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Cardno Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Cardno CEO & Managing Director Richard Wankmuller
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Pros
  • Great people, friendly and diverse environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Varied Interesting Projects, Good connection with global Cardno (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management squeeze, number above everything else, rush on projects causing bad deliverable to clients (in 16 reviews)

  • The work/life balance culture seems to be dissipating too (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Righting The Ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardno full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the last 8 months Cardno has really gotten their act together and turned the company around. Company has employed people who really want to make a difference and it shows. Along with attitudes, salaries are on the rise and production is soaring. I have been with the company more than 10 years and I am happy to see that we are moving forward in a positive manner. Great teammates and caring supervisors.

    Cons

    No cons to date as far as I am concerned. The firm is truly making its best effort to be no.1.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos for the Town Hall Meetings that keep ALL staff informed of the status of the company. I appreciate our Division President's honesty and forthrightness relative to info share. Great work Cardno!


  2. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cardno full-time

    Pros

    Corporate company offers a wide range of training options.

    Cons

    Couldn't figure out how to provide access to employees who didn't work on a corporate computer.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Lonetree, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Lonetree, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Friendly associates
    Career growth opportunities for technical staff

    Cons

    In the US, the brand is non-existent. Working in the branches for your service line is fine but working with corporate or across divisions is a headache.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes and develop clear line of communication.


  4. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to employees, understanding, great management

    Cons

    Poor pay, little to no hope for growing with company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of instability"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardno full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good work, good direct management, great flexibility

    Cons

    working conditions are highly variable depending on division, geography and direct supervisor

    Advice to Management

    standardize, communicate, actually consider input from staff, and encourage stability.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people at the lower level, decent benefits, 401K match

    Cons

    upper management squeeze, number above everything else, rush on projects causing bad deliverable to clients.

    Advice to Management

    They know what's coming.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fine for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, nice coworkers. Learned a lot

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough people to complete everything. We worked several weekends. Zero possibilities of moving up in the company from this position.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Churn and Burn"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cardno works on a wide array of multidisciplinary projects.

    Cons

    Management is focused on growth and acquisition versus producing quality consulting work.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down!


  9. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardno full-time

    Pros

    so nice, more challenging and efficient

    Cons

    busy a bit and beurcratic

    Advice to Management

    I think the management has to improve a lot


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too big for them to manage."

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    Former Employee - Aquatic Biologist in Beckley, WV
    Former Employee - Aquatic Biologist in Beckley, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities at other offices.

    Cons

    Too many employees to properly manage.


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