Rosendin Electric

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Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

ProsWith headquarters in San Jose, Rosendin is one of the largest electrical contractors in the country with a strong presence in the West, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Due to its smaller, specialized divisions, Rosendin can be very flexible and competitive for a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to: wind farms, utilities and infrastructure work (Caltrans, PG&E, Caltrain, Bridges, Airports), hospitals, living and office space type buildings, water treatment plants and substations. Rosendin should easily withstand the economic downturn with its significant backlog, due to great overall planning by the company leadership. This company has been around since the early 1900's and it has become even stronger once it became 100% employee owned in the 1990's, with its greatest success taking place in the last 3-4 years.

Additionally, Rosendin is always looking for young and intelligent employees that can be trained to learn the ropes of an industry that is comprised of a lot of aging employees. It needs "new blood" for the present, but most importantly for the future.

ConsThere is a downside to Rosendin's success, especially in the last two years. Rosendin has been slow to respond to the need for additional employees in certain areas, placing a greater burden on the same amount of employees to handle a significantly larger work load. This has increased the stress levels at work and it has had a negative impact on the profitability of some projects.

For the same reason, proper and complete training at Rosendin has been lacking. New employees have received incomplete training in a rush to get them ready for their new positions. Combining the lack of training with a large workload and little support from the immediate managers, some employees have had a difficult time adjusting and becoming successful in their positions. There have also been instances of quick turnovers.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe profitability of the company is very important, but overloading existing employees with work and providing incomplete training for new employees is not a smart business practice in my opinion. I understand that there's a fine line between being competitive, making a profit and keeping employees happy, but you can't hope to maintain a competent group of employees if they get burned out before they can get comfortable.

     

    Good Company, Lots of Potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Rosendin Electric

    Pros: Family atmosphere embraced Industry Leader Diverse Work Portfolio Cons: Lots of Dead Weight employed Ineffective Company Org. structure Advice to Senior Management: Cut the dead weight and standardize/centralize core processes/departments More

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Rosendin Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Benefit packages are good. A somewhat pressurized working environment but overall… Cons: Large upper management turnover. A large company and easy to be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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