LeighFisher - Great reputation, smart people, work ethic, but a lot of entitlement. | Glassdoor
  1. "Great reputation, smart people, work ethic, but a lot of entitlement."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LeighFisher full-time

    Pros

    Reputation, hard working, intelligent colleagues, industry expertise

    Cons

    Adverse to change, deadwood not being fired

    Advice to Management

    Take some calculated risks to grow the business, jettison the deadwood, bring in new blood!

    LeighFisher2013-07-19

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LeighFisher full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The firm has a great reputation and name recognition in the industry. The people are smart and enthusiastic about the work they do. Workloads are manageable and there is a sound work-life balance.

    Cons

    No professional on boarding program. The mentorship program seemed more like an exercise, rather than company culture. Promotions are not always merit based.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a long term strategy for growth and pay more attention to how you on board, train and promote your new hires.

    LeighFisher2018-11-27
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Smart people impeded by parent company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at LeighFisher full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Brilliant coworkers. - Super engaging work. - Well-respected name in the industry. - Long-term employment (10+ years) is common. Several employees have been around for 30+ years. - Flexible work schedule. - Opportunity for promotion and career growth if entering at a lower level. - Understand the need to invest in and train employees for the future. - Team mentality: "we" culture rather than an "I" and... "you" culture.

    Show More

    Cons

    - About 3 years ago, the company experienced a turbulent period enabled by poor, dishonest management. Many employees have left since that period, and now the headquarters office is more than half empty. - The Burlingame, CA headquarters office is isolated and largely inaccessible except by car. - Although the firm understands the need to invest in and train younger consultants, the wisdom and client... relationships managed by senior staff are not being actively passed on. - Very few mid-level employees. Very top-heavy (Directors) with a fair number of junior staff (Consultants, Senior Consultants). - Employees are scattered throughout the country. All other cons are directly attributable to LeighFisher's parent company, Jacobs Engineering (owned since 2004). - Jacobs places an unhealthy focus on employee billability ("what are your numbers?") rather than on employee productivity/utility, even if low billability is not the consultant's fault. - Jacobs imposes standards and requirements that directly conflict with LeighFisher's business model. - Trying to navigate the hiring process through Jacobs is almost impossible and has essentially frozen all hiring efforts. - Not being 100% billable instantly is viewed as a deterrent for hiring. Short-term rather than long-term vision. - Jacobs' project accountants and legal department are unbelievably slow and incompetent. - Bureaucracy, bureaucracy, bureaucracy. - Front-desk receptionist was laid off in an effort to reduce G&A expenses. Therefore, if anyone calls, no one is able to direct the call, and clients must cycle through the employee list on the phone. The front door of the office is also kept closed, inconveniencing deliveries and potential visitors. Extremely unprofessional. - Horrible benefits. - No bonuses. - Raises and promotions are only considered at one specific time each year. - 4 different Jacobs-appointed Presidents within the last 2 years.

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    - Buy yourselves back; get out from under Jacobs' oppressive and toxic ownership. - Let younger staff have more face time with clients. - Hire, hire, hire.

    LeighFisher2017-08-24

Discover more reviews about LeighFisher.