Mission: Cardno provides services to plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable physical, social and economic infrastructure for local and international communities.
Cardno’s core values shape the way we work as individuals and as an organization. They ...
opportunity to work internationally
pleasant working environment
I enjoyed my time at Cardno. The company has a large presence in the oil and gas sector as a civil design and construction management firm. There are benefits and drawbacks to working for a multi-national firm, and I eventually decided that I would prefer working for a mid-size firm based in the USA that was more focused in my area of expertise. I would still consider returning to Cardno.
large corporate bureaucracy
poor work/life balance
huge overhead costs cut into funds available for employee raises
poor market sector outlook (oil and gas)
Advice to Management
I would recommend that management seek to diversify the business more out of the oil and gas sector. I would also recommend cutting through red tape and bureaucracy, which sometimes seemed to occupy more of my time than actually doing my job.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cardno (Virginia Beach, VA) in March 2016.
The interview process primarily consisted of a phone interview with the office lead followed by in person interview with the office lead and the primary project manager for the environmental group.