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Pond & Company Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
10 Reviews
3.9
10 Reviews
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    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pond & Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to growth personally and professionally

    Cons

    Do not see anything negative yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience within the work field.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good team effect to completing the task and reach goals.

    Cons

    No communication within the upper management to obtain correct direction within the company protocal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication make a difference within a organization. With out this function personal has no direction of clarification.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, laid back environment, above average benefits and PTO options. Open door environment and super collaborative. Easy to find a good mentor - lots of well-respected industry leaders to learn from internally.

    Cons

    There's a bit of a trade-off between strong benefits and base salary. While the benefits are well above industry average, it seems like the base salary initially offered was a bit below. Depending on your priorities, this could be a pro or a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I enjoyed working for them for the little time I was there.

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    Former Employee - Account Payables in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Payables in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Pond & Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a good co. to work for.

    Cons

    well there's not much growth in the accounting Dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging work, good people, opportunity for those that seize it.

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Pond & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company does challenging work and has very dynamic employees. Young engineers and architects are given the opportunity to do meaningful work on these projects. The company has lots of team building events and the benefits are very generous. Top performers and hard workers are usually recognized and move up within the company. The company is very focused on growth.

    Cons

    Stress levels can be high at times. Sometimes junior level staff are tasked with work that exceeds their abilities and are forced to learn on the job. Work load fluctuates and longer work weeks are required much more often than shorter weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been numerous changes the past two years due to growth. Change is often very good, but some areas need to be stabilized for the company to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Issues

    Former Employee - Engineer III in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. They pay some pretty well but there is no overtime pay. They have group events but it goes against your utilization rate when you participate.

    Cons

    Quality problems due to a change in company head management a few years ago. It was decided to grow the client base through taking on a lot of projects at very low budgets and unreasonable deadlines. Also decided to change to a more sweatshop environment to try to try to make this work.

    There were not enough people to get the job done correctly or were way overworked and sent out design mistakes. This was costing the company in very unhappy clients when I left. Other good people left...they don't have any problems letting people go for unclear reasons either.

    They a utilization rate system that is flawed in part much because the managers don't want you to bill all your time to make your department look profitable. The departments don't appear to have much say in the budgets they are provided based on the size or complexity of a project. Architects and engineers feel to be seen more as tools to get the job done and as a lower class compared to the client managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to get the job done right instead of being so greedy.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that expects a lot out of employees but then takes care of them with a family approach.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time

    Pros

    They take care of employee health insurance and want to be a best place to work. They do a lot of team building activities.

    Cons

    They expect a lot out of their employees Plus lots of politicking. There is the expectation of lots of overtime work to be performed some of which is uncompensated.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Productive in learning all aspects of the jobs details.

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the staff work as a team.

    Cons

    Some of the staff had miscommunication skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication skills

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pond & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Different divisions communicate well. They offer competitive benefits. They employ good people and seem to be growing.

    Cons

    They offer no overtime, even though most of their employees work many hours of "overtime". Very slack on the update of engineering software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some overtime and people will stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a demanding place to work, but there is a lot of opportunity to grow as an engineer.

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Pond & Company

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience in the engineering field that I would have never gained working at a smaller company. The demands placed on the employees forces us to learn at an accelerated rate, and that learning has not stopped for years.

    Cons

    The senior management seems to have little regard for the people working under them. There are no bonuses, even for exceptional performance. A lot of overtime hours are demanded, while disallowing billing hours to certain projects to maintain the appearance of profitability. People get reprimanded for falling below an arbitrary utilization rate, but then are not allowed to bill time to projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A continued work pace at high demand levels may give a short improvement to the numbers, but the dissatisfaction of your employees will shine through when the economy starts to improve. This will be evident when all of your mid-level engineers leave for other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend

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