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    "Senior Inspector/Observer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Project Representative/Senior Inspector in Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ
    Former Employee - Resident Project Representative/Senior Inspector in Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Van Note-Harvey Associates (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere; Easy Going; Vacation, Good Benefits & Good Pay; Social & Community Involvement; Interesting Projects and Room for Growth. .

    Cons

    Some jealousies & resentments from other employees; Some who take joking and wise cracks to a level of being offensive, and the senior principals allowed it to continue with some and turn a blind eye with others. . And in recent years not enough field work and lay-offs happening all too frequently - No loyalty to those who have shown loyalty to the company. . !

    Advice to Management

    None; They probably wouldn't listen anyway. . !


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    "Avoid This Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Designer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Designer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Van Note-Harvey Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Social and community volunteer opportunities, engineering certification reimbursement, continuing education/professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Family-owned firm with a general lack of vision, values, and leadership from mid-level employees up to the president. Numerous occasions where I felt I was asked to do something that would benefit the company rather than the client. Mgmt can best be described as "sleepy" rather than "experienced", coasting on a few old Princeton-area clients to crank out some sloppy work and keep the lights on for another month. Old technology & poor recordkeeping for most projects.

    Advice to Management

    Peers say the firm has been drifting sideways since ~2007/2008. I say liquidate all assets and open up a hot dog stand on Nassau St... it might better suit your abilities.