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O'Brien & Gere Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "The friendly and sociable work environment is great for entry-level or junior engineers/scientists to start their careers" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance, lot to-learn from the projects, Work culture is good" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Communications"

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

    I worked at O'Brien & Gere full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, flexible work-from-home options

    Cons

    Work / life balance, variety of work


  2. "Good Job, Fast Paced"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. They pay well compared to other local companies.

    Cons

    It is fast paced at times. they do travel a fair amount and meeting deadlines is a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  3. "Construction Manager III"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time

    Pros

    Great people and company culture. Has great reputation and niche in several markets. They have good leadership with clear vision for growth. Good benefits and fair compensation

    Cons

    Projects are understaffed to adequately meet client demands results in a lot of hours and poor work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over commit


  4. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personnel very skilled in technical aspects of work. Lots of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    Work life balance can become an issue.


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People, Fun atmosphere. Nice office

    Cons

    Management is rather selfish and rather help client than protect safety of employees


  6. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, good location.

    Cons

    Bad bonuses, overwork, lack of training opportunities


  7. "Confused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time

    Pros

    Employees in Milwaukee are former Natural Resource Technology employees

    Cons

    Corporate management communication is not consistent and did not take time to find out how to manage existing clients during acquisition to meet client expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  8. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at O'Brien & Gere full-time

    Pros

    It provides large high-profile challenging projects.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow to management. Limited opportunities of training.

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal merit-based opportunities for all levels to advance in career.


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules available. Team environment.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking from the top down.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "OBG provides compelling & challenging consulting, design, management and leadership opportunities"

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

    I have been working at O'Brien & Gere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constantly afforded compelling & challenging projects for career development and advancement. High level of engagement from subject matter experts, management and officers, that is being further developed into a comprehensive Talent Management Program. Actively seek out employee feedback including employee surveys. Compelling Innovation and Technical Leadership in addition to Employee Ownership.

    Cons

    OBG represents a unique space in the market with strong organic culture, client service, technical development and innovation programs. However, OBG needs to continue to provide accelerated growth in its client base, national geographical footprint and strategic growth markets while leveraging its unique culture to provide long-term, sustainable employee and company growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with accelerated growth, talent engagement, innovation and safety programs to differentiate OBG long term in their markets.