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Ghafari Associates Overview

www.ghafari.com
Dearborn, MI
501 to 1000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Ghafari was once again recognized by the National Association for Business Resources as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”. 2017 marks the seventh consecutive year that Ghafari’s Chicago office has been recognized!

    Ghafari Named a "Best and Brightest" Company in Chicago | Ghafari Associates

    Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client.

  • Ghafari's breaks ground on our latest project, Hills + Dales Hospital Expansion+ Modernization

    Hills + Dales Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion + Modernization | Ghafari Associates

    Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client.

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Ghafari Associates – Why Work For Us?


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.
 
Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.
 
Our offices in North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia share insights and resources so that each client experiences the same caliber of service and quality, no matter where they are in the world.
 
 
 

When you join the team at Ghafari, you join a diverse community bent on advancing the EAC industry.

We work together — engineers and sustainability experts, process designers and architects — to spark new possibilities for our clients and for each other. Through cross-disciplinary collaborations across an array of state-of-the-art projects, we keep our global clients and colleagues at the cutting edge. Join Ghafari and discover what you can really do.

Ghafari Associates offers competitive compensation and benefit packages for our employees. While these programs may vary slightly for international employees, key benefits include:

HEALTH + WELLNESS PROGRAMS
  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • On-site Fitness Center or Gym Subsidies
  • Annual on-site Health Assessments and Biometric Screenings
FINANCIAL PLANNING + PROTECTION
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Investment Advisory Services
  • Educational Seminars on 401(k) Planning
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Company-Paid AD+D Insurance
  • Company-Paid Short-Term Disability
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
WORK/LIFE BALANCE
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flex-Time
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Assistance Program
  • Will Preparation
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Professional License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Training and Development Programs
  • Apprenticeship and Internship Programs
ADDITIONAL PERKS
  • Plentiful Snacks
  • Employee Clubs and Social Events
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Recreational Sports Teams
REWARDS + BONUSES
  • Spot Bonuses
  • Employee Referral Bonuses

Ghafari Associates Reviews

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    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Here you are more than just a seat filler, your purpose here is clear. They take their technology capabilities seriously, always looking for better more efficient ways to work.

    Cons

    We could use more connections between our internal programs for more information sharing and collaboration between offices and teams, but it looks like some improvements are already underway and we are currently moving to the first phase of improved connectivity.... I'm excited to see this.

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Ghafari Associates Photos

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Ghafari Associates Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ghafari Associates (Dearborn, MI).

    Interview

    Applied online then had a phone screening with recruiter.
    Invited on-site for an interview at their Dearborn Offices. Interviewed with the group manager and HR representative. The interview took about 1 hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly technical questions such as what software you are proficient in, work experience, behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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Ghafari Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Midwest Design Firm of the Year, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2017
  • Top 100 Workplaces, Detroit Free Press, 2016
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Metropolitan Detroit, The National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2016
  • National Best & Brightest Companies, The National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2016
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