Bowman Consulting Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. was like family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Bowman Consulting full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits , Company events

    Cons

    Top heavy as far as to many big guys


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor management, poor atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Bowman Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    paycheck, relative stability, paycheck, paycheck

    Cons

    clueless management, no technical knowledge of Sr. leaders


  3. Helpful (2)

    They do not care about their employees and executives are poor decision makers.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Bowman Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Little micromanagement, some of the benefits. some of my co-workers

    Cons

    401k, no growth opportunities, poor communication from management, no bonuses paid even though promised, financially struggling, numerous layoffs over the past year, more worried about acquisitions than current employees, lack of project diversity, no work/life balance, look to replace employees behind their backs, favoritism, employees looked at as parts of a machine and laid off at first sign of economic trouble, no loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    Revamp entire management and executive team or sell the company while you can.


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  5. Great place to work with laid back environment (Second semester working for Bowman as an intern)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Bowman Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, given work as soon as you start, treated as a co-worker and not an intern, given good advice and both my boss and the engineer I work with was able to help me progress as an undergrad

    Cons

    None due to the laid back relax feel to the job


  6. It was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bowman Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice coworkers, pretty decent office equipment and supplies.

    Cons

    You have to fight for a work life balance. It was a constant struggle to get subs paid on time. Not a lot of professional growth. Very little diversity in upper management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Management is out of touch

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bowman Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, good benefits and reasonable pay. Bowman has good internship program and most return the following year.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of communication between the Corporate side and the Office side on how they envision the goals and objectives to be met. There is Zero communication from upper management that gets filtered down other than make more money. The Old Bowman is gone and the New Bowman is here, unfortunately to stay. The staff of the Old Bowman took pride in the company and the product produced. Now with the New Bowman there is no sense of pride in the company, just pushing work out with zero quality. With the company constantly expanding by acquisitions what the Old Bowman stood for no longer exists because there is no assimilation of the new acquisitions into the organization. The only change I see is a name and logo change at the new office and business as usual. With poor plans this creates the opportunity for more work and no return.

    Advice to Management

    Management is completely out of touch with the moral of the company or the reputation on the street that the company has. Something that the you need to do s o have your project managers actually know how to due their job so that they can train heir staff. The staff gets no training or mentorship and this is shown in the quality of the product produced.


  8. Just ok

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Bowman Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and insurance, work-life balance and time off policy is good

    Cons

    NO room for growth, managements picks favorites when giving promotions - very personal workplace, you are judged and rewarded based on who likes you and how much, NOT on your degree, skills, and qualifications


  9. Helpful (5)

    Not so good

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    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Bowman Consulting full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to the latest technology

    Cons

    No loyalty or sense of obligation. They lied to me about how busy they were.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make someone pay hundreds of dollars to fly in and interview, hire them, make them pay several thousands of dollars to move here for work, and them lay them off after four months. That is despicable and really set me back significantly. Other survey companies don't have anything nice to say about you as far as I have heard. You dirty dogged me, and I won't forget it!


  10. Well-rounded intern experience gave me a lot of exposure and knowledge moving forward.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Bowman Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable office environment with helpful and respectful fellow employees. I was given a wide range of tasks which really helped to see all areas of the field.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the lack of an intern orientation or specific program. Instead I was treated essentially as a new hire and given immediate tasks to complete. However, some may see this as a positive.


  11. Bowman took me in as in intern with good intentions, I feel. the economy changed everything.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering

    I have been working at Bowman Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, great projects when there is work

    Cons

    typical civil engineerin firm-- when the economy is bad, your job is likely to be replaced or eliminated

    Advice to Management

    try to broaden the services you offer.



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