Geoscientist (Former Employee) – Bismarck, ND – November 17, 2017
No real set schedule so they treat you like an adult and expect you to handle your responsibilities. Very relaxed atmosphere. Exciting and challenging work. Employees can turn down work if they are too busy. Company truly cares about its employees.
Concrete Field Technician (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH 43213 – July 16, 2017
Very poor management. Age discrimination. Too many people trying to play supervisor. One person wants things done one way and then somebody else wants you to do it their way. Totally unorganized and unprofessional. They consistently put the employees at risk.
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – May 25, 2017
Payroll with Compusource software. Filing, Switchboard when the receptionist is on break or lunch. Good management. I also worked in the dispatch department when the employees working in that department went on break or lunch.
They had great Christmas parties. About 5 or 6 employees would go to the store to shop for Christmas presents. Always had very nice Christmas parties.
Some lunches, Benefits
It was a nice place to work and most of the people were very nice.
A typical day at work includes plenty of emails and phone calls regarding project/proposal set ups, invoice issues, and collection initiation. You must also run reports to make sure that project budgets are being maintained and also notify the project managers if budget amounts are close to depletion. I learned about prioritizing and managing a large workload. The workplace culture is generally friendly and they offer doughnuts and fruit every other Wednesday for their employees in an attempt to encourage camaraderie. The hardest part of the job is finding the work life balance since you are expected to take work home and work until it is finished. I mostly enjoyed having my own office, learning a vast variety, and the benefits package.
Always exposed to new and exciting learning experiences.
PROJECT ENGINEERING AIDE (Current Employee) – Green River, WY – December 11, 2015
The hardest part of working for Barr, for me, is networking. My co-workers are mostly located in Minneapolis, MN, while I work full-time on-site for a client and live in Wyoming. Funding to go to the Minneapolis office is limited and thus, so is my exposure to the central hub of the business. Due to this limitation, finding work for additional clients and opportunities within my company is difficult. I enjoy working in client services and meeting client goals gives me great personal and professional satisfaction. I love that everyday brings new challenges in my daily tasks and that I occasionally have the opportunity to work with a few of my co-workers when they come to the client site.
A collaborative culture with smart, friendly, hard-working people.
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – July 14, 2015
The people are top-notch and team oriented. The work is interesting and technically challenging. The diverse client base has provided resiliency during challenging economic times. The company consistently finishes strongly in the Best Place to Work evaluation, when it applies (odd-numbered years).
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – April 30, 2015
• Provided general administrative/clerical support to project managers and sales team • Acted as relief for receptionist by answering multi-line phone system and routing calls to appropriate departments • Maintained client files in an orderly and well organized manner for ease of access to pertinent documentation