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WJE Architects & Engineers Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Architectural / Structural CAD Technician Lead"

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    Current Employee - Architectural/Structural CAD Technician Lead in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Architectural/Structural CAD Technician Lead in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people! They really look after their employees and provide opportunities for advancement. Great work environment.

    Cons

    None really, they're a great group.


  2. "Principal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, training, values, lab capabilities, fast pace, learning opportunity, advancement, available in- house knowledge and resources, locations, conservative growth, hiring practices, selection of staff that fits the culture

    Cons

    Difficult to Manage Life work balance, competitive environment , fast pace, demanding, short response times, working on less desirable projects and sometimes on commodity type of work

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture culture of trust and hire c2e2 staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A chance to work with the smartest women and men in the industry.

    Cons

    Some locations have long work hours.


  4. "Technician 2"

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    Former Employee - Technician II in Port Orchard, WA
    Former Employee - Technician II in Port Orchard, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WJE Architects & Engineers (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment with positive outlook

    Cons

    Not as good of opportunity as thought it would be


  5. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incentive plan provides compensation value

    Cons

    Scale of management is small


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Working for WJE - go do it."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WJE Architects & Engineers (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    WJE contributes to some of the most interesting projects in the country. When you see engineers scaling national monuments, it's probably them. The salary is very good, and the benefits are competitive for the industry. I worked all over the country with people from nearly every office, and there's a lot of smart, motivated people out there. The Seattle office, where I was based, was a particularly great environment to work in. people were friendly, and the management made sure I felt valued.

    Cons

    Because a lot of the work is driven by legal issues, there can be long stretches of monotony. Not every aspect of every job is particularly exciting.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1.5 overtime pay, supportive and welcoming staff, tons of site visits and hands-on exposure to building science issues.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Work-Life balance is great."

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    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benfits package is great, very flexible and understanding management

    Cons

    Compensation is limited as well as career advancement opportunities.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate III in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Associate III in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well equipped with many analytical instruments, expertise and resources; Very knowledgeable and helpful colleagues to work with; Manager is direct, fair, hardworking and respectful, never micro-manages staff or watches out staff over shoulders.

    Cons

    Very high target of chargeable rate; have to work extra hours (~55 hours per week) to meet the target.

    Advice to Management

    Lower chargeable rate targets, allow more professional development time and nurture a more relaxing and encouraging working environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WJE Architects & Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills and to gain confidence with construction consultation and forensic engineering. Exciting buildings and structures to work on. Ability to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day.

    Advice to Management

    Create a longer day.


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