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Cardno Reviews

Updated June 17, 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. "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.


  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.

  3. 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.


  4. "Generic"

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    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural company So far good kind people various project close proximity at the train station various social event staff scholarship many branch

    Cons

    Not cons relatively low salary sometimes late work without payment recently many staff moved out, staff management by regular CDR


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardno (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people i worked with.

    Cons

    The money is better elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  6. 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!


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great team of people. You have opportunities to work on interesting projects, clients and geographies.

    Cons

    Management hasn't been strong for much too long now. Salaries low and not to standard.

  8. "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, but not becouse the company is very generous, but becouse of the salary history and rules of the Client.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lots of gossiping. COP that they appointed leads the one man show project. No communication or guidance to the team. Possible fraudelant activities on the project. People who worked with COP before on other projects and knew about his incopetencies and corruptive activities in the past were laid off. Cardno HO kniws all of this, but still supports the guy. Team members with broad experience are not appreciated. No job security. Contracts are extended for several months as they think that employees would work better if under preasure that they will loose the job. I could continue on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Get yourself together. Open your eyes. Stop listening to one man only, as he is a lier. There's the whole team out there who want the project to be sucessful. Stop letting him hire incopetent people. Lay of COP, he will cause headache to you.


  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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