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Concord, CA

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Cardno CEO & Managing Director Richard Wankmuller
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Pros
  • Great people, friendly and diverse environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Great work environment that provides flexibility while offering opportunities for professional and technical growth (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The only thing valued by upper management is (in 15 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was also terrible- you were expected to be online 24/7 (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Consummate Professionals Dedicated to Task"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
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    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The scientists that they employ are professionals of the highest caliber.

    You learn SO MUCH just being within their proximity, and by interacting with them on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Occasionally, the ramp-up process can lag behind, as can securing appropriate network and data access credentials.

    And for non-scientific personnel, there isn't a formal "training" program to supplement any of the critical disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit as much project work as possible to keep employees engaged.

    And commit to refreshing hardware and peripherals on a more aggressive schedule to keep people working with current tools.


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    "Great first job, gained a lot of valuable experience but professional growth is difficult"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA

    Pros

    Really fun work and lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience for recent grads.Lots of things are changing with the recent merger with Cardno. Some of the bad apples have been asked to leave or have left on their own. Steps are being taken to train middle managers to promote organic growth.

    Cons

    Promotion is completely arbitrary within the company and largely depends on the office you work out off, the working group you are in and especially the manager you have. Opportunities to work toward promotion can be difficult to come by; as employees become proficient at or exceed the expectations of their level they can be held there in the effort to keep project bids competitive with other less expensive consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Provide lower level employees more professional training. Prompt middle managers to give constructive criticism. Guard against blacklisting employees without feedback. Standardize promotion standards between offices and working groups.



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