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Cardno Reviews

Updated April 19, 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)

  • 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. "Cardno"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Cardno"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They Keep Gnawing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Scientist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Scientist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, good co-workers, good benefits

    Cons

    At risk of being laid off at all times. Do not honor their employment contracts. Persistently getting rid of people who have been profit makers in the past. Tend to put people in tiny boxes making it difficult to use broad skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Cardno"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Staff Scientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Staff Scientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardno (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers at the company Cardno.

    Cons

    Company rebuilding so there is alot of commotion going on.


  10. "Process Engineering Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Entry Level Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team, Good environment to work with

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides


  11. "Unstable Situation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ability to telework. Technical staff strong in pipeline sector.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lack of direction and lack of support for staff. Only care about billability.



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