Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

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Helpful (2)

Overwhelming at first, difficult to find your place, but very rewarding when you do.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Student Engineering Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Student Engineering Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Fair Salary
-Great People (in my work group anyways)
-Enjoyable social events (box hockey seats - free food and drinks)
-Fast Paced Leading Edge Work

Cons

-Overwhelming to start without knowing any CRA work standards (aka very difficult to be comparably productive as co-workers)
-Constant work to do, have to charge every 30 minutes of your time to a project code (but hey, that is why they call it work)
-4% vacation pay, too little IMO

Advice to Management

-Restrict the amount of repetitive work given to certain people (often people who are just really good at one thing, so find it difficult to find the time to learn something else)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    I wouldn't recommend...

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good people to work with (excluding managers) the people who you work with in the trenches
    - Satisfactory extra activities

    Cons

    - Not willing to get with the times and improve technology that is being used; very old school in approach
    - People are over worked and very underpaid (very low end of OSPE salary survey, and they participate in the survey!)
    - Morale is low because people are tired of wokring 50+/week
    - Absolutely no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    When your boss asks you to come and work on the weekend, or take your work with you on vacation without any compensation or benefit, well, you figure out the rest...

  2. Helpful (3)

    Stuck in the Middle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

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

    Pros

    Good place to work in a poorly compensated industry as a whole
    Steady employment for some sectors

    Cons

    Way, way, way too much work/responsibilities heaped on project managers
    Canadian/east coast company - almost no opportunity for advancement in other offices.

    Advice to Management

    Get off of the billability/drumming up more work bandwagon and pay attention to the quality of the product (knowledge work.) Truly integrate skill sets across offices - right now it's managed like GM was, with different companies (offices) under one umbrella. As a consequence Office A, which may require specialized expertise from Office B, is not treated as a member of the same team,, but as an opportunity for Office B staff to bill the heck out of your project - with no consequences.

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