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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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  1. "Solid Company, Areas to Improve"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Earleville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Earleville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong technical staff, decent work-life balance, support continued education and professional licensure/certification, competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Performance reviews need overhaul to help establish and track goals, communication between offices is limited, no bonus or incentive packages, programs are rolled out without any implementation fan causing them to fail

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take the pulse of the company to evaluate where improvements can be made, establish some bonus or incentive program for start employees


  2. "Technician (I-IV)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Deerfield Office: Relaxed Environment, work your 40 hrs (or usually more) whenever you want. Some people show at 7am others at 10am.

    Can learn whatever you want on downtime, if it applies

    Cons

    No leadership
    No real growth
    A lot of downtime during winter
    Never know if you will have a job through the winter
    No help advancing
    People hoard work so they can keep their jobs...

    Advice to Management

    Spread knowledge and responsibilities around. Have meetings so people are on the same page.

  3. "Engineer I"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    I started my engineering career at EA at the Hunt Valley office. I really enjoyed the experience. The office has a very professional vibe to it and my coworkers taught me a lot while I worked there. I enjoyed my job and didn't take the job home with me. EA puts families first and were great with balancing life's commitments.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons. I left because I moved.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Good by shady"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of very good, bright people.

    Cons

    Backdoor politics and lack of honest management


  5. "Great community of employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hires smart employees who are genuinely interested in the profession. Good work life balance. Interesting project work.

    Cons

    If you live in Baltimore, the commute isn't great.


  6. "Woefully Behind the Times"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting exposure to different jobs, generally good technical people though limited in number and capacity.

    Cons

    There's a general attitude of self-reinforcement that makes the managing staff far too overconfident in the company's ability and they continually overestimate the core abilities of the firm. This self-reinforcement prevents the culture from shifting positively. There's no need to change your course if you're always self-affirming your excellence. Fake it until you make it seems to be the rule. Internal politics and P&L issues between groups make competing with the outside world second to competing with the internal "EA World" and put the company at firm disadvantage for new clients and new work. Taking time off is difficult, and there is little regard for family or personal needs. Loyalty is not rewarded; everyone is on edge and jobs feel far from safe. Management is tremendously risk adverse and therefore isn't on the cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    management and corporate structure should be reorganized. Outside consultants and outside leaders should be imported to shake up the culture.


  7. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly people, interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    high pace of some work

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a small company it makes it easy to connect with employees across all the offices. Management really cares about you as an employee. A relaxed atmosphere while also keeping a good task management.

    Cons

    Depending on the projects work can slow way down.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Technician II"

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

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The lab management was great to work with.

    Cons

    The company segregates the lab employees from the other employees of the company. The company really doesn't invest any time into their employees. There is no mentoring program to help you move up through the company. In fact, they actually do everything possible not to promote from within the company. The employee turnover rate is absolutely ridiculous. Every other week there is a new position open. I've been told you basically have to threaten to leave the company to get the pay raise you deserve. They pay you as little as possible and work you like a mule. The lab had some overtime opportunities but every position outside the lab they expect you to work overtime every week.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting within!!! Invest in your employees!


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Treated Well, Good Office, Not Overly Supervised, Care about Employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of occupational autonomy, too much bureaucracy, company systems not conducive to completing things efficiently. Not sure their is a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes to facilitate expeditious completion of proposals. make procurement and invoice review easier. Trust that experienced senior manager and employees know how to mahe jobs profitable.


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