Froehling & Robertson
2.7 of 5 9 reviews
www.fandr.com Henrico, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Sam Proctor

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Enjoyed working here while there were projects available

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Froehling & Robertson full-time for less than a year

ProsHigh potential for growth and movement in the company. I was given the opportunity to manage several projects after my initial employment period. Great work experience and opportunities.

ConsLack of supervisory and upper management support. It was very difficult to find someone who was available to give second opinions on matters that required engineering judgement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company with deep roots in their market

Environmental Scientist (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Froehling & Robertson for more than 5 years

ProsGood management, very approachable ... they have been around FOREVER

ConsSalaries not as competitive as other firms

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They'll use you until you're burned out.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Froehling & Robertson full-time

ProsTypically, there are hours available. They will get you certified. Most of the people are quite nice and allow you to build friendships. If you can get yourself a senior title, you're set.

ConsThey'll promise you promotion opportunities, but it will always "not be a good time". Raises are non-existent unless you're a higher up. As long as you're billable they're happy.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long hard look at your staff and get rid of the dead weight at the top.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Froehling & Robertson

ProsNone, other than the fact that all the tech level personnel (goe, env) are united in friendship through common distrust of corp , and branch lvl mgmt.

ConsPoor benefits, health insurance changed ea year, retirement very poor for company of this size (300-400). Talk of team work but actions are quite the contrary, Env. PMs are alone in their jobs - no real support, its a thankless position, except thsoe in corp HQ of course, refer to previous comment - only good for "yes men" esp those how hale from Clarksburg Univ. - what a joke. Management full of opportunist, period. Br Mgr in VB took credit for others successes and never took personal responsibility - how he attained this position, no one knows. Worst boss by far (coincidentally second time for me). No mentorship at all. Of 20+ years in consulting, worse experience I ever had and forced me to start my own biz w no prospects.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice? overhaul from the top, nuf said. A sign as to how bad this long standing company is, the competition is 3x as large.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company To Work For

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Fayetteville, NC

I worked at Froehling & Robertson

ProsGreat people, reasonable hours, friendly work environment, ability to work on many different types of projects. Also given responsibility early and often. Proud to have worked there.

ConsThe hardest thing about working there was for advancement. Economy was tough and hard to move up/in without having known someone.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue what you are doing. I still remember when senior leadership came down and talked with me. Knew my name even though I was a low level employee. Makes you feel like you are just as important, great experience with this company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The company is very poorly run, ownership and sr. leadership is unrealistic and lack vision

Management (Current Employee)

I have been working at Froehling & Robertson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI can't tell you any, their is no pro to working with this company

ConsWhere should I start...worse company I have ever worked for.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire your President and ask your owner to get a reality check.. it won't happen, the company will continue to decline. Suprised it made it 131 years...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Froehling & Robertson

ProsFamiy owned and operated conservative company

ConsGrowth ivestment in company slow

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Frustrating

Environmental Geologist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Froehling & Robertson

ProsWork Vehicle (even though the entire fleet is 10-12 yrs old with an avg of 175,000 miles)
Company phone

ConsBeen with the company for going on 9 years and i have not had a pay raise in 6 years! Mangagement only like people who are "yes men"

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Revolving Door

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Froehling & Robertson

ProsWill listen to ideas openly. Some great people to work with for the most part.

ConsFinancial operations are not actual. Control based on mysterious charges placed on P&L of which no managerial control allowed.

Advice to Senior ManagementRight!

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