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Alan Plummer Associates Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  1. "Outstanding Place to Build a Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy coming to work each day because of the coworkers, work environment, and the client's we serve. APAI is different than the other firms where I worked in terms of the overall work environment and culture. APAI cares about the employees and makes an effort to keep improving benefits and to support employee development. APAI values creativity and identification of new technologies, balanced with established approaches. Outstanding performance is rewarded.

    Cons

    APAI is a consulting engineering firm and there is pressure to stay ahead of the competition. Consulting is not a place to expect a cushy job where you are rewarded for a mediocre work effort. You will be expected to perform at a fairly high level.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the existing culture while striving to grow. Continue to enhance the work environment and opportunities for individual growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not Much Growth Potential..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice Christmas parties and brown bag lunches.

    Cons

    They cater to an inner circle and give the appearance of a family but , eh, not so much. Dont waste your time. You can move up alot faster doing alot less work elsewhere. Worse case scenario...get your PE then move on to bigger and better things. Their name isnt what it use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency

  3. "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great environment that encourages individual and team success. It also allows for individual technical growth and provides opportunity to implement new technologies.

    Cons

    Firm growth has been slow.

    Advice to Management

    Great culture. Stay the course.


  4. "Alan Plummer Associates Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alan Plummer Associates (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good leadership, professional employees, very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Communication can be slow at times


  5. "HR Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. This internship has really allowed me to get the experience I was looking for in the Human Resources department.

    Cons

    Nothing actually comes to mind for cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "EIT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time

    Pros

    Quality Co-workers and Working Env.

    Cons

    Traditional seniority to position culture much like other ACEC firms.


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    "Quality Firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alan Plummer Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Lots of highly knowledgeable and easy going people
    -Lots of opportunity for young employees to cross-train
    -Multiple management pathways
    -Good work/life balance
    -Management genuinely cares for employees and assists with your career
    -Company pays health insurance for employee
    -Has become more open with financials/strategic planning in past several years

    Cons

    -Health insurance expensive for family members

    Nothing else significant to report.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep doing what you've been doing. Perhaps try a bit harder to hold onto mid-level talent.

  8. "Best firm to work for in the A/E industry!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and God fearing leadership make this a great firm to work for! I appreciate the open door policy across the firm and the fact that APAI supports mission trips, family time, and professional development. Staff are hard working and committed!

    Cons

    Communication between teams and leadership to staff is lacking. APAI is working on getting policies and procedures up to the date to be reflective of the 21st century. As we grow, I see the firm losing its Christ-centered culture.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize staff where their strongest skillset is and be open to new ideas. Communicate more often and more effectively.

    Alan Plummer Associates Response

    Sep 25, 2015 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes, we are having some growing pains due to the fact that our organizational growth has gone from a sole proprietor structure to a company owned by a broad-based group... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "One of the Best Water Engineering Companies in Texas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time

    Pros

    APAI is the perfect compromise between the large and small engineering companies. On the one hand, APAI wins some very exciting, high-profile projects that many small engineering companies cannot win. At the same time, APAI has a firm foundation and reputation within the industry and does not work their employees to death. Sure, hard-work is very much appreciated and rewarded, but there is normally no expectation that professionals work more than 40 to 45 hours per week. The culture is very family oriented, friendly, and kind. They are highly invested in young professionals and are very generous with continuing education opportunities (graduate school, conferences, seminars, lunch and learns, etc.). APAI is definitely are rarity in the Texas engineering industry.

    Cons

    No complaints about the company itself. Sometimes the office is a little too quiet. We need some energetic professionals to add some more liveliness to the office. Also, the office environment and amenities are a bit lacking. The decorations and break-room are a bit drab, and there are no on-site fitness facilities. The healthcare premiums for families (i.e. a spouse and at least 1 child) with a single income are a bit difficult to shoulder.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but invest in a more energetic and contemporary office environment. Keep focusing on your young professionals. A few extra office amenities wouldn't hurt. Reduce health care premiums for families.


  10. "Great people, great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EIT in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - EIT in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alan Plummer Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    APAI has a family-oriented culture and provides employees with the flexibility to balance their professional lives and family lives without sacrificing either. They don't run employees into the ground with long hours, and working over 40-45 hours per week is a unusual. They also have a good health and wellness program for employees and their families.

    APAI invests in young professionals through substantial continuing education support. They also hold monthly professional development lunch meetings among EITs and top management for mentoring. In general, people at APAI are always willing to help and teach each other, which is particularly beneficial as a young professional.

    APAI is also establishing greater transparency with employees at all levels through quarterly company-wide lunch meetings in which the CEO addresses company financial performance, introduces new employees, and recognizes exceptional employee contributions. Most importantly, during these meetings the CEO also responds to any employee questions (which can be asked in person or submitted anonymously online beforehand).

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your biggest asset is your people. Keep investing in them and valuing them.