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Affiliated Engineers, Inc Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2019

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Jerrold A Schuett
19 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work on challenging projects"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting projects in healthcare/tech/lab industry. Work with experienced engineers in a fun environment. Located centrally in downtown Seattle. Excellent leadership from local principals.

    Cons

    Office is a bit dated, but otherwise no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2019-03-31
  2. "Good Work"

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    Current Employee - Building Performance in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of great projects and prestigious buildings.

    Cons

    Highly Dis organized. No transperancy. Not much growth opportunity, flat organization.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2019-07-08
  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay and good people

    Cons

    Fast paced projects, very busy

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2019-04-19
  4. "It's a gift"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is just awesome, an abundance of teamwork, talent and resources. There are so many benefit, too many to list..However, the marketing, business development, accounting, travel resources is what allow me to have that work life balance...

    Cons

    I really can't think of any...

    Advice to Management

    More transparency (updates, direction) with leadership/shareholder decisions. Not that we have a say, but so we can get behind where the company wants to go.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2019-03-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional Family"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employment was stable. People don't get fired just on a whim.

    Cons

    The pay was less than 'motivating'. I took the job because I was looking for a change, and it was less than my previous job. I was told that it would increase with performance, but my raises were paltry. Most of the money goes to project managers and principals. Younger people are leaving in droves and getting more money elsewhere. Work atmosphere is toxic. Lots of people have bad attitudes and there is a passive...

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    Advice to Management

    Run a better company.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2019-04-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great first company to work for. Promote from within and they take an invested interest in helping you grow in the company. Offer full benefits, 401k, and bonuses each year.

    Cons

    Depending on who you report to, there might be personality conflicts.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2019-01-31
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    "Big Picture"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture is incredibly flat. Art major led their ME department for a while--and was brilliant. Pedigree is irrelevant, ability to do and lead are held in high regard, but the unique thing about AEI is that chest beating is verboten. Also, their workload is global and challenging. Office HVAC design will soon be done by a robot--AEI is way beyond that.

    Cons

    Thought they say they have an 'on-barding' program it is pretty much luck of the draw--who/what project you are assigned to. Fortunately, their staff has zero toxicity and their projects are all pretty challenging.

    Advice to Management

    listen to ALL levels

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2018-09-19
  8. "Mechanical Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great life work balance.

    Cons

    Poor management. Low performers are kept for longer than they should be, they cause more work for others.

    Advice to Management

    Remove those who are not performing for more than 6 months.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2018-05-15
  9. Helpful (8)

    "The Blind Leading the Blind"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company leadership is good at attracting/maintaining high end clients. Lots of diverse projects, with big budgets. Projects are fairly complex and you will learn a lot here.

    Cons

    When the economy is good, like now, the company is too busy. Management will brow beat people to work lots of overtime. There is no gratitude either for the extra effort. You’re supposed to be grateful you have a job. Management, while good at getting work, is not good at managing the work once it is won. They expect the engineers/designers to magically get their work done while simultaneously managing architects...

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t just send out proposals, read emails, and fly to conferences!!! Be involved with your projects!!!! Listen to your team!!!!

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2018-04-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Engineers, Inc full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse project types. Healthcare projects, Science and Tech projects, Industrial projects, etc. Lot of good people to work with. Wide variety of ideas and many strong technical experience in the office for support.

    Cons

    1. Existing employees tend to top out at a certain position and are not allowed to advance any further. For example - senior engineers are not promoted to project manager. The company tends to hire project managers from outside the company. 2. In the past there were no issues if a person worked extra hours early in the week and then took time off on another day during the week, they did not have to charge time off....

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    Affiliated Engineers, Inc2018-03-26
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