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Stanley Consultants Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Excellent people and working environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, good people. Always felt like working for a firm that was concerned with its employees' well-being and development. Progressively increases in responsibility were available.

    Cons

    Conservatively managed firm; this means that caution is always exercised when pursuing new business opportunities, which has some benefits, but also costs.

    Advice to Management

    Aggressively pursuing new business will keep the firm independent in the future.


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    "Client Service Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and some good people who I feel sorry for.

    Cons

    Horrible management that is incapable of moving the company forward in the direction it could go. I was fired at 64 years and 9 months old ostensibly for failure to meet an unobtainable sales goal. I took the local office from nothing to success in less than 4 years. It is now poised to meet and exceed the sales goal based on my efforts. I believe the real reason that I was fired was age discrimination and cost cutting for short term gains at the expense of long term success. The company has recently hired individuals who failed at other companies. Their reward has been to become officers of the company. Current market leaders in multiple categories are inept. Transportation and water are two prominent examples where the leadership is clueless and damaging.

    Advice to Management

    Emulate successful companies in the business instead of those who are not doing well. Quit lying to employees and prospective employees. Quit advertising that the company is a great place to work until it really is that kind of place.


  3. "Good people and projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects where we get to make a difference. I work with a lot of good people with diverse talents. The office is in a convenient location. I enjoy working here -- couldn't say this about other employers. Feel my boss respects my work, my opinions, and is very fair and good.

    Cons

    In the midst of reorganizing the company's structure so things are not running completely smooth, yet. However, I have faith management will work out the kinks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for perfection and continue to provide open lines of communication.


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  5. "Nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros here

    Cons

    No work. These guys hire for a week or one month project without telling you and then let you go. Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Don't treat them like they're expendable.


  6. "Senior Construction Observer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Observer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Observer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big Company with international size

    Cons

    Big Company, I am just another number

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Members


  7. "Good people; Lacking development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with who are willing to help any time you need it. All you have to do is ask. So far, work/life balance has been good. Working environment seems to be conducive to life outside of work (may be location dependent).

    Cons

    Lack of formal training program for new hires. Member development is by trial-and-error for the most part. When work is scarce, so are learning opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Formalize and execute a plan for training and development of new members. There's potential that's being wasted because there's no real clear path forward/up.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team members on the floor. great benefits

    Cons

    Peaks and valleys work load, understandable for consultant work
    Horrible upper management. extremely closed minded and still stuck in the 20's of last century, overpaid and they are the only ones getting bonuses.
    There is no interaction between the senior management and other members.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hindering members. increase compensation (to other non-management members).


  9. "It is Okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Member in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Stanley Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management emphasis on members. They do things with the members best interest in mind. There is interest in improving the company performance.

    Cons

    Understaffed in most Shared Services departments. Puts a lot of stress on Corporate Services members to serve the Operations side of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Staff to the work load or change the expectations and priorities for shared services groups.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Issues with Management and Senior Engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Consultants (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people out on the floor. I enjoyed my coworkers.

    Cons

    Trouble in management. Lots of talk on training, actions do not back that up. Not a big fan of the location.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your offices and figure out what is actually happening on the floor.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Where careers go to die"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to list.

    Cons

    Recruit people as "full time" employees, for only one month of work and then send them home. This has happened over and over and over, and continues to happen. Discriminatory towards women. Leadership is nonexistent. Growth potential is nonexistent. Leadership does not exist. Attending training or conferences is not supported by management. Everyone is out for themselves, there is no team environment. Communication is micromanaged. Interaction between employees is discouraged and penalized. Low morale throughout the company, I don't know of a single happy employee. Those above you will take credit for your hard work, and insult your abilities to others. Business has declined and looks grim. Projects managers think they know better than the client and don't give them what they want and always go over budget. Managers expect you to donate time every week, and use personal vehicle for projects without compensation. Layoffs have happened and increased. High turnover. "Benefits" are the worse I've ever seen. HR doesn't help and ignores the constant issues. Confiding in HR only puts a target on your back for more horrendous treatment.

    Advice to Management

    The reduction of workload is a reflection of you and your refusal to grow with the industry. Stop padding your salaries and invest in your employees. Hold managers and project managers accountable for their lies and misdeeds.


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