Sargent & Lundy

www.sargentlundy.com
Profile Unclaimed
There are newer employer reviews for Sargent & Lundy

 

As EE was very satisfied with assignment however when projects declined due to economy, I was let go due to staff reduct

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Sargent & Lundy full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great reputation, staffing very personable

Cons

Many of projects are in fossile fuel power generation which at this time is in decline due to political decisions. Exit from company was untimely, as I was considering other opportunities when I hired on with S&L. My initial interviews with my boss and actually confirmed when I was hired was that it was to be long term position. My performance was never challenged so it was a bit disappointing to be laid off and not called back even though my performance was satisfactory or above expectations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need more EE focused interaction between S&L HR and EE at separation and also greater interface at times of possible rehire. HR did NOT review exit benefits, for Unemployment or disability or LT disability at all.....brief call from a staff member only....followed up with ZERO feedback or reemployment support.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

100 Other Employee Reviews for Sargent & Lundy (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company but culture needs significant help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sargent & Lundy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and potential for future growth.

    Cons

    Poor Culture and work life balance. Hard work and outstanding performance is not recognized. Rather, all employees are put on the same career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more of an emphasis on employee satisfaction and work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    People easy to work with; clients and procedures not so much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate III in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Associate III in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Sargent & Lundy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1) Everyone is easily approachable with questions and fairly laid-back
    2) They expose young engineers to meetings with client and walkdowns, which gives a practical and broader understanding of engineering and design principles
    3) Forgiving when mistakes are made

    Cons

    1) Ridiculous amounts of procedure reading, technical writing, and paperwork which takes away from actual engineering and design
    2) Upper management tends to forget things you tell them the previous week
    3) Being told you are assigned to a project the day before a scheduled client kickoff meeting
    4) Expectation that you have to work lots of overtime
    5) Unrealistic deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before bidding a project, assess schedule and budget risk to allow more reasonable hours for engineers and designers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Sargent & Lundy

Work at Sargent & Lundy? Share Your Experiences

Sargent & Lundy

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.