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Cardno Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Cardno CEO & Managing Director Richard Wankmuller
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  • upper management squeeze, number above everything else, rush on projects causing bad deliverable to clients (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. 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.

  3. 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!


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cardno"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Laboratory Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting projects
    good salary
    opportunity to work internationally
    pleasant working environment

    I enjoyed my time at Cardno. The company has a large presence in the oil and gas sector as a civil design and construction management firm. There are benefits and drawbacks to working for a multi-national firm, and I eventually decided that I would prefer working for a mid-size firm based in the USA that was more focused in my area of expertise. I would still consider returning to Cardno.

    Cons

    large corporate bureaucracy
    poor work/life balance
    huge overhead costs cut into funds available for employee raises
    poor market sector outlook (oil and gas)

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that management seek to diversify the business more out of the oil and gas sector. I would also recommend cutting through red tape and bureaucracy, which sometimes seemed to occupy more of my time than actually doing my job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Confidential in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardno full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on high profile projects

    Cons

    Transition to cardno from Haynes Whaley has not been good. Excessive working hours, weak/no bonus structure since operating as cardno, poor management.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with opportunity to grow technical skills including assessment and remediation. Diverse technological applications for remediation. Additional opportunities to travel and expand business.

    Cons

    Company needed to diversify beyond primary contract for oil and gas client. High employee turnover after primary contract took effect.

    Advice to Management

    Need to diversify into sectors beyond oil and gas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cardno"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wexford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wexford, PA

    I have been working at Cardno (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great IT staff and IT management.

    Cons

    Market stability is not great and company is going through a lot of reorganization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Environmental"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cardno full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cardno offers many work opportunities and everyone is constantly busy. We have multiple offices making work in new areas possible.

    Cons

    Cardno does not value their emoloyees and hard working people get use up quickly without good benefits. Cardno is only starting to compensate for insane overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Cardno would benifit from leadership and training for managers and employees in addition to placing value on employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Cardno"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    location. other groups are well managed

    Cons

    high firing rate (6 in 24 months).

    Advice to Management

    embrace talented staff who are not clones of other great employees. diversity strengthens everyone, amd insures highest work quality.


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