What is it like working as a Project Engineer?
Project Engineer in Detroit:
Pros: They keep you busy with work which I like. Before they weren't because they could see I didn't have confidence in myself. Helpful at times. Friendly.
Cons: No health benefits because I had said that I had health insurance. Must work one year before vacation time. I feel like I'm getting a raw deal.
Project Engineer in Costa Mesa:
Pros: Planing projects and troubleshooting projects before they even begin is really fun as you see your ideas come to life as you get closer to kick off day. Once the project is kicked off communicating with the team and delegating tasks is exciting for everyone because we get to do something big and make a difference for our clients. The troubleshooting after implementation is interesting too because you always learn how to make things better next time.
Cons: Critical yet nonconstructive feedback is the worst I know it's unavoidable some people will just loose their cool but I do my best to remain calm and be assertive and helpful showing everything is under control and we'll get through the issues until everything is resolved starting with the most important.
Project Engineer in California:
"Good company, a little behind in technology."
Pros: Flexible responsibilities and hours if needed. Great people to work with. Direct management is easy going. Ability to work on various projects at my own choice.
Cons: The company is a little behind with document management software. I am encouraging that they invest into better software. They are also lacking on benefits. Their health/dental insurance coverage is poor(good is you are in NY but not outside of that), there is no 401k matching, minimal profit sharing, pay is below other companies (though made up with by good onsite management).
Project Engineer in Fort Irwin:
"Unconventional Project Engineer."
Pros: Being an active Army officer while working in the Army Corps of Engineers is a pretty awesome gig for me. I get to take a step away from the tactical life and experience civilian contract management, negotiation, and enforcement.
I like almost all of my co-workers. The ones that I'm not actively in favor of are, at worst, average. The interpersonal environment here is great. I didn't get that in the active military. There were just too many "Type As" over there for everyone to get along well.
Work is manageable, but developmental. I learn useful skills almost daily in this job.
My supervisor is a great manager. He gives me a lot of flexibility and freedom, but he's always available to help me when I don't know where to turn and my co-workers are also at a loss.
Cons: I think that my transition into this job could use some work. I was clueless when I got here and there really wasn't a training program, but that wasn't much of an issue. I just took some time on my own to review and plan how I was going to make sure my contracts and contractors were operating smoothly.
Not many complains at all in this job. I guess the government spends way too much money on a lot of contracts, but that doesn't really reflect poorly on anything in this office.
What is it like working as a Project Engineer at Honeywell International Inc?
Project Engineer in Houston:
"Well managed company."
Pros: I like the work flexibility and that I can telecommute. I also think I work with some good intelligent individuals.
Cons: I am not happy with my compensation. I do feel sometimes that I am under utilized.