Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    To people who will join in this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

    Pros

    It's a pretty safe conscious environmental company.

    Cons

    The job routines are repetitive, and you would expect to perform sames tasks over and over again. There is very limited chance to learn new knowledge or climb up in the career ladder. The supervisor isn't very competences in her job, and discriminates legal immigrants. The pay starts pretty low, and the annual raise was minimal. It's good to stay for approximately two years. Afterward, please start your job hunting again.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good starting point...must work long hours and travel much

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    Current Employee - Professional in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Professional in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Valuable broad experience, both technical and management

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, pay is low for engineers compared to other markets, and high turn-over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who are valuable to the success of the company.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    A place to work while you find a real job

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's easy to get a job at the Baton Rouge office.

    Cons

    Managers expect you to work long hours to meet billability requirements. As an entry level person, you end up doing only field work, no technical assignments. Emphasis is on making money for the owners of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates and Partners appear to be happy, but lower level employees have to work hard to support expensive managers. There is a reason why employees don't stay here long, you may be able to improve work experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is a great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

    Pros

    Free to pursue business opportunties i indentify
    Reconition for sucess
    Great people - I get along with very well with managment & staff
    Flexibility for family - kids ball games, etc.

    Cons

    Slow to upgrde technology. Getting the latest software / hardware can be a challenge.
    Difficult ot hire people. On-boarding process takes forever. First week is all training.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

    Pros

    The office manager of the Denver office is the reason I have stayed.

    Cons

    The leadership above the office manager is very poor. Salary adjustments for promotions are non-existent.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Average environmental consulting firm

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Geologist in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

    Pros

    - Fellow employees are generally good to work with
    - Friendly work environment, relatively small offices
    - Mid-level management is decent

    Cons

    - Low employee moral
    - Little opportunity for professional growth
    - Long working hours that are not worth the salary that employees are paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries for employees. If you want to attract and keep good employees you need to offer decent salaries. Shareholders at the company should share more of the profits with their employees. Corporate culture is cult like. Not everyone wants to make Conestoga-Rovers & Associates the focal point of their life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    People are nice; but it is a hard company culture to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

    Pros

    1. The people are nice and friendly.
    2. The social committee tries to have out-of-work activities for the staff.
    3. Casual environment.

    Cons

    1. Every move you make is monitored.
    2. It is hard to take time off.
    3. Too much work for the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, poor benefits, practically no bonus, immature high school dynamic in small offices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Company has good presence in the environmental field. Some managers have good experience in the area and can serve as good mentors. Good start for entry level positions

    Cons

    Low pay, end of year "bonus" is essentially a fraction of overtime hours paid out at year end as straight time. Principals and associates can be the most unfair, lazy, and introverted people on the planet and yet manage an office without possessing any leadership skills or risking anything as a result of their behaviour. Job can start stagnating after first year and become mind numbing routine that any school kid can do. Company pretends to adopt a safety culture and "encourages" employes to report injuries but if you get injured and report it your managers they will treat you with scrutiny and try their best to deflect responsibility to keep their injury stats down and your career will be close to being terminated (perceivably for other reasons). Small office environment is reminiscent of immature high school dynamic with frat groups huddling together and handing jobs to one another. If you don't fit in with the "cool" group you don't belong. Male management can be biased and inappropriate and favor female employees regardless of employee's qualifications, quality of work or work ethic. Benefits are close to non existent and are among the worst in the industry. Performance and promotion is highly dependent on billable ratio and golfing with the boss. Very high turnover because management remains in denial of existing problems and principals are immune to any disciplinary action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your employees fairly based on quality of work and work ethic not "pretty" looks. Adopt pay and benefit structure that is competitive with industry. Pay salaried employees overtime to acknowledge their time spent away from home. Come up with a true bonus system not a rephrased overtime payment system. Principals need to be held accountable for inappropriate behaviour and not remain immune to disciplinary action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good starting point, long hours, ok if you're willing to grind for a few years.

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    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good to work with, good office culture. Also a good learning experience; management is interested in career development and guidance.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Long hours with no overtime or bankable hours. Uncertain travel schedule, sometimes only a few days notice for field work. Work-life balance not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calgary is a booming market. Keep up with industry compensation levels. In general the office environment and company values were above average. It's just hard to justify staying on board when it feels like you're being short changed on compensation for unknown reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strong company

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, principals are experts in their fields and mentor their PMs

    Cons

    there is no work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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