Audubon Engineering Employee Reviews

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Experience
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 4, 2015
Pros: free lunches, close to the gym 9/80 schedule, plenty of over-time
Cons: stayed on contract longer that advertised.
It's a great place to gain experience as an entry level drafter, plenty of training classes and encouraging environment.
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Mechanical Designer III (Current Employee), Houston, TexasMarch 30, 2015
Audubon Companies is a company with a great atmosphere and productive workplace to work in. No walking on eggshells with management, open doors at all times.
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Productive and fun workplace with a ping pong table from example applied perfectly
Regulatory Compliance / Engineering Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TXMarch 9, 2015
Pros: a very real sense of camaraderie within the project teams
Cons: current oil field economics
A typical day would be variable and dependent on project. From creation of a SAFE chart and Safety Flow schematic from P&IDs / creating an Instrument Detail drawing. Creating a Training program for engineering, to review of Federal Register for changes that might impact current projects.
Working for an engineering company with multiple disciplines allowed for a lot of learning opportunities.
Management style was somewhat casual, with an open door policy. Interest in employee opinions was regularly sought for improvement.
My co-workers were some of the best, from Mechanical, Process, Civil, Instrumentation Engineering and Project Managers & Engineers.
I would count freezing or cooking in the South Texas desert on occasional field jobs as one of the hard parts.
Walking a new engineer through a field facility and explaining how it all worked and see the lights going off as they understood or having an engineer say "so that's where that comes from" during a course in Code of Federal Regulations would fall under a most enjoyable part of the job.
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Producive and great learning experiences for the beginning of my career
Piping Designer (Former Employee), Pasadena, TXFebruary 19, 2015
Reviewed and corrected P&ID drawings for the PRSI Plant. Learned the process of making jet fuel. Co-workers were very helpful and nice
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friendly atmosphere..free breakfast and lunch often..employee get togethers
Checker (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 29, 2015
A nice work environment, and as an experienced design checker was able to explain the work to a few of the inexperienced cad operators working at Audubon, Being on contract, did not have much contact with management, but did discuss some of the work problems with the group supervisor.
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Great place to gain experience and enjoy your work
Mechanical Pipe Drafter and Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: there's always somwhere to get free food. great for when you first start and are in between checks
Cons: lack of job security and difficult to get switched to permant
Audubon was great at hands on learning and people took the time to show me effiecient ways to perform certain tasks. They were extremely encouraging about asking questions and never made you feel like there was a dumb question.
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Fun atmosphere
Sr. Project Buyer (Contract) (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 8, 2015
Great company, fun to work there. Always did things for employees and gave lunches. Atmosphere was relaxed.
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Great Place to work if you
Sr. Project Controls Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TXNovember 25, 2014
Pros: great team atmosphere, fun place to work, alot of team building activities, and good insurance
Cons: no job advancement, not alot of job security, management members that would lie to your face
I loved working here, the people I worked with were amazing, and I learned a lot of very useful experience working with the great employees as well, but the management is horrible. There is no job advancement, unless you're personal friends with someone in management you are not moving up within the company.
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A very good and growing engineering firm
Electrical Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 27, 2014
Casual environment, demanding schedules, good salaries...
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Productive and fun workplace to work for
Mechanical Designer I (Former Employee), Houston, TexasSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: management doors were always open
Cons: coffee was not all that great
Really enjoyed my time here. Met a lot of interesting people and picked up a ton of useful tips for the things to come.
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Poor Management
Anonymous (Former Employee), HoustonSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: decent salary
Cons: no job security
Upper management on a severe ego trip. Extremely stressful environment driven by the whims of senior management.

No job security even with stellar performance. Just about everyone over 40 laid off in massive downsizing with no warning.

I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy.
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Friendly and Family
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 23, 2014
Pros: interactive
Cons: not enough back log of projects
Was allowed to work with minimum micro management from upper management
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Very stable and nice place to work
E & I Draftsman (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: pay
Have learned alot about electrical and istrumentation drawings.
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OK
Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee), HoustonOctober 22, 2013
Pros: nice people
Cons: management bad. to much power trip
Company grew too fast. Still going through growing pains.
There's change all the time. Management can't seem to stick to one org plan. No structure, No process.

You're hired to bring your best practices, don't expect to learn anything new.
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Great place to work
Instrumentation & Electrical Designer III (Former Employee), New Orleans, LAAugust 14, 2013
Audubon is a great company. It is a small firm in the oil and gas industry. They care a lot for their employees.
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Good work environment with nice employees
Project Controls Specialist (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJuly 8, 2013
A typical day at work includes building and maintaining schedules in Primavera 6, as well as going over and reviewing estimates for clients. I have been able to learn and better my skills in dealing with clients and projects to ensure that every project is a smooth process from start to finish. The hardest part of the job would have to be staying occupied while in-between projects, and waiting for the next one to kick-off. Other than that, everything else is enjoyable about the job.
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Growing Pains
Proposal Coordinator (Current Employee), Houston, TXMarch 5, 2013
Pros: laid back environment
Cons: benefits
The company grew very quickly and needs to establish a good solid structure that works for the company. Needs to go back to taking care of its people.
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Good Place to work
Sr. Project Controls Specialist (Current Employee), Houston, TexasNovember 15, 2012
Good place to work. Benefits are nice with 401K. howevr it is hard to advance and get raises. Most employees are hired from Louisana.
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Morale is very low when working there
Project Engineer (Former Employee), Houston, TXNovember 1, 2012
Concern is more on keeping budgets low instead of making it a great place to be at.
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Overall, great company
Sr. Civil/Structural Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 19, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, family-friendly, great benefits
Cons: employee reviews / pay adjustments are not consistent or often enough
Good atmosphere, flexible schedules, family-first attitude, great work-sponsored events. Management in some areas are good, but incompetent in others. Good job security, but not much room for encouragement in career advancement or raises. Great benefits (several medical plan options, employer contribution 3% with or without employee contributions, paid disability and life insurance). Quality in work is inconsistent, based upon project deadlines and company drafting standards not being practiced or trained for.