06 Sep Deciphering Company Reputation in Engineering
As a #civilengineering#recruiter, from time-to-time I’ve encountered candidates who’ve chosen not pursue opportunities with our client’s due to negative feedback from former employees that they currently work with. The funny thing is, most of the time my clients employee folks that previously worked at THAT candidate’s firm who had a bad / poor experience THERE!
The reality is, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right?
I’ve been at this for 26+ years now and I’ve worked with good and bad companies, but after all these years in the business I can spot a bad company from a mile away and choose not to work with them.
That said, it’s important to remember that every company has its flaws. There is not a perfect company out there. No corporate unicorns with wings of gold or CEOs with Midas’ touch. Every firm, even the rock stars, has its eccentricities.
I encourage everyone to do their own research and make an informed decision. Do your homework. Dive deep into a company’s DNA, its ethos, and, crucially, its alignment with your career ambitions. Just because Sarah from the cubicle next door had a less-than-rosy experience doesn’t mean that same company won’t be your ticket to engineering stardom!