LJA Engineering Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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LJA Engineering President Calvin T. Ladner (no image)
Calvin T. Ladner
40 Ratings
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  • "there are no cons for this position loved it(in 6 reviews)

  • "If you dont fall in the good side of tge upper management, it will be a hard ride(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and working environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LJA Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, People, Support, Facilities

    Cons

    Upper level management is on their way out in the next 3 years

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  2. "Lay-off was cut throat"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LJA Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented, decent benefits, competitive pay

    Cons

    Too much personal drama, clique behavior, no clear defined role of HR


  3. "pretty good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LJA Engineering full-time

    Pros

    good company and great envvironmental

    Cons

    only texas based and not countrywide

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits and knowledgeable employees"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LJA Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Openness to respond to the questions Flexibility Good work life balance

    Cons

    No sense of learning or opportunities to get more insight on project tasks. Everything is handed off without a good frame to guide you on the tasks. Conflicting messaging between higher ups in the office in terms of how they want you to handle stuff. Very little sense of cohesion in the office in between employees. I don’t see myself growing as an engineer here. It seems this place (or particular office) is better suited for those with at least a few years already under their belt.

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    LJA Engineering Response

    August 6, 2020Recruiter

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are currently addressing this with manager training and developing clear career paths for our graduate engineers.

  5. "Great place to work for but watch out for upper management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LJA Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for

    Cons

    If you dont fall in the good side of tge upper management, it will be a hard ride.

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  6. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at LJA Engineering full-time

    Pros

    nice office, friendly people, good benefits

    Cons

    less opportunity to get promotion compared with others

  7. "Fast Growth is Not Sustainable"

    2.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Project Management 

    I worked at LJA Engineering full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee stock /ESOP company Company events

    Cons

    Beware a company that grows at a rate as fast as LJA. The hiring rate seems to accelerate every month. When a dip in the economy comes - and they always come - your job could be in jeopardy. Deadlines are head-spinning; they're fast, and there's a lot of them. You'll work 50 hrs+, but can only document 40.

  8. "Decent company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LJA Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Esop, beer and pizza parties, social events, 9/80 schedule, diverse projects, multiple Houston offices

    Cons

    No OT, staff assigned to project by upper management makes you wonder how they still employed , deadlines need to be met that pop up last minute, favoritism by upper management, IT dept had frequent network issues,

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  9. "Just started to work here."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at LJA Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus program.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

  10. "Great place to Intern"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LJA Engineering full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I got a lot of hands on experience, and everyone was welcoming and helpful.

    Cons

    Occasionally they did not have things for the interns to do, so we would just wait around.

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