Sterling Engineering

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Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. My career at Sterling Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great management and over all a good staff with a solid culture.

    Cons

    Once I go to manage my department there is no where else to go. No chance of upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys do. It was a great place to work and I wish you only the best.


  2. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS PLACE and OCT 28th is fake reviews from management as mentioned before

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - IT in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    some of the employee's are friendly

    Cons

    Poor Management, no work life balance, hypocrites mostly.

    Advice to Management

    Management takes advice? That would be the day...


  3. Enjoyed my time, nice and friendly environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Lagrange Hlds, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Lagrange Hlds, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work

    Cons

    Did not notice advancement for better pay


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Endless Opportunity for High Performers

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

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    All the benefits of a small to midsize organization. Great people, strong relationships with coworkers at all levels, ability to learn the business inside and out, and ability to make an impact (and get credit for it). Lots of incentives to push you to the next level. Flexible with hours when needed.

    As a growing company, we have gone through some aches and pains. However, the leadership within the organization has shown extensive focus on listening to everyone's feedback on how to succeed and to improve our work experience. I know that my opinions will be heard when I speak up and my suggestions considered. Hard work, good ideas, and results are valued at all levels.

    Cons

    Benefit costs (premium & deductibles) are extremely high. Puts a large burden on individuals when you actual need to use the benefits, as well as junior staff who haven't built up their commissions yet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace change and drive growth.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Working at a company with unlimited career and income opportunities

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

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Working for an industry leader well respected in their market. All of senior management started in entry level positions within Sterling Engineering. This company will allow top performers to grow and take on leadership roles. Sterling provides tremendous incentives for all of the employees. We have a solid, professional team where everyone is making contributions to the overall company goals. We have the best team in place since I started over 10 years ago.

    Cons

    This is a very fast paced industry. It takes a lot of focus and a strong work ethic to be successful. Some people may see this as negative, but for anyone that has a strong work ethic and the will to succeed, this is the company for you!


  7. Helpful (1)

    So many other better firms to start your career with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fellow employees are great! Very friendly

    Cons

    where do I start..........bullying, pay next to nothing, horrible benefits, expect a lot of you with nothing in return, stressful environment etc. I could go on and on...smile and dial, burn and churn.

    Advice to Management

    again where do I start.........you get what you pay for.........if you want to "mold" your employees than do not hire anyone experienced unless they are respected as they should be. Listen to your employees who are dealing with clients, new business development and candidates. Recruiting is not the same it was when you broke into the business. If you can't trust your employees why on earth would they trust you?


  8. Helpful (1)

    This company is a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are one of their favorites they'll make things easy for you.

    Cons

    The company is being run into the ground. There is a great deal of turnover. It's very cyclical, every 1-2 years they have to bring in 5 new recruiters to make up for the ones that left. They have terrible benefits and pay you as little as they can, yet wonder why everyone leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability! If you lose most of your staff in a year...there's probably a reason.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent organization to be a part of.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at Sterling Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent team environment, consistant managerial encouragement and direction.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, expectations unclear at times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Awsome company!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Researcher in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Researcher in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and explore new oppertunities.

    Cons

    If you're not a morning person then..

    Advice to Management

    They're doing fabulous job!


  11. Helpful (1)

    For all its quirks, a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Sterling has the most important thing you can ask a staffing company for: an established customer base, loaded with accounts that continue to produce. It also distinguishes itself from other staffing firms by its relatively low turnover.

    Cons

    While I'm comfortable saying Sterling is the best staffing firm I've ever worked for, it's still a staffing firm - that means long, thankless days without much opportunity for advancement or additional skills acquisition. Also, management has a tendency to rely on fear as a motivator.

    Advice to Management

    Too many hours, not enough positive reinforcement - I'm not going to get lazy and stop working hard if I stop thinking I'm on the verge of getting fired.



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