Facility Engineering Associates

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Facility Engineering Associates Reviews

Updated April 8, 2014
Updated April 8, 2014
7 Reviews

3.6
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  1.  

    Great company overall, I just wanted to move in a different direction

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

    Pros

    They have a good structure to provide feedback and training and let you get out into the field from the get go. People in general are very positive and encouraging and focused on doing good work, senior employees make an effort to be mentors. If you want to do training outside of work they support that but it's really up to you to go seek that out.

    Cons

    There was a lot of focus on being 100% billable for engineers, which isn't always realistic. Sometimes expectations for deliverables weren't clearly defined which led to scope creep, but that's common in consultancies. I found salaries and bonuses to be at the low end of the spectrum at least as a staff engineer.

    Recommends
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    Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - CAD Intern  in  Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - CAD Intern in Lakewood, CO

    Pros

    There was a great work in environment, everyone is very helpful and approachable. FEA is a company that would be a lot of fun to work for.

    Cons

    Worked a considerable number of hours for an internship. Also, had to work most saturdays. Some times there was confusion to the direction of the project at hand

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for / great company culture / great structure / employee owned / professional development available / mentorship available / client satisfaction / knowledgable in perspective fields

    Cons

    I have no cons to report on FEA. They are a great company to work for and invest in each employee's future. A lot of professional development available.

    Recommends
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    Marketing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    The president of the company was very approachable which made it nice to be able to go and talk to him. There were a lot of oppourtunities to take differnt things on.

    Cons

    Poor management, uneducated management trying to manage the more junior staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all staff members when voicing concerns and not just those that you no personally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  6.  

    I got to experience the thrills as well as monotony of consulting work

    Former Employee - CAD Intern  in  Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - CAD Intern in Lakewood, CO

    Pros

    Good to experience some of the engineering world. Not a super stressful work environment (just before deadlines). Lots of opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    We were CAD monkeys, so inherently the job get monotonous. There was a lot of scope creep but that isn't FEA's fault, just the way consulting is!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More variation in tasks assigned to interns. Better communication of drawing standards. Acquire more accurate measurements from the field.

  7.  

    If you want to learn work here.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    Pros

    Knowledge of senior employees. They are very willing to teach and give you time to learn. The more responsibility you are willing to take the more they will give. As you increase in competency they will increase your work load, and tasks. They give bonuses and are willing to let any employee buy stock in the company.

    Cons

    Typical engineering management, where hard decisions are not made when they should be. The management slips into the "billable hours" tracking instead of working on how to sell more more and complete the jobs efficiently and on time. Company policies are hidden behind instead of looking at situations on a one by one basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of management, or increase the number of staff employees.

  8.  

    Nice variety keeps work interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of field work, in and out of town. Get to travel and don't just get stuck in a office. Senior staff very approachable and willing to share knowledge from first day on the job. Good variety in the project work.

    Cons

    Delegation of work could be improved (i.e some people highly billable while peers are struggling to find work). Travel to out of town job sites often means traveling on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Corporate" staff seem to be increasing in proportion to technical/billable staff. Balance the ratio or increase the role of corporate staff in business development.

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