Clyde Bergemann Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Came here after retiring from the Air Force and haven't even thought of leaving.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Department in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - QC Department in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clyde Bergemann full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have seen several people (myself included) move upward within the company. The pay is comparable to similar positions with other companies. Time off (vacation time) grows by way of adding another week after 5 years, then again after 15 years, then again after the 20 year mark. Several holidays are paid days off, including Christmas through New Years Day. Management is receptive to, and encourages, new ideas for improvements. There is also the encouragement to receive set hour quantities for annual training.

    Cons

    When the company's busy time of year comes the work hours can become overloading for some people, up to 55 hours per week. This does come with overtime pay after 40 hours have been reached for that week. Not counted in the 40 hours are days off for holidays or vacation.

    Advice to Management

    When hiring temps to beef up the work force during our busiest times, hire early enough to get them trained and up to speed BEFORE we get buried in work.


  2. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager, Energy and Environmental in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager, Energy and Environmental in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clyde Bergemann full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with very friendly people and a nice environment. Everything that you would ever want in a job.

    Cons

    Can be a challenge at times to keep up with the changing priorities and demands of the heavy workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of providing pointed direction and thoughtful encouragement. More attention to health and work life balance issues.


  3. OK place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is comparable to similar positions with other companies. Vacation time grows by adding one week after 5 years, then another after 15.

    Cons

    The employees are great but upper management can be insensitive and short sighted at times. When the company's busy time of year comes the work hours can become overloading for some people


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  5. Working to get better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with good people. Your input can mean something and be moved on quickly. Management trying to keep employees informed.

    Cons

    Some times there is too much work for the number of people employed.


  6. Not bad, but needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clyde Bergemann full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits Open to new ideas and opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of negativity in employee attitudes Collaboration between groups is lacking Opportunities for promotion are few and often not publicized

    Advice to Management

    It would be better to have more openness as far as opportunity and news within the company. It would also be better to encourage a more positive environment. There are some employees who really drag down everyone around them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Family, Politics, and Dogs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clyde Bergemann full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast, on the job learning. Crash course engineering in the industry.

    Cons

    You will be thrown into projects with no training or idea how the company is organized. And it's not organized. Expected to collaborate on projects with other divisions but offices are not on the same server so file sharing is tedious. The only way you know the President is in the office is when his dog is seen wandering around and slobbers on you. If you have allergies to animals, nobody cares. When he does come to the office, he shows up late and leaves early to play golf after he has wandered around the office with a golf club in his hand. Negotiate a high salary at the beginning because there will not be a raise or bonus. People are generally nice but unless you are related some way or family to management, you will never be promoted or have any real opportunity as you are not part of the inside circle.

    Advice to Management

    Quit if this isn't what you want to do instead of making the entire office miserable.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Stay Away, unless you are a relative or friend of management (or a Dog)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn but only if you are willing to learn it on your own.

    Cons

    No training or support provided. You are on your own, "here is your badge and your gun" attitude. Better be prepared to use your own credit card to finance their business travel expenses (and it will take them a long time before they reimburse you). No advancement unless you are family or a relative... Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Retire or quit! Management is Aloof of what goes on or playing golf. The only way I knew that our division manager was in the office was because his DOG was seen wondering around the office.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Not recommended.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Regular office workers are overall good people and helpful.

    Cons

    Communication within the organization's leadership is poor and unnecessarily unproductive. Rigid discrimination is actively practiced. It is encouraged to report on each other and people are regularly questioned about one another. Upper management is highly disingenuous and superficial. Overall, all of these factors contribute to a negative working environment. Also, the benefits are less than desired.

    Advice to Management

    Customers are important but take your own employees more seriously and regularly pay attention to them because they are not just workers bees. Employees needs regular, positive communication to make better working relationships develop. These working relationships are important for the benefit of a happy work/life balance and a successful company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Terrible Working Environment!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clyde Bergemann (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and generous gifts.

    Cons

    Very little room for learning and growth. Unwelcoming environment for newcomers. Asked to perform duties, not generally within the position you hold. The amount of mandatory meetings, interrupt work time.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to read resumes, and know the talents of your staff, instead of listening to random opinions. Clearly define job duties and titles.


  11. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Strong upper management

    Cons

    None. Sometime slow to react

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead by example



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