Schirmer Engineering Reviews

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Carl F Baldassarra
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  1.  

    A good company on the decline due to clueless and dictatorial Aon management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Schirmer Engineering

    Pros

    Some of the remaining people are good mentors, and there will be some good openings as others leave (as I just did).

    Cons

    Aon ownership has no clue about the unique operation of an engineering company. It's all about the money. No synergistic benefits with the business at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aon, listen to the engineering management at Schirmer. (Too late now after so many people have left a once proud and leading company).
    Carl Baldassarra is no longer leading the company. He left too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Witness an Implosion

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

    I have been working at Schirmer Engineering

    Pros

    Many people are leaving the company or planning to leave the company so there will be lots of opportunities to potentially move up within the organization if you're in the right location or willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Schirmer Engineering is currently in turmoil. Office engineering managers are leaving the organization to express their vote of non-confidence in recent management reorganizations. Current management are pretty clueless and fail to realize that the recent departures are the beginning of a long and painful decline for the company. The yes men in charge embrace the stupidity of recent initiatives and the endless propaganda that is disseminated by AON. The company is in the process of losing its status as largest fire protection engineering firm in the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to get control of the company back from the AON managing directors If it is not possible to regain a measure of independence over operations (information infrastructure, compensation, promotion, hiring, marketing strategy) I recommend looking for a new job with a competitor--this company is toast and the staff is seething. There is very little time to take corrective action before the company suffers serious damage due to the second wave exodus of top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't waste your time

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

    I worked at Schirmer Engineering

    Pros

    Competent coworkers that can teach you many things.

    Cons

    The upper management is very incompetent. They are disconnected from their workers and often do not know what is going on in their own offices. The bad professional reputation of office managers has prevented many offices from finding work. You will not be recognized for hard work and will be expected to put in very late hours on a regular basis. Office managers promise their employees promotions and always find a way to back out at the last minute. The CEO just left the company to go work for its main rival after doing a very poor job of managing Schirmer. His replacements will be even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop selling out your employees. You can only hide Dubai money from AON for so long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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