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Commissioning Agents Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
7 Reviews
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    CAI work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automatio Engineer in Pueblo West, CO
    Current Employee - Automatio Engineer in Pueblo West, CO

    I have been working at Commissioning Agents full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Varied projects, never stagnant, room to grow, good benefits- retirement, generous vacation

    Cons

    A lot of travel. No paid holidays. Can't pick team members.

    Commissioning Agents Response

    Feb 27, 2015President

    Employees earn 2 paid days off per month (24 paid days off per year) plus up to five sick days. Employees can pick which holidays they want off (e.g., not everyone celebrates Christmas). And ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company that offers some decent benefits

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

    I have been working at Commissioning Agents full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture when you get to work with people from the company. Lots of advancement opportunities and exposes you to very diverse areas of the industry. Retirement program can't be beat.

    Cons

    Travel, company doesn't really compensate for the inconvenience of having to travel. Overall, not very family friendly. Health insurance is great if you're either single/ married with no kids, or have a catastrophic incident.

    Positive Outlook

    Commissioning Agents Response

    Feb 27, 2015President

    About half the employees don't travel at all - they are located near a "stable client site." Many do travel nearly full time - some want to, some don't. If that "stable client site" shuts down, the ... More

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    Validation Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Commissioning Agents full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training, training, training. Ability to grow in your career if you're self motivated.

    Cons

    Travel was difficult at times. But that is expected for this type of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great people, very helpful and accomodating

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

    I worked at Commissioning Agents full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are dedicated to their trade and always willing to help others. There is a great sense of family here. Compared to similar firms, this one has great advantages.

    Cons

    To make decent money one must work all kinds of overtime hours and usually be on the road for extended periods.
    Benefits are slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the medical coverage, keep employees closer to home on their assignments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Commissioning Agents Response

    Feb 27, 2015President

    Benefits include a 15% company contribution to employee retirement accounts, which has been that way for 19 years running. We don't provide gym memberships, but you should be able to retire in ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, helpful and understanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Commissioning Agents full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers were always ready and willing to assist me in understanding the ins and outs of the industry. My supervisor was eager to assist me in preparing for my next assignment and to move up in the organization.

    Cons

    Income is hourly, based on client bookings and assignments are based on client acceptance of me on their project. I was 'on the bench' for short periods of time. Work locations vary throughout the region and are not permanent, on the road most of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Team Oriented Company

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

    I have been working at Commissioning Agents

    Pros

    No corporate ladder, employee owned, can basically choose your own career path.

    Cons

    Expect to Travel at some point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    An Opportunity for Bio-Pharma Industry If You Like to Travel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Commissioning Agents full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay you while you are "on the bench" waiting to be sent out for work.
    Quick, Weekly reimbursements on all travel expenses
    Provides a good quality company laptop for travel
    Weekly business status reports from President keeps employees informed
    Company is employee owned
    Office staff is polite and professional.
    Flexible to employee vacations, off-time, and travel arrangements except change fees.

    Cons

    Little say if any, in assignments.
    Assignments are often not good use of your talents and skill sets.
    Little communication from management on your personal situation, a ton of communication on company business
    You need to wait 2 years to get full vesting for your profit sharing. There is no in-between levels.
    Very particular rules on travel reimbursements (ex: must provide boarding passes in addition to receipts)
    Health care plan options could be improved
    Does not pay airfare change fees if employee has good personal reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer quality health care plans, since this is an employee owned company, pay for it in full
    Offer other better benefits
    Do not require boarding passes for airfare reimbursement. Hardly anyone else does
    Re-decorate or consider a new home corporate office. The existing one does not present a good image.
    Offer to pay change fees if an employee breaks their leg or their kid is in the hospital the night before the flight.
    Some client site managers need to be removed or re-evaluated for their performance and professionalism, especially to the site contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Commissioning Agents Response

    Feb 27, 2015President

    Health insurance is a high-deductible w/ HSA. Families pay modest $20/ month for coverage - most employers would charge hundreds per month for family coverage. Each of last two years, company ... More

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