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Awsome company!

  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Researcher  in  Elmhurst, IL
Current Employee - Technical Researcher in Elmhurst, IL

I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great place to learn and explore new oppertunities.

Cons

If you're not a morning person then..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They're doing fabulous job!

Other Reviews for Sterling Engineering

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    For all its quirks, a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering

    Pros

    Sterling has the most important thing you can ask a staffing company for: an established customer base, loaded with accounts that continue to produce. It also distinguishes itself from other staffing firms by its relatively low turnover.

    Cons

    While I'm comfortable saying Sterling is the best staffing firm I've ever worked for, it's still a staffing firm - that means long, thankless days without much opportunity for advancement or additional skills acquisition. Also, management has a tendency to rely on fear as a motivator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many hours, not enough positive reinforcement - I'm not going to get lazy and stop working hard if I stop thinking I'm on the verge of getting fired.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not amazing, not horrible. Lots of room for improvement.

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

    I worked at Sterling Engineering

    Pros

    There are a few people there - staff and management - who will try and make your life easier, help you succeed, and teach you what you need to know, and build personal relationships with you. On the surface, a tight knit, family sort of environment. You can make money there, but it's not as easy as management makes it sound. But, if you're doing well for a while, people seem to leave you alone and continue to let you work and succeed the way you see fit. The company has been around for a while, so there are some good business relationships in place.

    Cons

    There are other people there - in staff and management - who use fear tactics and over-stressing those around them to get things done. That might work for some; that will completely backfire on others. Those that get to make money are usually the ones that work so hard, their entire life revolves around this place, and they seem rather tired or numb. If that's your thing, go for it. You may get stuck with projects or teams or co-workers that you really don't like - too bad for you. Gossip runs rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a large disconnect between upper and middle management vs. employees. Be more transparent, take your employee's side sometimes, actually listen, build more relationships internally, don't pick and choose your favorites. Understand the value of your employees, not based solely on numbers, but based on their work ethic, dedication, and efforts. Choose better middle management, or actually get them some real management training. In staffing, seemingly no matter what staffing company, it's always difficult to keep motivated and working, so give employees some real incentives to keep doing so, and keep doing well. Otherwise, they'll focus on how the company is not the place it touts itself to be (family atmosphere-ish), but a cold, never ending revolving door, like every other staffing company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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