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Ramon E. Gilsanz, PE, SE
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  1. "Great company but long hour job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for new grads without many experiences, learn a lot practical engineering in a short time

    Cons

    Many responsibilities involves. Long overtime work


  2. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For an internship allowed me to see a variety of projects they work on.
    Firm seems skilled at what they do
    Everyone was really nice

    Cons

    Was not given significant responsibility as an intern.

  3. "Great summer internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilsanz Murray Steficek as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, great learning experience

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours


  4. "The future is not that bright"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilsanz Murray Steficek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open office environment, friendly coworkers. People actually hang out with coworkers after work. The main partners are great to work with and approachable.

    Cons

    No respect for employees as people. When I first started I was paid minimum wage, even though I had a masters.

    The junior partners are primarily focused interior fit out, renovation, and roll out work. The company will not have large scale, high rise jobs once the main partners retire. There are many talented people now but most will leave for this reason.

    Unequal treatment of men and women. Men are required to do field work, women are not.

    Little room for growth. I worked there for 5 years and was denied promotion.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. The older partners are on their way out and don't care. The younger partners do not want advice.


  5. "I was an intern engineer."

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    Former Intern - Intern Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilsanz Murray Steficek as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The higher ups are very easy to talk to and get advice from.

    Cons

    It will be impossible to live close to the office.


  6. "Intern Structural Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Intern Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gilsanz Murray Steficek as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small, friendly environment lends itself well to internships (probably more so than full-time careers), everyone is very willing to teach and help learn, able to work on a range of projects, work directly with partners as an intern, very social atmosphere

    Cons

    Many of the same qualities that make it so great as an internship location would limit it as a full time career


  7. "It was OK for the time I was there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    It's a great place for a young Structural Engineer to start their career. The company has a lot of young people working for them, which is good socially. And SUMMER HOURS!

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the subpar administrative personnel can be very taxing for all levels of employees. Some partners are better than others.

    Advice to Management

    I would have less chiefs and more indians. It would also be beneficial to acquire (and keep) a strong administrative staff.

  8. "work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    comf. work env. and good

    Cons

    hard to achive the goals


  9. "Great design experience, but poor supportive professional environment in terms of administrative support."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Design expertise, support of in-house continuing education, strong local professional connections with other firms and collateral professional organizations.

    Cons

    Disorganized management, chaotic work environment, no administrative support for lower level professional staff, disengaged Partners in the well-being of lower level professional staff.

    Advice to Management

    Assign administrative assistants to lower level engineering and architecture staff, improve office space conditions: sanitation (rats and mice), customization of individual office spaces (high drafting tables, better chairs, more individualized climate and lighting controls); and full reimbursement of continuing education and licensure preparation courses and examinations, and better support and encouragement for younger staff to attend conferences and present papers.