Instrumentation & Controls Engineer (Former Employee) – Dedham, MA – June 14, 2018
Nice people, everyone I dealt with is very welcoming. I had the opportunity to work with some very knowledgeable people too. However, other reviews are correct in that you really need to make friends with a solid person in management to get the most out of the job. Adding to that, internal restructuring changed the role of the Professional Engineer in my office, so I wasn't able to work directly with Professional Engineers as much as I had hoped.
After working with 4 engineering consulting companies over the past 15 years, I found W&C a company of people with great expertise and drive to excel. Days are busy and occasionally long but I get to routinely interact with great internal and external clients in various regions of the country and management rewards ability and production. Opportunities to try new tasks are made available when it makes sense.
There are some growing pains, but I have experienced similar at firms very much larger and very much smaller. My position also allows me to work with junior staff to provide opportunity to mentor, which is rewarding.
Oppurtunity to grow, advance and try new things. Kind, Talented staff. Interaction with internal and external clients
Agressive expectations with sometime limited resources, corporate growing pains, some long days
Assistant Plant Manager (Current Employee) – Quincy, WA – February 20, 2018
This company encourages employee growth and challenges there employees to succeed. I have learned a plethora of skills on my way to my current position. The work place culture is dependent on the area of the company that you work.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Portland, ME – February 17, 2018
Company can be very dysfunctional at times. Teamwork among groups and even within groups can be lacking. There are quite a few people within this organization who need to take a "Manners 101" course. Some of the managers can be very demanding for no apparent good reason.
Some friendly staff who are enjoyable to work with.
Some not so friendly staff who I could do without.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Portland, ME – October 28, 2017
Based on my experience working at other firms, the pay is lower than industry average. While there may be one name over the door, Woodard & Curran is basically a conglomerate of 5 or 6 separate companies working under the same name. As a result, there is very little synergy between groups. This is not a company that is interested in keeping valuable employees, but ones that demonstrate submissive behavior and keep a low profile.
Benefits are affordable and provide good coverage.
Better training is needed for staff. Communication is poor between groups and across the firm.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – October 14, 2017
Company doesn't seem to care that good employees continue to leave the company. Upper management is disengaged from what's happening on a day to day basis in the company. Everything you hear about putting the employee first at this company is complete garbage. Company has very few technical experts. If you have a challenging problem to solve, good luck finding resources to help. Company can only grow through acquisitions.
Decent pay, benefits and time off
Weak management. Lack of communication. Poor resources.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – September 6, 2017
Typical day at work 8-5 Learn a lot about purchasing Management was OK The workplace was very diverse Hardest part high expectation, almost unreasonable Enjoyable part are the people and the vendors I worked with
Scientist (Current Employee) – New Jersey – August 2, 2017
I worked at a different firm prior to coming to Woodard & Curran, and the difference is night and day. This is a place where you're treated like a human being, and I don't worry about not being able to have a life outside of my job. The managers care about their employees, and the people here are willing to take the time to teach others rather than force you to sink or swim on your own.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – August 2, 2017
With over 15 years in the industry (with multiple consulting firms), I have found Woodard & Curran to be a great place to challenge myself and grow both personally and professionally. In my opinion, the diverse workplace environment has provided me with an opportunity to foster long lasting relationships both inside and outside the company. These relationships have given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and expertise in environmental consulting over the years. My experience has been that Woodard & Curran has provided me the opportunity to develop a well balance work/personal life. Management has mentored me in a way that has helped guide me toward reaching both short term and long term goals. Would recommend Woodard & Curran to others!
You can be the hardest worker out there but, if you don't have a buddy in management or, you don't suck up to management, you might as well forget it. Raises,bonuses,and everything else only depends on who your buddy is!
Engineer (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – May 6, 2017
Many managers take a passive/aggressive approach to dealing with staff. There are some people here who are just not very genuine. Communication across the firm is horrendous. Very divided company. This place feels like it's 5 or 6 different companies working under the same name.
Flexibility to take time off for appointments, personal matters, etc.
Intern and Project Scientist (Former Employee) – Cheshire, CT – May 3, 2017
I did a quick stint here as intern to complete my environmental requirement for law school. The culture at Woodard and Curran is great. If you can envision a place that is quick paced but also relaxed, this is it. Very sharp personnel that are easy to work with. I highly recommend this for employment.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – April 29, 2017
This is a company that has a hard time competing with the elite firms in the industry. Company is focused on regional work. You will not get the opportunity to work on high profile projects in other parts of the country. And you will not get the opportunity to work on high profile local projects. This is a medium sized firm that delivers small company projects, but has big company problems.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – April 22, 2017
Too much change which constantly makes doing your job harder. Poor sharing of resources across groups. Upper management continually asking more and giving less. You will be asked to do the same types of projects over and over again with little opportunity to work on projects outside your group.
There are some genuinely good people at this company.
Long hours due to staff not efficiently delivering on projects.
Environmental Consulting Intern (Former Employee) – White Plains, NY – March 27, 2017
Truly enjoyed my experience with Woodard & Curran. Plenty of smart and dedicated people advancing themselves and their company. I would recommend this company to any body looking to promote environmental stewardship and advance their own careers.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Dedham, MA – March 20, 2017
Company is on a down slide and losing market share. Communication is lacking across all levels of the firm. Too many employees who are content to do the bare minimum. Company has become too concerned with metrics.
Benefits that are slightly above industry average.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – March 11, 2017
The company has become a place with too many senior managers, too much bureaucracy, little accountability for staff, poor project delivery, too much emphasis on profitability, a lack of career opportunities and just a generally poor overall work environment.
Decent pay and benefits.
Poor communication. Senior management who only become engaged when there is an issue.