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Pennoni Associates Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Top Heavy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Civil Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Civil Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee Stock Ownership Program, Vacation buy/sell program, and benefits.

    Cons

    No 401k contribution. Top heavy company structure - it's hard to see myself ever making it further than project manager. The executives are firmly entrenched in their positions and many are far from retirement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "New Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was told this would be a good place to learn and it was. Different projects, good coworkers. But don't invest too much time. It isn't appreciated.

    Cons

    Stay for 2 years (more if you like who you report to and you're still learning), learn all you can and then move on because it's hard to move up, and to what? Division manager is the hardest, most thankless job there is.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is. You may have a stellar reputation with clients, but that is all built on the backs of your employees. Companies get a reputation for high turnover.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Experiences Site/Civil Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Experiences Site/Civil Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The larger offices have a fun young core that you will work. You get paid for overtime. There are a variety of different projects that you can work on to expand your engineering knowledge on. Starting to incorporate company standards.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction from management. There have been numerous attempts to create a better communication between management and the employees, but it seems more like a reactionary response to simmer the complaints. Very little mentoring and lunch and learn sessions. Client relationship is not that best. There is a mentality of lets just get the plans done and approved rather trying to find the best solution for the client. The atmosphere does not make you want to do your best work.

    As a result there is high turnover in the company.


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  5. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underground Basins, Infiltration Trenches and · Staff Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Underground Basins, Infiltration Trenches and · Staff Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pennoni Associates (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Good people in the office. I liked working in the city on commercial projects. Mentoring is always available.

    Cons

    Dependence on economy, like every company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide 401K match so employees are motivated to save.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company. Good people. Join us!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting projects, best office culture ever

    Cons

    It's not a place for slackers. You'll work hard. We all work hard. We're proud of the work we do. It's not a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep visiting offices to spread the mission. The COO, Dave Delizza, is the man! The real deal.

    Pennoni Associates Response

    May 21, 2015 – Director of Human Resources

    Yes, we think so too :).


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Only work for this company if you absolutely cannot do any better."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively stable employment, and mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    Horrific management that do not care about it's employees at all. As nice as most of the workers can be, the individuals running things are some of the absolute worst people to have to work with. If you are not an engineer, there are no long term opportunities or reasons to stay with this company.

    Pennoni Associates Response

    May 21, 2015 – Director of Human Resources

    Wow, really disappointing to read this comment. Our culture and reputation is one we are very proud of, and I know that many employees would disagree with your statement above. Employee satisfaction ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Large Engineering Firm - Good Company, Bad Communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Staff is friendly and helpful. Benefits are decent and salary is average

    Cons

    Salary is average. Hard to advance

    Advice to Management

    none at this time.


  9. "Graduate Inspector"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Inspector in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Excellent office environment.

    Cons

    Few people staff, less competition not as challenging as I require


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A good working environment, slow on incentivising employees."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Land Surveyor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Land Surveyor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Learning is a plus, with many people to glean from and learn from.

    Cons

    Slow on passing out raises. Does not like to progress with technology to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to buying new technology, knowing that the projects will come, as opposed to being stuck with outdated equipment saying, "we will get new equipment when the new job gets here". That mentality leaves you in the dark ages very quickly.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company that is well run by caring pros"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennoni Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company that has experienced and very caring senior management

    Cons

    Internal promotion opportunities to mid level jobs are scarce

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some outside senior leaders who have not been with the company forever



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