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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.39
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for COWI Marine North America

Reviews - What employees say

2.39 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Supervisors did not commend employees, even though the projects ended up winning awards. Not even a lunch. Favoritism was practiced to a few choice individuals.

Support from management

There was no mentoring nor fostering of career/skills development.

Teamwork

Colleagues hardly asked how you were doing. Minor issues were resolved via multi-dept meetings even though one's desk was next to the other.

Freedom to work independently

Workload was distributed o.k., but employees had little say in structuring their own duties.

Internal Communication

Let's say you had a deadline on a Friday, and it's 4pm Thursday. 3 to 4 senior Engineers will meet up, each having their own rough drawing set , and try to produce markups and sketches overnight for the CAD drafting to work on the next day.

Gender Equality

During my tenure there, there were 5 female engineers, in a company of over 60 engineers. When I had left, they were down to 2.

Attitude towards older colleagues

There were engineers ranging from their 50s to 80s, and they were a great resource and good to work with.

Career Development

Mgmt was picky about who they wanted to develop and train. Despite having exisiting individuals who had prior training, mgmt would assign work to those who didn't in order to ecourage their growth.

Overall compensation for your work

Benefits were reasonable, salaries were sub-par.

Office / Work Environment

I had a substandard workstation with as little as 1/5th the computing power of my colleagues, yet I was able to meet deadlines.

Environmental Friendliness

The company's clients & projects would please the political right and left.

Company Image

What few colleagues I enjoyed working with either left the company or were let go. At any rate, they were pleased not to work for this company anymore.

Job Security

Senior positions tend to be stable, but junior/associate postions were not.

Workplace Safety

There were regular meetings regarding emergency procedures.

Inclusive / Diverse

The staff was ethnically & internationally diverse, but new opinions/ideas weren't supported.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Be more like it's parent company, COWI Denmark.

What I dislike about the company

Ex-employees I've know describe this as a caustic & stressful work environment. Communication, time management and planning was poor. After years of dedication, they put me on furlough then laid me off. The company was still hiring for other, higher salaried positions.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    COWI Marine North America
  • City
    Oakland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Design

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.39
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

COWI Marine North America
2.39
1 review

Industry average (Engineering)
3.38
39,508 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,661,000 reviews