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  1. "Great Company Overall"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This company really made it a point to produce good quality work and take care of their employees. Everything was fairly done and the management in place was professional and efficient.

    Cons

    HR was a nightmare to deal with on occasion, mainly because of the large number of contractors and crews and being understaffed in the home office.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do good work with our taxpayer money. In a market where big players seem to get all the contracts, quality and trustworthy management keep small companies like this afloat.


  2. "Great people with which to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sullivan International full-time

    Pros

    We had a diverse workforce and I sincerely liked my coworkers. Environmental remediation is a rewarding career.

    Cons

    The company has closed in 2015

  3. "Company Out of Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sullivan International full-time

    Pros

    Company grew rapidly due to good technical support in the engineering and environmental services markets.

    Cons

    Company closed its business due to bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Great Company - Done In by Sequestration"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Healthand Safety Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Corporate Healthand Safety Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sullivan International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open and sincere management structure; Ability to reach out and communicate with all members of the team

    Cons

    Done in by federal sequestration and inability of federal contracting structure to negotiate favorably even though SIG was a small business and veteran owned.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck to all following the bankruptcy!


  5. "It was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sullivan International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sullivan International Group gave me a career opportunity that others did not--to become a project and even program manager.

    Cons

    Too bad contracts did not pan out for the company to continue business.


  6. "Enter at your own risk"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sullivan International part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small offices in the Midwest and East Coast with good to great workers, thinkers, and doers - Project and program managers, chemists, engineers, geologists, admins, and field staff were all great and the office worked like a family.

    Cons

    Upper Management is a BIG THUMBS DOWN and were the eventual downfall of this company that once had such great potential. Echo what all other reviews are saying - too top heavy, way too top heavy, year after year after year...after year. San Diego has no idea what the Midwest is doing even though the Midwest offices account for 90% or more of the revenue for this company. Terrible idea to have the technical supervisor in San Diego while all the main work is going on in Chicago, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Indiana. Get rid of that position or move it to the Midwest.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and hire one person with low drama potential and an in-check ego to help solve this company's financial problems and stick to that plan at the top levels - no need to hire 5 more VPs...mid and low level folks ain't spending the money but we are often harassed by vendors, subcontractors, and year after year get less than a 1% or no raise at all.


  7. "2015"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people are good and do good work. Casual but professional work environment. Get your work done and you can be flexible in terms of coming and going.

    Cons

    Financially unsound. Constant cash flow issues. May be a top heavy organization. As a result of this raises have been small if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the headcount of executives get with experts to solve the perpetual cash flow issues.

  8. "Sullivan works hard to ensure it's employees are taken care of."

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to have work-life balance. Our wages are very competitive and they offer full benefits and when all my friends were getting hammered with insurance premiums going up by 30 or 50%, Sullivan covered almost the entire increase. Even during the government shut down which put some companies out of business, the owners here were able to keep almost everyone working and we only had a few layoffs.

    Cons

    Very dependent on the Federal market to be going good all the time so this is concerning. The ownership is working on growing the commercial side of the business so hopefully this will not be as big of an issue soon.

    Advice to Management

    Resume the office socials. They helped with the morale :)


  9. "Over all good experience."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Chicago office employees are the core of the company.

    Cons

    Company top heavy and has too many losing projects.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A very unorganized place to work with a complete lack of support from upper management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was rather good and that is about all that was good. Management had sporadic periods where actual leadership was displayed.

    Cons

    Little to no support from corporate headquarters with a complete lack of interest in just what the satellite offices are doing. San Diego has a very high turnover rate. In 5 yrs I have seen at least three vice presidents & have been through four project managers. This is most likely due to the fact that real talented professionals become frustrated with how things are done in this company. Good and honest work gets you nowhere with this company. They want to secure contracts but do not possess the ability to manage them. The contracts are ran like hot dog stands rather than multi million dollar projects.

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing the smart and outstanding people that already work for you. Instead of placing family and friends who have no clue about the project into management positions, try looking at talent that is right in front of you. Get rid of the drama in San Diego and hire some people that actually want to work!


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