Hydrographer (Former Employee), Vancouver, WA – July 10, 2014
Cons: poor work life balance, communication, inability to move up in the ranks.
Typical work is data processing in the winter through the summer months until the large contracts being for the summer survey season. I learned to think quickly on my feet. My co-workers were hard working and reliable. The most difficult part of the job was communicating with upper management. The most enjoyable part of the job was traveling to new places and discovering new underwater treasures.
Office Manager/Document Controls Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NY – May 12, 2014
Pros: beautiful people to work with.
Cons: not busy enough
Make sure all supplies were up to date. Handled computer backup monthly and weekly, sent backups to Iron Mountain and main office. Handled all UPS deliveries. Managed all IT equipment and made sure employees computers worked efficiently. Co-workers were pleasant and helpful. Management was on point. The hardest part of the job were learning to handle the filing system. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with all the employees.
Environmental Construction Inspector (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – September 24, 2012
I have worked with a few people at DEA in my past and hope to get to work with them again. Since it was a temp job, based on a single project, I really never got a feel for the company, just the couple people I worked with directly.
Mail Center clerk (Former Employee), Portland, OR – May 3, 2012
Cons: lack of work
It was a great place to work and I loved having every other Friday off. Everyone was approachable and just a good place to work. I was sad to be laid-off but I understand it is just the times. It wasn't nearly busy enough and that made for some long days. You always learn new things from the people around you. My coworkers were the best in just one year I have made some lasting friendships. The hardest part - Not enough work, thats why I was laid-off The people by far was the most enjoyable from the president to the guys in my department