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Dewberry Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Dewberry – Fairfax – “Typical Cube”

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2.9 49 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Dewberry Dewberry Donald E. Stone, Jr.

Donald E. Stone, Jr.

(24 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
49 Employee Reviews
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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfriendly people to work with

    Consthe same stuff as anywhere else for cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities for Independent Thinkers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeing family-owned, there is very limited bureaucracy for a company of this size, and I have found that creativity and initiative are encouraged and rewarded. Company values are walked, not just talked. Leadership has been supportive through some tough times with clients/projects; if you know what you want and treat the company as your own opportunities abound. Salaries and benefits are good.

    ConsOverhead costs are strictly evaluated and limited. Do not expect frills or flamboyant spending at any level. Basic needs are met well and frugality is a highly valued employee trait.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to spend more on local office IT support and compensation for support staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great people~

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany resources during projects. Nice people to work with.

    ConsToo many varities of tasks flowing around. Work never ends.

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    Wonderful

    Land Surveyor (Current Employee) Bloomfield, NJ

    ProsIt has Good management and employees.

    ConsI have no down side to working there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good autonomy to implement change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsStrong executive leadership; excellent stability; culture evolving in positive directions; people take a lot of pride in their work and their contributions to their communities and the overall A/E/C industry.

    ConsBenefits, time-off, and promotions are pretty standard for the industry. Not as quick to implement technological change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on mentoring high-potential employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good environment to work as a Project Accountant

    Project Accountant (Former Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsFriendly atmosphere and every day knowledge gain area

    ConsTraining is very friendly. I have bad exp with HR and some areas in the working area and team lead. The top management has been always flexible and culture atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior Managementinform employees about what areas are not satisfied before take a decision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start, not a great place to stay

    Architectural Group (Current Employee) Peoria, IL

    ProsGreat experience for staff just starting out. During recession, they tended to cut mid-level staff, keeping the upper-level "rainmakers" and the entry level cheap labor. As a result, young staff are pushed into levels of responsibility uncommon for experience level. Good reimbursement policies for testing expenses, including study materials. New leadership in Architectural Practice has infused optimism and energy. Good flexibility and balance with personal life, but extra hours will be required from time to time. I don't minding trading the occasional 60-70 hour week for flex-time and a generally relaxed culture the rest of the time.

    ConsVery corporate, with nearly all leadership concentrated in Fairfax headquarters. Compensation and benefits are competitive, but relatively stagnant year to year. Typically expect a 1.5% - 2% "salary adjustment" each year. More substantial raises seem to only come once you have a competing offer in hand, but they are unlikely to counter-offer or match a potential pay increase. Paths of advancement are unclear. Typically, you will just loaded with additional responsibilities and "evolve" into role of PA/PD or PM, without appropriate compensation increase. True promotions to levels of "Associate", "Senior Associate", "Principal" etc tend to favor those that are out bringing in work, and come much later in career relative to other firms. They seems to try and keep people as long as possible for as cheap as possible. Rumored that corporate bonus policy is to never give bonuses to non-officer level employees (Associate or higher), which essentially means anyone with less than 20 years experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping talented people should be a higher priority. Too many talented staff leave the company for higher paying offers elsewhere. Valuable contributions from all staff levels should be recognized and rewarded.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for especially entry level professionals, good tag in resume.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWonderful learning experience, helpful and very knowledgeable colleagues, supportive managers.

    ConsMostly will have to work for more than one project, its better if the managers and leads from different projects have more communication between them and understanding of the time and effort required for the tasks given to the employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience. Allowed me to return after leaving the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat group of people with wonderful expertise.

    ConsBetter work/life balance would be nice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue making the changes that you're making.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    competitive benefits, great coworkers, lacking in innovative practices and opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsDewberry provides very competitive benefits, the people in the office are a huge PRO for the Dallas office, and the company provides flexibility when needed. Everyone in the company is helpful and understanding.

    ConsThe company as a whole is somewhat resistant to change (behind the curve, so to speak, when it comes to the use of technology), and there has been some morale upset in the Dallas office due to some turnover and management issues. Also, the company doesn't provide many opportunities for career growth unless someone gets sick, retires or resigns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye on the Dallas office, and provide the opportunity for some of the "underlings" to spread their wings and get exposure on different projects to keep from losing the best talent. Also, be open to change and innovation - it's what moves the industry forward!!

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