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NV5 Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2019

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3.3
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Pros
  • "Great people at NV5, the clients are wonderful(in 5 reviews)

  • "Flexible, helpful, work-life balance, high up employees really care about every single job, including the interns(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loved Working There"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NV5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly place with great training.

    Cons

    Long hours due to the position

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    NV52019-09-05
  2. "Assistant Civil Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Civil Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NV5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    4-day work week (Friday’s off) continued from old company (RBA group). Very relaxed and fun office. Happy hours and extracurricular activities with the company. Most of the engineers are young so everyone gets along and relates to each other. NV5 ranks high on ENR top design firms.

    Cons

    NV5 is the new branded company .. it is a growing publicly traded company, similar to the WSP’s and AECOM’s but with very different verticals (MECH, electrical, etc.) and more present out west and south west. In NY office raises are very low compared to cost of living and the bigger company NV5 gives standard raises based on the nation-wide average, which is far below what the average wage increase in NYC is. Also... salaries are negotiated with clients likes NYCDOT which does not approve of anything higher than the average. The work NV5 gets in NYC office isn’t the most challenging or interesting.

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    Advice to Management

    Give better raises than below average for an already expensive cost of living city.

    NV52019-09-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NV5 full-time

    Pros

    Lot of projects and opportunities

    Cons

    No solid training program for new employees

    NV52019-07-25
  4. "Good work hours"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at NV5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility and good working hours

    Cons

    No room for growth

    NV52019-08-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Commissioning management lacks professional manners"

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    Former Employee - Commissioning Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NV5 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    opportunity to travel and assist other offices (I worked at Sebesta Blomberg prior to the acquisition)

    Cons

    Cx management promoted individuals who missed proposal deadlines, made engineering mistakes daily and had a hard time putting a nut on a bolt!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to NV-5 management - purge the commissioning management and start fresh, unless ignorance loves company.

    NV52019-08-28
  6. Helpful (2)

    "management by intimidation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NV5 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro was very competitive salary.

    Cons

    They say that they want suggestions for improvement yet they resist and suffocate every step of the way. Management by bullying and intimidation. Extremely poor people management skills. More concerned about the value of stock than value of employees.

    NV52019-06-21
  7. "Good company to work for, not great"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NV5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to AEC industry and large opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Projects were not particularly innovative and everyone at the office seemed consistently overworked.

    NV52019-04-11
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Company I Have Ever Worked For"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NV5 full-time

    Pros

    The majority of staff is great to work with.

    Cons

    Horrific Sr. Management. Some of the talented executive management left the firm and have not been replaced. Most key staff stay because of golden handcuffs but are extremely unhappy. It's all about the bottom line. No culture exists!

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to say because they believe they know it all. That is the problem.

    NV52019-04-28
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Capitalism at its Worst"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Truckee, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NV5 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people in my particular office are good, talented people.

    Cons

    It's not that NV5 is too focused on the bottom line, they are only focused on the bottom line. They treat employees as expendable resources and squeeze them financially to a level that goes far beyond the ethical gray area. They do this by by being extremely tight with raises, bonuses, and promotions (I have not received a bonus since my company was acquired by NV5 over two years ago). While individual offices can... vary dramatically within the company, the behavior of upper management sends a clear message to all the people doing the work: "You are replaceable. Do not expect to be treated as if you are valued. Fall in line, or quit". I will be doing the latter.

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    Advice to Management

    If you wait very much longer to sell your stock, it probably won't be worth very much. The funny thing about short-term strategies is they don't tend to work very well in the long-term.

    NV52019-04-26
  10. "Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator 

    I worked at NV5 part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Management going through growing pains

    NV52019-04-03
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