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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Pay is better than average--unfortunately this is an extrinsic motivator--and will not keep employees satisfied forever.

Cons

Management lacks knowledge of organizational behavior

Advice to Management

Spend time focusing on organizational behavior--address intrinsic motivators, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions. Encourage management to develop leadership skills, not just technical skills. Foster an environment of employee empowerment and job satisfaction.

Other Employee Reviews for Knight Piésold Consulting

  1. "I heard the culture has now changed"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Piésold Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    bonuses, staff, benefits, chance to travel, location of office, staff outtings

    Cons

    too much travel, they cancelled my vacation as they needed someone who could work in the field as part of a team of two. Two days into the field trip my colleague quit and they easily replaced them with someone else.


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    "Good benefits, sick culture, low pay."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Piésold Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, and the staff functions are awesome.

    Lots of field experience for junior staff just starting out

    There are some very good senior staff there, if you're lucky enough to work with one. Otherwise. Read on.

    Cons

    This list is significantly longer than the pros, so pay attention. Short summary: old school culture resilient to change and an employee first attitude. A little bit toxic depending on what area of the company you get stuck in.

    Salary: you will notice your offer is low but you'll be told about the compensation from your bonus which will make up for it. Yes, they will give you a range which is based mostly on their field staff who work 12-13 hours a day or more for months at a time. IE: their bonus might be 15-20k but they have spent 200 days in the field doing 12 hours a day. Do the math and figure out what kind of hourly wage that is...

    Career advancement: pretty much every new staff gets thrown on a drill rig regardless of education for months at a time with small breaks in between. Good experience if you're a young geo. note: more than a few good engineers have left the occupation after being burnt up by this company from this.

    Field time: standard rotation is 3 weeks on and one week back in the office. You accumulate days in lieu for the weekends worked. Common experience is for you to be 3 weeks in and have then extend it by 2-4 weeks on you, with notice if you're lucky.

    Project managers: some good. Some bad.

    Culture of discipline: seems like a good way to absolve senior managements responsibility to educate, mentor, and train staff.

    Advice to Management

    Happy cows make better milk. Get with the times and start treating your staff like people.

    Here are things your competing job market offers:
    Flex time
    Working from home
    35 or a 37.5 hour work week.
    Field uplifts
    Bankable overtime
    3 weeks vacation to start
    Reasonable base pay.

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