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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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20 Ratings
  1. "Solid environmental consulting and technical services firm"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady workload with a consistent number of new projects won; this company swings above its weight class by utilizing small business advantages in government contracting. It is becoming a well recognized federal environmental contractor. There are opportunities to work on a wide variety of challenging projects. Benefits are average to good, highlights are employee ownership (stocks) + 401k for retirement savings and... some roles offer flexible hours. Healthcare plans are good value, but not exceptional.

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    Cons

    State and federal contracts make reporting somewhat burdensome for day to day project management. Training, advancement, and roles are not very well defined within the company.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2019-10-20
  2. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work with nice people and management.

    Cons

    A lot of traveling for work, can be gone for weeks at a time. This can also be a pro depending how you look at it.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2019-06-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent first job, highly recommend

    Cons

    Can be long hours, but rewarding results

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2019-04-07
  4. "Get some experience then leave"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers were nice. The office was professional. Good for entry level positions.

    Cons

    EA was a good starter job, but that's about it. The pay isn't competitive at all, the leave is all in one bucket (so if you're sick, you're using your vacation time to take off), and they expect unpaid overtime. The summers can be very busy and they expect you to put work first, not having much regard for personal lives. In contrast, the winter is very slow and the environment becomes hostile when everyone is going... after the little bit of work that's there. Project managers play favorites and put the same people on jobs over and over again while others sit back at the office with nothing to do. You get in trouble if you don't have billable time on your time sheet, but managers don't help give you work and instead tell you to go ask around for some from other people. If you ever say no to a project manager to going away for a project, that manager will black list you and not use you for any future work.

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    Advice to Management

    Fix yourselves. Pay people better. Promote from within instead of keeping everyone at lower level positions.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2019-05-15
  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist 

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Love it there. Best job

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2019-03-27
  6. "Flexible Hours"

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    Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great flexible working environment but summer are super busy and winters are very slow.

    Cons

    Low pay and very limited vertical movement

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2019-01-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company. Great Coworkers. Meaningful Work."

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Talented group of scientists, engineers, PMs, and technically skilled individuals. I worked at the Hunt Valley location in a mid level management role, and found the work fulfilling. Quite a number of coworkers were truly dedicated to the mission and to sustainable practices. Most of the coworkers are a pleasure with whom to work each day.

    Cons

    As can occur with any company, there were times that silos impacted workflows, but one needs to anticipate that and remain committed to working within the project scope to serve the client.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more. Plan for leadership succession by formally and informally developing the mid level scientists, engineers, PMs, and technically skilled individuals to take the mantle.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2018-11-06
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unchallenging and unfulfilling"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has a good reputation among its competition. They will pay for professional licensing and other course work.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible for someone with a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in engineering. The benefits are poor. There's NO SICK LEAVE. You have to use your vacation time when you get sick. The staff is very high strung and the most common form of communication is yelling at one another to get assignments accomplished. They use people with M.S. degrees to do technician/technologist type work even... though a high school graduate could perform the same type of work. This causes the employees to feel undervalued and unchallenged while also allowing the company to avoid paying them a proper salary. This is a terrible place to work for anyone with an advanced degree. Seek another company. It may feel fulfilling if you have a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree only but that's just speculation. Be forewarned, the reward for hard work at EAEST is not time off or recognition. It's more work and more responsibility. This is terrible incentive for any employee at any company.

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    Advice to Management

    Understand how undervalued your entry level staff is. Push for sick leave. You won't be able to keep employees with the offered pay and work type. There's also an attitude that work comes before everything else in life and this is a pretty unsustainable lifestyle. Offer your employees proper training to successfully pursue challenging and rewarding work or the ennui will set in and they will leave.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2018-05-31

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Response

    June 4, 2018Director Human Resources

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC provides PTO (Paid Time Off) to all full time employees. PTO can be used for vacation, sick leave or personal reasons.

  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership and nice environment

    Cons

    More direct communication would be helpful.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2018-04-05
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Undervalued"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved my co-workers and all projects are environmentally focused.

    Cons

    Management greatly undervalued its people.

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology2018-04-06
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