Sullivan International

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Sullivan International Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Sullivan works hard to ensure it's employees are taken care of.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sullivan International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to have work-life balance. Our wages are very competitive and they offer full benefits and when all my friends were getting hammered with insurance premiums going up by 30 or 50%, Sullivan covered almost the entire increase. Even during the government shut down which put some companies out of business, the owners here were able to keep almost everyone working and we only had a few layoffs.

    Cons

    Very dependent on the Federal market to be going good all the time so this is concerning. The ownership is working on growing the commercial side of the business so hopefully this will not be as big of an issue soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resume the office socials. They helped with the morale :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Over all good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sullivan International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chicago office employees are the core of the company.

    Cons

    Company top heavy and has too many losing projects.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Sullivan International is agreat place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Environmental Engineer in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Environmental Engineer in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Sullivan International as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company values are great, promotions are scarce on the East Coast.

    Cons

    Company could try harder to place contractors on new contracts after old contracts are over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to place contractors on new contracts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Project Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Sullivan International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Magement and Benifits, no training

    Cons

    Contract work, may not get assigned to new contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for new positions for good employees when contract ends

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A very unorganized place to work with a complete lack of support from upper management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sullivan International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was rather good and that is about all that was good. Management had sporadic periods where actual leadership was displayed.

    Cons

    Little to no support from corporate headquarters with a complete lack of interest in just what the satellite offices are doing. San Diego has a very high turnover rate. In 5 yrs I have seen at least three vice presidents & have been through four project managers. This is most likely due to the fact that real talented professionals become frustrated with how things are done in this company. Good and honest work gets you nowhere with this company. They want to secure contracts but do not possess the ability to manage them. The contracts are ran like hot dog stands rather than multi million dollar projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognizing the smart and outstanding people that already work for you. Instead of placing family and friends who have no clue about the project into management positions, try looking at talent that is right in front of you. Get rid of the drama in San Diego and hire some people that actually want to work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great business resume with plenty of opportunities as a SDVOB, limited only by lack of Mgmt transparency.

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

    I worked at Sullivan International

    Pros

    Small company with lots of opportunities.
    If your a mover and shaker, there is plenty of room to grow professionally and with a decent salary
    If you like to stay below the radar screen, there are plenty of folks hiding in that room

    Cons

    Lots of drama queens operating out of the home office in San Diego
    Owner is a great entrepreneur but doesn't know to to let real talent help his success
    No room for advancement at the top, which is limited to an owners circle
    Lots of over the top level salaries, but few of those folks contribute to new revenue opportunities
    Company struggles to attract great talent due to industry knowledge of bad business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop raiding the cookie jar
    Seek great talent and then let them do their job
    Review your core vision and then practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend

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