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S&ME Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
8 Reviews

4.3
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Different

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technician  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Charleston, SC

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspector  in  Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Inspector in Clarksville, TN

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The best company I ever worked for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The dust irritated my sinuses,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better air cleaning systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    big firm but growing still

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Staff Professional
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Staff Professional

    Pros

    big firm with professionals with different backgrounds
    chance to work on bigger projects

    Cons

    operates and feels like a small firm
    pay, benefits, etc. are unimpressive
    professional standards are improving still

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think as engineers and professionals first and then as managers; learn from better firms (small or big); pay well to hire better people and go after better projects, i.e. big is not great in and of itself; while pay is an important motivation for most people, passion is also critical and many managers lack enough professional passion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good at the branch level, but terrible at the corporate level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    Pros

    S&ME is a well respected company in the southeast. They get their fair share of big projects, so there is opportunity there for you. It still has a family feel to it even though it's a decent size company.

    Cons

    The revenue sharing or lack thereof is frustrating. Each office is basically its own mini-company and all of the offices that are in the same geographic market are competing against each other. They haven't updated their business model to reflect the size of the company. Finally, all of the decisions are made based on boosting the stock price. Most of the staff could care less about that and would prefer higher salaries and 401k matching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the fiefdom structure. The company acts like a big one except in the most important areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work with excellent senior professionals and a multitude of projects to accomplish.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great senior staff and management. Everyone has a great attitude. You are part a great team. A company that always challenges you to better your skills and education.

    Cons

    Work schedules are tenuous sometimes and hours get long. Long commutes also occur randomly but are not too too terrible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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