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Binkley Barfield Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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Larry M. Barfield, P.E., F.NSPE
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  1. "General Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAD Designer
    Current Employee - CAD Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binkley Barfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very family oriented company. People are very much willing to work with you and help with your work-life balance

    Cons

    Information is not shared within departments very well, which leads to break downs in interdepartmental communication.


  2. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Binkley Barfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse projects, administrative benefits of a larger parent company, great culture

    Cons

    No flex-time work schedules, unclear on promotion policies, work flow not steady

    Advice to Management

    Meet with employees 1 on 1 more often, encourage business development involvement with more than just senior key leaders, offer flex-time work schedules

  3. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Binkley Barfield full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work time, if you need to take your children to a doctor's appointment its fine because you can stay late another day to make up the hours. Life work balance.

    Cons

    Benefit package is not all that great. Specifically the vacation time, when you start here you have to accrued the vacation time, which means you have to be here a year to take some actual vacation time with out having to use what ever amount of sick time. It does not matter if you have 10 or 20 years of experience they will still do that. Once you have a year,then you will get 2wk vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your communication down the chain of command.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable Business Practices"

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity to mentor new graduates into the professional working world.

    Cons

    Executive management is ignorant and unaware of internal business practices because they believe that their revenue tells the story and are fed inaccurate information without question. Employees have been "Peter Principled" into roles that they are either not qualified for or for which they are wholly are uneducated merely based years of service. The culture and values of management are lacking. Their turnover is higher than most companies but are carefully hidden.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and become active in the daily business operations rather being fed and accepting inaccurate information. Trust yet verify. Build your foundation solidly on the rock rather than the sand which has become your modus operandi. Management has become firefighting rather being strategically focuses on long-term.


  5. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Field Utility Inspector in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Utility Inspector in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT place to work. It's like a family that comes to work with you. Very professional in their attitude and work ethics!

    Cons

    I can not think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family environment, long term employment

    Cons

    Lack of company vision for future growth.

    Advice to Management

    Up date technology


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Binkley Barfield full-time

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for. They appreciate their employees and reward hard work and dedication by promoting from within. Strong values and a real family feel from a company that has been around for 40 years. They offer flexible schedules and good benefits.

    Cons

    Is an established name in engineering but still has a slightly small business look and feel. This can be a pro or a con depending on how you see it.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, keep up the good work. Continue to value your employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best of Houston Engineering firm to work for and be associated with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Binkley Barfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While working for the Company, I was continually impressed by the owners commitment to service - in the Houston community, around Texas, and the families represented by their staff. This Company was committed to providing a good salary and benefits for those who worked for them - along with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes there were growing pains - such as long hours until staff were hired for big projects. The office building is old and sometimes space was a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on fighting the corporate mindset of money first, instead valuing relationships.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, but not many projects to work on."

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binkley Barfield as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Very relaxed work environment, no stress.

    Cons

    No real plan for interns. Interns were assigned to whichever project needed help.
    Downtime when there weren't any projects to work on.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "grossly underpaid"

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    Current Employee - EIT in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - EIT in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule
    free medical insurance

    Cons

    extremely low pay
    99% of work is CADD (not engineering)
    little, if any, opportunity for advancement
    no vacation in first year
    6 year vesting schedule for 401k/IRA

    Advice to Management

    you should pay your employees what they're worth, or at least close to what they're worth. paying your engineers with 5+ years experience less than what new graduates are making is awful and breeds resentment. perhaps instead of hiring engineers, you should be hiring CADD techs?