Sterling Engineering

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Sterling Engineering Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
17 Reviews
2.6
17 Reviews
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    VP & GM

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    Former Employee - Vice President & GM in Winsted, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President & GM in Winsted, CT

    I worked at Sterling Engineering

    Pros

    Small family owned business. Owners on-site and involved with decision making.

    Cons

    Investment capital for equipment was limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Consulting body shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Sterling Engineering as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    fits client needs with your skills very well

    Cons

    Lack of Account Support from Account Reps.
    Technical Recruiting Staff lies about existing open positions
    Lies about parts of the opportunity to entice you to lower your rate so they make more money.
    No Account representation on-site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved with your clients. You can't know their situation or concerns if you only call them once every 6 months. Be client facing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Job not as described - Pushes recruits into jobs to get commission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sterling Engineering full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros. Please see "cons" below.

    Cons

    - Job I accepted through Sterling-Engineering was not what was described to me
    - Passed up much better offers to take this position. Ended up being an entry level position. Not the position I accepted.
    - Poor upper management
    - In my case, position's description & responsibilities were polished up and exaggerated to make it seem excessively more attractive than position actually was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to place candidates only to get your commission. These are people's lives & careers that you effect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    some of the employee's are friendly

    Cons

    Poor Management, no work life balance, hypocrites mostly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    False reviews from Management - October 28th reviews are from Management

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Sterling Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Nice people run the company but like normal even on Glassdoor they are trying to make Sterling sound better than it is.

    Cons

    Big Money at the top / management but very poor direct hire commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sterling is overall a nice company but put more trust in people and stop micro managing them.
    Treat old employees as good as the new ones hired. Good People are hard to find.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyed my time, nice and friendly environment

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    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)

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work

    Cons

    Did not notice advancement for better pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only if you drink the kool-aid.......

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

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

    Pros

    most of your team members are great

    Cons

    no work/life balance, disrespected, churn and burn mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people some breathing space, especially those that have either been here a while or have been around the block a few times. Start wondering why you have a rotating door. Unfortunately since it's all about the all mighty dollar it won't matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Endless Opportunity for High Performers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace change and drive growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at a company with unlimited career and income opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    For beginners Only- Seasoned sales or recruiters will not be happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    The management and overall staff are very good people. they try and have fun with little give always and contests. flexible with hours if needed - base salary is ok

    Cons

    Micromanaged Big time seasoned people will go nuts here
    The company favors certain people if your drinking the Sterling Blood.
    A Ton of turn over
    Very low direct hire commission structure - your only as good as your last week
    Management knows more than you and ensure you know it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to fix something that's not broke - Stop making a company regulation because one person is not doing what the should be. Stop being lazy do your own reviews - handle issues one on one don't take it out on everyone. treat people good, we are not easily replaced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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