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Newcomb & Boyd Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Co-op Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newcomb & Boyd full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was nice and worked professionally together. They all were very helpful in teaching to students.

    Cons

    Sections of the company needed to be organized and some individuals needed to become team players.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any.


  2. "Brilliant People; Dull Company Culture"

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    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newcomb & Boyd as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    People who work there are very invested in the projects and really care about what they do.
    Definitely a great place to learn about internal building systems - if that is something you are passionate about.

    Cons

    Very dull company culture. The place is filled with brilliant and innovative engineers who are also very socially awkward.
    Co-ops often get left with nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely develop a more cohesive co-op team - challenging co-ops to work together in different projects.

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Newcomb & Boyd (More than a year)

    Pros

    You receive paid holidays off, accumulate paid personal time off, and get to make your own schedule. Also as an intern you get great exposure to the industry and get to work with professional engineers.

    Cons

    Sometimes theres not a lot of work they can give you so you spend a lot of time reading. Also, you don't receive much training with the programs used to it takes a bit to get the hang of them.


  4. "Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newcomb & Boyd as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for building design in higher education facilities

    Cons

    A lot of renovations in the Healthcare facilities


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newcomb & Boyd full-time

    Pros

    Newcomb & Boyd provides a lot of opportunity for those who are willing to take on responsibility. Projects are complex, interesting and rewarding. There is a good work life balance. Overtime is paid in addition to a salary and bonus. The firm leadership is conservative with hiring so there is less hiring and layoffs found in some other firms. There is more stability. Thee is a collaborative congenial atmosphere. Sustainable design is important to the firm.

    Cons

    Location downtown is good for public transportation but can cause a long commute if one lives in a more traditional suburban area.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more frequent feedback to employees so they can know how they are doing and how to improve and advance


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent facilities & tools, interesting work and friendly, knowledgeable & helpful people to work with. Collaboration within discipline is excellent, between disciplines so-so.

    Cons

    Middle management is hit or miss, some great some downright terrible. Opportunities for advancement aren't the greatest,depends on who you know or suck up to.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites with disciplines & advancement opportunities. Learn more about all your employees, some who don't get recognized are extremely talented while some who do are just good office politicians.


  7. "Good work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice people. learn a lot. good pace.

    Cons

    sometimes not a lot of work

  8. "Mechanical Engineer Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location. Given a lot of responsibility and good exposure to the construction industry. Company actually cares about you.

    Cons

    Work can be tedious at times.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "It's an okay place to work, but don't expect too much"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newcomb & Boyd full-time

    Pros

    When you first work for them, you can find helpful people that are not within your discipline. They have a lot of reference material available to you.

    Cons

    Depending upon who your team leader is, things can be good or bad. Good luck with the team leaders who consider themselves "middle management", they aren't there to help you succeed. You are required to suck up to certain individuals in order to succeed. Upper and middle management discourages face to face conversations with other disciplines, since leaving your desk is considered walking around and not working. Because of this, you are usually confined to your desk and must use your phone for advice from other disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    They need to wake up and see who the true talented people are and not make judgment calls based on some speech from middle management or team leaders. Learn more about the individuals, especially the ones that are not team leaders, not in middle management or the ones who started their careers here. Employees will start showing dissatisfaction once the economy improves. When they have a chance, they will soon depart for other opportunities.


  10. "Safe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The firm cares for you. There are lots of learning opportunities. Lots of sharing and learning from peers.

    Cons

    Not sure how the management works. Run tightly by the partners. You get alot of flexibility within a range but beyond may not be appreciated.. More comfortable with tried and tested methods.