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Cardno Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Cardno CEO & Managing Director Richard Wankmuller
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  • Upper management is run by a bunch frat boys who will only promote people they like instead of by merit (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bureaucratic organization"

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not much investment in young employees, unsustainable growth


  2. "Senior Staff Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are amazing! It's like having a second family.

    Cons

    It can sometimes feel like there is a lack of communication from the top down.

  3. "Not Great, Not Bad"

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

    I worked at Cardno full-time

    Pros

    If you like engineering or environmental work, this is a great company. They offer decent benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    If you fill a support role and aren't an engineer, prepare to be looked down on and treated as expendable or unimportant.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say you have an open door policy, actually follow through on it. Saying you want to be transparent but then demonstrating otherwise is a great way to break trust.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. "Cardno"

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

    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of project work and opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Lacking focus and direction. Lack of trust in senior leadership.

  8. "Nice People Confused Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers I had were all intelligent, professional and kind people. There are opportunities to work in the field or in the office.

    Cons

    The corporation as a whole seems confused by the number and types of businesses they own. It is an Australian engineering conglomorate that has purchased many different types of environmental service companies in the US. I believe the number and type of companies makes it difficult for them to set effective policies and strategies. Compensation often lags the market not because it isn't available to give but because of arbitrary rules imposed in order to treat all subsidiaries the same.

    Advice to Management

    For upper management, trust your regional and district managers to make decisions effectively to protect bottom line but promote the development and retention of good employees.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They try..."

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

    Pros

    Generous vacation time at all levels.

    Cons

    Corporate upheaval and uncertainty. Few opportunities for professional growth. Lack of strategy, vision.


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