Permit Specialist (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – May 20, 2013
This company is excellent for getting real world experience with Fortune 500 companies. Typical work day will include working with municipalities to determine sign restrictions and sign permitting requirements. Management is very open to suggestions and willing to train on new opportunities that present themselves. The hardest part of the job is explaining to others outside of Site Enhancement Services, what you do for a living. The most enjoyable part of the job is finishing a difficult permitting location with permits in hand.
This company could be a decent place to work. There is a lot of structure there for that to happen. Some of the people are professional and educated. The problem is that there are too many people trying to insert their personal agendas into the work place. If you do not share these agendas, that are completely outside the scope of the company, then you are marginalized. There are also "little kings" who fear those with more knowledge and sabotage people who are trying to work for the advancement of the company. If you do not share the personal belief's of some in power they will become outwardly hostile towards you. Bad company to work for, no chance to grow, and little of chance of input.
Senior Permit Specialist (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – December 23, 2013
I thoroughly enjoy my job with SES. This is not a typical 8-5 job where the same set of procedures are followed every day. SES has an open forum set up which encourages interaction and team work. Because of our work negotiating with municipalities and working within predetermined construction schedules, each day presents a new set of challenges and problems to solve. The best reward is being able to see the results of my hard work upon completion of a site, knowing that my work each day has a lasting effect on the branding of all the locations I have touched. SES is a fast-paced, competitive environment, but it also provides excellent opportunities for advancement and additional responsibilities. That being said, SES has high standards with regards to quality and productivity. The level of speed and accuracy required is high, but achievable.
open casual environment, constant movement forward, great healthcare benefits
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – December 23, 2013
SES provides the opportunity to take on more responsibility much quicker than what a larger company would and offers a wide variety of competencies that allow employees to grow professionally and enhance their skills such as; research, account management, branding, project presentation, project coordination, and negotiation.
The starting salary is typically entry level, the company does recognize hard workers who are efficient and provide quality results, which can lead to getting promoted before others who may have been with the company longer. One of the primary strengths of the company is managements willingness to listen to employees ideas and its evolving culture that keeps improving the overall work environment.
All in all SES is a fairly open work environment that creates a lot of learning potential and provides a solid foundation for future professional advancement and personal growth. The hardest part for most who are employed here is making the most of the opportunities provided by supervisors and management, as they are not always readily apparent or even seem trivial at times, but the overall experience gained and skills learned or sharpened is well worth time.