SWCA

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Fantastic work environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Ecologist in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Ecologist in San Antonio, TX

I worked at SWCA full-time (more than an year)

Pros

great internal working relations, great opportunities for development of new skills, receptive environment for input

Cons

when work contracts are hard to come by, it is difficult to get enough hours of work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Just simply bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at SWCA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office environment was relaxed and friendly. Most managers kept an open door policy (most). The good managers recognized abilities and allowed staff to work independently on projects with genuine guidance. Field work allowed an employee to travel frequently to diverse ecological regions.

    Cons

    No promotional potential. In working here, I actually took steps backwards in my career due to poor senior management. Senior managers have serious ego dilemmas with very little cause. They expected employees to continue to show up at work during long periods when billable hours were non-existent. Their marketing strategy was abhorrent and could not land projects of noteworthy value and extended work. Senior management lacks leadership and team building skills that cause serious work related riffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The majority of employees leave due to their supervisor/manager. A great company's success is built more on reputation and performance than profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mostly a substandard company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Archaeologist
    Current Employee - Archaeologist

    I have been working at SWCA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment overall, nice people in the lower rungs. Flexible leave and time off schedule, mediocre benefits.

    Cons

    This company refuses to spend any money to upgrade their technology and improve science/performance/data gathering etc. They jerked me around on my pay, and the middle/upper managers don't seem to care at all about their employees, and only care about the numbers. They aren't smart enough to realize that happy employees= more revenue and dissatisfied employees= people who don't care about the job since there is no incentive. There are no matching 401k, no bonusus, very high billability goals, and the management has stopped caring about the science. Also, they frequently have no work and basically furlough their employees until further notice. There is also quite a bit of office drama, and managers bringing their own personality faults into the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all, grow up and stop acting like high school drama queens. Fire the people who are continually dropping the ball on marketing, provide some incentives to your employees, keep up with technology, learn how to manage effectively and stop managing like a 1970's cash and run company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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