Cardno Reviews in Concord, CA

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  • Interesting projects and good people to work with on a daily basis (in 5 reviews)

  • The variety of projects I was involved in was pretty good (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't care about their employees anymore (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots of pressure to perform on your own the Business development staff is very weak (in 3 reviews)

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    Great first job, gained a lot of valuable experience but professional growth is difficult

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Cardno


    Really fun work and lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience for recent grads.Lots of things are changing with the recent merger with Cardno. Some of the bad apples have been asked to leave or have left on their own. Steps are being taken to train middle managers to promote organic growth.


    Promotion is completely arbitrary within the company and largely depends on the office you work out off, the working group you are in and especially the manager you have. Opportunities to work toward promotion can be difficult to come by; as employees become proficient at or exceed the expectations of their level they can be held there in the effort to keep project bids competitive with other less expensive consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide lower level employees more professional training. Prompt middle managers to give constructive criticism. Guard against blacklisting employees without feedback. Standardize promotion standards between offices and working groups.

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