Not a bad company, just like any other company. Not much standing out from other companies.
Union Hazmat Laborer (Former Employee) – Pompton Lakes, NJ – January 4, 2018
Overall not a bad company to work for. The management personal were not bad, but also not good. Overall much like any other construction company, one main difference was most companies are hypocritical with respect to safety. Or don't follow through. This company seems to stick to there guns. Are not flexible about safety take that as you want.
Reasonable amount of time for task completion. Direct Deposit available, email pay stubs/paperless.
Office (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – February 13, 2018
Decent place, people are nice, a lot of indecision and uncertainty however. Salary is very entry level. Benefits are shocking, and not in a good way. Would suggest looking elsewhere if you are searching for a career.
Laborer/Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – North Little Rock, AR – December 19, 2017
Fast-paced work environment with strong leadership. Job tasks varied (in this location) and not micromanaged - but demanding that they were done correctly. Company does environmental clean-up projects which can be seasonal or long-term in nature. Mine was seasonal and I will be returning when new season starts, beginning of March.
This is nature of company: In another state (travel required), long week/short week (which allows you to go home every other weekend), and paid accommodation (either apartment or hotel) and stipend (food).
I learned to operate front loader, water truck (large machine) and bob cat (small machine) equipment. Work can be strenuous!
Heavy Capacity Dump Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – October 8, 2017
Coming on board was welcoming and I hit the ground running. Great group of men to work with. Challenging and learned a lot. They were all willing to help and give tips on more proficient operating tricks.
Hydraulic Capping Operator (Current Employee) – Syracuse, NY – February 26, 2017
My day would start with a production meeting followed by a safety meeting. Safety was a important aspect of the job. I learned much about OSHA and the importance of a strong safety culture at work. Learned more about environmental remediation and the impact it has on a community. I really enjoyed everyone I worked with. The 75 plus hours a week were hard on my family, but we persevered.
Project Engineer/CAD Manager (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – December 7, 2016
My input and opinion was respected and understood from the first day on the job. I learned a lot about the industry and was given a lot of autonomy to do what I had to do to get results. Once a routine of work activity started I became efficient and proactive with my responsibilities.
I learned about site surveying and incorporating survey data such as spot elevations, control points, area and depth of excavation and how to calculate volume of removed material. Using survey information I was able to prepare site restoration plans which include site drainage, new concrete, asphalt, and vegetation areas.
Co-workers were for the most part respectful and helpful.
Hardest part of the job was the learning curve in the beginning.
I enjoyed working four ten hour days and having a three day weekend for most of the year.
Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – June 30, 2014
Sevenson has completed some very difficult and costly remediation construction projects. They have a great corporate office structure. The majority of workers travel extensively in order to oversee the remediation projects. However, Sevenson does a good job compensating employees.
Good pay, but no personal life or hopes for advancement
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Syracuse, NY – November 22, 2013
The pay is good, but if you want to have a personal life, this is not the job for you. You work on the road 100% of the time, and only get to see your family 2 weekends a month if you are lucky. The company is family owned, so dont expect to ever go corporate- regardless of what they promise you. Most of the field management has been in the same position for over a decade without getting the promotions they were promised when they were hired. So they are in their 40s and still on the road.
Head Operator (Former Employee) – Vineland, NJ – August 23, 2013
I was there for a little over eight yrs. through Aerotek and was hired after 60 days. The crew I worked with was great, they showed me what I needed to know in the Water Treatment Plant. Pay and Advancement was Great. I was asked to be apart of a eight person crew to start the first Soil Washing Treatment Plant in the country, to remove Arsenic from soil and replace it back to the environment from where it was as clean fill. I Loved It wish I was still there.
A New Experiences and Challenges Every Day
PPE all day In up 90+ temps. in the summer with 100% Humidity :) :)
Construction Quality Control (CQC) Manager (Former Employee) – Camden New Jersey – July 13, 2013
Typical day at work would be part time in the field and in the office working with good people. Things I learned are environmental testing requirements and AutoCAD. Hardest part of the job was getting soils approved for use on project. Enjoyable part of the job was working with people who put forth the effort to complete the project on time and under budget.
Construction Quality Control (CQC) Manager (Former Employee) – Camden New Jersey – June 7, 2013
Daily work included filing reports witness site testing inspection of work installed. Part of what I learned is environmental testing, the management personnel I worked with were very professional coworkers easy to work with and were very helpful when needed. Hardest part of job was finding soils that would be approved with the Army COE. Most enjoyable part were the accomplishments of the projects.
Project Manager / Construction Superintendent (Former Employee) – Chadds Ford, PA Elkton, MD Camden, NJ Glassboro – August 7, 2012
A typical day usually starts by getting to the job site at 6:00 am to check that the job site was secure overnight, that all the equipment is the way you left it the night before. Next start equipment make sure everything is running properly. Have health and safety meeting discussing hazardous that may effect what task you are preforming for that particular day. Preform whatever task is scheduled for that day based on the schedule of events for the week to complete. I have learned there is no substitute for field knowledge, what is on paper does not always work. You have to be diversified, knowledgeable enough, confident in making the right decision to keep the task in hand moving in a productive and cost effective manner.If management has lack of field experience it must be able to depend on the experience of the supervision in the field. Co-workers always worked as a team they did whatever it took to get the job done. The hardest part of the job was being told to do a task a certain way when I knew from experience that would not work for this application. The most enjoyable part of the job was working as a team and completing some of the most difficult task in a productive and cost effective way when not everyone thought it was possible.
fuel and tolls paid for, annual bonus
being salary and working lots of hours, lack of knowledge from management.