Barr Engineering Company

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Barr Engineering Company Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work if you enjoy environmental consulting. Employee-owned; open communication policy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Barr Engineering Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility is outstanding. There is freedom to pursue the type of work you like to do. Pay/benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Very flat structure. Can take time and energy to make name for yourself so you can get enough work to do. Marketing expected at senior billing rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to expand services and presence in additional markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great group of people wanting to to their best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Barr Engineering Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Barr is a group of individual leaders, each contributing to each project/task to make it successful

    Cons

    Like any growing company, Barr struggles with keeping the culture that made it great while embracing the needs/wants of the newer staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great co-workers, poor managers

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Barr Engineering Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Autonomy to set your own schedule and work the territory as you see fit. Good benefits and perks. Very supportive colleagues - great team atmosphere with co-workers who were always there to help and offer advice. Great job at choosing employees.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism and trust at management levels. The managers were not aware of the actual real world that the sales force experienced on a daily basis and did not bother to ask questions to determine what was really going on or what was needed to increase retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest and up front with employees. Ask questions and actually listen to the answers from those who are in the forefront on a daily basis - then act on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work - great people, great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barr Engineering Company full-time

    Pros

    - Great people in every office
    - Relaxed and casual environment
    - Freedom to be yourself and make your own work in the company

    Cons

    - Limited in opportunities for advancement.
    - Culture can be difficult to adapt to at first
    - Team and business unit communication not as good as it could be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great summer interning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Barr Engineering Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -talented, ethusiastic employees
    -employee-owned with a great culture
    -very female friendly (considering its an engineering company)
    -training opportunities are plentiful
    -very safety oriented

    Cons

    No major complaints, was a great summer experience

    Recommends
  7.  

    Barr

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    Current Employee - Head in Nyack, NY
    Current Employee - Head in Nyack, NY

    I have been working at Barr Engineering Company

    Pros

    Good environmant to work in

    Cons

    Travel to other functions and sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good Benefits, Long Hours,

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    Current Employee - Compliance Manager
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager

    I have been working at Barr Engineering Company

    Pros

    Good growth in last few years. Benefits were excellent. Lots of projects to work on if you like to be busy.

    Cons

    No work from home policy. Long hours and time keeping by HR even for full time employees. Too bad company was acquired in 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the money and run?

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