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Very good workplace where leaders are not afraid to teach and train.
Thermal Insulation Specialist (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: not afraid to train personnel into new areas. each and every project had its excitement.
I am a former employee which did make it up the ladder from the bottom up. I began my career as a draftsman in the Mechanical Division working my way up to scheduling. It was then that I moved up to mechanical specifications and eventually to right hand man to the Insulation Section Head in the Mechanical Analytical Dept. The time worked at Sargent & Lundy was the best of my lifetime.
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Enjoyable Environment
Mechanical Engineering (Current Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 4, 2015
Pros: free lunches at training. 401k, health benefits
Cons: always moving around to where ever the work is at.
Always a new project to work on so never becomes boring. Get sent out to power plants across the country. Work with a team to produce answers and solve problems. Staff is enjoyable to work with and always trying to internally promote.
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Solid Company
Mechanical Engineer Associate 2 (Current Employee), DelawareJanuary 27, 2015
Pros: reimburesments for traveling, compensation and benefits, good work environment, field work (walkdowns and outage work) is interesting, teamwork environment within the office (not with the clients thought)
Cons: work/life balance, work is up and down (forced to take vacation if slow), management is hit or miss
This is a solid company to work for, especially those already in the Nuclear field or looking to enter the Nuclear field. The compensation is almost unbeatable for young engineers fresh out of school. If you perform well they will treat you well. The downside is the lack of interesting work. The projects are different ins a sense that you are replacing or upgrading a different piece of equipment or routing piping from point A to point B (mechanical only). These types of projects have been done hundreds of times and it really is a copy and paste job, with minimal engineering input. Yes you need the correct education and training. Also, the clients the S&L works for are very demanding and unrealistic, they expect us to perform miracles in terms of scheduling. The work/life balance is OK, it really depends on the week, but if you want to be a manager here it is terrible (but that is why they make more money). However, the compensation and benefits are really one of the best in the industry. All in all S&L is a very fair company, and treats their employees somewhat fairly (they do expect you to drop everything you have planned to finish a project).
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Consulting Engineering firm in Power Generation
Environmental Project Associate (Current Employee), Chicago, ILDecember 16, 2014
S&L is my first job out of college. I have found it to be an environment that produces high quality engineers with a focus on power generation. My typical deliverables include studies, specifications and calculations.
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This is a very good company to work for.
Electrical Associate Engineer (Former Employee), Newarik DESeptember 29, 2014
Very good consulting company.
There is room for growth due to the different energy businesses the company is involved in.
The fellow employees I worked with were easy to get along with
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Overall a good working atmosphere
Senior Associate (Current Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 3, 2014
Overall this company a good working atmosphere. The benefits are nice and the flex time. However, growth within the company can be hard at times depending on projects you are assigned to. It does require travel. There is a mixed age of employees which helps create a diverse working environment.
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GOOD PLACE TO WORK IF THEY HAVE WORK.
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee), Chicago, ILAugust 24, 2014
GOOD PLACE TO WORK IF THEY HAVE WORK.
NO WORK, NO JOB.
WHEN YOU WORK WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE WORK FLOW GOES SMOOTHLY.
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Good work experience
Structural Designer III (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 23, 2014
Pros: free lunches, good training
Cons: management kept people in the dark about work.
They put alot of time and effort in to train all employees.

Did a lot of 3D work.
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Technically oriented. Good place to enhance knowledge of codes.
Structural Associate (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 21, 2014
Job responsibility is calculation intensive, which provides a great opportunity to sharpen your skills and understanding of structural analysis.
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nice place to work
Electrical Designer (Current Employee), Chicago, ILMay 21, 2014
Pros: good continuing training
Cons: growing too fast. work not steady.
Enjoyed the working environment. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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No Room for Growth Unless you are an Engineer
NUCLEAR POWER SUPPORT STAFF (Former Employee), Chicago, ILApril 2, 2014
- No room for growth unless you were an Engineer
- Great company that had employees working there for 20+ years.
- Great management who cared for you
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Productive and appreciative work enviornment
Engineering Associate (Current Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 24, 2014
Typical day consists of working on client transmission line projects. Either working on new lines (determining structure location and designing structures), or working on existing lines (analyzing current infrastructure and determining a solution to a given problem).
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Contractor for utilities providing engineering and design.
SGI Custodian / Engineering Technical Assistant (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TNJanuary 21, 2014
Regional office with several clients and potential for extensive growth. Work is largely project driven and can sometimes slow down. Due to nature of the work, extensive overtimes is sometimes required. The office is largely younger engineers and designers, with some senior managemenet that relocated when the regional office opened. At entry level, opportunities for advancement are much greater than once a few years of accumulated experience have been acquired. Once that ceiling hits, an employee is often required to take field assignments or relocate to corporate to advance any further in their career.

Overall, a very good company in an interesting and fast paced industry.
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Great place to work
Documentation Administrator (Former Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 29, 2013
It was busy but great loved my experience there. Would go back in a heartbeat.
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Great environment with the potential to learn
Electrical Designer (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJune 21, 2013
Everyone is very helpful and patient. Learning about how systems work and work with multiple departments to bring it all together.

Cable tray, conduit, grounding, electrical equipment and duct run layouts.
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Great place to work
Chicago Office Operations Manager - CSSD (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJune 13, 2013
Great place to learn about the power generation industry and associated technologies. Very structured work environment with clear path for engineering personnel careers. Management is corporate minded but provides open door policy in general. Comps and benes are good and competitive in the industry.
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You've been warned, now run, don't just walk away.
You just be an Associate (Former Employee), North American ContinentMarch 27, 2013
Pros: can't think of 1
Cons: too many to identify
Employment security is totally based upon the kiss factor. Management is totally based upon the intimidation style. If you want to see the world, but not your home, family, or friends, then come on down. Make your ultimate sacrifices, and you'll get your just reward, no good deed goes unpunished. Any legitimate complaint to HR will earn you a door knob where the sun don't shine. Interesting how all the people who have praise for this place are listed as "former employees."
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Engineering Consulting
Seoul Office Manager (Former Employee), SeoulFebruary 1, 2013
I really enjoyed working at Sargent & Lundy. I met so many nice people while I was working for the company.
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Good starting place for engineers but volatile atmosphere
Mechanical Associate II (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: excellent structure, location, benefits
Cons: high turnover, distant management
Sargent & Lundy provided solid training and a rigid structure to the completion and management of system design projects. With standards in place helping one design a system, source the components for said system, and develop all related documentation and control schemes, I quickly improved my system design abilities. However, due to the company's lean hiring practices and volatile power industry, turnover was very high. Advancement seemed luck-of-the-draw, while a full quarter of the company's engineers was laid off in a three month period.
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Easy going company. People were all great to work with.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 9, 2013
Pros: very laid back company.
Cons: management was not always available to answer questions.
It was a very easy going company, come in a do what is expected and help others out when you can. The managers acknowledged you when you when out of your way to get things done or helped others.

All of my coworkers were great! They always loved to help and would always stop what they were doing just to answer a question or help you when it was needed.

The hardest part of the job was communication.

The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing what is expected of you and no one hoovering over you..

I learned how to multi task in a fast and oganized manner. I also learned how to deal with people who have no patience and just asking what is needed and I can figure out the rest so that things can get done in a fast and proficient way.

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