Western Technologies Inc.

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Western Technologies Inc. Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Must be a Self-Starter to Excel Here

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    Former Employee - Geotechnical Services Coordinator  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Services Coordinator in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Western Technologies Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; middle management intelligent and thoughtful of employee needs; opportunity to advance and possess autonomy in one's position IF one is a self-starter who does not need a great deal of guidance and is not afraid of admitting to and learning from one's mistakes.

    Cons

    Low rates of starting pay; difficult to advance career without significant effort; limited number of career advancement opportunities; training opportunities often abrupt or non-existent due to work load; upper management/CEO has little practical knowledge of his employees, what the business is about, and doesn't care, as long as he makes his $$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more people in Corporate who really know what the business is about, who don't see skilled and willing employees as replaceable commodities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Run.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Western Technologies Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your paycheck will clear every two weeks.

    Cons

    Antiquated HR policies. You have to sign payback agreements for industry required training and licenses. Vacation time earned annually. If you leave employment (either by your own accord or by termination, they keep your vacation time and take out the cost of any training you received/participated in. No incentives to excel. Employees are seen as commodities to be replaced. Not a place to make a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your HR policies, Treat employees as a valued resource. You are actually marketing your employees capabilities and experience, not the firm's. Allow for personal and professional growth of your employees without strings and one-sided agreements. As consultants, you should offer your clients trust, confidence, a professional relationship, and experience. It's difficult for employees to hit that mark when management distrust it's employees, has little confidence in the firm's abilities, treats employees as replaceable, and only management is allowed to grow professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Technologies Inc.

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the industry and get a lot of exposure to materials testing

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder and sometimes challenging to be able to work on projects of choice

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  5.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Western Technologies Inc.

    Pros

    Western Technologies did provide you with a lot of knowledge very quickly and gave you a lot of skills that would take years to learn from school alone.

    Cons

    Things were thrown at you quickly with little to no guidance, a sink or swim type of scenario where you don't have a chance to make any mistakes because of lack of guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internship wasn't a bad opportunity, but I felt taken advantage of at times as if they were using interns for cheap labor during the busy season.

  6.  

    Basic starter job but lacks the compensation and hours to pursue your life.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Western Technologies Inc.

    Pros

    The best reasons would be if you are interested in construction testing, or are having a hard time finding work elsewhere. They always seem to have openings, but there is a reasoning behind this.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long and the compensation is not really up to par. Expectations of you without proper training seemed to ve prevalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees that want to learn and are willing to take on more complicated jobs should be allowed to do so. The internship position really needs to be revamped or retitled to the job that you will be doing, otherwise it is very misleading.

    Doesn't Recommend

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