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Louis Berger Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Opportunities to work on interesting projects across the country and potentially world wide (in 7 reviews)

  • It's a pay check for a time, if you can stand the hostile and unethical work environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • needs more communication from upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • No such thing as work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Document Control Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Control Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Document Control Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    Benefit are just not as great and not enough growth.


  2. "Fuel distribution system mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Louis Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    potential to earn good income

    Cons

    poor management that affects workers in the field

    Advice to Management

    just give the people in the field their per diem

  3. "Sorry company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Hood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing good about them at all

    Cons

    They send you to other bases to work with promises of per diem and then don't pay you. We've been here 2 weeks and haven't been paid yet. We have 3 employees living in their cars. This happens every time.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and stop padding your own pockets


  4. "Incompetent, irresponsible and unprofessional."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are few very hard working and dedicated individuals.

    Cons

    Too many to list, review title says it all.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice would not help because it is a lost cause.


  5. Helpful (2)

    ""It's not in the budget""

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    Current Employee - Operator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global Company, Possible Tuition Reimbursement, Healthcare

    Cons

    Small budget: no raises (not in budget), uncompetitive pay (higher pay not in budget), no employee appreciation (not in budget), no room for growth, long hours, outsourced HR to India.

    Advice to Management

    Don't offer benefits to get employees excited and then turn around and tell them "It's not in the budget". Also, do not make employees choose between a christmas party and a team building event... because its not in the budget.


  6. "A Professional Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Berger (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very professional working environment, innovative people and great support from management for work creativity and professional to personal life balance. Meetings with management are interactive and leave you with a purpose unlike most meetings I've attended.

    Cons

    I haven't had any negative experiences to date!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your employees in doing the job you hired them for.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Same old, just a different day"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Louis Berger (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chance to work on multiple projects that are very interesting. Chance to gain positive experience from others throughout the nation.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management; they pretend that they are listening but do not. Lack of proper support for project managers, educational and actual project management. Little support for professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because you aren't going to change. Remember, it doesn't happen if no one sees it.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Specific to local office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Louis Berger full-time

    Pros

    Local office Damaging to company's reputation as a whole. Flexibility in work hours was only positive. Can't think of anything else to say

    Cons

    Dysfunctional, toxic environment that undermines achievers and people with integrity. Obsessed with making profit, upper management gets bonuses at expense of hard working employees. Be careful before considering a job there, it can impact your career

    Advice to Management

    Value people who are driven if you want local office to succeed. Do not undermine and take advantage of peope or employees.


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, There was room for growth

    Cons

    none that I can think of at the moment


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Project Controls Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Louis Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are lucky, you will get excellent exposure in working with the company's clients. I am a problem solver at heart and love interacting with people and building relationships. I was able to to do the type of work I enjoyed most.

    Cons

    One member in the senior management position is unreliable, dishonest and have been called a brute by many. It was evident that he contributed to a lot of the toxicity in the workplace environment. I didn't have to deal with him directly except on two occasions and they didn't go too well because of the temper issues this gentle man is known to be suffering from. My two cents - don't be disheartened. There's definitely a way to work around him. You will just end up learning great negotiation and conflict resolution skills. This is the real world and there's going to be plenty of folks like him in the workplace environment. If anything, you will increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to manage difficult managers with ease!

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to your top employees. Allow them to grow into different roles regardless of their gender. Recognize their potential and treat them with respect and dignity so they will end up staying loyal to the company.


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