SEAKR Engineering Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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45 Ratings
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  • "Not many cons when it comes to this company except typical growing pains as the company expanded(in 10 reviews)

  • "This is endemic within the industry, but because SEAKR is a small company, the consequences for screwing up a "heritage" design are huge(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, dynamic leadership, forward thinking, great pay, excellent benefits, team players

    Cons

    I haven't observed any, many employees have been here for a long time.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, great mission"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We work on some pretty neat aerospace projects. The work is always different and you never get bored. Good work/life balance. Casual, laid back culture with some fun activities available. Not micromanaged. Smaller company means ability to change things that aren't working without a lot of red tape. Amazing benefits including 12% retirement contribution.

    Cons

    The workstations could use a face lift. Not really any in-office perks other than free coffee.

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  3. "Much improvement over 5+ years"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SEAKR Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engaging Work Excellent, Highly Skilled, and Hardworking Teammates Good Location Flexibility Constant Opportunity

    Cons

    Occasionally very demanding work Average Benefits and Pay (though slowly improving)

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Poor management, no longer fun, low compensation"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEAKR Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes interesting work. A few good middle managers. Some smart and fun people to work with. Vacation time and benefits are not bad (if you can use the time off). Good experience for younger engineers. Lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Cheap and disrespectful upper management and ownership. Managers make bad decisions and then try to force employees to clean up the mess by working free overtime or dragging them through awful experiences. There is no good reason to think you can treat people like this without them getting tired of it. Is this intentional and is profit all that matters? Many of the upper management and senior engineers who have been around the longest are out of touch and seem to do the least while causing much of the problems. A few are clearly burned out. Most of the owners and management is constantly at meetings that accomplish little or they are micro managing around things they know but ignoring the rest of the business or not listening to their smart people. When problems happen on programs, instead of smart management or working with the customer, the problem is always attacked by ordering more unpaid overtime. This has gone on for years and is causing more burnout than ever before. Salaries continued to be average to low even when competitors will pay more and pay relative to the actual cost of living. Extreme overtime is also not compensated like the vast majority of other companies will do. Plenty of us have left for more money but nothing changes and the upper managers and owners continue to enjoy their profits. Many employees are stretched beyond 100% due to low staffing on programs and several people have become extremely unhealthy trying to keep up with the job. The attitude that employees always owe the company more of their lives for free makes long lasting morale issues. The owners and management not working alongside the employees during overtime makes it even worse. Work schedules are not flexible like almost all the rest of the industry and modern companies are offering. Remote work is not encouraged. Offices aren't that nice and are in an area that is crowded with few housing options. There are awful shared cramped work spaces and silly new management tactics that are trendy and promoted by one or two people in the company but they are not helping and everyone else hates these changes. You cannot force teamwork like that. IT tools and programs are skimped and out of date, or changed to save a few dollars and was a real pain. Everyone was too busy just scraping by to learn anything, get training or improve the way we worked. The company spends lots of talking time and money on the thought of improvement but little actually fixed and simple changes took forever to happen. There is little to no career path or professional training and this was supposed to improve but does not.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people to work with, challenging work but no work/life balance."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SEAKR Engineering full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging and often times fun work with great people.

    Cons

    Sweat shop. Working 50-60 hours a week with no overtime compensation is considered normal here.

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  6. "So far so good..."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very family feeling place to work.

    Cons

    Haven't worked here long enough to say. Hopefully none.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lost the magic"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEAKR Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work on things much earlier in your career Good for people just starting out

    Cons

    Company going through midlife crisis. Wants to be cool but forgot how to be. You can either be apathetic and survive or try and change and end up burning out. They will take as much as you give and do not try and prevent burnout of employees.

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  8. "Fun place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Centennial, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of employee benefits and relaxed culture

    Cons

    Some of the higher ups are tools.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Executive Level Program Support. Attentive to employee concerns and dedicated to the mission and customer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is heard, regardless of their level. Small company atomosphere, but growing. Great long term potential

    Cons

    Small company and growing, evolving to deal with increased business and problems that larger companies experience.

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  10. "Good company / few career growth opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has treated me well, good pay raises and retirement contributions.

    Cons

    Have been at the same engineering grade for over 10 years. No career growth path.

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