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Dewberry Fairfax Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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Fairfax, VA

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Dewberry Dewberry Donald E. Stone, Jr.
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  • The company could do better at maintaining a more consistent work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Their Houston location has some serious upper management problems (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Electrical Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dewberry (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great work life balance

    Cons

    I do not see any issues with the company


  2. "Dewberry Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dewberry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dewberry is a privately held family owned company. Integrity is paramount to our values. Doing the right thing is a company value. You can feel that a every level of the organization.

    Cons

    I dont have a con to share at this time.

  3. "Good first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Great project managers, even better peers.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward advancement. Compensation felt low for northern VA/DC area.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, some management issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work environment
    Some interesting projects
    Friendly, intelligent, helpful and honest co-workers
    Encourage outreach and professional society membership

    Cons

    HR could use a facelift with programs, staying competitive to retain talent
    Benefits come off as stingy
    Hard to get into those interesting projects
    Project procurement, keeping a stream of projects going could be improved
    Billing to the company vs. a client is looked down on

    Advice to Management

    Get some fresh new folks in HR
    Figure out how to best leverage talents across departments to keep employees doing interesting, billable work


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great resources at Fairfax office especially. Almost every A/E discipline is represented at that office. Great projects, especially with Dewberry's reputation. Great place to learn and management advancement is possible

    Cons

    Sometimes the many divisions and departments don't work together as smoothly as possible, but it is an area they constatnly try to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Assist with career paths. For those employees willing, push them politely into areas where they can grow and get more diverse experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere, most employees come and go when they want. This is a Pro if that is what you want out of a career.

    Cons

    No leadership from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those that are dedicated to the company and not always the higher ups.


  7. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Civil EIT in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Civil EIT in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dewberry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with in the Fairfax office are amazing and really make the job.

    Cons

    Very large workload, due to great business.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A pretty good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible scheduling
    - Interesting projects
    - Project managers are interested in developing your skill sets
    - Diverse group of employees with broad experiences to learn from

    Cons

    - Benefits (401k and health care) are sub-par
      - No HSA option
      - Company match is very small (2%) and not vested until 3 years of employment
      - 401k provider charges ridiculous fees
    - Pay is nothing to write home about
    - Fairfax location not easily accessible by public transportation

    Advice to Management

    In order to hold onto top talent you need to provide benefits and compensation of a similar caliber. Providing a sub-par benefits package is just lazy.


  9. "Good place to start career but hard to move up"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good initial experience and exposure.
    Good exposure to the A&E industry.
    Lot of young people who do things after work together.

    Cons

    Low salaries and raises.
    Low potential for growth.
    Too many middle managers.
    Needs to invest more in technological innovations to gain tan edge. Some idea work some don't but you got to try.

    Advice to Management

    You get good people, focus on Dewberry being their home for their career. Please choose middle managers who want people to grow rather than those who see staff as widgits who are dime a dozen.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good company, some poor leaders"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefits, passionate group

    Cons

    Some leaders are not pulling their own weight and do not support those who threaten them - by those who have more experience, or who find them timid, or are trying to hold on to power for something they do not do well. Also, even though all employees have to take ethics and sexual harrassment training every year there are leaders who still act creepy with women.

    Advice to Management

    Please allow for employee input on review of your leaders, they are the ones who know what happens day to day and see where leaders are weak.


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