Burgess & Niple

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A great place to do the same job for 30 years and retire.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

I have been working at Burgess & Niple

Pros

Burgess & Niple offers outstanding benefits packages. They encourage recruitment of senior level talent by including previous career experience as years of seniority (for determination of benefits). If you have 10 years in a field at another company, your benefits are computed as though you had 10 years at Burgess & Niple.

Cons

Senior leadership team sometimes comes across at an "old boys club." Although senior leadership is very progressive, there is a definite prejudice against younger (under 50) talent. Promotion from within does not seem to be a priority. There is little to no succession planning for retiring staff and rather than develop internal staff for succession, the company will look outside for talent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Failure to promote from within reflects a failure of the company. Either failing to hire promotable individuals at the start or a failure to develop the talent within the company.

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  1.  

    Get aggressive with marketing!!!

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

    I have been working at Burgess & Niple full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for a diverse workload. You will definitely learn a lot in the architecture and engineering fields. Pay is commensurate with experience and can be very lucrative. Benefits are fairly standard for the engineering field.

    Cons

    The ownership definitely needs a younger, more aggressive approach. It would seem that the "higher-ups" are more retroactive than proactive when dealing with the possibilities of a new market. Its as though they wait to see what the other guys are doing before they jump into a new market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive! Do your research on new business opportunities and get in before everyone else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Turn 'em and burn 'em.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Burgess & Niple full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started working for a satellite office of this firm. It's was a small office which meant everyone where's a lot of hats. I got a lot of great experience from design to project management to marketing very early in my career. In fact, much faster than other employees in bigger offices with the same position.

    Cons

    No accountability on the part of senior leadership. "Carrot and stick" management mentality. The senior management uses a catch phrase "winning the job and doing the job (are two different things)". Meaning, they are ok with saying whatever they need to to get what they want. At first, I thought this was just with respect to clients. But then, I realized it was just a general management strategy. You will not be paid for your accomplishments, only the minimum qualifications they need from you. For example, no raise for attaining your PE if they don't need you to stamp. No consideration given for structural engineering graduate degree because, and I quote from my direct supervisor, "I got an online MBA and I didn't think it was worth much." Their "core values" are a joke. Nothing more than marketing fluff. My entire office turned over 1.5 times in the time I was there. Averaging about 5 people in the office over those 5 years. All left for similar reasons. They talk a LOT about doing the right things and business strategy...but they don't follow through. Too many people not willing to "give up their seat on the bus".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reading business books and actually stick to a strategy and follow through. Buzz words are annoying to employees and clients! The senior leadership needs to take more responsibility for their actions. Stand up for your employees and have a backbone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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