Cardno - This company is ok for those seeking an entry level job, but not for motivated individuals looking to start a career. | Glassdoor
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"This company is ok for those seeking an entry level job, but not for motivated individuals looking to start a career."

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Former Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Most of the people at the company are friendly and fun to work with. Lower level managers are friendly and approachable, and seem to genuinely care about their employees.

Cons

Management is completely disorganized and has a high turnover rate. Employees are often assigned to jobs above their qualifications with little supervision by a qualified coworker. In my opinion this company values individuals who will pretend they know what they are doing over more qualified individuals who are honest about their limitations. Also, receiving an email every 2 weeks about less than anticipated quarterly profits and layoffs does not facilitate a positive work environment. Finding a new job was the best career move I ever did.

Advice to Management

Develop a training and mentoring program for your employees. There is nothing worse for a motivated individual than to have a superior or mentor say they do not have time to help you, or tell just do what you think is right when approached with a legitimate question. There are a lot of smart scientists and engineers at the company who could educate one and other, however no effort is made to facilitate that due to the cost.

Other Employee Reviews for Cardno

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardno full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, interesting projects, lower level staff work together well

    Cons

    Upper management completely out of touch, middle management never accept responsibility and constantly pass the buck

    Advice to Management

    Hold your managers responsible for their actions and decisions.


  2. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Assistant in New Castle, DE
    Current Contractor - Project Assistant in New Castle, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardno as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

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