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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, employees have a good work ethic"

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation package, flexible work scheduling, company events at reduced prices, multiple locations, plenty of work, friendly coworkers, reasonable accommodations in office setting.

    Cons

    Long work weeks, sometimes too much work and too few people to get it all done. No compensatory or flex time accruals.


  2. "Decent Consulting Firm"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Planner in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Environmental Planner in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EPG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic projects
    Lots of senior staff to learn from
    Opportunities to conduct tasks that wouldn't be offered at a larger firm.

    Cons

    HQ is hectic
    Satellite offices are "on their own" primarily.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Revolving Door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EPG hires talented people. Unfortunately they are cut-throat and fire employees left and right. Or they do not provide any basic incentives to retain these talented people.

    Cons

    45-50 hours per week required (No straight time, No overtime, No Banking of Hours, No bonuses)
    Salary only. No hourly jobs.
    Required travel and weekend work with little or no warning
    Terrible time off policy
    No sick time allotted
    Socially awkward and smug upper-management
    Inexperienced/underqualified middle-management
    Most employees are just faking-it-until-they-make-it
    Weird "team-bonding" activities that further aleinate employees (much like the TV show "The Office")
    Noisy, distracting cubicle setting
    Salaries below industry standards
    Infrequent raises
    Questionable environmental ethics
    Loophole and mitigation specialists
    EPG = Every Project Guaranteed

    Advice to Management

    Treat your personnel more like humans (with families and social lives) rather than livestock.


  4. Helpful (12)

    "Okay...But not great"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Planner in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Environmental Planner in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great people and really care about their roes and their co-workers. Insurance benefits were pretty good for a small business. Other benefits were comperable.

    Cons

    There were two major challenges working here. Little to no room at all for advancement and the principals were very difficult to work for. Many good employees left because they just got tired on the nonsense. Too many chiefs and not enough indians. One principal might tell you to do one thing, and then another may tell you to do another. If you can "go with the flow" it's not too difficult. I won't get into the ethics of the principals, but I'm happy I've moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is key. Telling your employees one thing in regards to the business, when they see otherwise, isn't a good way to retain quality employees.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Completely incompetent at the highest levels. Suprised they are still in business."

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

    Pros

    Honestly I cant think of any Pros other than it was a job for three years. Im just glad I'm longer working there.

    Cons

    No training. No sense of team everyone out for themselves. No leadership. No advancement opportunities. No diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Ignorance and arrogance are a dangerous combination. Good luck you'll need it.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Working there was confusing! A huge amount of unnecessary rah-rah to the point of being comical, not helpful."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The management did train you well. And they had direct deposit.

    Cons

    All of the leads are old, and when I say old I mean...when you call a lead and the gate-keeper says " What? that person has been dead for the last ten years! " then hangs up on you. Also they keep giving you the same exact leads day after day!! It seemed that employees were rewarded for lying to the business owners. Really unethical practices!! DON'T use your real name if you want to ever be in sales in the future, I would cringe thinking what it would be like for the outside sales person when they walked into an appointment.

    Advice to Management

    Be on the up and up!! The outside sales people will stand a better chance!


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Executive Sales Agent"

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

    Pros

    None. The entire company is a fraud and run by crooks

    Cons

    The so-called management or owners act like idiots

    Advice to Management

    Just a question of time before someone figures out a way to stop you

  8. Helpful (13)

    "It's cute until you get fired..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When they wanted to, management was generous to employees through parties, teambuilding events, etc. We had up-to-date equipment and a nice office. For the most part, people were pretty nice.

    Cons

    I have worked in alot of varied environments, and I have never worked for company that fired more people during my employment. With a staff of less than 100 people, I think 14 were fired over a three year period, one every few months, suddenly. At one point, three gay employees were fired consecutively within months of each other.

    Advice to Management

    Five Principles:
    Don't perpetuate unsavory racial stereotypes.
    Save decision making for those that can handle it.
    Homophobia eventually is worse for the homophobic.
    Just because someone is related to you does not mean that they are competent, trustworthy, fair or intelligent.
    If you want to own a successful business, be present and try to make people actually like you.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Applicants Beware"

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

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

    Pros

    My staff were highly capable and very easy to work with and we could have been very successful if the market conditions would have been better.

    Cons

    Senior Management not entirely forthright. Unreasonable billing rates. No marketing skills, senior management relies on their resumes from the Dames and Moore days. up-scaling scopes of work not appreciated by clients.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  10. Helpful (18)

    "Great Potential Wasted"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Too many, unfortunately. The greatest being ego. Senior management fails to learn from their mistakes, too much finger pointing outside of themselves. Although they claim to value good work, they don't. This is the only job I ever had where I was admonished for being too thorough. Over the years, quality has diminished not due to the ability of the planners and support personnel, but due to a lack of foresight on the part of management. The ego of some of them is not only unreal, but not even close to realistic. Titles mean more to them than just getting the work done. Sad to see the company go in this direction.

    Advice to Management

    Change things up. Start with the top brass. Listen to those 'below' you. And for the love of all things holy, stop with the family hiring/promotion nonsense.


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