Camp Dresser McKee

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They are really cheap, CDM = "cost does matter" - 5-10-15+ yrs service = severance of only 6 weeks?

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Camp Dresser McKee

Pros

They do have some options for work from home for quality of life

Cons

Biggest - 4,000+ employees, but only about half , 2,000 or so are "voting" stock holders, they get they make the "coin" and participate in the equity of the company, while the other 2,000 or so employees get screwed, that's fair, huh? If you work long term for them and get "RIF", hope you have a next egg to fall back on because their severance is really cheap.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let everyone participate fully in the stock plan, not just in the crappy 401K. If everyone is doing their job, why aren't they entitled to the 10-15% return the CDM stock holders get too?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Board preoccupied with WSA merger.

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer II
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer II

    I have been working at Camp Dresser McKee

    Pros

    Projects & people. Excellent technical and PMing senior staff to learn from.

    Cons

    Large discrepancies in pay and perks between shareholders/corp seniors and normal staff. If not senior have to know people to keep busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long long way to become truly 'global'.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management is going downhill. Not the same CDM it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer

    I worked at Camp Dresser McKee

    Pros

    Decent pay and compansation package
    Knowledge share
    Professional conferences participation
    Never had problems with expense reimbursement including overhead expenses

    Cons

    1. CDM is not lack of technically sound engineers and resources, unfortunately, lots of projects still failed even when the projects had enough budget and time to execute. Budgets are always low or burned faster than anyone knows. In no doubt, this is in large part due to the poor project planning and/or management.
    2. When project suffers from deadline and budget problems, employees have to either sacrifice work-life balance by working overtime without pay or risk becoming the PM's scapegoat and getting a bad annual review.
    3. At CDM, project quality management is just a joke: as long as you finished the project within budget and deadline you are gold. Let the clients and operators worry about the problems later.
    4. Lots of senior level engineers like playing blaming games and creating fame for themselves to secure their jobs and get promoted. Don't know if they were born that way or became that way after being with CDM for too long (being forced by the environment).
    5. Some company 'gurus' in certain specialty areas are too busy to do any real project work: going to conferences and traveling around the country to attend meetings seem to be a lot more fun that sitting at the desk every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CDM is in great need of competent, ethical project managers, lots of them.
    Need to work on retaining good, talented workers instead of pushing them too hard.
    Promote a healthy work environmental: less stress, more recognition, less blaming games, more real work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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