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Perry Hand, P.E., P.L.S.
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  1. "Construction Engineering Inspector"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Engineering Inspector in Walker, LA
    Former Employee - Construction Engineering Inspector in Walker, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volkert & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for. Always treat their inspectors with dignity and respect.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with former employees. They have much to contribute to the company.


  2. "Successful Company Has Its Ups and Downs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkert & Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive (bargaining helps here), Corporate management has a good grasp on the company's direction, and the company is certainly on its way up as a top successful firm. Working hours are flexible and most office managers have an open door policy for conversation.

    Cons

    The office dynamic varies greatly between offices in which the project managers may or may not properly respect their inferiors. The benefits (insurance, time off, investments) are subpar to industry standards. HR and IT are embarrassingly incompetent and have become a running joke in the local office. I can't stress enough how bad they are and I wonder how the majority of them are still with the company. You must be extremely patient if you ever have technical issues or want to use your benefits.

    Advice to Management

    As with almost any other company, a lack of respect for the workers lower on the totem pole that can really obliterate office morale. The HR and IT departments need a serious remodeling.


  3. "Great first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Inspector in Slidell, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volkert & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to break into construction inspection career

    Cons

    Pay not very competitive compared to industry leaders

    Advice to Management

    Create competitive pay scale and eliminate turnover


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    "Lousy Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Inspector/Office Engineer in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Senior QA Inspector/Office Engineer in Waldorf, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volkert & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management Ben Lineberry is an A hole, he does not know how to manage and is condescending piece of garbage.

    Cons

    Don't work for them they are A holes, do not know how to manage

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off all the time, when you hire someone for a project keep them there to the end.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, job security and friendly people to work with, employe stock

    Cons

    Not that much raise, not that much room to grow, fast passed work in environment

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on adjusting employees salary based on what they pay for new comers compare to current employees


  7. "Volkert culture encourages poor working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Intern in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Intern in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volkert & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is at market value, plus supposedly decent annual raises (no bonuses companywide). Paid overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours encouraged; typical 50-60 hour weeks. Encouraged to work on holidays. Draconian IT department. Employees required to travel frequently, and encouraged to work out of state and relocate. High turnover, particularly for engineer interns and entry-level.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in long-term employees at the intern level, rather than hiring for specific projects.


  8. "A great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Land Surveyor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Land Surveyor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Volkert & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company, treat employees well.

    Cons

    Could pay a bit more but they rarely lay anyone off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "One of the best companies I have ever worked for. They do not micro-manage like so many companies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volkert & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good training, quality people.

    Cons

    Poor office support, limited work available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Part time student worker for 2 years"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volkert & Associates part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to roles of the engineer

    Cons

    No practical engineering experience for students


  11. "Unfulfilling"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay and work schedule. They gave you a job to perform and allowed you to do your work without Micromanaging.

    Cons

    Senior Management is a joke. You never even spoke to the people who you worked for. Company was constantly in litigation for their work. They are very set in their ways and did not keep up with industry trends.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to be more forward thinking. They have an extremely old Senior Management Team who is completely out of sync with their workers.



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