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Freese and Nichols Reviews

Updated November 24, 2017
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  1. "Great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freese and Nichols full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your experience will depend on the group you work in but overall the company has a great philosophy and genuinely cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    As they continue to grow it gets harder and harder to stand out. Their methods for promotion could use some updating.


  2. "Sr. Cad Designer"

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    Former Employee - Senior CAD Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freese and Nichols full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Quality for client oriented, laid back atmosphere and I really enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Thought it was a family oriented company until I got laid off after 15 years of service. No opportunity to possibly take a cut in pay.

  3. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freese and Nichols full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule average benefits nothing to add here

    Cons

    Management and especially VPs become VPs not because they have experince. Engineering VPs DON'T HAVE PE licensure. THIS IS A JOKE!

    Advice to Management

    try to evaluate people according to their education and experience


  4. "Great company to be with"

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

    I have been working at Freese and Nichols full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, helpful, respectful. A lot of learning

    Cons

    Never ending projects. Office location


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with Opportunities!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freese and Nichols full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, Interesting and high impact jobs, Decent pay, Opportunities to learn a lot of skills and meet a lot of connections, High degree of growth

    Cons

    Very Clan Oriented, which can put off individuals who are more likely to switch jobs regularly,
    Despite title position regulations, was rough in at lower position than expected with my education


  6. "Project Controls Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freese and Nichols full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people, clients, location, and projects

    Cons

    Not enough projects, does not listen to employees concerns

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great to good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freese and Nichols full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex time is great. Company structure is great, but gets lost at the lower levels.

    Cons

    Office manger is a jerk. Could not figure out why morale was low when it was right in front of them.

    Advice to Management

    Dont take the easy way out.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Just an OK Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freese and Nichols full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average Salary and benefits. Flex work Hours Good place for new grads to get work experience. Not a good place for mid level and above in a persons career.

    Cons

    Favoritism and Office Politics are rampant at Freese. Everyone is not treated the same. Yearly performance reviews are based on peer written comments - opens the door for cheap shots from co workers.
    Where you start is where you will stay in this company ( unless you have connections) - very little chance for advancement.
    Company will not provide or pay for outside training, seminars,,,,,,etc - even if it is relative to work assignments.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to work on fairness. Treat everyone the same. Provide training if it pertains to work assignments. Take a hard look at mid and lower level managers - some of these people should not be in management positions.


  9. "Environmental Scientist"

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

    Pros

    I like that the hours are flexible and employers are understanding of when you need to take personal time. Any overtime hours worked can be taken at a later date as personal time. I also like the autonomy given to me as well. As long as my work is satisfactory there is no micro-management.

    Cons

    The office environment is a little bit dark and gray with little natural light. I feel as though I am told about growth and promotions that don't really get realized.


  10. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Freese and Nichols full-time

    Pros

    The have a great corporate culture. The upper management actually cares about the employees. The company see a down economy has a chance to pick up talent that other companies can't afford to keep. The pay is competitive, but the major strength is the job security. Do your job well and the company will keep you as long as it can.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is that it's difficult to get company training outside of the main office. A second issue is that the company is slow to fire. There are a few people there that should have been let go a long time ago.

    Advice to Management

    If you stick to your current plan the company will continue to be great. But it doesn't hurt to be a little more business like and a little less family like sometimes.


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