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Charah Reviews

Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
8 Reviews

2.2
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Power Industry Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Canton, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Canton, IL

    Pros

    Well experienced management and engineering support.
    Good benefits and work environment for all employees.
    Excellent equipment provided.
    Very safety committed and trained.

    Cons

    Most job positions are out of town and hard to move to a closer location near your home.
    lengthy out of town projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your lower management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very political...... Not a positive work environment with heavy management finger pointing from upper management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Anticipate working 50-70 HR/WK in management with some time off after project completion. The so called policies are closely monitored with some training

    Cons

    The leadership is splintered with the two favorites appointed by the owner creating their own clicks. The office is separated to 3 floors. Accounting is at the lowest level, project management and estimating is on the ground floor with the owner and upper management on the top floor.

    The culture is not healthy, leadership micromanages, yells, demands result and looks for the sacrificial lamb when things don't go as they want. More of a selfish, childish family dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice...... The company is ripe with political agendas, backstabbing, dysfunctional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not what I expected

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

    Pros

    Small company, family owned, customer focused

    Cons

    Small company, family owned, controlling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed emotion

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

    Pros

    Pay, plenty of over time

    Cons

    The mechanic tries to run the whole job. He pushes for his own family to advance and no one else. There is a lot of back stabbing and one of the young leaders there had to be the dumbest kid ever he only has a role because of cousin mechanic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run it the way it used to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Better Places to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Not much....there are intelligent educated individuals to work with on a peer level. Some are quite interesting from their unique background

    Cons

    Dysfunctional top down management leads to infighting among internal departments. People don’t stay typical work week is 60 plus hours, revolving door of talent. Terminations are abound, with management chumming up to slit your throat. A deceptive place inside perceiving a strong outer shell.

    Company demands employment confidentiality, non-compete, non-disclosure and solicitation agreement prior to employment that is totally one sided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your management style

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good company but bad local management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator  in  Roxboro, NC
    Former Employee - Operator in Roxboro, NC

    Pros

    Alot of overtime. Pay is average

    Cons

    Politics. If you dont suck up enough you will end up on the bad list and you will be gone one way or another. 70 hrs week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management. Respect the workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Seemingly successful, good growth history, burned out staff. Good people, yet many leave quickly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Better than average offices. Very good client service emphasis. Average or better benefits. Good, sincere, hard-working staff.

    Cons

    Long hours, no/ limited pay increases, little mid-level staff recognition. No internal promotions. Awful HR function. Very high turnover at corporate, high turnover in field. Closely held private company, strange internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good talk, learn to walk. Listen to staff. Hire good, experienced managers and supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great upper management, poor middle management. Don't expect a raise.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. Upper management does Great.

    Cons

    No raises, unfair towards employees, no place for advancement within the company. Middle management IE: plant managers are rude and disrespectful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the employees that have been around for a long time. Taking them into consideration for promotions. Train the middle management how to associate with employees. Offer a college tuition reimbursement for job related subjects to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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