S&ME Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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  1. Overall good company with some issues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Professional (Engineering) in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Professional (Engineering) in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at S&ME (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good company. Doesn't have a "corporate" type culture. Most upper management are approachable and seem to be nice people. People tend to just be themselves.

    Cons

    There has been an effort the last several years to be more profit driven. This has resulted in some lower management tending to treat employee's like "a number" and not like people. Advancement in the company seems to be based solely on if your a good politician and how much money you bring in. While developing relationships and bringing in money is important, in some instances quality of work and engineering competence doesn't seem to be a consideration in considering individuals for promotion and there doesn't seem to be an emphasis on it. Lower management within the construction services division doesn't seem to be very organized. Individuals who talk a good game but produce low quality work seem to be the ones who get promoted into management.

    Advice to Management

    Put an emphasis on quality of work, especially in the construction services division, prior to promoting individuals. There needs to be a review process to check this. Emphasize to lower management that ALL employees, including the lowest technician, need to be treated with respect.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Decent Pay Low Morale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Location Administrator
    Current Employee - Location Administrator

    I have been working at S&ME full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair to high paying positions and besides the pay the co-workers make coming to work worth it.

    Cons

    Lead Administrators don't work at the locations but still perform performance reviews which is unfair as they aren't completely aware of what's going on in other locations but grade on a made up score card. Administrators should be rewarded for their overall performance based off of the onsite managerial reviews not long distant leads. Advancement and raises seems impossible under this procedure.

    Advice to Management

    Every employee should get an annual raise whether its for their performance or cost of living increase.


  3. Good company but grew too fast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&ME

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of room for growth or movement within company

    Cons

    Poor assistance from HR, benefits just OK, takes too long to make decisions


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  5. Little experience and growth oppurtunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Staff Professional in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Staff Professional in Nashville, TN

    I worked at S&ME full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    field experience, benefits, friendly people

    Cons

    salary, office culture, technical experience, travel expectations


  6. Great Team, Family work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Lab Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Lab Technician in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at S&ME full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the great work atmosphere in the lab. Good opportunity for anyone will to get dirty and work hard. Gained a lot of experience and knowledge from senior engineers. Job training and free certifications. Flexible schedule and supervisor would treat lunch every so often.

    Cons

    The only things I could have asked for was more money, if fast food workers want $15/hr. we should be at $22/hr


  7. Different

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&ME full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flex time, friendly co workers, benefits, large company with a small company attitude.

    Cons

    training, personal growth, moral, job growth, drama,


  8. Working at S&ME was a valuable learning experience, both on the technical and professional level.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S&ME

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at S&ME gave me a wonderful opportunity to gain hours of experience for technical NDT work.

    Cons

    The hours of working in the NDT field are unpredictable and can be long.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure the employees in the field are always heard and their input could be invaluable in certain situations. I think the channels of communication have been developed, but the input is not always heard.


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at S&ME full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Salary
    -Employees are great to work with
    -We stay (Charleston) very busy

    Cons

    -Sometimes no work/life balance
    -Positive feedback doesn't happen

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more tangible incentives for working 80+ hours per week for months straight. Bonuses would be nice, gift certificates, etc.


  10. Good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Inspector in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at S&ME full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple locations in the southeast. Being a dirt engineering firm they are first firm on the project with multiple services offered.

    Cons

    per diem rates for out of town projects tend to be below average with per diem for days worked only.

    Advice to Management

    Inspectors from out of town have expenses everyday of the week not just on days worked. Pay seven day per diem to compete with other competing firms.


  11. The best company I ever worked for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at S&ME

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every person there was someone I would like to keep as a friend,

    Cons

    The dust irritated my sinuses,

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better air cleaning systems



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