Brown and Caldwell – Atlanta, GA
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I worked at Brown and Caldwell full-time (More than 3 years)
Fringe benefits, very talented people, use of blogs helps to unite offices and area experts to quickly respond to technical questions.
Low pay for non-engineers. Management is very top heavy. Team leaders aren't exactly qualified for the position and senior management is often out of touch with day to day operations. There ishould very little work life balance for smaller departments and management treats their workers like robots most of the time. When things go wrong, it normally starts a witch hunt, rather than looking at the problem as a whole. I have found that my direct supervisors were severely under qualified to perform their team functions and the lower part of the team often suffered. For field teams in certain areas, there was often little communication and almost no consistency from week to week with how goals were met. Field staff are often treated like second class employees and I given little respect from management. There is also little profession given to those who work in these areas. Management often seems to forget that we are on the same team and rarely gives insight but rather uses teams as an excuse on why deliverables are late or under par.
Advice to Management
Field staff deliver your project goals. Please start recognizing this and delivery for them when they need it.