STV Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated March 14, 2014
Updated March 14, 2014
90 Reviews

3.7
90 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) is a huge plus, as are the benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • For recent college graduates, this is a great place (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Most of the work is out of an office in a large city which has a higher cost of living (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to be more in tune with the projects (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great flexibility and career opportunities in a positive, exciting, and learning environment

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    STV is a great place to work if you are dedicated to your career and looking for a real opportunity to grow in marketing and/or business development. The senior managers are knowledgeable, extremely flexible and motivating. I am challenged every day and encouraged at the same time. STV strives for quality and perfection in all areas.

    Cons

    I have no cons of STV.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dedicated employees and commitment to quality work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable company, despite tough economic times
    Dedicated senior management
    Flexibility of hours if you are a dependable employee
    Mentor program

    Cons

    Workload is heavy
    Technology is a bit outdated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is great place to begin your career, with lots of room for advancement until you hit the cap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at STV full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Managers who value their team, diverse and high profile projects to work on, ESOP and 401K and benefits. For recent college graduates, this is a great place.

    Cons

    When corporate STV swooped in from Douglassville and New York they ruined the office culture. Managers were more concerned with their budgets than the work or staff as that was the priority set from the very top. Projects were promised to clients with unreasonable deadlines and forced staff to deliver projects that were incomplete and unreviewed. Instead of allowing department heads with a proven track record of success manage their departments, corporate tied their hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By trying to create a corporate culture you have destroyed the best part of your company. STV Baltimore was once a great place to work and had managers that created a true team environment.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at STV

    Pros

    Work Experience at the company

    Cons

    Attitude at the company in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another job...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at STV

    Pros

    STV has an excellent educational reimbursement program so be sure to take advantage of it. Other than that, the benefits package is pretty mediocre.

    Cons

    For a company of its size, the internet could be faster. And we're not talking DSL speeds here, more like them 52k modem days.

  7.  

    Out of Touch and Out of Step

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    Current Employee - Civil Project Engineer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Civil Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at STV

    Pros

    A great place for young landscape architects to start a career.

    Cons

    Overheard from an executive vice president: "We like to hire landscape architects right out of college because they can do everything a civil engineer does, only much much cheaper."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shortly before management decimated the Baltimore office with extensive layoffs they held a series of "town hall" meetings where a cavalcade of executive level managers stood up one by one to boast about how well they had avoided layoffs and work slowdowns during the "great recession." They spoke about the country's economic woes as if they were all but over (This was back in the first quarter of 2010). Employees were assured that the future was a little cloudy, but brightening all the time thanks to the brilliant management team at STV. Less than a month later these same self-congratulatory managers began paring the staff of at least one of the departments they'd just crowed about as a big success in their recession management strategies.

    These executives had to know at that time what was on the horizon, and if they truly didn't then they should have. It's hard to trust and follow a management team who can't bring themselves to be up front with their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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