Chester Engineers Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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2.6
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Chester Engineers Chairman, President & CEO Robert O. Agbede (no image)
Robert O. Agbede
7 Ratings
  1. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent place to work at

    Cons

    Could be better, not sure how though

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  2. "Ambitious but inconsistent execution"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - V P in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work for meaningful projects

    Cons

    Frustrations with decisions and reorganizations

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  3. "nimble company with lots of room for improvements"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Moon Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    not bureaucratic, startup feel, good mentors

    Cons

    rigid work schedule, lack of professional development training, slow to adapt to new technology, high turnover

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "HATCH CHESTER; new name same garbage"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, Great Office Location

    Cons

    Management, Entitled leadership, no understanding of the field, no job security, no way of moving up in the company

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  5. "Admin"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers

    Pros

    Busy, fast paced, quick learning enivronment

    Cons

    Disorganized, hectic, unstructured, unmanaged enivronment

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Bad environment"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the people there are nice and easy to get along with. The offices are nice.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care for its employees. Was a hard worker took on a lot of responsibilities and got nothing for it. Was doing work of three people and got raises that didn't even keep up with inflation. People never hesitate to throw you under the bus if it's you or them. They spend money wrecklessly and pretty much with no thought. Hire PMs for absurd amounts of money and then find out they don't end up actually doing anything and get fired. Environment is that of fear and try to scare you into doing things. No benefits whatsoever. They have a joke of a monthly award that the worst people who suck up win and that's it not actually hard workers win.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "The worst engineering firm you will ever work at."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They will employ almost anyone. Some PMs and employees are good people to work with. Laid back for the most part.

    Cons

    They don't care what you need or want. The CEO only cares about how much money is going into his bank account. He is very arrogant and does not care about his employees. There are no benefits of working there...no bonuses, no thank yous, no raises, no anything. The Overhead at this company is truly astonishing.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chester Engineers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1. Largest MBE Engineering Consultant owned by an Afro-American 2. Well established and experienced firm in the water/wastewater/environmental arena

    Cons

    1. Firm presently in a decline 2. Salaries have been stagnated & in some cases decreased over the past 4 years

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "A bunch of "Yes" Men"

    2.0
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    Wastewater Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chester Engineers for more than a year

    Pros

    You get paid, you get benefits, you get ....well that's about it, nothing else really comes to mind.

    Cons

    When I first joined Chester I was ecstatic, my first "grown-up" job. But then came to realize how much the company didn't care about its employees like other companies such as: AECOM, CH2M, or ARCADIS; cared about theirs. You can go through the motions and mention to your supervisor things you do not appreciate or simple complaints you have and they'll say "I can assure you we are working as hard as we can to fix the problem." In all, your submitted complaint to them will end up nowhere else but at the bottom of a cemetery with someone else's hopes and dreams.

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  10. "Project Representative"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chester Engineers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Chester Engineers is currently the engineering firm of record for a few large city water and sewer authorities

    Cons

    Communication and currently pay cuts is a very large reason current employees are looking at other firms.

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