Decent culture in some departments, poor management
Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – February 3, 2018
This was my first position out of college, so I was extremely excited to get my career started with this company. As a result, I worked hard and tried my best to integrate in with the people in this small-town environment. While I had some good managers in the beginning, leadership turnover was high and I ended up getting left behind by new managers who hired their own subordinates. Additionally, I was stuck doing intern-level field visits (100% travel most weeks), while the people the hired from the local university got all of the real assignments with actual engineering work. The only time I was able get good engineering experience was when I sought the work out for myself (and even then, it required 2 hours of travel each day to get to the job site). Beware: there are not many potentials for growth in this company unless you switch departments. If you're a woman, you can attain several benefits much quicker than if you were a man.
free drinks (at least there was when I worked there)
Managers play favorites