- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Chicago 10.5% higher than the overall average
I have been working at Sargent & Lundy full-time (More than 10 years)
I have been with S&L for over 15 years and have worked directly with literally hundreds of people across multiple office locations. I cannot say enough great things about this company. For me what has always had the most lasting impact is how employees here genuinely care about their work, their clients, and each other.
Let’s start with the people. I have relationships with my coworkers that extend outside the office, which is what everyone should hope for in their job. You will meet people here with whom you’ll create lifetime relationships. These are people who will be at your weddings. At your baby showers. At your backyard summer parties. When you have achievements in your personal life, good and bad, you will have S&L people there with you. They will become a part of your life.
On to the job. So many people have been here for decades. Decades! This isn’t a start-up. Do you want to learn and build an established and respected career? This is the place to be. If you need help, just turn around and someone is ready to help. And our employees are not merely performing work; they are speaking at international conferences to educate others about the work we perform. You will be working alongside those very people. You can easily become one of those people. Having been with the company for this long, it’s really fun to watch it happen.
And let’s talk about the changes that are happening. Our CEO rules and our leadership team is capturing new work in so many new areas it’s unreal. Our industry is evolving, and S&L is quickly leveraging these changes to launch into directions in the power industry that are mindblowing: renewable energy, battery storage, plant security, national labs, data centers, WiFi networking … go have a look at the updates on our LinkedIn company page to see the extent of what we have going on these days. We have been firing up entirely new office locations and internal career opportunities are launching left and right.
Finally, I want to get a plug in here for my friends in Chattanooga because more recently my career has gotten me directly involved with the folks in this office. Everyone I’ve met in Chattanooga has been awesome. I genuinely look forward to my visits (which are frequent). My role has allowed me exposure to see the genuine concern leadership has if an employee has an issue, and the desire to fix it. And the people at all levels are so fantastically FRIENDLY. I love it.
- If you are the type of person who likes to point out problems and not provide solutions, this isn’t the job for you.
- We have been around for over 125 years because our clients expect quality. If you are unable to consistently produce quality, then you’re gonna have a hard time here. That’s the job.
Advice to Management
Keep doing exactly what you're doing. The industry growth we are experiencing right now is a blast to be a part of.
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sargent & Lundy (Chicago, IL).
it was an extensive, 3+ meeting, hours long, process, with different individuals and multiple at the same time. department heads and CEO"s sitting in asking questions sometimes. it can be very intimidating.