O'Brien & Gere Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. Design Engineer to teach their employees and work with them on their growth within the

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, and they take the time to show their employees that they appreciated them

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Get employees involved with projects as soon as they become a part of the team especially if they are right out of college. This gives them the oppurtunity to figure out what types projects they want to do more of and what types of projects they will do but don't really like as much.


  2. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Technician in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for when there is projects in your area. Good play, and benefits.

    Cons

    Be more blunt with things...If there is no work coming up say it...I know it is hard to know 100% but people need to know their future.


  3. Overall a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule within reason. Good selection of benefits.

    Cons

    Employee ownership is only thru a KSOP. No opportunity for non management staff to purchase company stock.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability and recognition are critical to employee moral. Forcing employees into vacancies you've created may only create more turnover. Some people just plain excel right where they're at and that's not always bad for the company. It's not that change is bad. It's that not all things have to be changed.


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  5. Good experience

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    Current Employee - ENGINEER-1 in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - ENGINEER-1 in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, very understanding with family matters, very helpful in meeting your career goals or getting you involved in projects that most interest you.

    Cons

    Some divisions are rare in giving spot bonuses while others hand them out.

    Advice to Management

    If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The company is going through a couple changes such as structure to more align with comparable companies.


  6. Vice President

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    Current Employee - Science in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Science in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family feeling, secure environment, good secondary managemenf, management listens, water, environment, muni, energy, water, energy advanced manufacturing

    Cons

    Too much change at once, stagger change, hire the right executive level, focus on core competencies, too much focus on change and growth

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan, look beyond the immediate timeline, take a long tem view, focus on employees and their satisfaction


  7. Workplace is good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is better than average.

    Cons

    Training is lacking. Benefits are ok.


  8. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working for O'Brien & Gere. Billable hours goals were reasonable, work life balance was great.

    Cons

    The company changes it focus fairly often.


  9. Great Company, Great People...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good camaraderie, challenging and interesting projects. Managers push you go succeed, and if you bust your tail and do good work, you are noticed and rewarded.

    Cons

    Company is becoming more and more bureaucratic (like most consulting firms)

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on the paperwork and more on the actual engineering.


  10. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great reputation, excellent support structure, and high corporate standards.

    Cons

    Recent higher attrition rate has resulted in increased layoffs of long-time employees. Annual bonuses for upper echelon only with few exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level support people could use more recognition and appreciation.


  11. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Somewhat male dominated, hard to advance within marketing, a lot of corporate drama from time to time.



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