Engineering Consulting Services

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Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Ecs Carolinas

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    Current Employee - Field Tech in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Field Tech in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom for setting own schedule

    Cons

    No company vehucles , a lot of wear and tare on my own vehicle that was costly to repair

    Advice to Management

    Allow workers to make a living wage and help more than the minimum for personal vehicle compensation. Also take into account new hires education level instead of giving the same base pay.

  2. Low pay for long hours and little respect.

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    Current Employee - Construction Materials Staff Project Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Construction Materials Staff Project Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are nice and maybe you get a shot to move up in the company unless they hire new people into positions that you would move into.

    Cons

    Low Pay! I mean really low. They expect you to work an inordinate amount of hours for an obsurdly low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth. When you interveiw someone tell them the role you want them in and put them there. They said one thing in the interview/hiring process and put me in a totally different place.

  3. Know your balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Field Technician in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Project Managers and Engineers are very helpful. Management tries to understand technicians.

    Cons

    With that said, No room for advancement; Odd working hours due to co-worker not wanting to get up for early pours; No company cars; not guarantee 40 hours work week especially during winter

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  5. Do not work here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Engineering Consulting Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers and office staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, either too much work or not enough, inconsistent hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay your field techs what they deserve.

  6. Good way to make money fast but get burnt out fast.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money fast if you're willing to sacrifice time elsewhere.

    Cons

    Required certifications need to be completed within a strict time frame. Failure to do so results in pay cut then loss of job. Getting your certs in is not on the priority list of management until you are running down to your last few days. Also be prepared to dedicate more time to work than spending it at home. If you're single this is the best job to make money fast, otherwise be prepared to have your relationship suffer. Currently working 60-70hr weeks; 14-18hr days.

  7. I gained a wide range of experiences, but overall the pressure to be billable was very stressful.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Entry level employees are typically exposed to lots of different services and gain exposure to the wide ranging field of environmental consulting rapidly.

    Cons

    Billability is highly tracked and all employees are expected to market and maintain clients, which can take away time from the required minimum billable hour expectations resulting in a lot of extra hours worked to meet goals. Upper management seems to be solely and laser focused on profitability and not much else. Work product quality, client relationships, professional development, and work-life balance all suffer as a result of the profit centered culture.

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