Byers Engineering Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Telecom Engineering Company in the US

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OSP Engineer/Design in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - OSP Engineer/Design in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Byers Engineering full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is on top of relations with employees and customers. Very competitive compensation and opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Very difficult clients to deal with leave it very probelmatic and sometimes very stressful on employees. Dealing on a day to day basis with clients who have no understanding of how the work is actually completed is very bothersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to hear more about other ongoing projects and opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I was relieved when they laid me off.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Byers Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great. It was like a family for a long time. The bosses were flexible and would work with you on hours or anything else, and the pay was good. The company does contract engineering work mostly for telecom companies like at&t.

    Cons

    Everything started to change in 2010. Corporate started taking more and more control and demanding that things be done "their way". Our bosses in Pleasanton started leaving (or being forced out). One of the worst changes was in how people were paid. All the new contracts were lump sum jobs. No more hourly pay. That drove a lot of people away, too. They weren't earning enough for it to be worth their time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro-managing your people is bad for morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disorganized and dishonest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Byers Engineering

    Pros

    It is hard to list pros when there are so many strong cons. I guess I would say that the work environment is safe.

    Cons

    Withheld information relative to when bid and contracts were ending. Strung employees along without pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    My experience has been awesome with lots of learning and great people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Migration Specialist in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Data Migration Specialist in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

    I worked at Byers Engineering full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had great trainers, excellent facilities, family-friendly policies and lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    I had to learn about plenty of new software to work with and it was challenging, but not necessarily a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More often than not, employees want to please management, so remember to complement them on any good work done. It is a great morale booster.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved It!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drafter/GIS Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Drafter/GIS Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Byers Engineering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits; Not micro-managed(little supervision); more hours + overtime, and great experience, nice work environment.

    Cons

    Keep your job based on production and if they still have work available, so you may lose your job if they lose a contract with whatever company or project you're working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management doesn't have a clue

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

    I worked at Byers Engineering full-time

    Pros

    They have jobs. It's easy to get one.

    Cons

    They're not good jobs: No training, no tools, low pay, incompetent management, bad communication, no employee appreciation. Toxic workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check out your regional and local managers. Ask your customers to evaluate them because your employees are afraid to tell the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OSP ENGINEER in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - OSP ENGINEER in Martinsburg, WV

    I have been working at Byers Engineering

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; flexable with time off for personal/family time;

    Cons

    Management seems to refus to listen to client's request;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REALLY listen to what your employees are telling you and ACT not react to things.

  9.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Byers Engineering

    Pros

    great work when it's available

    Cons

    short notice for layoffs and no severence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make people permanent

  10.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Byers Engineering

    Pros

    Very fast hiring process, that gets you in the door and working in no time at all and excellent support

    Cons

    It is a contract company so the stability isn't exactly there and you have to remember you are an income for the company. An employee but also their tool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, the competition isn't too great when it come to their employees. If you keep the employees as your focus you should do fine.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Best to stay away...

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

    I have been working at Byers Engineering

    Pros

    work schedule and I am honestly drawing a blank for more positives,
    the employees are good to work with.....

    Cons

    organization of company,
    location,
    management,
    unit based pay at low rate,
    Trainging is next to none,
    advancement doesn't exist,
    expected to pay for own gas,
    use personal vehicle,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees,
    hire an hourly staff for paperwork,
    treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend

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