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Engineering Consulting Services Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Henry L. Lucas
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Pros
  • good company, good people, nice atmosphere (in 8 reviews)

  • Upword mobility, flexible work environment, supportive senior management (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, hard to reach engineers or project managers for answers despite having cell phone numbers, equipment is not kept in good shape (in 11 reviews)

  • High turnover rate in the staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time

    Pros

    good company, good people, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    long hours , little recognition except for certain people.

    Advice to Management

    notice everyone, not just a chosen few.


  2. "Not a good place to work - lots of fake reviews on here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly steady workload with only brief periods of low billability. However during those periods of low billability you will be looked at as a drag on the company bonus system.

    Cons

    Lots of hours are mandatory, if you are not putting down 55 hours on the timesheet weekly you will eventually be let go. This is not a professional company but is one geared for working with the construction industry. There are plenty of PEs, but that does not make this a professional company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bonus program and pay folks a fair salary to begin with. Its like working at a used car lot.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities, wonderful people, and flexible schedule within reason. ECS is a company that takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    They work you to death. You could work upwards to 60 hours a week multiple weeks in a row, and if you have 1 week with 40-45 hours, you can get backlash for not working enough hours.


  4. "Good entry level experience. Not for full time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of work always going around.

    Cons

    Less salary given to field technicians

    Advice to Management

    Care for your employees


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time

    Pros

    valuable experience and opportunities to advance

    Cons

    unpredictable work schedule can be good and bad at times


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a Company To Make a Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed some of the people I worked with over the years.
    Promoted junior staff to participate in marketing.
    Decent benefits (health/ESOP/dental/vision/401k)

    Cons

    No loyalty to mid to senior level employees.
    Bonuses not achievable in most offices in spite of assurances of management.
    No appreciation of staff contribution at management level.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sacrifice quality to make a few extra pennies.


  7. "Good job to learn construction and engineering, but chronically understaffed, which results in very high hours."

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

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experiences; helps you learn a lot about construction and management; can learn a lot about engineering as well

    Cons

    Understaffing of office staff resulting in very high weekly hours; too much focus on marketing events and shmoozing with clients; need to focus more on better technicians and better testing equipment

    Advice to Management

    They need to hire more office staff and do more to keep quality technicians on staff.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment and great employees. I have seen good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay for some positions are low.


  9. "Great benefits and decent pay"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is great, great benefits, and at a nice location.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for growth.


  10. "Overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Engineering Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ECS is a great place to work. Excellent benefits. Friendly staff. Room for advancement. Everyone is eager to help out each other. On the job training. Whats there to complain about :-)

    Cons

    No cons to report, this place is great.


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