Field Technician (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – January 20, 2018
1. Everyday was the same process just a different building. 2. I learned that there are many more finer details to a building then just whats seen on the outside. 3. Management was relaxed and flexible 4, Culture was positive 5. Hardest part of the job was being denied access to buildings in order to do my job. 6. Most enjoyable was greeting and meeting people that were cooperative and not suspicious of what we were doing.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Peachtree Corners, GA – March 22, 2018
My department had a low ceiling. In other words, I did not see many opportunities to advance my career with this company. I felt that during my time there, guidance with career development diminished. Beware of job security for the dicipline/department you may be considering here, as they can be quick to make cuts. Pump and dump. Hire like crazy to meet goals and then layoff when contracts are not won or renewed, then hire more when new work is won. If you take a position here, keep your options open.
Lots of free lunches. Good benefits.
Job security unstable in some departments, risk of being cut. Promotions are hard to come by.
All of the problems of a large company with none of the advantages. Company had the culture, climate, and red-tape of a huge (10,000+ employee) firm even though it had fewer than 400 employees. The local office depended upon local staff to bring in the projects but simply had the corporate office take those projects over whenever it suited them. The local staff that possessed the qualifications and did the work to acquire the projects were "left in the cold."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – August 6, 2017
The company treats most of its engineers and some architects very well. Other staff e.g. marketing, support staff, accounting, recruiting as dispensable and are not well compensated therefore a lot of turnover in those areas.
Mostly pleasant, hardworking, professional & friendly people
Little chance for advancement/pay increase for non-engineer employees
A typical day at this internship consisted of me re-drawing older CAD files in the new Revit program that had just come out and was becoming the new office standard at the time. I also was able to put together several BID binders for real commercial projects. I learned how to put together a BID binder and how to print out plans for a proposal. The co-workers here were amazing and so willing to share all there knowledge of the industry with me. The hardest part of the job was figuring out the filing systems for the projects and how to navigate between them. The most enjoyable part was getting to work on existing projects and being apart of the design process as a whole.
Not Applicable (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – December 1, 2014
If you are not in a partner role at this company be prepared for long hours and little appreciation. Extensive overtime and unrealistic deadlines. If you get hired into a management position or project manager I suspect that you would enjoy the job more than those working for Project Managers and Partners.
Overworked and Little Acknowledgement about Good Work
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – September 27, 2013
Working at Pond Constructors was a joy. I learned to input all needed request for repairs to continue to keep military fueling up and running. Management needed to communicate more with the staff to maintain a productive working enviroment. Co-workers work hard as a team, by supporting eachother.The hardest part of the work was retrieving the neccessary tools needed to complete the task from management. I enjoyed working with a company that continued to expand in productivity.