month. Expenses are always paid for. Overall the atmosphere is pretty good.

    Cons

    Often times old fashioned. There are many 20+ year veterans at the company so innovation is often lacking. Only 2 weeks vacation, but there are lots of holidays. The majority of the company is made up of new englanders--self explanatory to those not from NE. Seems to be lots of dead weight around that should've been fired years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice more of outstanding employees and youngsters.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock Power

    Pros

    Most individuals are very low key and easy going. It is a very comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    The company is very slow to change and does little to progress either its technology or it employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to help the younger generation and make them want to work there for longer periods.

    Doesn't Recommend

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