Drafter (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – January 31, 2018
nothing to really say but i enjoyed it. everybody was working as a team and there was really nobody left behind because everybody showed each other how to do something or taught us how to get around are problems in auto cad
project (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – January 16, 2018
Management has no idea of the goal of purpose of projects. No direction or leadership, clueless of market requirements and no room for opinion of your background expertise. They just want admins will react to their commands and micro management ideas.
Project Engineer - Systems Engineering Division (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 21, 2017
Engineering was a good place to start my Engineering career. Our "Bread and Butter" was the Independent Telco market in the Southeast. We also performed Design and engineering contracts at Military bases in the Northeast, and for NASA, at the Kennedy Space center in Florida. It was interesting work.
Project Engineer - Systems Engineering Division (Former Employee) – Georgia – December 21, 2017
This was my first position in Telecom Engineering. EA's customer base was in the Independent Telco market, so I got to consult with a lot of small Telco's in the Southeast. We also performed contracts for the Military, as well as for NASA, at the Kennedy Space Center. It was very interesting.
Drafter (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – November 27, 2017
I was fresh out of school when I was hired there. I created many working construction drawings based on fielders sketches and notes. I really enjoyed the experience with them. If I was offered a job there again I would gladly take it.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – August 5, 2017
A typical day at work was convincing upper management the IT Policy and procedures from our parent company. I learned that inexperienced management will not have an open mind or understanding of proper procedure or structure. The culture in this business is a dictatorship at its worse. Upper management will belittle you and HR will not resolve the issue stating "It must be you", and this is because they hire inexperienced employees who are afraid of losing their job. The job itself is very cumbersome and is not difficult it is the management that makes the work space unbearable.
Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – July 6, 2017
I enjoyed my time at Engineering Associates. The people with whom I worked were very friendly and had a good work ethic. Management allowed us to do our job and as a result, I feel that most people responded by doing a good job.
Was laid off due to lack of work. This was disappointing because this was a really nice company to work for. I would have taken time off if necessary. Later, was in the process of being brought back and they cancelled an interview and never heard another thing from them. I'm a little disappointed in their lack of communication at the very end. Otherwise, it was one of my favorite companies that I ever worked for.
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Resident Engineer (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – May 3, 2017
Engineering Associates is an mid-sized company focused on the needs of independent Telecom CO-OPs which are under the guidelines and funding of the RUS.
Production oriented company, great employees with drive to excell
MGR OSP Planning, Engineering and Design (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – February 11, 2017
Managers are willing to work with employee's with time schedules and off time. The most enjoyable part of the day is interacting with the other employee's. Hardest part of the job is hours worked. Culture of the work place is light hearted and fun. I have learned many systems with CAD and record keeping in the OSP industry.
Chief Engineer (Current Employee) – Upland, CA – October 31, 2016
Great work experience for no pay. The worst management I have every experienced. Promised pay then taken away. Promised perdiem then taken away. The worst office environment ever. Micro-managed by people with no idea how to price, schedule, survey, draft or do accounting. The boss was on my A** every minute I was in the office. We completed a back-haul project that was scheduled for 16 months in less than 4. Sr Management demanded the whole staff be laid off two weeks before Christmas.
Designer/Drafter (Current Employee) – Cintennial CO – February 8, 2016
I have had a great deal of learning different tasks or jobs that were required for the business to possibly grow, This allowed me to try new ideas and get feedback from the project manager to see if I might be on the right track. The hardest part of the job would be that the deadlines would change and sometimes not or the better from the customer. I work with a variety of ethnic backgrounds. This allows for different ideas to be shared in the office in hopes of the best possible solution to the issues at hand. I find that the diversity of the employees in the office make for a positive learning experience.
Productive and nice workplace with friendly co-workers.
Municipal Engineer (Former Employee) – Wooster, OH – April 8, 2015
A typical day would include working on design of new projects or revisions of existing projects. Revisions of existing projects would be reviewed by a Principal and/or corrected in AutoCAD by a draftsman. Learned the process from design to bid opening and award to inspection. All the Principals were friendly and would answer my questions. Co-workers were helpful in answering questions and in general nice to be with. Hardest part of this job was transferring from college to a workplace and learning what was needed to succeed in a work setting. Most enjoyable part was learning how everything works together and being with friendly co-workers.
Friendly staff, got breaks, donuts, worked on multiple projects.
Did not receive much guidance and had to ask lots of questions.