Weston Solutions

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Weston Solutions Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
73 Reviews
2.3
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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.  

    Employee owned environmental and construction management company with great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weston Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Weston had great people and the work groups formed to work on projects often became as close as some family units. Flexible schedules really helped with work/life balance. Fringe benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Salaries often seemed based more on who up the ladder liked you rather than your actual contributions and efforts. Upper management had a tendency not to address issues early on, instead letting problems fester until only drastic solutions were left as options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Problems need to be addresses early on while an opportunity to resolve them easily is still available rather waiting and hoping the problem will go away.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great people...great history...difficult times right now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weston Solutions full-time

    Pros

    great co-workers, excellent work-life balance sensitivity, great healthcare and other benefits. The company does really good work and the employees have admirable core values.

    Cons

    company still emerging from a difficult 2013-2014 period stemming from economic factors and one high risk project gone poorly. Negative ripple effect on morale.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weston Solutions part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and laid back .

    Cons

    The way the company is now' one does not know if they will have a job from one day to the next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Integrity?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Weston Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part about working at Weston is that the mission is something that makes a difference to our planet.

    Cons

    They say that integrity is one of their core values. I disagree. Communication is lacking. Information that should be confidential is leaked constantly. No one has a backbone and I'm not even sure they really have a plan to fix the terrible financial situation they're in. Don't let the "nice" people fool you. They will suck everything out of you and then drop you like a hot potato with no rhyme or reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tossing the people who care and are making a difference. Keep better tabs on where you are financially. Instead of massive layoffs every few months, get a backbone and stop moving useless people around and "hope" they'll do better. Do something to repair trust and engagement. Do you remember that your employees are your most important asset? Treat them that way. Make some rules: find what works and replicate it. ...and hurry!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Weston solutions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weston Solutions

    Pros

    good company to work for!

    Cons

    not a long term place for construction

  7.  

    Unprofessional Termination

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    Former Employee - Construction Crew in Trinity, AL
    Former Employee - Construction Crew in Trinity, AL

    I worked at Weston Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Good co-workers, unionized

    Cons

    Foreman fires me over the phone for eye-witness claim of speeding on site. Doesn't confront me about it just fires me, no warning, no suspension, didn't want my story

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Management ruined a job which should have been a pleasant experience, especially given resources from a Federal contract

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    Former Employee - Associate Project Scientist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Project Scientist in Denver, CO

    I worked at Weston Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked for the Federal gov't. & had many resources available at fingertips, including training provided by them. A small number of people in the office were decent people--the rest ego-centric work stealers or borderline incompetent.

    Cons

    Mgm't. for the contract and the office was terrible. They're immoral and unethical people who barely plan anything. I would show up in the office in the morning and sometimes my boss would have nothing for me to do for a whole week of time and yet others had work at least for a couple of days. I was over-qualified for this position and was taken advantage of as far as my salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to ethics and morality. Actually take the time to plan out employee's schedules (everyones and not your favorites). Don't send Senior Mgm't. out into the field which happened frequently and doesn't make sense from a cost-benefits analysis due to the outrageous salaries this mgm't. guy commands comparatively. Don't under-pay workers as soon as the economy gets better many will jump ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Once great...

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Weston Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere , friendly co-workers, variety of work, understanding of non-work commitments.

    Cons

    Low pay, too much management, apathy, upper management has virtually no accountability, in debt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even with all the cuts, company is overstaffed. Revamp the entire company. Move MOST people to part time/temp status and make it worth their while to work from home. Think outside of the box, the business is cyclical so treat it that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, has had ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - Project Scientist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Scientist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Weston Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great sick time allowance, good pay. Great training opportunities and a diverse work atmosphere make working at Weston very exciting. Employee owned, great people. Great exposure to the environmental industry, has many government contracts and a great reputation for quality, reliability, and technical capability.

    Cons

    Senior management can get too involved in business related decisions that should be left to division managers. The structure seems to get reorganized and realigned about once a year, which causes angst and uncertainty amongst employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the sales force to just go out and "sell". Don't make false promises or get stuck in the weeds with winning the biggest jobs. Slow and steady wins the race.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    START is finished

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Scientist
    Former Employee - Project Scientist

    I worked at Weston Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with some great people over the years, especially in the emergency response side of operations. True friends that put your safety and health before operations and really cared about you, making sure you had relief when it was needed. Unfortunately they are all gone now, or from what I've heard will be soon. Its so sad what has come of this company, at least in the Mid-west PC.

    Cons

    Upper management decisions have torn apart the Mid-west PC. Most of the good people have been let go or left because of the poor future outlook of the company. I saw people with over 20+ years arrive to the office only to be kicked out to the curb with little to no thanks or compassion. Some would say that's "corporate business" but there IS a right way to treat people. I had 6years in with the company, and worked 50hr weeks for six-eight months last year but was laid off after only 16hrs of unbillable admin time put on my time sheet. Compensation was average at best (although the 1-2% annual raise these last couple years really helped to increase my standard of living-ha). Advancement opportunities were offered but nothing ever materialized. Management were not willing to invest in their employees, or when they did it was the absolute bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know what can be said at this point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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