Cardno Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardno full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    amount of work too much for one person

    Cons

    team members aren't that friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Values advise from external contractors more than their internal staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Cardno full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good & modern technology, freedom to setup your environment, some fringe benefits like phone

    Cons

    Management values advise and work from external contractors more than their internal staff, doesn't care about the work environment, expects you to concentrate on IT project tasks while talking loudly on the phone for a lot of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve and collaborate with your internal staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the Time to Be Working at Cardno

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

    I have been working at Cardno full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large corporation that managed to weather the economic storm of 2008 - present. Strong suite of services (some are commendable).

    Cons

    May be a good company to work for - in about five years. This is a word of warning to potential employees: Let the dust settle before you risk working for a company that's still trying to find its north star. Top management talks a good talk, but it becomes clear after the gloss fades that their lofty goals are based on dollars in their back pockets, with no anticipated trickle-down effect to the workers. Vertical accountability with no teamwork makes for a difficult work environment. If you need professional mentoring, look elsewhere. It's every man/woman for him/herself right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We see potential "lifetime" career-minded employees at all levels jumping ship. Your growth goals are impressive, getting there with your current employees would be much more impressive. Blaming your missed company-wide goals on the economic environmental has become a lame (worn-out) excuse. Blaming it on the reduction of an environmental-response (i.e. short term) project makes you appear short-sighted. Blaming it on the weather makes you appear that you didn't know how to "save for a rainy day."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, but horrible pay

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cardno part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very flexible, Co-workers are great to work with, office environment is great. Willing to spend money on new equipment, which cuts down on field work time.

    Cons

    The pay is awful, never recognized for hard work. After being bought out a lot of higher management is jumping ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good and Fair Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Jacksonville, NC

    I worked at Cardno as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Job was not well defined and very little direction was provided

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Going down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Scientist  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Cardno full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Prior to Cardno take-over it was a pretty decent place, with very good people. Best thing about the place is the people who still work there.

    Cons

    Since the Cardno take-over the company bleeding work, and morale is low. Low pay, no advancement, no direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company for starting a engineering career at.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cardno full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent technical capacity, and talented senior engineers.

    Cons

    Limited growth space for senior engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let senior professionals to participate in the company leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I highly regret working here - I should never have accepted this job offer

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    Former Employee - Environmental Technician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at Cardno part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I feel much better now after leaving Cardno ATC

    Cons

    - Very disorganized company
    - You are called a part-time employee and work 40 hrs a week and you get NO benefits at all
    - No teamwork, everyone is on their own
    - No communication between managers and employees
    - low salary
    - you have to drive your own car and pay gas and tolls out of your own pocket to schools with no reimbursements from Cardno ATC
    - No training for new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to change things around at Cardno ATC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of freedom, poor leadership

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

    I have been working at Cardno full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a steady job with a steady income. There is a lot of freedom in this office to create your own schedule and work style.

    Cons

    This office lacks leadership and useful training. In a entry level position I have found it difficult to gain skills or direction for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the time in to properly train your new employees. Training mudules do not replace leadership and strong project managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    crappy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardno

    Pros

    none that are easily thought of

    Cons

    not understandable to certain situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eat me

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