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DOWL Reviews

Updated March 27, 2018
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DOWL President Stewart G. Osgood, P.E.
Stewart G. Osgood, P.E.
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  1. "New Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DOWL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, I really enjoy the ability to work from home when I need to.
    Great team to work with around the State and country!
    Exciting and fun projects to work on.
    Career opportunities - They want their employees to better themselves!
    Best of all they have confidence that I am able to do new and challenging tasks, which gives me more confidence and the desire to work outside my comfort zone!

    Cons

    I have not encountered any cons yet!

    DOWL Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – President and CEO

    Welcome to DOWL and thanks for the positive feedback.


  2. "Civil engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DOWL full-time

    Pros

    Everything about this company, great place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing I can remember right now.

  3. "Materials Tester"

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    Former Employee - Materials Tester in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Materials Tester in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and scope for growth

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the work involved, sometimes the hours are long and normal.


  4. "Field Technician"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, They put employees first and help them to grow in the company

    Cons

    It can get very busy during summer seasons

    DOWL Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – President and CEO

    Thanks for the review. Yes, given the the high latitude and elevation locations of some of our great offices, the construction season is highly variable. May through October the pace can be... More


  5. "Senior Engineer"

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

    I worked at DOWL full-time

    Pros

    Smaller company, with good geographic and market coverage in the western US

    Cons

    Bit of a weird cult culture. Very commodity-based consulting, rather than selling services based on value. Not very employee oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Promote Lynn to President.

    DOWL Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – President and CEO

    Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with DOWL. We wish you nothing but the best going forward and hope you find happiness and peace. And all of us in management agree that Lynn Bruno is a... More


  6. "Thrilled to be with DOWL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DOWL part-time

    Pros

    All employees seem invested in how my transition is going and my workplace happiness, and are willing to help fill availability if I do not have a task. Coworkers respond well to my questions, and go above and beyond in creating learning experiences that help me come to the solution, rather than simply providing the answer for me. Employees in all practice areas synergize, creating a fun variety of projects.

    Cons

    Challenges with staying busy while being a new employee, especially when you are not in a position to find your own work (however this is understood as a new hire). Some supervisors may not seem prepared to train new staff, as there is a knowledge gap that comes with working in this realm for an extended time.

    DOWL Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – President and CEO

    Sounds like you have a generally positive experience as you on-boarded with DOWL. Transitioning into a company is always difficult as you look to make a difference and hit the ground running. If... More


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    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DOWL full-time

    Pros

    Great people and variety of projects to work on.

    Cons

    There wasn't much I can think of that I didn't like.

  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer II in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer II in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large firm with strong well known reputation. Flexible time off, lots of friendly fun coworkers, variety of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, long days/nights working on deadlines, lack of teamwork, felt like coworkers didn't have my back , wanted me to fail in order to elevate themselves

    DOWL Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – President and CEO

    First, thanks for the comments about DOWL's strong reputation and the variety of projects your were exposed to. We strive to create a work environment that drifts way from the mundane and ordinary... More


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the Accounting Tech.

    Cons

    Hectic environment due to doing great business.

    Advice to Management

    None

    DOWL Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – President and CEO

    Thanks for your service to the company. The accounting function is an important position at DOWL and in any engineering firm, and we attempt to compensate our folks at a level that recognizes this... More


  10. "DOWL is for people with a mission"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DOWL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constantly growing and changing
    Opportunities to try new things and move to new places
    Small enough that you know the Owners and the CEO
    Rewards hard work and success

    Cons

    Requires a commitment to working hard
    Not as flexible in work place/schedules as some others

    DOWL Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – President and CEO

    Thanks for the positive comments. We aspire to be the biggest small company in the Western U.S. Regarding flexibility, it is our desire to change and evolve with social pressures and demographics... More


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