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Anvil Corp Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. "At Anvil Corp. for 22 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vendor Document Control in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Vendor Document Control in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anvil Corp (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Anvil Corp. has lots of good people work for it.

    Cons

    Engineering is more imported than how many hours do you need to do your job.


  2. "Not Bad, Not Stellar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Anvil Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, 4 weeks vacation (2 paid, 2 unpaid), good benefits, great location, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    The work is a bit dull, and you're definitely at the lower end for "competitive" salary.


  3. "Good Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anvil Corp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture / employee (ESOP) owned.
    Amazing retirement contributions.
    Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Offices are utilitarian as overhead is kept low.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, poorly managed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at the company for 3 years. The people I met and worked with generally are wonderful people who are very helpful. They are flexible about working and making sure that there is a good work/family balance. The project variety is interesting. Projects can range from mid-sized to very small upgrades. Fast paced and problem solving jobs are common

    Cons

    The company is very poorly managed. Project managers are insulated from their mistakes. Upper management views bottom line over employees. Overhead is not allowed, so if work slows at all dust of your resume quickly. Relatively high turn over rate and no plans for employee retention. Projects are mis-managed and communication is atrocious. Bellingham is the prima dona, all other offices are generally secondary and less valuable to the company.

    Advice to Management

    It's not likely to change. Anvil believes that Oil and Gas is the only market that exists. There is very little feeling of loyalty to employees. Managers are insulated from their mistakes and employees are blamed.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Good People, Unstable Business Plan"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anvil Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, some great mentors, esop, roth 401k. Able to relocate to other areas if interested. Depending on your group, your boss can be great.

    Cons

    Very turbulent based on oil industry and management will not branch out into other industries. Its not a what you know, its a who you know based promotion system. Absolutly no new employee training. Upper management is only worried about the company not its employees anymore.

    Advice to Management

    The new strategy of hiring only cheap canadians instead of the 150+ that were laid off is only frustrating formar employees. Eliminating training is costing more money than the training ever did. Young engineers are just confused, wasting hours, and having to redo more work because of their lack of training and mentorship.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anvil Corp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many great Coworkers.

    Cons

    The company is lacking in direction and this is trickling down through negligent leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of how mid-level managers are behaving – there is a lot of favoritism and merit is ignored


  8. "structural designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Designer in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Designer in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anvil Corp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome teamwork and great to work with

    Cons

    No cons could be found working for Anvil


  9. "mechanical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anvil Corp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Those senior folks are very helpful. They usually give many detailed comments regarding the junior's work. But many of them now are retiring.

    Cons

    Middle level management is poor.


  10. "Good people but unstable business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Billings, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and helpful employees, some with lots of experience and time with the company. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Lacking upper management, poor planning, no confidence in the future of the company. Very little employee recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning and more employee recognition.


  11. "Good People, Dated Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anvil Corp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, optional overtime, and lots of opportunity to mix it up with upper management.

    Cons

    Some of the work can be monotonous and restrictive. Technology appears to be fairly outdated as well.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to technological improvements and opportunities to decrease process inefficiencies.


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