Ninyo & Moore Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Company Outlook Bleak

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Longevity - if you value such a thing. Flexible Schedules - G&A appear to have flexible schedules but not so much for the field staff Investment in Technology - Company is investing in new technology (finally) that should help with efficiencies Decent Salaries - most salaries are decent in scale. Benefits are very good if you are single, not so much if you have a family.

    Cons

    Institutionalization - WAYYYY too many long term employees. When you work in a vacuum and you reward those that stay in the vacuum you put your company at risk of becoming a dinosaur. You need new blood with new ideas and new techniques to help you prosper Old Fashioned thinking - no one really cares about a "personal touch" anymore. Automation is where it is at. You spent a lot of money on automated phone systems and such, use them. Micro-Management - This is a rampant and wide spread problem that starts with the owner. The company needs less micro management and more lead-by-example management. Do as I say not as I do is only a good idea for church.

    Advice to Management

    CEO - find better things to do with your time than micro manage people. Hire good managers and you wont have to worry about the job being done. You don't know everything. Stay our of things you know nothing about like HR, IT and Marketing. Focus on your strengths as a leader, not as a cop. Stop changing policies on a whim. Who cares if a word is misspelled? Please! HR - more confidentiality is needed. Work for the employees not the company


  2. Helpful (2)

    Do not work for this company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not many, only benefit was the nearness to home. Medical was fair.

    Cons

    The owner is not concerned about the bottom line, only the $$$$ in his pocket. The only people giving good reviews are part of the good old boy network. Do not be a smart female that does not drink, or carouse or play golf and work at Ninyo & Moore. My office there were 3 men in charge and they all kept Booze in their drawer. Expensive scotch. at the end of the day they drank, you could smell the booze in other areas of the building. Deadlines can be unreasonable, Management is lazy. One man in the main office would nap in his chair with his mouth hanging open and snoring, Back stabbing is rampent, they say one thing to your face and then B.S. behind your back. Just a bad environment. Policy is get rid of the hard workers that carry all the rest. Its too bad one cannot give a negative review

    Advice to Management

    Start over, clean house and hire people who want to work. People who have ethics, People who are not lazy and will take care of the clients. No client should suffer due to bad bidding and poor management.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Amazing Family with genuinely "Welcoming attitude"!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistance in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistance in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ninyo & Moore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, full benefits package, flexible hours, professional and personable personality company wide.

    Cons

    Some new management restructuring going on so knowing where you stand is currently unsettling, but looking forward to dust settling and assured it will settle with positive results.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with what you're doing...you're on the right track!


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  5. Helpful (6)

    One big dysfunctional family

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most as the HMO is paid 100% and half for spouse, there are some people that still care and do their best, some people rave about the Christmas party, cash bonuses, centrally located, company sponsored events, lots of food in meetings and if you are busy many, many people charge lunch to the company credit card.

    Cons

    Mgmt, IT and HR are a complete joke, old building smells like the bathrooms are not ventilated, phones, computers, a/c are down alot, roof leaks, owner has his lunch and coffee brought to him and he has a very abusive demeanor. Favortism, sexism, and other isms. Treat support staff like 2nd class. Constant paging. Low pay scale. Very limited advancement for those who want to stay. Lots of long term, impotent, entitled employees. Poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Invest in your business and don't micromanage the smart people that you hire. Respect those you hire and their time. Don't call about work when we're on vacation. Please sell the company to a competitor.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Run if you can

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pseudo-Image in the industry, nice office with good location in Irvine.

    Cons

    Only when you have been there for a while, you realize the mistake you have made. Get this, Situation 1. the geotech and environmental industry - if you do not have specialty like N&M, you are in competition with larger as well as smaller companies. You try to cut slimmest on your bids and expect staff to complete projects within budget. Situation 2. People who have gone over their prime, tend to stick to their positions - more so if there are less opportunities in the industry, like the geotech industry. What that means for you is, as long as a sr. engg./principal doing a fair enough job either by talent (which BTW N&M have very few of) or by teeth and claw, gets to get a pat on his/her shoulder at the end of the year. Where does that leave you if you are a young aspiring professional? You are in a constant battle to do a good job, and people who review your work, are in a constant battle to prove you are wrong every step of the way. Staff, don't expect a raise this year, and the principals will not be receiving any bonus - have heard this statement year over year over year, even when financial documents point to financial health in the other direction. You are what your company's reflection is, and that is exactly what the top boss is. You know what he is as soon as he opens his mouth. Stay away if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to teach an old dog new tricks......carry on with what you are doing, hopefully you get to your retirement in one piece. Don't bother being just to younger employees, you would end up hurting your bonus at the end of the year, although publicly announced, you don't receive it.


  7. Helpful (3)

    I feel bad for the people who are left working here..

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support
    Former Employee - Administrative Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beer Friday Vacation/Sick time do not expire

    Cons

    Human Resources (if you can call it that) Benefits Administrative Staff IT Department Management/Ownership Lack of Training Annual Reviews/Laughable Pay increases Discrimination "Expansion of duties" (fear of losing your job if you don't take on every task)

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is the same as most of the other reviewers, you get what you pay for, start valuing your employees and maybe they'll value Ninyo & Moore enough to stick around. Turn around in most offices is abysmal. Unless you're one of the "golden boys", ownership/management sees you as dispensable. And will tell you so. I was told repeatedly by management that they "do not care" if the remaining administrative staff members are overwhelmed and undertrained. I listed the IT department in the "cons" for this review, however, they have made a lot of improvements since hiring an IT Director to oversee the "admins", the only thing that is (and will always be) holding them back is the involvement the owner takes in all things IT. He's an engineer, yes, but not a network engineer.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't Work Here!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people, some great managers, but they are in the minority

    Cons

    Low pay, low morale, too many managers, too many bad managers, too many people that seem to do no work. Limited opportunities for promotion or pay raises. Not much time off and they expect you to be available for work even when on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people with talent. Pay what they are worth and encourage career growth. Ninyo & Moore is big enough now to pay better benefits.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding but stressfull

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having access to knowledgable and smart team of professionals, learning about what it takes to run a business.

    Cons

    Stressfull work environment with high turn around rate.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Administrative Assistant- San Diego (Corporate Headquarters)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mentioning what company does is not a "PRO" Again: Good Pay, good benefits and a FEW smart, nice people in corporate. HR will lie and give misleading information to the Department of Labor, so they are not liable for loss of employment although they are at fault. This is such a "PRO" since all communication is in writing and you have the legal right to file a lawsuit after 300 days from last day worked.

    Cons

    Corporate Management posts lies about TRUE company reputation! Do not work for this company unless you would like HR repeating your information for Administrative Management which then will reach other employees !!! Reported employees stealing and cheating on time-sheets & expense reports, nothing was done. Friends of management will get away with anything. What a joke!!

    Advice to Management

    Do not post misleading company reputation and actually facts. Fix real problems and maybe management will not have to lie online.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Do not work for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ninyo & Moore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it was near home, office culture was good old boy network. No place for a female to succeed.

    Cons

    Time off does not exist. Calls to home regarding vacations to solve issues. Not given a choice Handled work of PM while he was golfing.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, teach project managers to do their own work and not golf and have extended lunches



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