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Updated April 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is strongly enforced (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people in individual offices (in 5 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Engineer 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TranSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in individual offices. Plenty of opportunity to channel your career to your interests. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Upper company management seems disengaged with individual offices. Company seems to teeter between wanting the "large" company environment and straying from the "local" feel.

    Advice to Management

    Most individual offices have the local feel that makes clients feel like they have a personalized touch. Don't let that individuality go when trying to expand the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Was Pleased with the Company..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In 2015 they spoke continuously of being the "Employer of Choice" and often requested feedback from employees. They've been strangely silent since December.

    Cons

    2016 has seem MULTIPLE rounds of layoffs. The company seems to be in serious trouble. They continue to let people go. Nobody seems safe. I've been in this situation in other companies too many times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting people go. You're seriously undermining confidence of those left. I'm seriously thinking about leaving.


  3. "Structural Engineer 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer I in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer I in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Not structured very well which resulted in little opportunity to grow my career.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a OK company to work with. Grows very fast.

    Cons

    Too much political issues to dealt with in the upper management level.

    Advice to Management

    see the comments in cons.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "TranSystems Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TranSystems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    in Kansas City the location is great being at Crown Center.

    It can be everything you make out of it, as long as you are nearly 100% billable.

    Cons

    If your individual utilization drops below 90% you need to have your head on a swivel.

    TranSystems will pile on sales to non-sales personnel, production management and projects until you crash.

    There is a terrible work/life balance. It never feels comfortable to take a vacation.

    Lots of political disputes between the Rail Sector and the Local/County/State Sector

    Archaic technology - Timesheets are nearly impossible to fill out when you are out of the office or out of town

    Advice to Management

    You've let a lot of great people go and it looks like from the inside or outside that you are being purchased. There is no rhyme or reason to your decisions. It's possible too that upper management is holding on to a lot of stock and you are trying to unload it on someone,

    We know that you can't view numbers out of MS Project for backlog. You can't possibly make decisions on backlog unless you talk to each team leader individually and look at their own data. VP's and RBOM's have all said they can't see this data.

    Investments in big technology purchases over the last 5 years have been a complete bust and never fully implemented. The CIO needs to go.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Environmental Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work when there is sufficient work.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult at times.


  8. "Structural Engineer 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranSystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with your work-life balance
    Supervisors care about you
    You learn so much on full cycle projects
    Location

    Cons

    Hard to move up on your career


  9. "Cad tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania (PA) in New Castle, PA
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania (PA) in New Castle, PA

    I have been working at TranSystems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Patient, understanding bosses, relaxing atmosphere, learn new and exciting things and each project was different from project to project, coworkers willing to help

    Cons

    It was a long Commute and traffic was always a problem and had to pay for parking, no decent place to park


  10. "Civil Enginer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer II in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer II in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranSystems full-time

    Pros

    Professional, Highly motivated Work Enviorment

    Cons

    Can be asked to work longer hours at times


  11. "Lots of perks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TranSystems full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Lots of perks and good people in general. The benefits were good to.

    Cons

    I felt after awhile when our two teams joined that I was singled out by my new boss for termination even if he had to lie to make it happen...and he did.

    Advice to Management

    I told you what was going on when it first started. You didn't listen to my concerns and told me it wasn't happening when it was. You need to listen to even the guys lower on the ladder....we do make the work place go around.


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