Company upper management is Laden with friends and relatives of the CEO
Site Superintendent (Former Employee), Rockledge, FL – June 2, 2012
Pros: provide a job on a bad economy.
Cons: nobody feels secured about their job
Cape was started as an Enviromental Company (handling and disposal of hazardous waste) and because it was founded by a minority owner it was able to get government contracts in spite of being a new and small company. The company grew from there by acquisitions and hiring management personnel from other related industries where now Cape has a Storage – more... Tank division, Industrial Coatings and a Mechanical division. Still, goverment work is a very large part of their business. I worked for mechanical division, which is primarily airplane fueling installations, military and commercial, and is headed out of the Florda office. Job assignments are not done on merit, but based on family and political (within the company politics) connections. The head of the office decides policy and bonus considerations. He also holds it over your head and reminds you daily who is the boss. ConstructIon companies are notorious for being cliquish and full of nepotism, but Cape is one company that makes no attempt to hide it. The workers that are not in the inner circle feel like outsiders no matter how long they work for the company. The connected group will make mistakes and receive no real punishment for their deeds. My jobs varied from locations and coworkers, but there was a common thread to them, if you didn't please the boss 100% of the time, you had no future with Cape. – less