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Clean Air Engineering Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Air Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Culture, Interesting Work, Has Outlasted All Its Competitors

    Cons

    Profitability swings with political climate


  2. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Clean Air Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic work atmosphere, passionate professionals

    Cons

    Low salaries and no method for advancement

  3. "Electronic Technician"

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

    I worked at Clean Air Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are friendily and the atomsphere is laid back.

    Cons

    There are 3 facialities and all 3 are ran differentily. There's no consistency in the way the company is run. Half their income is spent renting their own equipment to the sourcing group. Very few raises are given out.


  4. "Environmental Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Air Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Traveling around the country over 50%. Flexible work schedule when at home.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, no raises, no future. They just get new employees and burn them out or get them hurt working over 12 hours in the field every day straight for periods up to a month.

    Advice to Management

    PAY YOUR WORKERS !!! Fix your work conditions before you kill somebody !!!


  5. "Your experience will vary by position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reliable/stable work environment.
    Field employees work long hours but get lots of world travel and experience.
    Good work-life balance for office employees, typical 8 to 5 office hours.
    Company is flexible if needed, but that mostly depends on who you work for.
    Hard work and extra effort is noticed and rewarded most of the time.
    Walkable to Metra Northwest train line and downtown Palatine which has decent selection of restaurant options.
    As long as you're not sleeping at your desk, you won't get fired.

    Cons

    Few cons as long as your expectations are in line with a typical small energy company.
    Company has existed for over 40 years but management is in transition and current environment teems with uncertainty.
    Intracompany bickering.
    Pay is on the low side of average for most positions, so negotiate a better deal early.
    Leadership demographic is mainly white male; "good old boys club".

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to fire people who don't fit the culture and who don't perform.
    Raises and lack of profit sharing (bonuses) have always been an issue.


  6. "Electrical Techician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clean Air Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and those that you work with day to day are very helpful and friendly. A good group of people. Great benefits. Freedom to work on projects and ability to get parts.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement and no raises what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Offer increased salary for at least cost of living raises


  7. "Most Don't Stay Long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clean Air Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Lots of nice people and work environments, depending on who you work for. Good work/life balance for some and health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Salary increases (if any) are minimal. After a few years, you're better off switching jobs. Get some experience and get out. Loyalty and hard work are not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to keep your talent. The cost of replacing good employees is higher than a decent raise.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good & Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Air Engineering full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    For Field Engineers there is a lot of opportunity to see multiple industries and experience a lot of different places. The travel keeps it interesting and each project can be unique.

    There is room to grow and advance, however, unless you go out and grab those opportunities you can be passed by.

    The benefits are good; health insurance, 401k, health savings accounts for things not covered, and flexible schedules are all part of it.

    Cons

    The travel for a field engineer can be a bit much and is potentially the biggest drawback.

    Pay is on the lower end, but the flexible schedule makes up for it in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for what your employees do. Make sure to look ahead at how the market is changing.


  9. "Excellent experience for someone just out of school"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer & Technician in Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Field Engineer & Technician in Palatine, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clean Air Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work in, great company culture, employees are really helpful

    Cons

    Poor management, a better training program is needed,


  10. "Worth working for a few years."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Palatine, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Air Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great if you like travelling. Team leaders are willing to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is low for what you do.


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