Walker Parking Consultants

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Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. This is a company with as much opportunity as you decide to take advantage of. Plenty if room fir motivated people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walker Parking Consultants

    Pros

    Financially sound, family oriented, good technology

    Cons

    Slow to deal with non performance

    Advice to Management

    Don't be slow to transition when necessary.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Walker can be a great place to work for if you are in upper management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walker Parking Consultants full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great hard working people. Family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible. Very little respect or professionalism towards those at the bottom. Lots of politics and no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consider training management in leadership techniques. Please provide sufficient employee training. Currently there is a sink or swim mentality. Hold management to the same standard as others within the company. Please listen to your employees concerns and not pacify them.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Does not appreciate support staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walker Parking Consultants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people in the company work hard and are helpful.

    Cons

    Very antiquated practices and terrible politics. Unless you're part of the "in-club", you will go nowhere. Bonuses are minimal - if even existent at all- unless you own stock (only offered to select employees). Constantly tells employees that they are inline with other A/E firms but those that have worked elsewhere will tell you that this is not true. Very little upward mobility and the technology is at least 5 years behind industry standards. Management will listen to your opinion as a form of pacification but suggestions are not taken to heart. Benefits are pitiful and expensive due to the top heavy upper-management getting ready to retire.

    Advice to Management

    Get up to date on technology and practices. The larger firms are bound to swallow this firm whole if they don't keep up. Especially with the lack younger generational presence. Live up to your core values.

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  5. Engineering Intern - Great experience with Walker Restoration working on diverse projects and traveling

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walker Parking Consultants as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and extremely willing to help.
    I was exposed to all types of projects and different types of work the company does.

    Cons

    Does not seem like there is very much room for advancement, other than pay raises. It is a small company though, so that is expected.

  6. Stable. Predictable. Conservative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walker Parking Consultants full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Walker is a fiscally and culturally a very conservative firm. Overall, the people are nice to work with and the projects are interesting.

    Cons

    Compensation is average for the industry with little room for advancement in the near-term. The company is very top heavy with senior staff who are set to retire in the next 10 years. This places a burden on the younger staff to purchase stock, maximize profits, and help the elders retire well.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out if you're a consulting firm or a engineering/design firm. Internal performance measurements are antiquated for a modern day consulting firm and more suited for an engineering firm.

  7. Engineering Internship

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Walker Parking Consultants as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Give you independence to do your work. Give you responsibility to go out on site with and without another engineer. Challenging work at times, but other engineers are always willing to answer questions and sit down with you.

    Cons

    Can be slow at times (like most internships) but someone can find you something to do.

  8. Highly Specialized design firm that has a slow and steady pace and is pleasant to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walker Parking Consultants full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good morale, management, work/life balance

    Cons

    due to smaller size of company advancement opportunities are limited

  9. Fulfilling career with opportunities to advance within the company.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Walker Parking Consultants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to find an area of expertise and grow within it.

    Cons

    Due to to slow economy, there are too many senior people.

    Advice to Management

    Make a bigger commitment to technology.

  10. Great working environment, super friendly group of consultants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walker Parking Consultants

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I found working at Walker Parking an absolute joy. This is a group of very friendly consultants where there is a lot of trust and independence.

    Cons

    Pretty specialized field. It's not the most exciting work I would say, but at the same time, Walker does get some pretty great clients because it offers such niche expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Not much actually. Management is very friendly, and because it's such a small firm, communicating with management is not an issue.

  11. Typical mid-west engineering firm

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Walker Parking Consultants

    Pros

    Steady work, smart people, but need a realistic growth plan

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are not great

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication so staff knows the firm's direction

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