Weston

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Weston Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
70 Reviews
2.4
70 Reviews
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William L. Robertson
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I worked with some great people over the years, especially in the emergency response side of operations (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, ideas, work environment and ethics (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management totally ruined the company from 2005 onwards (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management in the Midwest was uninformed, and too focused on the bottom line (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Denial isn't just a river in Egypt

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Okemos, MI

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary. Commitment and expertise of numerous people around the U.S.

    Cons

    Everything else, especially corporate management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Times they are a changing...

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Weston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The majority of employees are very committed, hard-working, and good colleages. Flexible work schedules and laid-back atmosphere has always been an upside of working here.

    Cons

    Lack of clear business development and marketing focus. Too many corporate initiatives that went nowhere. Top heavy structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to be something we aren't. Focus on what we do best. Not a good idea to take on subordinated debt at a time when backlog is seriously slipping and revenues/stock value is in a freefall. VP perks might be a good place to make cuts rather than laying off technical and front line managers.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Weston has gone from one of the best to one of the worst

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    At this time there are no good reasons to work for Weston (recruits beware). However, traditionally it had great employee morale, competent leadership, and opportunity.

    Cons

    Poor morale, incompetent management, and shrinking client backlog resulting in a declining company and on the verge of bankruptcy. Company size is relatively small with no opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many inexperienced senior manager whose only experience is working for Weston. Profit centers need to be dissolved with on organization reporting to the president. Existing client based needs to be strengthened across the country. Dissolve all but large federal contracts and high operating margin private clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, long hours with no recognition or future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Long hours. The client was everything and the employee was nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to use the talent that you have found. I saw many people that could not contribute that are still on your payroll and others that were key to the success that were discarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get out if you can

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people who care. Flexible.

    Cons

    The company is a sinking ship. They no longer care about the employees. You give all you have and it is not reciprocated. It is expected of you to go way beyond but you can be laid off for no reason at all. Terrible management. People are usually pigeon holed and are not able to grow in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great employees who are willing to go the distance, take care of them. Invest in them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good company to work for but that was years ago.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Weston used to have good technical staff and probably still do unless they have al been laid off in the recent series of layoffs during the past 5-6 years. Currently there are not too many pros and unfortunately Ben Franklin would have called this a sinking ship rather than a rising sun.

    Cons

    Senior management totally ruined the company from 2005 onwards. They had this completely misguided Global Vision thing that was entirely based on winning US govt. contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They knew nothing about real world global business in the non-US govt. commercial arena and probably could not tell China from India on a world map. Yet they ventured off into expanding and opening tons of offices around the world. Eventually they severely underbid a State dept. project in Taiwan by tens of millions of dollars and that has almost led to Weston's demise because of extreme cash flow problems. They have already closed down or planning to close down most of their worldwide offices including China and India. During this time several non-deserving cronies of senior management pushed themselves into prominent positions within the company by promising revenues that they never achieved and that has further escalated the situation our of control. Case in point - even though the India office has never brought in anything even remotely close to the promised revenues, the ex-India office manager has been promoted to a very high position in the US company. At Weston, it seems failure breeds success. It is no surprise that the Board had to clean house and dismiss several top officials including the ex-CEO presumably for nondisclosure and ethical violations. The new management is trying to steady the ship but these efforts are too little too late. They have been forced to lay off roughly 300 people during the past 4 years and currently there are layoffs almost every month just to address cash flow issues from the Taiwan project. Sooner or later this company will fold so get out while you still have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics. Do the things that the company was good at. Listen to your technical people and promote folks who know their stuff instead of hiring ex-govt. employees that have failed to deliver. Do not promote unqualified people based on who they know rather than what they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Still a few good people around. Employee-owned. Have the freedom to choose your own career path.

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work; however, the company has been in a financial crisis since late 2012 that still does not appear to be improving. Employee morale is at an all-time low. Significant layoffs occurred in March 2013, then another round of layoffs just took place in March 2014. Recent reorganization of the Southern Division has been a joke. The current managers don't have a clue, they tend to sugar coat and put on their cheerleader outfits when speaking about the "path" moving forward to employees. They have asked for repeated "input" from employees about how to improve the company; however, it seems more like a ploy designed to weed out folks who are unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better look harder for a buyer, going to be tough to get out of the current financial hole on your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Weston

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    Current Employee - Assistant Geoscientist  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Geoscientist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Weston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, ideas, work environment and ethics. Chances to learn new concepts are plentiful. There are chances to advance in the company.

    Cons

    Management issues. "Trial by Fire" attitude when it comes to new / inexperienced employees; at least in the office I worked out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I was very pleased working for Weston Solutions as a Site Manager/Safety Officer at Vandenberg A.F.B., CA.

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    Former Employee - Site Manager/Safety Officer  in  Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Site Manager/Safety Officer in Vandenberg AFB, CA

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Weston Solutions Inc. an outstanding professional company from start to the completion of project - New Student Learning Center for U.S. Air Force Department at Vandenberg A.F.B., CA.

    Cons

    I can only say; if it were not for the economy problems the country is going through Weston Solutions Inc. would no doubt be awarded more contracts from the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive in the relationship with government officials so Weston Solutions Inc. can be awarded more contracts to satisfy the governments needs in any and all projects they may need completed at present and in the near future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Weston full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, engaging and friendly people, highly developed internal infrastructure (training, procedures, company software etc.) from years of doing smart business and the right way.

    Cons

    Recent downsizing and financial woes in 2013 may have changed the company, but hopefully not its character.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn lessons from 2012-2013.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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