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Thought it would be better then other companies

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Current Employee - Staff Scientist
Current Employee - Staff Scientist

I have been working at Cardno full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The variety of projects I was involved in was pretty good. Some of my co-workers/bosses were good to work for and learn from.

The flexibility in hours, at least in the office, was really nice.

Cons

Little chance to grow as a professional.

The lack of supervision from the supervisors, especially when it comes to managing (or not managing) their staff. Favoritism started to become really apparent, especially when it came to eduction. Having a higher degree does not make you a better employee, yet the supervisor just saw the letters behind the name, rather then the ability to do the job appropriately.

Overall, the company was too expensive to bid on small projects and so came across very slow times. This caused a lot of grief when it came to keeping your hours billable.

Advice to Management

Realize that to grow as a company, you will need to modify your ideas on getting contracts. Maybe set rates per project rather than a blanket set of rates. You might not make a whole lot of money on some projects, but you will get clients and likely keep those clients while building you're reputation.

As a lower man on the totem pole, I felt as though I was treated with disdain for not staying billable. But, that is management's position to bring in work. That's why they are getting paid that big salary. If they can't do it, you need to drop their hours and/or wage.

Make sure your managers are keeping track of what their employees are doing, or not doing. It's offensive to the lower staff to see higher staff spending hours a day playing around on the internet, making personal phone calls, taking (paid) time off to teach classes that are not even remotely related to the job at the company. Very discouraging.

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  1. Great place to work.

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    Current Contractor - Project Assistant in New Castle, DE
    Current Contractor - Project Assistant in New Castle, DE

    I have been working at Cardno as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  2. Terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, interesting projects, lower level staff work together well

    Cons

    Upper management completely out of touch, middle management never accept responsibility and constantly pass the buck

    Advice to Management

    Hold your managers responsible for their actions and decisions.


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