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"Project Engineer"

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Current Employee - Project Engineer
Current Employee - Project Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

Pros

A good place to get get experience as you will always be involved on multiple projects at the time, good training programs and decent benefits.

Cons

Not enough staff, project engineers and managers end up doing staff work regularly. Salaries are notoriously low for the industry while the hours are long and expectations are high. Opportunities to grow are limited as the company is extremely top heavy.

Advice to Management

Stop for a second to consider the benefit of the company as a whole and not the profit margin

Other Employee Reviews for Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

  1. Helpful (14)

    "A tough place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    Pros --
    There are plenty of opportunities to learn at Langan and you have an opportunity to interact with some very sharp colleagues. Langan also seems stays on the cutting edge when it comes to technology.

    Cons

    Cons -- Langan has a culture of putting profits above all else and not adhering to their core values of integrity and teamwork. Due to the management structure, with each "Stockholder Group" being its own profit-center, the culture can be described as "Every Man for himself". Senior Management encourages this shark-like behavior by "putting some bait and the water and seeing who gets it." This discourages teamwork and sharing.

    There is absolutely no work-life balance at Langan, at least at the levels below Stockholder. Employees are expected to complete nearly all non-billable work on their own time (including training, proposal writing, networking events, and administrative tasks such as timesheets, and any over-budget items), which ends up equating to 65-70 hour work weeks as de rigueur.

    Langan has shown that that they are not loyal to their staff -- having 3 or 4 rounds of large layoffs in the last 5 years. However, Senior Management continued to be employed. This has led to an inverted pyramid structure, severely limiting growth opportunities for staff and middle-management.

    Advice to Management

    It is obvious that Management has seen the negative reviews on Glassdoor and has undertaken an initiative to write glowing reviews and they have instructed current employees to do the same (note many of the positive reviews are all from a one-week window).

    My advice to Management, is to put yourself in the shoes of your staff, and treat them they way you would want to be treated.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Reap what you sow."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Scientist
    Current Employee - Project Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid benefits, matching 401K, outstanding training and mentoring programs, motivated employees, interesting projects, friendly atmosphere, top notch equipment, incredible coffee and tea selection (free), free breakfast two days per week. What's not to like?

    Cons

    It takes a special kind of person to succeed at Langan. If you aren't used to cranking full throttle 100% of the time, you will not succeed. You can certainly exist and collect a paycheck, but you will not SUCCEED. We work hard so we can play hard. It's not really a con, but a reality.

    Advice to Management

    Find more one on one time with your subordinates. Take them out for a beer or a quick lunch. You’d be surprised how motivating that is. A little one on one time works wonders for morale. You can tell when a colleague is stressed out. Take them out for a quick breather.

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