I have been working at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)
Really a great company to work for. Managers and technical workers are one in the same, no separate tracks to follow. CEC works with a variety of clients on multi-faceted projects, in all different industries.
No option to NOT be a manager throughout career, and some individuals are simply not cut out for managing projects, clients, and/or other people.
Advice to Management
CEC prides itself on providing clients with high-quality expert advice, consultation, and other engineering services. it is important to remember during the hiring process, that if CEC wants to continue to provide high-quality work products and retain exceptional employees, they need to be willing to pay for those people with the greater experience and knowledge and try to keep up with market standards throughout an employee's career.