Ricardo
3.0 of 5 20 reviews
www.ricardo.com Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great work, great colleagues, but senior management too focussed on short term

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

ProsThe work is really varied, interesting & challenging. A great place to work if your pro-active & willing to work hard. If you're good then you'll be given responsibility. The quality of colleagues is high (technically & also geenrally good people).

Immediate few layers of management is typically good.

ConsVery senior management too focussed on short-term & management by metrics.

Very senior management sometimes ram through poor decisions without consulting their own internal expertise.

If engineers give an estimate for a quote & you think it's too high, then discuss it with them - don't just cut it in half & then hold them to account when they overspend.

Repeated below inflation pay-rises, even if your performance is consistently rated high in your annual appraisal.

Advice to Senior ManagementShareholder value will be better met by thinking & acting longer term - stop taking short-term decisions that hurt projects or the company just to hit half-year results. Please think a bit longer term & invest internally.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very satisfying, a great place to work but lacklustre salary and higher management too focussed on money and not quality

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Shoreham-by-Sea, England (UK)

    I worked at Ricardo as a contractor


    Pros: Very competent on the ground. Extremely nice/competent/professional people to work with and genuinely very interesting. If you want to do something, and are proactive about… Cons: The salary is poor and higher management have got it all wrong. Their focus seems… Advice to Senior Management: Their attitude to nurturing the talent, both in good times and bad is appalling and they have lost a lot of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great colleagues, technically exciting, poor leadership, lacking integrity

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Ricardo


    Pros: Leading edge technical learning, international clients, knowledgeable colleagues, global reputation.… Cons: Selfish and aggressive senior management, often lacking basic competencies. Very… Advice to Senior Management: Focus more on encouraging leadership and professionalism rather than tolerating… More
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