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  1. "CAD TECHNICIAN"

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    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vector Engineering part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional firm. Liable and experience. Good management. Fast growing. Good Worker Benefit.

    Cons

    10 min walk away from trax station.


  2. "Lively work place, but it went south."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grass Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vector Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Everyone was making lots of money and enjoying their work. Engineers helped each other on projects and enjoyed discussing solutions. There was a top notch softball team, weekly basketball pick up, and spirited nightly outings.

    Cons

    Things took a turn when Vector hired many new people and then two years later there was the economic down turn in 2008. Then Vector sold itself to Ausenco. This was the beginning of the end.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the same management and people now work for GLA in Grass Valley. Although Vector Engineering no longer exists, the same group does. I am sure by now they have all learned what not to do but I never underestimate the incompetence of people.

  3. "Unhealthy culture"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grass Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Informal work environment. Generally interesting coworkers. Unfortunately the interesting people quit and moved on.

    Cons

    Loosely knit group of people incapable of working together. Serious lack of respect in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Run for the hills


  4. "High quality engineering group to work for, great company and experience until Ausenco bought us.."

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Grass Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful, experienced, knowledgeable engineering group. Experienced and progressive technical work in a comfortable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Ausenco bought us. And things went down hill. Then they sold us and things are getting better.


  5. "Good Place to Work, Not Great, Not Bad."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Grass Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Grass Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my experience, the best part of working here in this position is that the Manager directly over you understands what it's like to work in the field, and so long as you do the est you can, he's very fair and understanding when it comes to trying to balance a personal life with your work responsibilities. THat's a huge plus in this line of work.

    Cons

    Upper management can be a little flighty and unprofessional. Others might read ity as a "relaxed enviromnet." (Everyone's dogs are wandering the halls in the office, for example. Not necessarily a bad thing, but a little odd.) They tend to leave a lot of money on the table when negotiating contracts with clients, which rolls downhill onto the field personnel, meaningless per diem sometimes, or less free time, or lower vehicle allowances. Since selling out to Ausenco (their parent company) the company has been becoming increasingly more of a homogeneous corporate entity, and less of the close-knit-family enviroment it used to have. Some people like this, some people don't.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little guys. If you have to adopt corporate rules that might harm their autonomy in the field, push back hard against them.


  6. "Very easy going, forgiving."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are easy to work with. Thier very respectful of others.

    Cons

    Machines breakdown frequently. Payday's are every other week, That hinder's personal budgeting.