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  1. "I loved working for this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best reason was my boss, the senior VP of marketing. He was always open to new marketing ideas, gave kudos for good performance, and encouraged feed-back.

    Cons

    We created and executed the marketing for ten regional office nationwide and sometimes it was difficult to get everybody on board at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Always be open to innovative ideas and give plenty of praise.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in the 1990s"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administration in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Carl Walker, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Short commute
    Good, personable mid-level management

    Cons

    Not progressive at all; stuck in the 90s
    Not growing, very stagnant
    Poor job benefits; 401K was taken away during the recession
    Sexist attitude toward women, especially from the corporate office

    Advice to Management

    Upper management always wants everyone to fully agree to a decision, which is impossible. Goals often fall by the wayside or drag on for several months or years and no decision is ever made due to this.


  3. "Company took a HUGE hit from the poor economy"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Personnel
    Former Employee - Clerical Personnel
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carl Walker, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility was great. Was allowed and encouraged to do additional training. Local leadership was mostly fair.

    Cons

    Top heavy - too much upper managment
    No raises (actually had decrease in pay)
    Many layoffs - less people to do the same amount of work
    Some blatant sexism from the corporate office

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees. A little encouragement and appreciation goes a long way.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent, I have learned quite a bit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Carl Walker, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting. I have had the benefit of working on some really interesting and difficult projects.

    Cons

    No raises since 2008 and they no longer match 401k.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to try and get involved with other types of structures to stay busy during periods were we don't have as many parking garage projects.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Consulting Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smaller company
    Specialty niche
    Friendly employees
    Very good in their field
    Encourage professional development
    Family focused
    Flex time offered
    Opportunity to travel with some positions

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement/slow process
    Job perks taken away
    No 401K matching
    No bonuses for past year
    No preformance raises for past year

    Advice to Management

    Many of the issues facing the company are due to tough economic times. Despite these issues, and forced lay-offs, remaining employees should be given some incentive to remain with the company.