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Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Project Engineer II in Denver, CO

I have been working at CVL Consultants

Pros

Relaxed schedule, can take time off if necessary. Good ability to be promoted early on. The office is personal and small enough that all of the workers are friends. Because the company is small, a determined person can learn a lot very fast and should expect to be promoted often in the beginning. Also, the size of the company means that you usually have reasonable access to the people above you, including the president of the company. The company does also have many intercompany functions like picnics, christmas party, golf outings, etc. CVL is a company that you can feel comfortable in very quickly.

Cons

Because of the small size, there are times when the work environment gets very stressful because there is more work load that there are people to handle it. This means occasionally there are some very long nights. Also, because the company is small, it is generally believed that every client is precious, which can often mean that the engineers in the office must sacrifice a lot of their extra time and endure a lot of stress at the whim of the client. The remaining downside is that the land development industry has too many consulting engineering companies in it. This allows the developers and builders to exploit the consultants and squeeze their margins down to almost nothing. This creates an environment where a young engineer will be given more and more responsibility with promotions, but will never really get paid very much. It feel like this is a good company to start out with, but a move will be necessary down the road if you ever want to make a respectable salary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The industry is week. The engineering companies are doing the work and the clients are making all of the money.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at CVL Consultants

    Pros

    Good entryl level positions for engineers.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments makes designing difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    CVL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at CVL Consultants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a good place to work as you had easy access to the many departments in this multi-discipline firm. The company culture was very good and encouraged "balance" between work and personal life. For the most part, a really great group of people.

    Cons

    The projects that they went after were pretty mediocre. Not much design challenge. CVL always seemed a step behind with technology and software. Pretty much an 'engineer' mentality and not too creative. Some of the executive board is fairly stuck in the "old school" ways and not open to new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to open up to new ideas and also pursue a wide variety of projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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