Pennoni Associates

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Pennoni Associates Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
11 Reviews
3.8
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent company to develop your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pennoni offers an opportunity for every employee to develop their skills and advance their careers. Junior employees have the oppotunity to work with more senior staff for mentoring and more senior staff are given the opportunity to work perform technical design independently or to work managing teams to complete projects.
    The company also encourages participation of the employees in the community and professional organizations
    The compnay has initiated a program of completing employee surveys to determine actions or procedures that would be beneficial to change or improve.

    Cons

    The company is has had a problem communicating the strategic plan in the past, but is in the process of addressing several issues and procedures. This is a work in progress, so sometime there is some bumps in the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve the communications and the culture within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large Engineering Firm - Good Company, Bad Communication

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Designer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Staff is friendly and helpful. Benefits are decent and salary is average

    Cons

    Salary is average. Hard to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Inspector

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    Current Employee - Inspector  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Inspector in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Excellent office environment.

    Cons

    Few people staff, less competition not as challenging as I require

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cares about employee development and satisfaction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Pennoni Associates as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    You will never stop learning here. Senior team members are more than happy to guide, help, and teach young engineers. Communication is constant, and the company truly cares about its employees. You can tell then these characteristics and values are passed down to new employees. The culture here is incredible. Oh, and the holiday parties are fantastic. Summer hours - pretty sweet.

    Cons

    The office needs some modernization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good working environment, slow on incentivising employees.

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    Current Employee - Associate Land Surveyor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Land Surveyor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Learning is a plus, with many people to glean from and learn from.

    Cons

    Slow on passing out raises. Does not like to progress with technology to be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to buying new technology, knowing that the projects will come, as opposed to being stuck with outdated equipment saying, "we will get new equipment when the new job gets here". That mentality leaves you in the dark ages very quickly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company that is well run by caring pros

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company that has experienced and very caring senior management

    Cons

    Internal promotion opportunities to mid level jobs are scarce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some outside senior leaders who have not been with the company forever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, fair compensation, and great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Pennoni Associates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits.
    Great retirement benefits if fully vested (7 years).
    Willing to train employees.
    Employees are easy to work with.
    Morale is good throughout the company.
    Management cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Slow to promote to next level regardless of good annual reviews.
    More leadership and continuous mentoring would be an improvement below senior management level.
    Management often caught up in paperwork and procedures rather than the quality completion of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More guidance including annual expectations from management would have been helpful to determine successful job completion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for full time employees, not for part time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates

    Pros

    The pay is great! and the benefits are good

    Cons

    Not enough hours given to part time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your part time employees more work than a few times per month

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An overall good place to work, but with room for improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates

    Pros

    Multi-disciplinary environment, and numerous offices around the Northeast, ensures that there is a fair amount of diversity in the types of projects you work on and the overall career path, if that is what you are looking for. Attacts generally good people, as employees.

    Cons

    As in most civil engineering companies, pay levels are structured so that you are just comfortable enough to get by, but that's it. Unfortunately, it is difficult to significantly increase your pay from year-to-year without either being promoted to management or threatening to leave. Also, when profits are perceived to decline (as they do from time to time), staff training is generally the first thing to be cut. This is costly to both employer and employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although there have been improvements in recent years, I would advise that you try a little harder to be on the cutting edge of civil engineering technology and innovation, rather than stick with the same outdated playbooks.

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  11.  

    Great company to work for if your an engineer not much growth for you if your not part of good old boys club.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with!! Close to public transportation. Across from Cira Centre and 30th Street Station. Summer work schedule 7:30 to 5:30 Mon -Thurs and Friday 7:30 to 11:30.. Great Community involvement often brought young aspiring high school students to shadow with engineers.

    Cons

    Could use better annual review process to help employees grow professionally. Better training with actual people instead of webinars. Too much favoritism. The open door policy is said but not executed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have team building exercises for employees. Acknowledge great performance with incentives like good job!!!

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