Cardno - Great first job, gained a lot of valuable experience but professional growth is difficult | Glassdoor
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"Great first job, gained a lot of valuable experience but professional growth is difficult"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA
Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Concord, CA

Pros

Really fun work and lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience for recent grads.Lots of things are changing with the recent merger with Cardno. Some of the bad apples have been asked to leave or have left on their own. Steps are being taken to train middle managers to promote organic growth.

Cons

Promotion is completely arbitrary within the company and largely depends on the office you work out off, the working group you are in and especially the manager you have. Opportunities to work toward promotion can be difficult to come by; as employees become proficient at or exceed the expectations of their level they can be held there in the effort to keep project bids competitive with other less expensive consultants.

Advice to Management

Provide lower level employees more professional training. Prompt middle managers to give constructive criticism. Guard against blacklisting employees without feedback. Standardize promotion standards between offices and working groups.

Other Employee Reviews for Cardno

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone to something better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High pay, flexible hours, interesting jobs, and opportunities to work on a variety of projects. A wide variety of clients allows you to develop lots of industry contacts.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement for regular staff, condescending management, and lots of pressure to perform. Poor communication throughout the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a pathway for entry level staff to advance. Link performance reviews to bonuses and other incentives. Treat your fellow employees with respect.


  2. "Technologically Advanced Company with narrow Client base"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA

    Pros

    Company interested in use of new technology to mitigate hydrocarbon spills. Full service consultant offering investigation, monitoring, and remediation services.

    Cons

    Narrow client base limited its marketability in wider environmental remediation scopes and caused the loss of jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Team with diversified consultants working in diversified client projects to gain the experience required to expand markets for the business.


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