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Willdan Group Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed company culture, great work life balance

    Cons

    Change in management, communication gets lost across all divisions


  2. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ?Very nice people, good salary and benefits;

    Cons

    None. The company operates at a high level and has a great culture

    Advice to Management

    Open up more layer

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    "Utter chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willdan Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The "worker bees" are talented...and don't stay long, unfortunately. Benefits are good; wages are good.

    Cons

    I cannot for the life of me figure out what this company actually does. I am sure that the core business of civil engineering provides solid and reputable service but the other divisions mostly posture, promise everything and deliver nothing. Structure of any kind is non-existent. If you haven't had a job before, this is not at all what it's like in the real world. If you have had a job before, for goodness sake, keep looking because your reputation will suffer if you are with Willdan long.

    Advice to Management

    Please go back to school and learn something about management. Recognize the talent working for you and USE THEM!!! Stop ignoring the very voices who can make you successful. Remember that people who know more than you do are not a threat...they are very possibly someone who can elevate you and your business.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willdan Group full-time

    Pros

    Great new office on Pine Street

    Cons

    Diverse workforce, many people work on their own


  5. "Office Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willdan Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly company, professional smart employees

    Cons

    sick time is included in vacation pto

    Advice to Management

    let the team in NY feel like a startup instead of pulling them into the corporate culture.


  6. "Finance Group Being Sued"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willdan Group full-time

    Pros

    Not much oversight. Publicly traded company so there is some depth to the company but the real value must be in other departments.

    Cons

    No real leadership and subject matter experts are not really experts. They are making it up as they go and are being sued / threatened to be sued by several clients.

    Advice to Management

    The existing finance group has been propped up by other high performance sections of the company. I'm not suggesting the group be scrapped, but some overhaul and an understanding that the "leadership" of that area are really fraud's that have been drummed out of other firms and found another sucker to pay them while they overpromise and underdeliver.


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    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local office has a great manager, does not micro manage, allows us to budget time needed to accomplish work )within reason)

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters pokes their nose in and has a lot of rules and regulations we must abide by. Not all branches or divisions are profitable.

  8. "CEO Admits to Bait & Switch on Career Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willdan Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a phone conversation with the CEO of the firm. I got to look into the mind of the CEO. At least I should be thankful for that opportunity. I learned how a firm wastes human potential!

    Cons

    CEO admitted to posting phony ads for the positions because he wants to keep his firm's name in the public eye. I applied for the Senior Building Plans Examiner position and was only given 16 hours of work for the whole year at a much lower position. When he was asked about advancement opportunities, he stated there were none. The CEO did not understand why hiring people with almost no work to do was unethical. This sounds like a very unethical company to me. Run away from this firm because there are no benefits to working at Willdan!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to quit this bait & switch tactic when it comes to employees.


  9. "Great outlook for the future"

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    Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Consultant in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Consultant in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willdan Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity benefits and good people

    Cons

    Just be prepared, adjust, and stay in school for More growth. And a car wouldn't hurt, wish i would.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst/Energy Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Analyst/Energy Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at Willdan Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for getting feet wet in field.

    Cons

    Poor management and little respect for women in the industry


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