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Faithful + Gould Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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  • "They have no clue what management is and cannot learn" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Some long hours and working away from home and out of the region is a regular occurrence" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "F+G Growing in a good way"

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

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time

    Pros

    F+G does a good job of finding good communicators and motivated employees, they are competitively paid and have lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    we are winning more work than good employees we can hire

    Advice to Management

    focus more resources on recruiting


  2. "Could of been something special"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people at ground level

    Cons

    Non existent leadership, lack of investment

    Advice to Management

    Restructure to remove the old guard or risk losing all of the best people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, mobility, education oriented. If you’re a dedicated worker and a project ends they will work their hardest to keep you with the company

    Cons

    Cost of living raises need improvement.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Just wait unit the 'Big client' figures them out!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Only 1 leader in the group out of 100!

    Cons

    Just a glorified employment agency for the 'Big client', poor leadership and just a matter of time before the 'Big client' figures they could do better with another company. Their parent company could sell them, the cash flow generated now would certainly entice some buyers. But wait, it could just be a house-of-cards waiting to collapse! Most cost estimators I worked with have no clue how systems are actually installed, they have very little trade experience just really good at spreadsheets. Something the 'Big client' loves!

    Absolutely no consistency in shared job cost data bases! Most estimators brought in their own spreadsheets stolen from other employers or competitors. Very unethical and illegal!

    Advice to Management

    #1:Give the 'Big client' what they are paying for, sacrificing quality for speed and quantity is not the solution.
    #2:The management might also want to review and update their age discrimination training. #3:Generate a cost data base that can be universally used and shared by all your branches-constantly updated, reviewed, and verified for accuracy by region, etc.


  5. "Cost management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cost Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big projects, good clients, fast growth

    Cons

    Management is not serious about business


  6. Helpful (1)

    "F+G"

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

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management has always followed through on what they have promised
    Flexible work environment at client site with support from F+G management
    Work opportunities across diverse sectors and geographic locations

    Cons

    Unclear career progression
    Limited opportunities to network with home office personnel

    Lots of travel and sometimes assignments aren't guaranteed until the last minute, but this is common in the construction industry


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Shotgun approach to business"

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    Current Employee - Facility Assessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Facility Assessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and travel.

    Cons

    Management within the SFC business is inefficient and the people running the service line appear distracted. The newest client is always the most important while the old clients lose importance once the money runs dry and the work remains - similar to a Ponzi scheme, which is ignored by top level management - as long as a new client walks in the door. I worry the house of cards will fall around me and my coworkers. things have also gotten worse since the SNC takeover with the best of staff leaving. It may be an interesting six to twelve months ahead of us

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, respond to queries and be honest - do not just ell them what they want to hear

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Cost Manager"

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    Current Employee - Cost Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cost Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of ad-hoc tasks keep the days interesting. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes their clients are difficult to work with. Demanding environments.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Facility Condition Assessments"

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    Former Employee - Lead Facility Assessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Facility Assessor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Difficult to mention, however paid vacation is good just to get away.

    Cons

    Management in the Phoenix office is poor, difficult to work with on a daily basis and I am so glad I have left. Around the time I left, other experienced people also left the company which tells you that its a disappointing place to work. Be careful taking a position at the phoenix office, things will start off nice, however over a period of time management will become overbearing and impossible to work for or with, which just causes tension and low production due to loss of enthusiasm.

    Clients be careful also, regarding quality of work and also billing.

    Advice to Management

    Change out management here in the Phoenix office before a terrible issue arises.


  10. "Great Company for Self Starters"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Faithful + Gould full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Flexible Hours, Career Advancement, Culture

    Cons

    Segregated Sections, Lack of Effective Junior Staff, Lack of Direction from Management

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more Junior Staff to drive the company forward