Stress Engineering Services Inc Employee Reviews

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Wonderful employee owned company who sponsored me as 1099 contractor
Subsea Systems Engineer Consultant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 20, 2018
Great team of colleagues, with whom were seconded to the client(s) on selected projects during assigned project duration.

Administratively, I was left alone, and submitted monthly invoices to Stress Engineering Services for services rendered at the client's home office work station, and/or when travelling to subsea equipment vendor locations as required when coordinating/witnessing equipment testing phases and/or attending meetings..
Pros
Flawless payment of invoices and expense reports on time, shortly after submission.
Cons
Wasn't approached or offered employee status, although questioned why it wasn't discussed after I accepted Intecsea's offer.
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Not what it once was.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 15, 2018
Job Seekers - Experienced hires and technical specialists are always welcome to apply providing you can be profitable in a highly competitive workplace. (See Below)

New Employees - Be billable, investigate any profitable business plans, and do not challenge management. (See Below)

Stress Engineering Services was once an excellent place to work. The employee owned company was comprised of many capable technical practices and considerable testing facilities. Practices used to work in a cooperative manner to deliver exceptional work product. Company leadership was strong and supportive with clear core values. The quality of work never diminished over many years.

Company leadership and work culture at Stress Engineering Services underwent significant changes over the past ten years. Unusual hiring/promotional practices along with selective bonuses made stark contrast to benefit policy changes, pay freezes, and multiple mass layoffs. Eventually, success at Stress Engineering Services appeared to be based more on politics and who you knew rather than work product. Leadership seemed only concerned about the bottom line of specific share holders rather than the well being of employees. The changes became more apparent with the voluntary exodus of many exceptional and high valued employees. New and experienced talent are usually welcome to apply but there are likely more favorable places to work.
Pros
Technical Expertise, Testing Facilities, Engineering
Cons
Management Practices, Favoritism, Work Culture
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Old Boys Club
Employee (Current Employee) –  Hopuston, TXFebruary 25, 2015
There isn't much opportunity for advancement. 360 evaluations are a joke. Employees are petty and childish towards co-workers and this behavior is encouraged by management. Everything depends on what someone says and what management thinks (i.e. gossip is rampant and encouraged). The environment is constant backstabbing and gossip. Your success is based on who likes you and staying under the radar. If anyone feels threatened by your work WATCH OUT! Management does NOT like change and only want you to tell them what they want to hear. If you are a woman, don't expect to be treated with respect. The men advance and the women set up lunches and serve the men. It is an awful place to work.
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Pay is great, but hours are so irregular it's hard to have a life.
Test Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 15, 2014
The company is a good company but currently transitioning from a small company to a big company status and is losing the culture and quality. They pay above average, which is excellent until you realize that you never know what time you're getting off. You may go in at 6am and not get off until 2am. Too much uncertainty and the mix of cliques within the company are making it difficult to advance and succeed. Favoritism is a terrible parasite in the company.
Pros
Catered lunches everyday, excellent pay, Esop, Hsa, lot to experience
Cons
TONS of overtime sometimes required, favoritism among employees, poor supervision of employees
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