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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Rough Times. Not what it used to be."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Controls Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JMP Engineering full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance. Flexible Hours. Decent Benefits. Good entry type company. In the past, you would e-mail the management, even the CEO and they would respond, you would see the CEO come by the office once in a while, even schedule one on ones (Not anymore).

    Cons

    Personal/Work Life not separate at upper management. Bend safety rules and core company values for specific people in front of employees who have to follow the exact same rules being broken in front of them. CEO barely present now. Employee turnover in Texas was at the highest I have ever seen it. On the lower side of the salary scale. It hasn't always been this bad, only the past couple of years so I have hope that it can improve again.

    Advice to Management

    Find Stability. Return to your roots. Your actions directly affect the employees and their performance.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Management has a positive can-do attitude. There are many employees that get the chance to work in multiple offices. This gives the employees experience in a variety of industries and verticals.

    Cons

    There really are very few cons to list about working at JMP. The only down side might be that at times, it's difficult to go for a real paid-for training course. There is an expectation that training would be done online and for free.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing because many employees appreciate your efforts. We've been voted Best Place to Work in Canada three years in a row for a reason.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "technically challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    jobs spread across industries and level of technical knowledge. technical knowledge across the company is good

    Cons

    executive team is inconsistent, doesn't live core values. staffing levels across branches do'nt match workload.

    Advice to Management

    live your values
    make sure you have enough staff to do the job


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company with little adherence to it's own values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    VERY defined and managed engineering and project management processes.

    Cons

    Zero value of employees. Would rather hire new than mentor and sustain the existing staff. Morale is horrible as the expectation is 97% billable at all times. This gives no time for sales, training, or even internal meeting focus. It it doesn't contribute directly to the bottom line, it's not acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    People work for a company for at least one of three reasons, the pay, training, or ability to advance and add something to their resume. You take away all three.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good work, poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Projects can be challenging. Most of the employees are great people (with some exceptions of course). Agressive goals.

    Cons

    Management constantly uses the latest buzz words, but that's all they are - words. So much effort is put into talking about the latest trend that execution is always missed. Employees are expected to maintain high levels of billable/chargeable work, yet also take on many hours of unpaid work - with the promise of a potential profit sharing bonus that never materializes. When work loads are light due to lack of sales, employees are sent home on vacation or banked flex time. Management talks about the desire to be a world class company, yet consistently keeps wages well below the average. Hard to become a world class company if you can't recruit and keep world class talent. The facilities are generally embarrassing. Head office is okay, but one look at most branch offices indicate that this is not a world class company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like the 10 out of 10 you expect your employees to treat customers. If you truly want to become a world class company, you're going to need to start paying competitive wages to attract and keep top people.


  7. "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexibility, integrity, transparency, exciting opportunities, cutring edge technologies

    Cons

    rapid growth puts pressure on employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good PLC and HMI experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Specialist in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Controls Specialist in London, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JMP Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like manufacturing, it a good place since variety of projects. Easy to get PLC programming and HMI development experience.

    very kind and helpful staff

    Cons

    Low wage, not much career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages


  9. "All good at JMP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Specialist in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Controls Specialist in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at JMP Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good engineering firm with a long term plan to succeed. Flexible work time and work load. Compensation is fair and benefits are good compared to what I've encountered int the industry in the past.

    Cons

    None at the London branch. Good manager who sets you up to succeed and supports you. Great team members who are supportive. Training opportunities as required.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality of the branch growth and expansion rather than the quantity. Development of solid business units takes time to attain sustainable results.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "If only they would listen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JMP Engineering full-time

    Pros

    decent pay
    flexible hours
    remote work
    wellness program
    great benefits
    lots of great people to work with

    Cons

    top heavy
    constant initiatives with no follow through
    the inner circle is tight and hard to penetrate
    management has limited engagement with staff
    lots of talk of values but no proof of actually living it

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, better yet talk to them first!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of great people here, but lots of issues too"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JMP Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible with time off and work schedule so long as it does not interfere with customer work
    -Benefits are about what you would expect from a small business, basic but adequate
    -Every employee gets 7 Habits training

    Cons

    -There is a culture issue, lots of negative feelings between groups, mistrust
    -Issues with work life balance as employees are often required to work extremely long hours and travel to meet customer deadlines
    -profit is sacrificed for growth, so profit sharing rarely happens and when it does it is very small
    -management has an overly aggressive and unrealistic growth goal
    -7 habits are not followed despite everyone being trained
    -company still hasn't fully recovered from the recession (according to recent slides shown at a staff meeting), scary that recovery still hasn't happened after 6 years
    -Sales strategy isn't working, sales growth is almost stagnant

    Advice to Management

    -Take focus away from forced growth and put more focus on completing projects successfully on budget. Successful projects will drive growth better then opening one man offices all over the place.


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