VHB - In 2006, it was a somewhat disorganized company that lacked strategy and sound management | Glassdoor
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"In 2006, it was a somewhat disorganized company that lacked strategy and sound management"

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Former Contractor - Communications in Watertown, MA
Former Contractor - Communications in Watertown, MA
No opinion of CEO

I worked at VHB as a contractor

Pros

Paid well. Benevolent work environment despite lack of clear direction and backroom complaining.

Cons

Lots of backstabbing and lack of business planning, perhaps because the managers are civil engineers, not manager with executive and administrative experience. At the time, the strategy was to simultaneously pay more and yell more to get results from employees when results were sub-par. In the marketing department, the problem was clearly a lack of planning.

Advice to Management

Hire experienced managers. There is no reason to keep promoting engineers to their point of incompetence a la Peter Principle.

Other Employee Reviews for VHB

  1. Helpful (2)

    "No corporate ladder to climb"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VHB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of training on systems and procedures. Lack of career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Roll out a more formal training. Hire a training coordinator.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning experience, poor growth and below average salary."

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    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VHB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tons of amazing and smart senior people to learn and grow from.

    Cons

    There is a regimented ceiling so you feel like you are trying to fight to perform more than your peers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your junior staff to be the future of the company and be clear to the ones you really have goals for.


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