Syska Hennessy Reviews in San Diego, CA | Glassdoor

Syska Hennessy San Diego Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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San Diego, CA

2.9
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Syska Hennessy Co-President Gary Brennen
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  • The bonus structure is only beneficial to upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • If you are like many good design engineers you want to work on challenging projects and be successful (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good opportunities in a larger firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syska Hennessy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company will help you advance and encourages such, with mentoring, goal setting, and annual reviews. Flexible work hours and a good atmosphere to work in. They have a good internship program which has resulted in my new hires.

    Cons

    An upcoming move will force most current employees longer commute times and distances. As well, the company is not playing for parking or transportation. There needs to be better communication within the office to ke er please staff up to speed with what's going on with the office and the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes comes across to only care about status of the office and not about the people who do the work. There should have been more involvement from the team on the office relocation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "engineering company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Syska Hennessy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    San Diego is a nice office - had good people but most left for better jobs

    Cons

    No real advancement is given to employees - you pretty much stay at the level your hired at. Corporate is greedy and will do whatever they can to keep upper management making their salaries even if its at the expense of laying people off in branch offices. Communication is poor between offices. U are just an employee unless you are a "favorite"

    Advice to Management

    Give people more opportunity to advance within the company, communicate better with branch offices on future outlook and where the company plans on going. Stop playing favorites and taking away projects from offices that won the work. Keep upper management salaries in check

  3. "From a Questionable Past to an Uncertain future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syska Hennessy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, decent entry level program, good family atmosphere (until everybody started leaving for better jobs)

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth, poor project management, undisciplined review/feedback, UNCERTAIN FUTURE for this office

    Advice to Management

    Better communication needed to lower level staff. More effort to show people their work is appreciated.


  4. "Terrible, no love for loyalty"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CAD Drafer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - CAD Drafer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Syska Hennessy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, depending on office, good for career growth.

    Cons

    Management, not able to keep promises, no profit sharing, more than a number than a individual. Too much arrogance not enough support.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to the ones that make the business you. If not for the lower people of the firm, you wouldn't be in your position.


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