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

  • I was able to to do the type of work I enjoyed most (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Obsessed with making profit, upper management gets bonuses at expense of hard working employees (in 7 reviews)

  • I worked very hard - long hours - but it was not appreciated (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Straight Forward Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    professional, self-managing, straight-forward work to do, exposure to development world, connections with government agencies

    Cons

    some isolated cubicle life, little connection with work on the ground unless at higher levels, can be a bit repetitive


  3. "A piece of me likes this company but the reality is that this company is ok at best."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Berger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some very talented people. Work can be challenging and help one's career growth.

    Cons

    The company lacks structure and consistent vision. The company is very reactive. The company has a very difficult time retaining its top mid level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Simply your approach, focus on the details and stop being so generic.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Louis Berger is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that is working on a range of interesting projects all over the world. It is a good place to get experience quickly b/c it throws you into situations and lets you learn as you tackle a project.

    Cons

    It's career ladder isn't always clear. There are efforts to work on this, but there is room for progress.


  6. "This is a contract shop."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, but of very tightly defined duration. The company keeps no "bench".

    Cons

    Do not consider this company if your objective is a lifetime career.


  7. "Challenging work"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Louis Berger as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was employed by Louis Berger, but my actual job was as a consultant to a federal agency. Had one supervisor from LB, and one from the agency. This worked well as LB kept the Statement of Work in focus, and the agency supervisor was happy to have the help. Excellent salary.

    Cons

    This was my first "contractor" position, and I didn't know how to negotiate better terms (other than salary) for myself.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "What a place"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Louis Berger (More than a year)

    Pros

    None i can think of

    Cons

    Get rid of the arrogance and extremely high and unnecessary overhead cost.

    Advice to Management

    You should be people helping people, value for what is being paid. Get rid of the mightier than thou attitude.


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Good Work life balance

    Cons

    The Uncertainety about the future


  10. "Environmental Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Louis Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being part of a legacy to build a better world.

    Cons

    Low salary and lack of formal career development infrastructure within firm were two negatives


  11. Helpful (5)

    "No Systems In Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a "private" office, but it was more like a jail cell - tiny space, high up window with a nice view of the fluorescent lights in the hallway. And this is a pro...read on.

    Cons

    Total disarray: Just as I hired on, the top execs ran off with millions of dollars in federal funds. Although LB avoided being totally blacklisted by the federal government, clients and potential clients ran for the doors. I found very few who were willing to take a risk, with the Black Death hanging over us.

    Cutthroat environment: At one point when I was preparing a proposal, I found that another part of the organization was actively working to discredit and undermine my activity because it "might" interfere with their work (which was soon thereafter halted by a lawsuit - haha).

    No organization: The employees have a saying: 5,000 employees, 5,000 companies. You are totally alone, with no support of any kind. Don't rely on your chain of command. If YOU can't make it happen, it won't happen. The one exception: the folks that made my proposals look nice (from a remote location) were great.

    No organization, redux: My boss was 200 miles away. I could never get him on the phone and he didn't respond to email. IF he showed up at my location, it was for some Big Meeting and he rarely had more than 3 minutes to spend with me. His boss was 1500 miles away. Same deal.

    Advice to Management

    All of your self-serving, Big Smile, be-brave-and-carry-on is a total joke. No one, inside or out, believes any of it.


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