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C H Fenstermaker & Associates Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, Family-type atmosphere.

    Cons

    no room for advancement beyond Admin position.


  2. "Business Development Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work enviroment and team work

    Cons

    No too much support or inverstement

    Advice to Management

    All ok, no reason to complains

  3. "IT Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends

    I worked at C H Fenstermaker & Associates (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    I have no cons


  4. "Overall not a bad company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, days off, friendly work environment

    Cons

    organization is lacking, hold everyone to the same standards


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Party Chief in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Party Chief in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is very good to its employees. Lots of good benefits. I have spend 8 years working over here with no complaints about the way I was treated.

    Cons

    Have to deal with the ups and downs of the oil field. They have done lots of things to keep from laying people.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Trending in wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the engineering department from 2012-2015. The company had a lot of potential fails in many cases to deliver. The company is broken apart and really like 3-4 separate companies with little unity. Some managers/directors are decent, but others horrible. I would avoid satellite offices as they get little assistance. If you have a good boss, it's a great place to work and you learn and move up. Often times though, it's not the case.

    Cons

    Company has overextended, and did when I left in 2015. They had mass layoffs recently (February 2016). Executive leadership team is massive and filled with long-term employees and family friends who have no business running things. Often, very little room to grow. New ideas are cherry picked by management and passed off as their own. True innovation is not a value.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way and retire.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Land Surveyor
    Former Employee - Land Surveyor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and vacation time

    Cons

    Nothing more than a number to these people. A lot of false promises of raises and promotions. Even though it's a family owned company, it feels like a major corporation meaning the owners don't know everyone or everything that goes on because they're never around. No yearly bonuses or raises for 7+ years. Every year we'd get a sob email from the never seen president how it was an ok year and they were going to budget for raises the next year while the higher ups are all driving new vehicles every 2 years and building big new houses.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and get to know your employees and walk a mile in their shoes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job. Willing to take on trainees"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good office environment
    -Work was consistent

    Cons

    -Disconnect between the Houston and Lafayette profit centers
    -No bonuses or incentives to increase work ethic

    Advice to Management

    -Make the annual reviews mean something


  9. "Fenstermaker is an awesome company to work for, it continues to grow and expand while still keeping it family oriented."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, atmosphere is enjoyable to work in and the people are great

    Cons

    training could use a little work, but not terrible


  10. Helpful (1)

    "When the work is here, it's great."

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at C H Fenstermaker & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of cohorts within the Houston Environmental team. Management within Houston tries to share the work among team members and expose new projects to all so everyone gets the opportunity to grow. When the (billable) hours are in, it's an efficient system that all parties are engaged and work towards the goals and client needs. Office environment is great, most everyone has a window office, Houston office has its perks. Self-training is open during slow periods.

    Cons

    Headquarters in Lafayette often tends to keep any environmental work there as possible, leaving satellite offices high and dry. Marketing is nonexistent for environmental team, it's up to the workers to try and get more work in, the department needs a environmental-specific marketer. Occasionally there can be micro-management, but once trust is built it dissipates. No bonuses, but there is informal verbal recognition. The best parts about this company come from the specific offices, and NOT from headquarters. Very limited career growth opportunities, we've lost several people to growth than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Get a department-specific marketer for each department, and don't rely on a couple of people to market for the entire company and all of its departments. Bring back bonuses, even a Christmas ham is a "bonus" to some who remember it. Engage in formal training when the work is slow.


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