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RMF Engineering Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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RMF Engineering CEO  Kenneth E. Pitz, PE (no image)
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5 Ratings
  1. "Excellent People, High End Product, Discerning Clientele"

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    Current Employee - Division Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Collaborative teams of friends align to provide detailed design documentation to high profile clients. Firm invests big time in its employees through internal education like Leadership Development Program, and Project Management Training. Firm leadership is actively listening and applying input from young employees through the "Ascension Group" program. Great freedom and flexibility for high performing employees!

    Cons

    People who just want to show up at a job and not grow or take on personal responsibility will not fit well in the more dynamic performance oriented environment. People who require rigid processes may find the more flexible environment challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to boost flexibility, as technology allows, in the workplace for drafter and designer level employees.

    RMF Engineering2019-09-10
  2. "Good step into the industry"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Design Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance for an intern

    Cons

    Many Co-Ops pay a little more

    RMF Engineering2019-09-04
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and team is friendly

    Cons

    Low salaries and the yearly raise is minimal

    Advice to Management

    Better to follow the market standards for salaries

    RMF Engineering2019-07-09
  5. "Great Fundamental MEP Engineering Company with Strong Client First Focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technical design is the core of the company focus with client commitment and satisfaction being the top priority.

    Cons

    RMF demands a lot of their employees but they also take care of them and grow/develop them.

    RMF Engineering2019-03-04
  6. "I am still here..."

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    Current Employee - Division Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Time and time again when the job market makes if very easy to move on and take another job offer, when I looked at the entire package of what the others had to offer, after 19 years I am still here at RMF.

    Cons

    This company encourages the greatest development of yourself - which means encouraging you to push yourself to your professional limits. Some people rise to the challenge, but many people were not up to the challenge...

    Advice to Management

    Only settle for the best people...otherwise everyone suffers.

    RMF Engineering2019-03-04
  7. "outstanding company"

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    Current Employee - Commissioning Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company atmosphere, compensation, benefits, management

    Cons

    PTO offerings could be more generous

    RMF Engineering2019-02-09
  8. "Solid Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at RMF Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Pursued complicated and challenging projects. Lots of good people and company standards were on par with the industry.

    Cons

    IT department was difficult to work with.

    RMF Engineering2018-10-31
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Run, don't walk away from the sweat shop"

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

    I have been working at RMF Engineering full-time

    Pros

    You will get plenty of project exposure as you will be working round the clock on designs.

    Cons

    1) You must work overtime. Even if you get all the work assigned to you done in 40 hours, you will be looked down upon for not working 50hrs because others "have too much on their plate". 2) Bonuses are based on overtime hours. 3) Because of items 1 and 2 people lie on their time cards to get help from other people so they can work less and get better bonuses. 4) This creates a culture of managers that... manipulate the system to get what they want. 5) Managers often have "meetings" to go to and show up late in the mornings or take long lunches. 6) Non-managers are left to do the work and coordinate with the architects/owners on their own to help out the managers. 7) Managers get all the fame and glory for basically riding someone else to success.

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    Advice to Management

    Its a pyramid scheme and you know it. The person at the top has little to no responsibility (but paid the most) whereas the folks in the trenches get paid the least and worked the hardest.

    RMF Engineering2018-11-28

    RMF Engineering Response

    December 4, 2018Sr Talent Acquisition Specialist

    RMF Engineering encourages feedback both positive and negative. We’re dedicated to providing the best careers in the industry. We understand our culture is not a fit for everyone, but for those driven to work with great teams, on great projects that really make a difference, it is ...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Believe the bad reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None really for a design engineering firm.

    Cons

    Upper management is a good old boy network. Protect their favorite rank/file even in the face of continuous unprofessional behavior by the same individuals on a daily basis. Take advantage of the interns and newly hired engineers just out of school. Witnessed many episodes of humiliation and verbal disrespect. Witnessed a manger place a positive review to intentionally offset the negative ones and brag... about it. Expect a lot of overtime without proper compensation.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire new executive members that have conflict resolution skills and fire the ones that are too thinned skinned. Some have a reputation they can dish it out but cannot take it due to being emotionally immature. As I was warned in my first week by other management team members.

    RMF Engineering2018-09-20
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