From my experience they will treat you with respect, but you still have to work.
Intern Surveyor (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – May 17, 2018
This job is not easy, you will work in hot environments and there is a lot of physical labor. You also have to work with very expensive equipment that you do not want to be responsible for breaking, however, my supervisor taught me well and the people there do care about your health. An important thing to take not of is that these people do take their job seriously, so even if the environment is friendly they expect you to do your job and do it well.
Your own schedule, as long as you get the job done well.
Senior Fire Protection/Life Safety Engineer (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 2, 2019
At the time I was at Pennoni, the work environment was fairly decent. My only concern is that the son of the Director of Engineering was also employed at the same time as myself. This situation made the work environment challenging at times.
Associate Vice President (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – October 1, 2018
The office and particular manager you work for will determine the life you have here. For some, it will be amazing. Others, not so much. People work for people, not companies. It will be like this no matter where you go.
Great benefits, friendly co-workers and class A office.
Outdated management, terrible work/life balance, small potential for growth and advancement.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 19, 2018
If you aren't being overworked than you being layed off. Staff is usually spread to thin and unable to timely fulfill all their duties. Coordination between many small offices is competitive instead of cooperative as each team protects their own best interests.
CAD Technician (Former Employee) – Milton, DE – September 18, 2018
No organization in this office, files and drawings strewn ALL around, and the worst part was seeing the filth on floors day in and day out. The principle was more concerned with paper costs and turning out lights to save electricity when he had about $100,000 going out the front door buying an engineering stamp. The principle also just indiscriminately left the office at any time and I'd like to have a nickel for every employee who came over wondering where he was. After an extended weekend I had to go in on Tuesday and literally clean all of the trash out of the men's room that had accumulated the week before. And, the engineers were allowed to bring their prejudice to the workplace. Working there was a life lesson for me because I became much more sensitive to prejudice in work and in life.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Newark, DE – May 19, 2018
While the pay at times did not seem to keep up with what I felt I deserved, management did try to make things better. I enjoyed many l of the people I worked with, but there were times I found certain co-workers to be frustrating in terms of knowledge, skills and work ethic. Also, some of the projects were not the most exciting and had some management challenges.
For this position, your are better off working in their out of state offices like Philly and Newark, DE for higher job security. Newark, NJ and often New York, NY are painfully slow on MEP projects at the moment. But wherever you work, all colleague are pretty helpful and knowledgeable.
A good number of lunch and learns to attend for knowledge and ofcourse, free lunch
Graduate Landscape Architect (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – March 7, 2018
Pennoni is a great company to work for. I will recommend anyone to work there. Every one is willing to help out. The work environment is great. I could not have asked for a better company to be with to start my professional career.
Associate Engineer (Current Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – March 7, 2018
Solid company with good benefits. Managers are personal and great people. The company places a big emphasis on technology by using up to date programs, methods, and staying up to date on industry standards. It is a great company to work for if you want to stay in an area where they already have an office. They continuously win big projects in areas and have a great workload. The management there is second to none in my opinion. They have a good one on one relationship with their employees. The biggest downside is stagnant career advancement, meager pay increases, and minor ESOP contributions. The ESOP program is a joke and and I would much rather have contributions to my 401k.
Technologically Advanced, Good Management
Meager Salary increases, Slow career advancement, Meager ESOP contributions
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA 18017 – December 12, 2017
I worked at Pennoni for 3 yrs, without a degree harder to advance up but still possible they are willing to pay for school and certs for your advancement for loyalty, High stress but fun, hands on, exciting
CWI/Certified Welding Inspector (Former Employee) – King of Prussia, PA – November 15, 2017
A good company to work for management & supervisors were respectful. There was area to learn & achieve certifications, the only thing I didnt like that there was some favoritism towards certain inspectors. I believe pay could have been a little higher considering what the job is responsible for.