Audubon Engineering Employee Reviews

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worked as in plant project manager
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 18, 2015
Worked as a contract placement project engineer inside a refinery, Did not have Audubon Engineers as a direct employeer,
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Nice place to work; hope they survive.
Mechanical and Piping Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, CONovember 12, 2015
Really enjoyed working here. The managing partners are very people-oriented and care very much about the lives of the people that work there. But the engineering services business is a tough place to compete for work, especially when oil prices are down. If you don't have a plan in place prior, you will be faced with tough decisions that you won't want to have to make. You have to have a strategy in which you understand who you are as a company, and how to sell your brand, or it doesn't matter how nice you are, you won't survive or grow.
Pros
Great personnel selection and culture
Cons
Needs to figure out how to plan for oil price volatility.
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Great company to make hay while the sun shines
Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 29, 2015
I enjoyed my time there and was proud of the work we were able to do.
I hope that things turn around soon for the great people still there and that the company continues to grow. Great work culture, but could do more on the personal development side. There was a great start, I hope they can continue.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Tied to energy market
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Great place to gain experience
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 16, 2015
Typical day started with meeting one on one with your lead which is good to make things personal and for feeling less like a number. Because of the small environment, deadlines can become cramped but you wanted to do all you could to meet said deadline. Plenty of training, free lunches and people that have advice to give.
Pros
Small groups, free lunches
Cons
Took longer than advertised to become permanent
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Experience
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 4, 2015
It's a great place to gain experience as an entry level drafter, plenty of training classes and encouraging environment.
Pros
free lunches, close to the gym 9/80 schedule, plenty of over-time
Cons
stayed on contract longer that advertised.
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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
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.
Pros
a very real sense of camaraderie within the project teams
Cons
current oil field economics
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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
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.
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
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Great Place to work if you
Sr. Project Controls Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 25, 2014
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.
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
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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
Really enjoyed my time here. Met a lot of interesting people and picked up a ton of useful tips for the things to come.
Pros
management doors were always open
Cons
coffee was not all that great
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Poor Management
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  HoustonSeptember 2, 2014
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.
Pros
decent salary
Cons
no job security
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Friendly and Family
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 23, 2014
Was allowed to work with minimum micro management from upper management
Pros
interactive
Cons
not enough back log of projects
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Very stable and nice place to work
E & I Draftsman (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAJanuary 13, 2014
Have learned alot about electrical and istrumentation drawings.
Pros
location
Cons
pay
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OK
Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee) –  HoustonOctober 22, 2013
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.
Pros
nice people
Cons
management bad. to much power trip
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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
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.
Pros
laid back environment
Cons
benefits
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3.8
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