Timmons Group Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
13 Reviews
3.6
13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Timmons Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting projects. Timmons Group is involved in every type of project. Schools, hospitals, subdivisions, local projects, national projects, civil engineering, surveying, GIS/ software development, environmental projects, water and waste water projects, transportation, etc . . . I love the fact that i have had an opportunity to be involved in so many different types of projects. They are a values based leadership company and i really appreciate that they care about the employees.

    Cons

    They have a "work hard, play hard" mentality and have high expectations of everyone. This may not be for everyone. If you are looking for a 9-5 job, probably not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The president/ceo of the company (Brian Bortell) spends tons of time meeting with employees to get their input/thoughts, having lunches to inform everyone about what is going on, being a cheerleader at company events, keeping everyone focused on the company mission. my advice - keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Civil Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Timmons Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love working at Timmons Group. They are very focused on employees, provide excellent training, lots of great events like company golf, monthly socials where they recognize individuals. Top management does a great job of letting everyone know what is going on with the company, company financials, providing yearly raises and profit sharing at the end of each year. Very community focused and interesting and diverse projects to work on.

    Cons

    Seems like Timmons Group is involved in every significant project in the RVA area. I have had my friends ask me about a project (like Amazon) and i did not know we were working on it until it hit the papers. I think upper management has some restrictions on being able to tell us about some projects until they area announced. Great to be involved in them. I bet we will played a role in Stone Brewery coming to town as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with amazing people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Timmons Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Timmons Group is an amazing place to spend your days. The people are amazing. The work is fun. Leadership while not perfect does their best to create a great employment experience. We enjoy what we do each day and who we do it with. From free goodies at 12 days of Christmas, the frequent free lunch events, wii tournaments, Kudos, and many other events there is never a dull moment! The flexibility to have a career and a family is amazing! One of the reasons I am still here.

    Cons

    Timmons is open to feedback and leadership wants to hear you and make changes. So when there is a con it is taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people make a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Timmons Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Timmons Group has been a fantastic firm to work for. The leadership team seems to "get it" and the projects we work on are some of the most interesting/challenging in the industry. Because the firm is growing so rapidly there are many opportunities for career growth. I've worked in the industry for years and this is by far the best firm I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Not much here. As always there are personalities in each division that can frustrate, but they seem to be the minority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boys Club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Timmons Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a great reputation in doing work for local governments. They are well known for their engineering department.

    Cons

    It appears there's no growth for female employees. Female employees are told their potential at the company depends on if they plan to have children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Timmons Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, moderately nice office. Good place to develop skills.

    Cons

    They work you hard and then expect you to go harder. The management reaps the benefits while the employees receive their pittance. The CEO, Brian Bortell, is a total phony. He pretends to be a nice guy but everybody knows the truth -- and everybody has a "Bortell story" to tell. As one of the many, many layoffs in Spring 2010, I resented the pitiful two weeks' severance I was offered after five years of loyal service. In the meantime, the management lives large and opens up satellite offices where growth likely won't even occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Timmons Group as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place for someone young to learn and get exposed to different and cutting edge technologies.
    There is an opportunity to do a variety of work and on different projects. The managers also offer flexibility on the work.

    Cons

    The morale was low, not compensated well for the work, there is favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great place to start but not to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Poorly managed, low company morale.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Timmons Group full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management - especially the top 4 "executive committee" members - hoard the profits while handing out very meager raises and year end bonuses. They ask a lot of their employees and don't ask much of themselves. They speak a lot about company culture - they talk the talk, but those four guys definitely do not walk the walk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for some of the younger principals to sweep out the old guard, if only they had the courage to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Gis Application Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Timmons Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, even when the economy was bad they did pay attention to the technology department, and i had frequent raises, comfortable clear projects/goals

    Cons

    Too much changes /hesitation in management

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great company for land development and GIS...but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Timmons Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great if you work in the field of land development or GIS comfortable work environment, friendly management

    Cons

    Too many disciplines (which is fine if you're into one of the few championed there), groups work like mini-companies (rather than "company as whole")

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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