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Paul C Rizzo Associates Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Interesting projects, poor uper management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects, you will be up front of the battle field; that is, learning a lot

    Cons

    Upper management only pushes you to finish the job, no help, no advice, no guidance, you will be alone

    Advice to Management

    Please do your job. You need to guide, help, provide the means for the employees to succeed. Be more involved with the projects, understand technical issues, understand the employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Disgraceful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paul C Rizzo Associates (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex-time, location, and immediate co-workers

    Cons

    - The ability to lose an entire department without a backup plan in place
    - Access of HR records by non-HR personnel
    - Upper management condoned the loss by lack of action and silence during and after the process
    - Slow and steady decline of company personnel via layoffs and resignations over 4+ year period

    Advice to Management

    - Determine if this is a "Family" or "Family Run" company
    - Cut your expensive overhead
    - Do not limit yourselves to a 'niche market'
    - Learn Pride vs Profitability

    Paul C Rizzo Associates Response

    Oct 24, 2016 – hr manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide input on your employment experience with RIZZO Associates (RIZZO). It is no secret that RIZZO has faced a fiscally challenging year, which has ... More


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Company Future looks bleak"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will do a lot of interesting work at Paul C Rizzo. Chances are reasonable you'll get to work on a variety of projects and learn a lot of things you may never have learned for a bigger, less nimble company. This company has forged inroads into the rest of the world that allows them to get to work interesting projects in other countries.

    Cons

    The company has since changed its name to RIZZO associates, which denotes the more-or-less absence of Mr. Paul Rizzo himself, the reason the company itself has been so successful. In his stead are a number of other individuals who are not as successful in bringing work home. At this time this was written, this company has laid off a number of people and shrunk.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management that they are not aware of themselves. It is up to them to find work and grow again as a company.


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  5. "Administrative Assistant/Project Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Project Administrator in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Project Administrator in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good stable company. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Salary could be better, a little low.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Senior Management is not effective in maintaining profitability of firm
    Work load is inconsistent and has been insufficient over past year

    Advice to Management

    Development long-term business development plan with emphasis on multi-year contracts


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great flexibility"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rizzo was a fantastic place to work. I started as a temp and was quickly promoted to full time after proving myself. They immediately granted me a salary increase and more flexible hours. The staff was wonderful and everyone is extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Hourly wages are a downside.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bad Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Quality and Exciting Projects

    Cons

    Bad bad management, favoritism, biased attitude, group-ism, no scope to grow. Full of Sycophants

    Advice to Management

    Incapable management. Should get better performing knowledgeable people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "My review of this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroeville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was dissatisfied with this company, nothing was really good about it. But every experience in life I would not take away but I would not reccommend this company to anyone who wants a stable atmosphere, no dissrespect to Mr. Rizzo, he is a hard working, good man.

    Cons

    bad pay, bad enviroment, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Next time you might not want to have an ex-vet/racist run your cad department.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Family Business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High Profile high dollar Projects

    Cons

    Family more important than Staff

    Advice to Management

    Re-structure and plan for a future w/o PCR


  11. Helpful (2)

    "3 years full time in a technical capacity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Paul C Rizzo Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There used to be great people working here. Now only a few are left.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. Family run business where Rizzos get all the perks without doing any work. Zero appreciation for the people who do work. Abusive managers.


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