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It's all about billable hours. No billable hours, no job.

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Former Employee - Instrumentation & Controls Engineer  in  Downers Grove, IL
Former Employee - Instrumentation & Controls Engineer in Downers Grove, IL

I worked at Ambitech Engineering

Pros

Great staff of Engineers.
Always someone willing to help.
Some very interesting projects and industries.
Half day on Friday if work load allows.
Paid overtime.

Cons

Paperwork bureaucracy.
It's all about the billable hours with these guys. They are more concerned with hours budget than the customer. If you aren't billable, you will lose your job at no fault of your own. The place is a revolving door.
Almost exclusively petrochemical work.

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You can't build a dependable, reliable staff when everyone is afraid that today may be my last day. Just because a manager does not allow non-billable hours on timesheets does not make him a good manager to the people in his/her department.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ambitech Engineering

    Pros

    good learning experience, professional staff, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    lack of proper training, no employmee training structure

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    Treated Great While Chargeable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ambitech Engineering

    Pros

    The owner is right there, not detached from the operation. No board of directors or shareholders to answer to so there's a human connection to a point.

    Cons

    Managers and directors are all "chosen ones" who get moved around like deck chairs on the Titanic. Because of that, your next manager/supervisor might take you or your department into a completely different direction. Sometimes, that direction isn't good for you personally. Nepotism is rampant. You are a tool to be used. Once your usefullness is used up, you are discarded like an old shovel. Don't get sick with an extended illness on their dime because you won't make it two months after your return. Artificial "slow work periods" are created as needed to cull the workforce of the lower performers and those who might be a liability in the future such as the aged and ill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to get new blood in management instead of repurposing old buddies.

    Doesn't Recommend
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