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Freese and Nichols Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Good Company with Opportunities!"

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    • 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


  2. "Project Controls Analyst"

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    • 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


  3. "Great to good"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "Flexibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Seabrook, TX
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Seabrook, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is very family oriented. Flex hours lets you adjust your schedule accordingly. The company stays up to date and provides training for all software necessary to do the job.

    Cons

    The company originates from Dallas Texas. This makes it difficult for the company to figure out how to operate in he Houston area.

    Advice to Management

    Work sharing between groups and offices almost never happens. That puts a strain on the groups utilization.


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    "Find another company to start your engineering career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Freese and Nichols full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work usually, in which can be a plus in some cases.

    Cons

    Sweat shop, expensive benefits for family, lower than average pay

    Advice to Management

    Don't let CEO parade vacation stories to Hawaii and then award your employees with beach towels for their hard work.


  8. "Engineer VI"

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

    Pros

    Staring a new department and a new line of business for the company. Was able to work with the City of Frisco on a 138kV transmission project, le to obtain a five-year contact with the City of Castroville, and assist with their underground distribution standards. Reviewed diagrams to install eight underground distribution circuits to serve the new Southern Methodist University (SMU). control house. Designed and provided a list of materials to support thirty water pumping stations in West Texas to provide usable water to a pimping station for oil reclamation. Assisted DNE with substation inspection of materials and setting up warehouse for tracking capital projects material. In addition to the responsibilities, I meet with electrical utilities within Texas to provide engineering services.

    Cons

    I was hired by bring in Electric Utility Clients. Was not able to hired additional engineering talent for solid state relaying protection. no leadership from Supervisor. Dissolved the Energy Group after to two and half years to support a failing Oil & Gas department.


  9. "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Effective Management, Family Atmosphere, Limited corporate BS, work was focused and to the clients needs.

    Cons

    Innovation was more of a slogan than a reality, Pay was average.


  10. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Solid firm with good leadership and a strong sense of ethics. They trust their employees to do what is right and expect excellence and concern for internal and external clients.

    Cons

    Difficult path to advancement unless you are an engineer. The firm tends to have a low turnover rate, so advancement requires growth in business.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the employee review system can be gamed by those who do not necessarily have the best interests of the firm at heart.


  11. "Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Freese and Nichols (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company with great benefits

    Cons

    not much opportunity to progress


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