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RMF Engineering Mechanical Designer Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Not The Worst (Buildings Department)"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RMF Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun Atmosphere Interesting Projects Great Colleagues

    Cons

    LONG HOURS There was a serious overtime culture. Bonuses were based on overtime, so beware. If you don't have a family, and you don't mind working 50-60 hours a week, then this is your place. Management is the biggest downfall. The division manager doesn't really seem to care about the employee as much as making partner and his own ambition. Will tell you one thing, then do the opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management was great, just the division management suffered. Be true to your word, and actually advocate for your subordinates.

    RMF Engineering2017-11-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not Recommended For People With Lives"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RMF Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were generally great. Free alcohol at company parties. The illusion of management giving a crap is easy to believe at first, so the first month or two is nice. Access to resources and reimbursement for development (if you have time for it).

    Cons

    Very long hours and you get chewed out for anything less than 50. 60-70 hour weeks were the average during busy times and 55-60 during times considered low on work. Massive work loads with tight deadlines. Seems like they only care about cranking out the bare minimum work until you’re so overworked you quit or make a massive mistake worth being discharged over. Everyone is working until the very last minute just to... meet the bare minimum requirements for code/AHJ approval. Overnighters are common. Saturday and Sunday workdays are common. Working the day of a submission is basically the only option because of the workload. There is no coverage if you have to take sick leave, so you are either going to work sick or pulling a very long day/week after missing even one day. Pay is low, especially considering the hours and responsibilities. Designers/engineers handle much more than their job description and get chastised for anything less. I was once told I should be learning at home but shouldn’t expect to be paid for it (not like you get overtime anyway, nor does the bonus make up for it). You’re expected to go above and beyond but the recognition/compensation for it is nonexistent. It’s a place to burn out. If you have no family, friends, or pets, I still wouldn’t recommend it.

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    Advice to Management

    Distribute work loads better. Hire an appropriate amount of people. Don’t expect people to sacrifice literally everything else for RMF. Just because management is okay with being on call 24/7 doesn’t mean that should be the norm. Stop focusing on putting on a facade of caring and actually do something about the working conditions.

    RMF Engineering2019-08-15
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Raleigh Buildings Divison"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RMF Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employees are nice people and projects are pretty interesting

    Cons

    Lots of overtime with very very little compensation. Lots of TALK about improving culture but no action. The People are not the assets and are "replaceable", everything is about profit for the division manager. Lots of turnover and false "opportunity". mechanical team is divided with poor/no leadership.

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach

    RMF Engineering2018-04-28
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