C H Fenstermaker & Associates

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Updated January 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Decent job. Willing to take on trainees

    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good office environment
    -Work was consistent

    Cons

    -Disconnect between the Houston and Lafayette profit centers
    -No bonuses or incentives to increase work ethic

    Advice to Management

    -Make the annual reviews mean something


  2. Ok place to work

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

    I worked at C H Fenstermaker & Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and vacation time

    Cons

    Nothing more than a number to these people. A lot of false promises of raises and promotions. Even though it's a family owned company, it feels like a major corporation meaning the owners don't know everyone or everything that goes on because they're never around. No yearly bonuses or raises for 7+ years. Every year we'd get a sob email from the never seen president how it was an ok year and they were going to budget for raises the next year while the higher ups are all driving new vehicles every 2 years and building big new houses.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and get to know your employees and walk a mile in their shoes.


  3. Fenstermaker is an awesome company to work for, it continues to grow and expand while still keeping it family oriented.

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

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great, atmosphere is enjoyable to work in and the people are great

    Cons

    training could use a little work, but not terrible


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  5. Helpful (1)

    When the work is here, it's great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of cohorts within the Houston Environmental team. Management within Houston tries to share the work among team members and expose new projects to all so everyone gets the opportunity to grow. When the (billable) hours are in, it's an efficient system that all parties are engaged and work towards the goals and client needs. Office environment is great, most everyone has a window office, Houston office has its perks. Self-training is open during slow periods.

    Cons

    Headquarters in Lafayette often tends to keep any environmental work there as possible, leaving satellite offices high and dry. Marketing is nonexistent for environmental team, it's up to the workers to try and get more work in, the department needs a environmental-specific marketer. Occasionally there can be micro-management, but once trust is built it dissipates. No bonuses, but there is informal verbal recognition. The best parts about this company come from the specific offices, and NOT from headquarters. Very limited career growth opportunities, we've lost several people to growth than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Get a department-specific marketer for each department, and don't rely on a couple of people to market for the entire company and all of its departments. Bring back bonuses, even a Christmas ham is a "bonus" to some who remember it. Engage in formal training when the work is slow.



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