Fay, Spofford, and Thorndike - Not a good place to work at | Glassdoor
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"Not a good place to work at"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer - Environmental
Current Employee - Engineer - Environmental
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good experience if you are young, you will get lots of work thrown at you early, albeit with minimum to zero instruction. So many young engineers work for FST for a few years, get some experience and their P.E., then move on to a company with much better pay and career opportunities.

Cons

Virtually no mentorship from the senior staff. No reviews. Career development is a word that does not exist in their vocabulary.

Advice to Management

It is no longer 1950. People move to better companies when working conditions are not good and younger engineers want to balance hard work with life. It is done successfully at other firms.

Other Employee Reviews for Fay, Spofford, and Thorndike

  1. "Accountant Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company, experience, employee, I have good communication with people that I worked

    Cons

    I have to leave to become full time mom last year of employment was 2003

    Advice to Management

    the best


  2. "Senior Principal Engineer (Structural)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fay, Spofford, and Thorndike full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers free webinar programs to all employees in order to fulfill continuing education requirements relative to licensure. Provides monthly presentations by employees relative to work they are doing or relative to their particular discipline. Is proactive in bringing women on board. Encourages younger employees to look toward the future and typically tries to promote from within. President has informational meetings with the entire staff twice a year to bring it up to date on the current direction lf the firm and the status of work backlog.

    Cons

    Does not provide coverage relative to the cost of licensure. Does not offer assistance to employees relative to costs of education that may be beneficial in providing for advancement in the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of trying to expand operations too quickly in the form of acquiring existing firms. (FST has acquired two such firms in the last year).

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