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Audubon Engineering Employee Reviews about "downturn"

Updated Nov 16, 2016

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Audubon Engineering Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer Lee Beckett, P.E. (no image)
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  1. "Audubon Eng"

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    Associate Electrical Engineer II in Cypress, TX

    I worked at Audubon Engineering for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small< good place to learn

    Cons

    less projects due to the downturn

    Audubon Engineering2016-04-06
  2. "Sinking Boat !!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When market was good, when Owners were not involved in managing, employees were happy to work there.

    Cons

    No vision, no plan for downturn, lot of favoritism and some real worthless executives still employed

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    Audubon Engineering2016-11-16
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    "Think Twice"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering

    Pros

    If you are going to work as a contract engineer, its a nice environment. The employees are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Management doesn't do a good job. The owners appear to be trying to step back and turn the reins over to new senior management. The engineers that they have hired to do this either lack the vision or the ability to keep everybody focuses. Many customers were upset because Audubon overcommitted themselves to work. Ultimately, this led to missing deadlines and losing customers. They were also very unrealistic about billing rates. They refused to target customers in industries with more competition, like downstream and petrochem and imbed people at customer sites. As a result, they missed the opportunity to prepare for the downturn in the upstream industry and was forced to lay many people off. Many former employees are bitter for different reasons. This is pretty typical, not just for Audubon. But, be careful if you are considering a career there. It may seem to be all flowers and roses, but they grew fast and shrunk faster. Hiring and firing is done capriciously, seemingly at the whim of management.

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    Audubon Engineering2016-06-30
  4. "Restructuring"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering

    Pros

    Small energetic engineering firm, that hired great people and had great vision for the future Pay and benefits were outstanding

    Cons

    No leadership through the downturn, they have lost their way, no sales agenda to get them back on the right track Day to day ops being run by principle partners

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    Audubon Engineering2016-03-13
  5. "Audubon Engineering"

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    Former Employee - PM in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audubon Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good people to work with. Owners worked hard to get where they are and don't seem to have forgotten their roots. Houston office is making a huge effort to expand its Offshore business. New Orleans office shares work with Houston when possible. Opportunities to help rebuild company when oil comes back.

    Cons

    Oil price downturn has hurt this company. A great deal of its onshore work vanished in spring of 2015. Offshore work is also low When prices come back they will probably need a two years to rebuild and integrate new people into their attitude and culture.

    Audubon Engineering2016-01-28

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