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STV CEO Milo E. Riverso
Milo E. Riverso
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  • "Unfriendly, uncaring and unsupportive upper management, especially the one in charge of the West Coast operations(in 9 reviews)

  • "There is a top heavy pay structure(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Team and Busy Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a new employee, it was a smooth hiring process. A new laptop and phone were waiting when I arrived, along with lots of friendly welcomes from new co-workers. I work with a great team who knows the meaning of collaboration. I look forward to many more years of professional growth here at STV. Also, the medical insurance benefits can't be beat - a "rich" plan with Cigna insurance at a low premium.

    Cons

    I would like to have more interaction with my busy supervisor who resides in another office.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are all extremely busy and a "thank you" is always nice to hear. Also, how about a "jeans" Friday?

  2. "Friendly Team and Supportive Seniors"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Perks, Good Income, Supportive Seniors, Good Work Atmosphere. There's a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Nothing Found in cons. I am happy with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    I am very glad for joining the organization. There's a lot to learn here. Mauro C Mamawal is the one who teaches me what to learn and how to make the work fast and efficiently. Mysore Satish was supportive. Lynn Martin supports everyone of his team in work. No discrimination in the organization. Hope I will learn a lot here and acquire higher positions.

  3. "Values core employees"

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    Current Employee - Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at STV full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Employee benefits are tops. Being employee owned definitely pays dividends in the ESOP fund after you have become fully invested. Annual raises are based on the overall company performance and not only in the division you work in. Flexibility is a big plus as well.

    Cons

    Training, training and more training...although there are some opportunities, there isn't nearly enough especially on the design level.

    Advice to Management

    A comprehensive integration program should be put in place for new employees. Training plans should be implemented and encouraged. The impression from employees is that training is at the low end of the spectrum and almost discouraged due to budgetary limits on overhead.

  4. "Good benefits, good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STV full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits if you stay more than 5 years with the firm. PTO better than most companies, excellent ESOP program (better than 401k match for most companies; and ESOP doing great), great benefits for passing PE, very supportive of training needs, lot of development option within the firm, flexible work hours, good technology use. The Baltimore office was fun, energetic people, good projects, caring management and...

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    Cons

    Not all offices perform equally. Longer stay rewarded but similarly incompetent people are retained to encourage longer stay with the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Work sharing needs to improve, trust needs to be there for sharing work. Need to convey and expain the great benefits that STV provides to younger employees; they are better than 90% of firms in the industry.

  5. "STV Baltimore Office"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STV for more than 4 years

    Pros

    People were generally friendly and easy to work with. They had a lot of resources available to help you do your job. They were not cheap and it seemed like they invested in the company. They had bagel/donut fridays and they provided lunch for various meetings. Good benefits.

    Cons

    At times it seemed somewhat cliquey based on college affiliation and difficult to break into the inner circle of some of the groups.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and help offer real solutions to concerns as opposed to offering advice from motivational speakers.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to work but it needs to improve"

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STV full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, lots of talented people work at STV

    Cons

    Company does not want to invest much into the future of the company. Too many unhappy employees and they do not try to retain them.

    Advice to Management

    When you have a good employee, try to retain them. Sometime it does not take much. STV has a very low employee retention rate, and management is to blame. New management is needed so STV can compete more effectively.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STV full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Friendly lower staff

    Cons

    B&F division is a sinking ship. B&F PMs seems to always picture a rosy outline to upper management and upper management stupidly bites on the crap. Upper management also does not take criticism well and lets go of employee that points out flaws. PM/Managers throws its own subordinate under the bus. Major favoritism existing within departments (Not hvac/plumb/struc). Teaching sessions can be summed up by getting...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat all the divisions fairly. Being in B&F felt like being the illegitimate child of hopeless and homeless person. ESOP is not as attractive of a benefit as you think it is, primarily because benefit is not a short term benefit, its a long term benefit. Create/find some tangible short term benefits that makes current good employees stay and makes the company more marketable to younger recruits. Follow through on...

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  8. "Company Review as an intern"

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

    I worked at STV part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots to learn, fast paced

    Cons

    Not adequate team working and communication

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Designer"

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

    I have been working at STV full-time

    Pros

    The company gets a variety of work so you are exposed to several type of building designs. The pay is decent but not worth it.

    Cons

    The benefits are sub-par. No 401k match, no annual bonus. You only get PTO, no sick time so people come into the office sick all the time because they don't want to waste their PTO. ESOP is pretty good but depending on when you were hired it could take up to 2 years to actually get into it and takes 5 years to be 100% vested. Must be related to someone high up in the company to get hired there or get a real promotion....

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    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote people based on merit not nepotism. Get with the times and provide better benefits

  10. Helpful (5)

    "A dying company after 100 years"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STV full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    If you love micro management, this is the place to work. A lot of chefs in the kitchen

    Cons

    Micro-management, pay is terrible and not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    A general overhaul of current management would be step 1. Focus first on facilities, IT and Engineering.

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