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Hard to break in entry level

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Current Employee - Staff Economist in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Staff Economist in Portland, OR

I have been working at Cardno

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Entrix has an immense client list and employees some of the best in its field.

You will have the opportunity to work on many interesting projects.

You are treated with respect

Cons

Hard to break into a new position

Lots of pressure to stay billable

Never see the results of your work (entry level employees)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great first job, gained a lot of valuable experience but professional growth is difficult

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Cardno

    Pros

    Really fun work and lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience for recent grads.Lots of things are changing with the recent merger with Cardno. Some of the bad apples have been asked to leave or have left on their own. Steps are being taken to train middle managers to promote organic growth.

    Cons

    Promotion is completely arbitrary within the company and largely depends on the office you work out off, the working group you are in and especially the manager you have. Opportunities to work toward promotion can be difficult to come by; as employees become proficient at or exceed the expectations of their level they can be held there in the effort to keep project bids competitive with other less expensive consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Provide lower level employees more professional training. Prompt middle managers to give constructive criticism. Guard against blacklisting employees without feedback. Standardize promotion standards between offices and working groups.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stepping stone to something better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cardno

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High pay, flexible hours, interesting jobs, and opportunities to work on a variety of projects. A wide variety of clients allows you to develop lots of industry contacts.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement for regular staff, condescending management, and lots of pressure to perform. Poor communication throughout the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a pathway for entry level staff to advance. Link performance reviews to bonuses and other incentives. Treat your fellow employees with respect.


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