Stanley Consultants

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Stanley Consultants Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
14 Reviews
3.3
14 Reviews
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Stanley Consultants Chairman & CEO Gregs Thomopulos
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  1.  

    A great company to be a part off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, good team of people to work with, people are extremely approachable and easy to work with

    Cons

    Small raises and no bonuses

    Recommends
  2.  

    Old Thinking vs New 21st Century Thinking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The up and coming leadership in Stanley is excellent. They see into the future and know how to build the bridge that will take the company into their next successful 100 years.

    Cons

    Upper management is stuck in the middle America mind set of about 75 years ago. The "That's the way we've always done it" mind set is not allowing the company to move/grow into this century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of 60 per cent of upper management. Greggs is keeping his little fiefdom in Muscatine walled up. He/They haven the faintest idea that the bulk of their business is being done outside of Iowa. The world is a broad place, stop making strategic hires based on your weather or not the person will fit into the Muscatine Kool Aid society. You are Little Tiny Fish in an HUGE pond. Not the other way around, get Realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid ethics, fair to employees. Good vision at the top.

    Cons

    Hit by 2008 crisis, Compnay is recovering and expected to make great strides as we move into 2013-2014 budget year,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Articulate details of visison. Move a little bit faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very strong in CM work. Local management is awesome and decent benefits. Employee owned business is good for the benefits package. They seem to want employees to do well and reward good work and innovation.

    Cons

    Very conservative company, struggles in design- employee owned....is a bit of a farce because it is mostly upper management that owns ALL the stock. They are somewhat slow to move and get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move out of Muscatine. It makes for a very non-approachable and "moated" protection from the real world. This isn't the 80's and don't be afraid to retire. There are more than capable people in the company that could do great things if you would quit hindering them.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall negative experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty fair. Opportunities exist. Work environment has potential to be flexible. Corporate discounts are ok. Not a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Low morale. Discriminatory towards minorities and women. Leadership is nonexistent. High turnover. Interaction between employees is discouraged. Growth potential is limited. Leadership is highly self consumed. Training opportunities are not available. Several unhappy staff members. Social events are frowned upon. Peer education is discouraged and occasionally penalized. Communication is micro managed. Business has declined and looks grim. Layoffs have happened and increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high turnover and low morale is a refection of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Too Top Heavy - Communication Issues - Stability Issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at Stanley Consultants full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Other than that, I really can't say much on the positive end. There were a lot of internal problems which resulted in both employee and customer issues.

    Cons

    The company was too top heavy and those at the top protected and insulated themselves from removal even after major financial blunders. Management did a lot of talking but didn't walk their talk. Their values and mission were great on paper and that was it. The HR Dept was worthless. It was the good ole buddy system when it came to compensation...those who had buddies at the top got the raises. The rest of us worked ourselves to the bone and got the bones. Gail made it to President not because she was the oustanding candidate but because the alternative candidate was so radically bad. The company has continued to struggle with her at the helm. Choices...choices...choices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house starting at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Conservative Company with Comfortable Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at Stanley Consultants full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture is tolerant and good core values which are well adhered to. Employer ownership is a plus

    Cons

    Conservatism of management is limiting growth and expansion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks and grow the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to Work for!

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    Former Employee - Business Development Position  in  Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Business Development Position in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Stanley Consultants full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent group of people to work with, opportunities for growth in some positions (but not in mine), feels like a family atmosphere, can go to anyone for help or advice. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    I feel that my salary was a bit on the low side, but it was fair. Not-so-great raises during the time I was there (3 years), not supportive about outside the box thinking, having the corporate office in Muscatine, IA lends itself to the good old boy network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to innovate and be willing to step outside the box with things like working from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The employees are great, the management is heavy and old school.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants

    Pros

    Great benefits, time-off when you need it, great people, solid company.

    Cons

    Lots of talking behind your back by management, negative work environment, long work days, management is heavy, overpaid, and are the only ones getting bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a pay cut, give the people doing the work yearly bonuses, step into the 21st century with software, management styles, and where the company is heading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    As a newcomer, I was not nearly challenged enough, especially in my area of expertise.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Stanley Consultants

    Pros

    Great group of people. Low stress environment. Pay was decent. Open door policy with anyone and you can always go for help.

    Cons

    Work wasn't interesting and when I was hired back, I wasn't allowed to shift into another appealing position. Bad chemistry among some co workers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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