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CPP Wind Engineering Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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  1. "Top-notch wind consulting company"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Wind Engineering as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with passionate people to offer a wide range of wind consulting services to clients.
    Working on international projects with firms of engineers and architects at the forefront of innovation.
    Developing new tools to tackle challenging projects

    Cons

    Tight deadline for each project


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CPP Wind Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work place which goes hand in hand with the talented people who work there. They provide information that is needed for the Industry.

    Cons

    Where do I start, this is your typical take care of the big wigs and maybe acknowledge the lower level people but they are responsible for giving them the results needed. Communication is horrible on all levels. Yet always want better results with no real leadership. Always wanting more with no compensation. This company is being run into the ground from people who are still there.

    Advice to Management

    You have very smart people, let them do their work, and pay them what they are worth.

  3. "Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    New CEO, VP Finance, really turned the company around. Great company vision and treat the employees incredibly. CEO is no longer Gary Larrew, the current CEO is a major improvement.

    Cons

    No real cons, great company to be in


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible company culture with great tools and products"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Offer excellent personality assessment tools

    Cons

    Lack of vision for growth of the company and its offerings
    Culture of politics and backstabbing
    Don't use the tools they sell and when they do they are used inaccurately

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people more
    Don't play favorites so obviously
    Appreciate the community of users and developers that actually makes your offerings great


  5. "not good at this time"

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    Current Employee - Mechant Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Mechant Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Wind Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    no comment at this time

    Cons

    misrepresentation of when commissioned income is to be disbursed


  6. "Great Experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CPP Wind Engineering as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible working hours, best place to work

    Cons

    Low Compensation, chances were less converting from contracting to full time


  7. "Valuable"

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    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPP Wind Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good senior leadership and a very talented staff.

    Cons

    Small company and few career growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Provide more growth opportunities for staff and additional classes (i.e.: leadership skills, etc.)

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A retirement company for the top brass"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CPP Wind Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the people I work with. Nice town to live in. Flexible work schedule though its a problem when the senior leaders don't show. Good health, vision and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Work in a windowless warehouse. Different people get different pay for doing the same work. No pay raises for years. Top leaders doing OK, though. Two of them bought sporty new cars during the recession when the rest of us took pay cuts. No plan or direction or room to grow. Just a job until the next job.

    Advice to Management

    Share some of the wealth. Set an example. Try inspiring people instead of just cashing your paychecks and booking vacations.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting technical work, not very employee friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation time was thin but you were allowed to take it, worked with good people, company is not obsessed with profits, nice place to live.

    Cons

    No communication from management, no real direction for the company, no real career path or organized training, little support from supervisors, OLD software used in tunnels, resistance to change or improvement, no accountability at the top levels...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A lifestyle company with good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    Pros

    Great flexibility of schedule, the leadership generally loves what they do

    Cons

    Poor communication, limited room for growth