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Updated May 15, 2017
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STV President & CEO Milo E. Riverso
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Pros
  • Career advancement, ESOP, culture, leadership, excellent benefits, great co-workers, history, high profile projects, and stability (in 4 reviews)

  • Good job for people who like to maintain a good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management are inflexible, not open to change, and tend to micromanage (in 7 reviews)

  • Proposal Managers leave that place disillusioned and even angry at the way they were treated (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at STV (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with lot of talented engineers

    Cons

    Work comes in peaks and valleys, often times didn't have much to keep busy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at STV full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of knowledgeable people work at STV

    Cons

    People in leadership roles lack vision and leadership acumen. This renders employees to experience a very low job satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Is anything being done to improve employee retention? Isn't it obvious that lack of leadership is driving people away from STV?


  3. Helpful (5)

    "STV does not promote from within"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at STV (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, workflow is okay

    Cons

    Being an employee for 6+ years, I came on with the promise of upward movement but to be stopped by managers being hired from outside the company. Promote from within or say goodbye to loyal employees

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "A Great Place to Learn and Gain Valuable Experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STV (More than a year)

    Pros

    - A really good variety of work from buildings to bridges to tunnels. Very challenging and you learn a lot. A lot of high profile projects that will certainly shine on your resume.
    - Very talented and nice people to work with. Almost everyone on the team has a master's degree in engineering.
    - Relatively diverse team. International employees and female managers.
    -Great support in term of training and continuous education.
    -Great office directors who listen and care about the feedback from the employees.
    -Fair pay and benefits.
    -Drafters in the office.

    Cons

    - Rather heavy work load and intense working environment. Everyone in the office is in a rush and under stress of catching deadlines constantly.
    - Very high expectations on the younger staff. Can't really say it's a bad thing but sometimes the younger staff seem to be doing work that is certainly the manager's responsibility.
    - Not a lot of company culture because everyone is so busy with the projects.

    Advice to Management

    It might be worth it to hire interns to take away some basic tasks.


  6. "Plumbing engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse projects and great resource

    Cons

    Tough advancement and simple benefits

    Advice to Management

    Work on careers


  7. "Very good working atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STV (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, good balance between work and life, flexible hours

    Cons

    Might be working on repetitive projects.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good Benefits But No Loyalty to Employees"

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

    I worked at STV (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    No loyalty to long term employees. Doesn't mind laying off long term employees to save on budget. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front and honest with employees about job security.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cad technician IV"

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    Former Employee - CAD Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STV full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a place to begin a career at the Metro offices like 1-5 years of experience.
    I started there in August of 2014 but I noticed quickly that this an entry level to intermediate position.

    Cons

    The negatives out way the pros due to the lack of professionalism, skills and future outlook of lower management
    Personal school achievements seem more satisfactory than work related goals and companies success. I don't know how long in such a competitive market will they allow
    Key people and staff to quit or get laid off due to this . No future outlook or mind set exist.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that one day merit and hard-work outweighs personal relationships at stv metro office locations


  10. "Construction Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Construction Inspector in Little Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Construction Inspector in Little Falls, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STV (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional work environment , Vast array of projects available to work

    Cons

    Most of projects are in city area


  11. Helpful (14)

    ""Playground Bullies" in Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at STV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most architects and engineers were hard working. Enjoyed working with some good people and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Really, STV? You allow bullies to "run" the Marketing Department? Likened to bullies on the playground, who do not work well and play with others, these frauds need to go. Anyone who has been in the workforce for a decent amount of time, will recognize these marketing fakes in a flash. Reverse discrimination by a few in particular who often pulled the race, gender, and creed card, made this place a disaster to work for. How antiquated! (Only very young professionals can work here because they have nothing to compare it to. They don't know the difference.)

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying, get rid of the frauds, and with all the money you'll save, you can invest in some decent , professional, marketing management who will automatically invite your firm to grow. As it currently stands, you're in trouble.


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