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Carlson Testing Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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  1. "Special Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Special Inspector in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Special Inspector in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and people to work for. Would not hesitate too work for them again.

    Cons

    Dispatchers expecting you to drive across town in 10 minutes?


  2. "Selfish, demeaning, disorganized company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Testing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Payroll is on top of things, so you actually get paid on time.

    Cons

    Negative attitude from upper management.
    Sexist environment.
    Selfish office manager who likes to leave people in the dark.
    Vacation requests get approved last minute.
    Disorganized and poor attitude between departments.
    Old-fashioned, and refusal to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the times and put the employees first. Make employees feel valued, and stop treating the front desk like scum. That is why the door keeps revolving, if you haven't figured it out.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible."

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    Former Employee - Field Inspector in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Field Inspector in Tigard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Loved most of my coworkers.
    *Work was easy
    *Always had BBQ, but most inspectors couldn't attend.

    Cons

    *Pay was terrible for the industry
    *Management is the worst I've seen in any company
    *Most coworkers thought they "knew it all" when in reality they aren't very knowledgeable
    *Management sucks
    *Dispatch team is rude and very un-personable
    *Treated employees like garbage
    *You have to drive your own vehicle all over the state with little reimbursement
    *Terrible management team
    *Raises? Ha not here

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Pay competitive, not 30-40% under industry standard... Like you do.


  4. "Love the people, but not the management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carlson Testing full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people there were very pleasant to work with and good people. Family like environment. Fast paced environment, days went by quick. Pay and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management had a "My way or the highway" view a lot of the time. Small staffed and overworked most of the time. Management expected sometimes too much of employees because they were understaffed and very busy. When they communicated that they were 'buried' with work, there were no solutions offered.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your employees. Even a few "good job" or "good work"'s here and there would be good. More ideas for solutions to help balance work load.


  5. "Some good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Alot of very nice people to work with, family environment

    Cons

    Lackluster technical reputation, known more as a bottom dollar versus winning work based on quality.