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"Good Place to work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A Good place to start

Cons

Some slow times
Contract specific jobs

Other Employee Reviews for Bergmann Associates

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Good collage to work with

    Cons

    Salary, Benefit, promotion chance


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    "It's like jumping aboard a sinking ship"

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

    I worked at Bergmann Associates full-time

    Pros

    Employees are talented, intelligent, and friendly. Pay is good. Decent healthcare for employees with families, illness, and disabilities. Good dental plan.

    Cons

    Bergmann Associates is a great place for young professionals to get the experience they need in order to find a better job at a different company. An article in the Rochester Business Journal from June of last year notes that young architects and engineers have been leaving this firm in droves. The reason is because the project managers and principals seem to be stuck in a "This is the way it has always been done, so there's no use in changing it" mentality akin to management practices from the 1980s. Tradition trumps innovation/efficiency here.

    If you end up in any of their satellite offices, prepare to be treated like the redheaded stepchild of the firm. There is poor communication and management where executive decisions and programs from the main office (Rochester) don't get released to the other offices until after the fact, or at worst - not at all. This has led to much confusion, rumors, and misdirection that has caused projects and developments to stay in limbo for months or suddenly get dropped without explanation.

    The firm is continuing to downsize due to poor investments throughout the previous year. Meanwhile, upper management usually creates new titles among themselves around every five years or so to protect their inner circle and keep interests close to the vest. Lastly, there is no culture at Bergmann. Bergmann Associates is a money-driven firm, not a purpose-driven one.

    Advice to Management

    Stop neglecting the firm from mid-level and downwards. You can't keep hiding behind the real issues the firm faces just by playing do-si-do with upper management only to claim "Hey look, we changed things!" Have someone from upper management go to the other offices for a few days to witness the problems that are active there. Be a purpose-driven firm, not one built just to appeal to stockholders. Be better communicators by routinely setting the record straight with problems beyond the Rochester Office. Stop truncating any essence of new ideas from younger employees whose only misdemeanor is trying to help bring the firm into the 21st century.

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