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Pond & Company Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team was highly organized and drive you to do the best you possibly can.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times.


  2. "Electrical Engineer in building systems."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pond & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401k, health, vision, and dental insurance, two weeks vacation to start, three after five years, and four after ten, holidays, and overtime for salaried employees goes into PTO to make it up.

    Cons

    Because the company is growing rapidly, the number of projects can get overwhelming at times. Coordination with other firms can also be a pain.

  3. "Building Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pond & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401k, health, vision, and dental insurance, holidays, and overtime for salaried employees can be used as PTO.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from project management, no formal training, poor interdisciplinary coordination, and inability to realize when more support is needed

    Advice to Management

    All Senior Engineers, Department Directors, and Project Managers need to be willing to implement new management styles, stay current, and adapt to provide leadership and guidance that will be accepted, understood, and appreciated.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pond & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good friendly work group

    Cons

    no real cons for this job


  5. "Not everything is always what it seems."

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

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Within the first few weeks at Pond, the exisitng employees try to make you feel at home. Lots of opportunities to meet people.

    Cons

    Works you into the ground, little to no support from management on work/life balance, overwhelming situations with little to no relief

    Advice to Management

    Dont work people beyond their capacity so that their only option is to leave. There is balance between challenging a person and running people into the ground.


  6. "Not as good as it once was"

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

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great- insurance and matching 401K 4% match. They do promote getting together with your groups for "time out" (that is if you can make time for it).

    Cons

    Used to be owned by Mr. Pond and things were better
    New owners only care about money not employees
    Work life balance not the greatest
    Satellite office left in the dark
    Not up to industry standards on pay

    Advice to Management

    Make utilization rates more realistic
    Pay attention to satellite offices more
    Pay employees what they are worth


  7. "Great work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pond & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really loved the benefits and the work/life balance. The culture and support I received from HR was great.

    Cons

    The satellite offices are a little left out from corporate functions/awards/participation

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Firm Growing the Right Way!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pond & Company full-time

    Pros

    Very good and dedicated senior leadership team. The firm is full of razor sharp and dedicated professionals that share a drive to succeed. Company does not hold on to unproductive staff or failing business lines, which are deadly to morale and the bottom line in consulting. Excellent diversity of clients, projects and people.

    Cons

    Pond managers expect excellence. If this is a con for you apply elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work team. You folks are inspiring leaders and it shows.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Pond supports hard work and the seller/do model.

    Cons

    sink or swim at times


  10. Helpful (7)

    "System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Peachtree City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Made you feel at home during the first few months

    Cons

    I was a college hire and had no professional training. I was given several high profile projects with no formal training and no documentation on how to accomplish the task. I was not assigned a mentor so I had to figure out how to get the job done. I was let go after 6 months with no specific explanation what I was doing wrong and no formal documentation of what I need to improve on. Would not recommend College hire to work here. They do not provide a good working environment. I will be reporting them to the EEOC.

    Advice to Management

    You need to formally train your college hires and provide a senior technical mentor for assitance. You need to provide formal documentation on how a person is doing on their specific job functions.


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