Cost Segregation Specialist (Current Employee) – Amherst, NY – April 28, 2018
the ability to travel can be fun but doing it so often can get old really quickly along with micromanagement. MS needs to adapt to newer ways of working remotely to increase the work life balance they can achieve
Enjoyed working for the supervisors and majority of employees. Could be stressful at times meeting deadlines and involved overtime to achieve. Company actively searched and competed for top projects in the field.
As a land surveyor you are considered the bottom of the company. The only people that knew anything about how to do my job was the person I worked with, my manager had no clue about how to do my job. Their mark-up on work was ridiculous, therefore we could never get any survey work besides ODOT work. Every winter they would cut our hours to 32 and then send us out of town to work in Youngstown, Ohio. This company is the epitome of "Corporate America", where all you are is a number.
A typical day at work would be working with a team to prepare a portion of a project. For example, doing the abutment details for a bridge, I would work under an engineer to draft all the details from the foundations to the top. This would include designing and showing reinforcing steel throughout the structure. Also, showing all the dimensions and elevations of each part: footings, walls, beam seats. Depending on the size of a project, I may also work on many of the other portions of the bridge: the piers, superstructure, estimated quantities, general notes, phase construction details, or the site plan.
I learned to work with different drafting tools over the years, from manual drafting to AutoCAD to microstation. I learned to use different tools within each CAD program.
Management was helpful and interested in us as individuals and expected our dedication in return. My supervisor was one of the finest professionals I have known.
Many of my co-workers became my friends, and it was a collaboration of effort that knit us together.
The hardest part of the job was meeting ever-decreasing project time-lines with the increasing competion for scarce work.
The most enjoyable part of the job was accomplishing a project well within budget.
a flexible work schedule so i could complete my associate degree while working full-time, a company-match 401k program, all the free cofee we wanted, state-of-the art work stations, an annual bowling party, annual summer outing/picnic, annual christmas party, company-contributed health insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, and flexible vacation time.