R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
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Fast paced fun place to work that is making great positive changes for their employees. Great benefits, vacation, and pension package above what I have seen in the past in other engineering firms.
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RVA Employees hate the internal paperwork and overkill on QA. Projects dont start on time or on budget because of internal delays, can't even win new work without being delayed or stopped by frivolous management concerns. When things go bad your utilization becomes your only value.
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Worked as a coop student for the company. Coworkers were friendly and was given meaningful work that that made me feel useful instead of just doing things no one else wanted to do. Great learning experience.
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The company has a great official policy for work life balance but has no concept of how to implement it. Of course it's a business first but the company doesn't care about helping people to advance they just assume you will do it without training or mentoring.
Management only cares about well being of there is no work. Otherwise you are an office tool to be consumed.
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Interesting projects to work on, very smart engineers to learn from
Cons
Long hours, mentoring rarely occurs due to work load, huge turnover rate, management only cares about you when it's slow
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RVA is where I had my placement while I was taking my Office Administration (Executive) course at Seneca and I then worked there for two years afterwards. It was a great place to gain experience as an administrative assistant and the work culture is awesome.
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Opportunities to move on as long as you're willing to wait it out. Colleagues and mentors are great giving you a chance to prove yourself and learn at the same time.
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This is a great place to grow and learn the ins and outs of the civil engineering field. Employee owned business that allows you to not only take pride in your work but to own it as well. So happy to be with a company that I can grow my career with.
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lunch and learn, work-life balance, ownership growth
Cons
long hours when making deadlines, pay could be better
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If you get the right mentor, they will be the key to knowledge growth and career growth; the other side of the spectrum is that the mentor might be so busy that it's hard to get hold of them to seek advice.
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Great learning environment
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Long Hours
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Being an engineer at this company, especially at the Fredericton office is a dream-come-true! Professionally high standards, very smart co-workers, the manager is an excellent mentor, superb professional engineer, very good personality! All-in-all its a great place to work.
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a wide variety of work and environment, never boring!
Cons
I have had higher paying jobs, but Fredericton in general is a cheap place to live in.
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A very good company to work where you can get constructive support from the management.
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Working with the RVA team in Ottawa has been a great experience for me; despite the professional work attitude, there is a very friendly environment in the office. Our managers and supervisors are very supportive and knowledgeable. During the past three years that I have been working for RVA, I have never seen anyone complain or argue about anything as everyone possesses a sense of responsibility when in comes to deadlines and quality of work. If I didn't have to move to Toronto to be with my family I would never want to think about leaving this company.

Every junior employee is assigned a mentor who is a senior engineer and has the responsibility of training, answering questions and reviewing the work of the junior staff. This was absolutely fantastic when I first joined the team since I was afraid what was going to happen if I don't know how to do this and that!


The best time of a typical day at RVA is the lunch time where everyone sit around a dining table, eat, read news, share stories and try their chances in winning the Sudoku Trophy! we play Sudoku at lunch times and the winner takes the Sudoku Trophy and gets to keep it at his/her office until the next game!
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friendly environment, good health benefits, year-end bonus
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