ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Great Company in Demanding Industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Strong Company (financially, market dominant, good reputation)
    - Good benefits
    - Employees work well together as teams
    - Broad client base (not dependent upon single client revenue streams)
    - Large variety of projects
    - Professional growth

    Cons

    - If you're looking for a 40-hour work week you likely won't find it here. Especially in the summer.


  2. Good Employer

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

    I have been working at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong financially, diverse, good place to work

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance, career opportunities limited for non Project Managers


  3. Whether you are a potential employee or client, based on my experience so far, I highly recommend ECS.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geotechnical Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Geotechnical Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked in the Richmond office about three months now, and it was probably the second best choice I have made career wise right behind choosing to continue my education and get a Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering. Everyone in the office is friendly and easy to get along with, making it a great work environment. The biggest pro for me has been the opportunities my supervisor has given me thus far. Even though I just recently started, I have been put on large and technically challenging projects and have been surrounded with very knowledgeable co-workers that are providing invaluable mentorship. This combination is allowing me to grow as an engineer much faster than my fellow classmates and friends that are currently working for other companies.

    Cons

    Some of the software the company uses is slightly outdated and newer more efficient programs should be utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Also continue to read all the reviews for our company from both clients and current/former employees. There is no better way to grow and improve as a company that listening to everyone's feedback.


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  5. Dysfunctional at its finest!

    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None at all, the absolute worst experience

    Cons

    The place is a dump, horrible people at corporate office, totally unprofessional, gossip mongers and dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    what's the point, they don't care


  6. Overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment with numerous knowledgeable folks. Pleasure to work with people at this company.

    Cons

    Too much time on training.


  7. Gained construction experience very rapidly.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked for the ECS branch in Pittsburgh when it was starting up. The work experience was very diverse and the combination of field and lab time provided a great deal of education. The certifications you can receive are helpful as well. The management at this office was extremely helpful, very hard working, and informational. I could always rely on them for help or information at any time and they were very encouraging.

    Cons

    Yes, the pay is low and the hours can be long and unpredictable, and work related stress could build up and perpetuate the need for long days. However, the relationships between employees were overall quite good though the turnover rate remained high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your hard work and good attitude. The management was the reason I stayed as long as I did. New employees with a high capacity for learning benefit greatly from the team here.


  8. Excellent opportunity but expectations were not clear upfront and they focused on other areas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great projects and wide variety of experiences. Supportive of professional networking and training; provided some very good in-house training as well. Very focused on customer service.

    Cons

    Too much work for too few staff. Inflexible, set in their ways. Management seemed to emphasize work before family. Tended to be on the lower end of compensation range.

    Advice to Management

    More positive feedback, communication with staff besides emails, value work/family balance.


  9. Low pay for hours.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom. Good experience to get at first.

    Cons

    Double-talk. Disorganized. Low-pay and long hours. Some people are let to do what they want and others are expected to do more. Everyone talks about everyone else. Family working together. Not a professional office.

    Advice to Management

    Make your workers a priority. When you tell someone something you should follow up on it. Do not expect to pay people so low and they stay with you.


  10. Worked here starting out until I could find a better job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting job for someone with no experience. Technician job is easy and low stress most days.

    Cons

    Pay was too low. Hours were unpredictable. High turnover rate in the staff.


  11. Very low pay! Not a career to be proud of.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well there is not many to speak of.

    Cons

    There are many downsides to being an ECS employee. First off the amount of pay you get which is not much more than if you worked for McDonalds and a company such as Costcos pays the same or more. Then if you want absolutely zero support from the Management then this is the company for you! There is to much office politics to deal with and the field technicians are treated like scum. You are constantly asked to do more work and will never get paid more. There are a couple individuals that get away with...well whatever they want. You will never receive a cost of living increase or any kind of increase. As I said earlier the Engineers will hang you out to dry if it will save their own butt. Then they will claim things like the office gets fined because of our mistakes when really the money goes to corporate. They really talk to the field techs like they are some kind of dumb. You will go home really pissed more then you do not. I would recommend you seeking work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Ask more questions and at least pretend you care about your employees. Give raises or you will get sub par work. Moral is low and 99 percent of technicians do not like working with ECS. I would work on this if I were you.



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