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Coneco Engineers and Scientists Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "interesting business model..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Bridgewater, MA

    I worked at Coneco Engineers and Scientists full-time

    Pros

    Great experience for recent graduates looking to get into environmental consulting
    Young and fun work environment
    Freedom and variety of projects
    Very few unnecessary meetings and overhead tasks - you have a great amount of time and freedom to accomplish your tasks

    Cons

    LIttle to no female management
    Not always enough projects and work to go around
    Undesirable benefits and employee appreciation
    Pro-profit, not pro-environment
    borderline un-PC

    Advice to Management

    It seems the business model is to hire recent college graduates and keep turn-over high to keep payroll and service costs low. This is great for recent grads who need experience and can move on, while keeping those that are a good fit for the company. My advice, however, would be to let go of uninterested and incompetent workers. Having these people breeds negativity and lessens productivity in the office.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't bother if you've had experience with ANY other company"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Bridgewater, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They give you enough rope to hang yourself. If you are really good at just keeping your head down and doing exactly as you are told without any independent thought, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Poor communication skills by management, poor pay, poor compensation/benefits, bad overall workplace environment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to learn the business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Scientist in Bronx, NY

    Pros

    Good work / life balance. Everyone is given enough room to learn on their own and given the opportunity to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Some individual employees do not have a good attitude and can bring down the rest of the team with their negativity.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Coneco Engineers and Scientists full-time

    Pros

    Good entry-level position. Work in "teams". You are given the freedom to work at your own pace (for the most part). Fieldwork is always interesting- never gets boring. I enjoyed my time with Coneco.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. A select few upper-level employees are difficult to work with.


  6. "Professional Sabatoage"

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

    Pros

    Would sometimes be flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Training is poor to non-existent, they train some while others they decide to not train, senior project managers are lacking in communication skills, worked typically 45-50 hours and never compensated for it. It's a old boys club so females were often looked down upon and typically left out.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with all personnel and train all employees equally.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was not a positive experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coneco Engineers and Scientists full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employment. You can be somewhat assured that you will receive a steady paycheck

    Cons

    Employment by Coneco. You may need to learn how to read minds in order to succeed there.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start an environmental career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Environmental Scientist
    Former Employee - Project Environmental Scientist

    Pros

    Lots of hands on experience with a variety of field related tasks. Client interaction, and high level of personal responsibility and accountability.

    Cons

    Management doesn't always communicate overall goals of the company, or allow others the tools they need to effectively expand business development. Too few regular clients puts supplying the majority of work and revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Let others have more responsibility for client relationships where applicable. Provide reasonable incentives and compensation structure to all deserving individuals.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Very flexible. Can have the opportunity to work on many aspects of a project.

    Cons

    Very limited feedback on ones work. Senior management does a poor job of communicating with staff about important company issues. Pay is bottom of the barrel. Very little networking or connection to the industry. Reliant on a small pool of clients

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to your employees.