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Burns and Roe Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility in hours. Flex time 7-9 am start and 8 or 9 hour days.

    Cons

    Middle management needs to value employees input and advise

    Advice to Management

    Replace the managers that dont know how to manage. Just because you are in charge, doesn't mean you know what you are doing. If you actually give responsibility to your employees, and then listen to their advice, you might be surprised by the increase in productivity and performance.


  2. "Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Electrician in Oradell, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burns and Roe (More than a year)

    Pros

    to develop my knowledge, and ability, that can be use to my future ,,
    working in the company is good especially the seminar and orientation, that can help me to be safe in the work place.

    Cons

    work only as a contract
    some time no material"s

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Oradell, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice firm to work for

    Cons

    Tough industry to exist in

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  4. "The people are nice.."

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Oradell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burns and Roe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice everyone seems helpful

    Cons

    Things aren't terribly organized and everyone has different ideas on how things should be done. Makes for a confusing time when switching between projects.


  5. "Outdated, going nowhere"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oradell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Burns and Roe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company offers a summer schedule year long. That means half say on Fridays, and work 9 hours Minday to Thursday.

    Cons

    Processes, procedures, management are all outdated.

    Management do not value human resource especially for younger generation. It provides no training or career development for young people. So there is an extremely high turn over rate for young smart people.

    Promotions are not merit based contrary to what it claims. Higher level people only cares about themselves.

    Management has no vision for the company. Company is going nowhere but downhill.

    There is a lot of politics that most of the time have a negative impact to the company.

    There are quite a few people that are quite bitter and this makes the working environment very unpleasant.

    The company just became a part of Power Engineers, the results of this merger has yet to be seen.

    Advice to Management

    Start with a vision and stop micromanagement.

    Start developing and investing in your workforce. This will improve the quality and abilities as seen by clients.


  6. "downward trend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burns and Roe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    slightly above market compensation, benefits at market with exception of 401(k) which has no match. With Vanguard, so it is a good plan even when only your own money going in. Good people to work with, small enough that you can know almost everyone.

    Cons

    stagnet, not breaking into new markets and old markets are frozen. Much competition so hard to win jobs that make much money. Keep doing the tried and true, even when it isn't working. Some voices for doing things differently, but they get taken out by RIF's or simply ignored. Have cut support staff to bare bones and have unqualified people doing some non-engineering tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Get in new blood, with new ideas and break out of your comfort zone.


  7. "A lot of experienced people but"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oradell, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burns and Roe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has good values and the people have a lot of experience.

    Cons

    The company doesn't pay that well and a lot of their people are leaving the company

  8. "Underpaying, undesirable, unwanted company to work for/with Nuclear Power Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in Oradell, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Oradell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burns and Roe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Possible Field Assignments, Chance to learn new Engineering Software, Good for Graduate students looking to work closely with Professors employed at Company

    Cons

    Where to begin- Compensation is very low, Projects are often unwanted leftovers of Engineering companies who do well in Nuclear Engineering, Field Assignments are severely mismanaged, lot of Nepotism in the company. Where to Finish- They were company responsible for Three Mile Island, if that doesn't say enough, what does?

    Advice to Management

    Retire, fold company, allow worthwhile employees to be merged into Engineering firm that knows what they are doing on Nuclear Projects.


  9. "Was a stop point in my career...not a building block."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow employees are enjoyable, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    No room for growth or training.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Good Firm"

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

    Pros

    A well-known engineering firm with a long pedigree of successful projects. Ownership remains in the founding family and they treat their employees well.

    Cons

    Too concentrated in a couple of industry sectors. Would benefit from some diversification of services and clients.


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