project manager (Former Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – October 29, 2015
The work can be interesting and the people are friendly. The management is 100% focused on short-term profit, hounding employees to remain billable and there is relentless pressure to increase profitability on projects. This results in poor client service and drives away business. Incredible amounts of red tape and politics.
Management is characterized by empire-building, information-hoarding and a silo mentality. When things go wrong there is a lot of finger-pointing and no self-awareness. This is entrenched and does not seem to be acknowledged at any level. Company is based in Australia so anyone with any authority is absent to leave the foxes to run the henhouse.
Red flags: Entire offices have shut down recently due to attrition. Stock price flagging.
Cardno, Inc. bought the employee owned Marshall Miller and Associates, of which I was an employee in VA for 30 years. I relocated with the company to Raleigh, NC April, 2014. I enjoyed my time in the Raleigh office working remotely for the VA coal mining group. The Raleigh office is managed well, and the employees appear contented and eager to work as a team. Cardno policy, upon full acquisition of MM&A, would not honor a previous written agreement I had with MM&A. I had taken a 17 month break in full time status employment in 2004-06 (during which I worked contract). Cardno demoted me to 8 year employee status. When inevitable lay offs became necessary in the coal based group, I was lowest in seniority rank in my department of 4.
In Raleigh office, respectful management. Good teamwork.
Dependence for my position on VA based mining group, and down turn in the industry.
Developer (Former Employee) – Portland, CA – September 4, 2015
You have a job with Cardno so long as it has a contract with the client. Little chance for advancement. Management is focused solely on profit and gives no thought to building a viable, on-going business.
Real Estate Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – March 3, 2015
My day involved managing several projects at once and working internally with the RE team and as well as across the states and with a RE brokerage company on finding sites for our divisional teams to relocate or renew leases. I enjoyed the job until the time of the restructure
travel, meeting other divisions and working closely with teams
It was a good workplace with nice people and flexible hours
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Golden, CO – February 24, 2015
A typical day at work involved completing assigned schedule work for my client. I was able to set my own hours, which helped with bringing my children to school. The coworkers were nice people, and we got along well.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Massachusetts – February 13, 2015
This is the worst company and filled with the good ole boys. Rude and disrespectful to employees and do not provide support to staff. You are a number here. They will lay you off or fire you rather than support or train you. The asbestos division is a joke. There is nothing like this place and you have no job security.
Operations Director (Current Employee) – Charlottesville, VA – January 24, 2015
The Asset Management Division, Cardno Government Services is staffed with a combination of full-time and on-call architects and engineers. Cardno is THE industry leader in performing BUILDER™ facility condition assessments for the Military Services and other Department of Defense Agencies. Cardno has performed in excess of one billion square feet of facility condition assessments for a wide range of Clients to include local, state, and federal government agencies, K-12 school systems, colleges and universities, and many others. The typical Cardno employee is exceptionally committed to exceeding their Client's needs. Many across the Government Services workforce have 30+ years of professional facility operations experience, delivering an unrivaled level of professional consulting service, particularly when determining Remaining Service Life and other important aspects of a building's life cycle. After a 30 year military career, it is a privilege to work for tremendously capable and committed co-workers who share my passion for serving one of our primary Clients, the Nation's military Services.
i am surrounded by like minded professionals who are committed to exceeding the client's needs.
Hydrocarbon logging in the Permian Basin. Responsible for collecting samples from the rig and analyzing the Geology to determine what formation we are in and how much oil we are seeing. In the field I was responsible for a two man logging crew working 12 hour shifts. Managing myself and the other logger reporting to senior geologist twice daily to let them know how the drilling operation was progressing.
If you have experience in the Oil and Gas that's great,But the mangers or coordinators don't ,plus if you like to be treated like you are nothing to the company them apply, worst place to work for . Plus if you upset a coordinators they will starve you out of work basically they wont call you for work. I can go on and on about how bad this company is. Cardno need to change all previous mangers and coordinators and bring new group.
Project Monitor/Inspector (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 24, 2014
Oversee scope of work in terms of asbestos removal projects. Work closely with NYS SCA and Abatement Contractor to assure work is being done according to Federal, State and/or City regulations. Take required air samples during various phases of work.
play an extremely vital role in asbestos abatement projects.
A growing company with many challenges and opportunities
Financial and Operational Audit Manager (Current Employee) – Round Rock, TX – July 2, 2014
Cardno management seem well intention and are eager to grow the organization. This is currently resulting in some growing pains but overall plans seems good. In general, it is exciting to be part of this organization and the changes being made.
I do have more specific concerns related to the Internal Audit and Risk Management functions and how these areas will be addressed.