Dewberry

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Good autonomy to implement change.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

I have been working at Dewberry full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Strong executive leadership; excellent stability; culture evolving in positive directions; people take a lot of pride in their work and their contributions to their communities and the overall A/E/C industry.

Cons

Benefits, time-off, and promotions are pretty standard for the industry. Not as quick to implement technological change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to focus on mentoring high-potential employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start, not a great place to stay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architectural Group in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Architectural Group in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Dewberry full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience for staff just starting out. During recession, they tended to cut mid-level staff, keeping the upper-level "rainmakers" and the entry level cheap labor. As a result, young staff are pushed into levels of responsibility uncommon for experience level. Good reimbursement policies for testing expenses, including study materials. New leadership in Architectural Practice has infused optimism and energy. Good flexibility and balance with personal life, but extra hours will be required from time to time. I don't minding trading the occasional 60-70 hour week for flex-time and a generally relaxed culture the rest of the time.

    Cons

    Very corporate, with nearly all leadership concentrated in Fairfax headquarters. Compensation and benefits are competitive, but relatively stagnant year to year. Typically expect a 1.5% - 2% "salary adjustment" each year. More substantial raises seem to only come once you have a competing offer in hand, but they are unlikely to counter-offer or match a potential pay increase. Paths of advancement are unclear. Typically, you will just loaded with additional responsibilities and "evolve" into role of PA/PD or PM, without appropriate compensation increase. True promotions to levels of "Associate", "Senior Associate", "Principal" etc tend to favor those that are out bringing in work, and come much later in career relative to other firms. They seems to try and keep people as long as possible for as cheap as possible. Rumored that corporate bonus policy is to never give bonuses to non-officer level employees (Associate or higher), which essentially means anyone with less than 20 years experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping talented people should be a higher priority. Too many talented staff leave the company for higher paying offers elsewhere. Valuable contributions from all staff levels should be recognized and rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment to work as a Project Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and every day knowledge gain area

    Cons

    Training is very friendly. I have bad exp with HR and some areas in the working area and team lead. The top management has been always flexible and culture atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inform employees about what areas are not satisfied before take a decision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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