Special Inspector (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – March 7, 2018
You receive your schedule for the day the previous day after 5pm. You are sent all over VA and MD so prepare to drive. However, a company truck is provided along with a gas card. Travel time is also paid.
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – July 21, 2018
Normal day would be getting you assignment by 5pm each day if your lucky.Way to much Turnover not just in the Field Inspectors jobs but All positions.Don't try asking for a raise around here.That's a nasty four letter word.Morale here is so pathetic.No one knows anyone in any department.They really need a Under Cover Boss here to see how hard the work is here.That's enough for now to digest...
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – December 11, 2018
F&R is an amazing company that I truly loved and miss since I relocated out of state. The teamwork not only in each branch but branch to branch was amazing. I was able to learn so much regarding Microsoft Dynamics, coming in with no experience, because of the teamwork between the administrators from all the branches. We worked as a team, if one needed help, all others were willing to jump in to help, whether it was for something simple or if they needed coverage at their branch to take vacation or sick time. We were more of a family instead of a company. I was able to expand my knowledge of Excel and learn how to navigate full Adobe PDF. There are always good days and bad days at any job, however for me personal the hardest part of this job was walking away after nearly seven years. I felt as though part of me is missing without the fellow employees at the branch of my employment and the employees throughout the entire company.
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) – various – August 13, 2018
I worked at F&R for over a decade when family circumstances resulted in a move outside of the company footprint. After a couple of years I was able to return back home to F&R and was enthusiastically welcomed. It’s great to be somewhere where you are truly appreciated. F&R is a great place to come and to learn and to grow your career. In this firm, you are able to know the key personnel at the branch and corporate levels even as an entry level employee. At F&R you really can be a bigger fish in a medium-sized pond. On the professional side, the annual professional staff meeting gives us all a chance to know our counterparts in other branches as well as the corporate officers. This affords one the opportunity to build internal company relationships and contacts that can be utilized throughout the whole year (and career). Not all companies are like this. I highly recommend F&R as a great place to work.
CMT Technician (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA – January 5, 2019
I really enjoy my job most days. Enjoy seeing different jobsite. Only complaint is corporate management doesn't care about employee. Would rather keep training new hires then pay their technicians so they will stay.
Field Technician/Inspector (Former Employee) – Crozet, VA – November 30, 2018
Arrive on the job, See the Forman, find out what's being done, await for everything to be done, check it, fill out and turn in the site report. You lean something new about people everyday being the contractors were different. Hardest part was giving the contractors the results. Best part was driving on your own to you destinations.
Construction Materials Testing Engineer (Current Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – September 15, 2018
The branch at Fayetteville NC is a good place for new engineers to get their feet wet in the field of construction. There are a lot to learn and the staff make sure you are well looked after as far as work place knowledge is concerned.
The hardest part of the job is performing field work in the middle of summer as it gets very hot and humid here.
Environmental Project Manager (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 5, 2017
Froehling & Robertson was my first employment opportunity and was a great place to start my environmental consulting career. Employment benefits evolved over time to meet market demands. Company is widely respected in the geotechnical field.
Old firm with good history but happy where they are
Corporate Director of Environmental Services (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 15, 2018
Provided corporate direction and management of Environmental Services firm-wide. Developed and wrote growth management plan and recruited new talent interested in diversification. F&R is a good firm with 138 years of history, but not really interested in growth and diversification. Generally loyal to old employees but not so much to new staff members. Its hard to motivate staff if management can't be motivated or does not engage in support of an approved directional change.
Provided Federal Business Development direction for Environmental Service however without necessary marketing support or buy-in of managers.
Strong history and good reputation
Stuck in the 60's...not willing to support new growth approach.
FIELD TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Jessup, MD – July 17, 2018
The work at F and R was OK. It wasnt really challenging. The pay was bad. A lot of folks left due to the abysmal pay. The management is only worried about making money. The work is interesting and one can learn a lot.
Environmental Program Manager (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – April 12, 2016
Riding on the coat tails of being an 1800s-era company. Poor in benefits, very poor in management, and poor direction. Back stabbing and opportunistic management takes credit for others achievements. You work for them, you are ON YOUR OWN. In my office, office manager had some members of senior staff agree to 30 hours of pay while working them over 40. Despicable
the hardest part of the job; the enjoyable part of job
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 14, 2017
The hardest part of the job was getting the branches to get contracts signed and sent to the office so that payables could be processed. It was like pulling teeth to get the contracts and sometimes never did.
The most enjoyable part of the job is how the accounting department worked together to help each other. Their was a comradery that I had not seen in a long time. Everyone got along.
Trying to work with branches to get signed contracts
Drill Assistant (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – December 5, 2016
Typical work day kicks off at about 6am and that's having to be at the shop loading heavy augers and rods that "YOU" will be using Keyword "YOU" when you get to the jobsite. Once you get there still half sleep because you may have to drive 2-4 hours away sometimes and stay out of town at least two weeks a month. The drillers will slave you and make you do everything they wont touch a thing but the control buttons that control a massive rig. Don't work here unless you really need the money. its not worth it
CMT Project Manager (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – November 28, 2014
Each day was different, which is what I loved most. Although a majority of my time was spent writing reports, I also spent a good bit of time talking with clients, contractors and the technicians out in the field. I prided myself on good client service.
Short commute & ability to telecommute.
Huge fluctuation in volume of work between seasons