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Dewberry Reviews

Updated 12 March 2019
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  • "No work life balance, often feel undermined by superiors" (in 8 reviews)

  • "No leadership from upper management" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dewberry full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, growth opportunities, variety of things to learn

    Cons

    long working hours, salary drawback


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for

    Cons

    Do not have anything bad to say

  3. "Great company ... great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Interesting clients
    Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to change
    Slow to change


  4. "Worst place I’ve ever worked."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. They’ll probably hire you. With so much turnover, they need warm bodies.

    Cons

    Incompetent and clueless management way up the chain. Completely unaware of market conditions outside of their home office. Don’t take care of good people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid and stable, growth oriented"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dewberry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse mix of business, client focused, good culture, friendly people, growth focused

    Cons

    Advancement and job progression could be clearer, organization decision making has become very centralized,

    Advice to Management

    Empower and incentivize top performers, provide more structure and definition to advance tracks, improve titling program, clarify future ownership vision, consider employee equity and ownership


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    "Ok starter position but do not stick around"

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    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst
    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hire a lot of GIS staff directly out of college. It's an ok to good place to start your career. I would never wish for a disaster but the work that comes with FEMA disaster response is probably the best opportunities for staff to grow their career.

    After about a year or so, the hours become pretty flexible. You still need to work 40+ billable hours but when they occur can be pretty dynamic and are able to change based on employee personal needs. This was the best perk about Dewberry

    If you're considering this position, go in with a plan to use it as a stepping stone to your next position in 1-3 years. Make the most of every opportunity but also know when to cut yourself off. For most of Dewberry's existence, you either become a PM or get out, senior technical staff were not valued.

    Cons

    Most GIS positions are not very technical. Whether it's floodplain maps, LiDAR, imagery, whatever, you are working in a production line producing widgets, it's not creative work.

    Dewberry is a constellation of business units, each one is different and basically their own company. Some are better than others. In turn, HR/corporate does not support you. Positive/negative reviews reflect that business unit and that business unit only.

    Dewberry will keep all of its offices no matter what, whether that's due to snow around headquarters in Fairfax or a hurricane is destroying the Gulf Coast. Employees were required to use their own leave during these events and then Dewberry would brag about employee leave sharing policies (employees donating vacation time so those affected by disaster won't lose a paycheck). Close the office and provide emergency leave to employees affected.

    Many long term, career employees have never been outside of Dewberry and do not know what else there is. Being the sole contractor/vendor on a federal program for 30 years only created tunnel vision and the inability to think differently or adapt. One direct result is that the federal program, largely staffed by former Dewberry employees, clearly did not like working with the Dewberry PM.

    Advice to Management

    Train GIS staff to do more technical work including paying for it. Production work making widgets (LiDAR, imagery, etc) is only going to become more automated. There might be a boom now and more staff is required but it will bust eventually and many, many positions will become redundant. Take care of your staff while they're making the money now. You will find that once this work dries up, and it will, you will be better positioned to win new work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dewberry full-time

    Pros

    Can’t think of any pros

    Cons

    Dewberry family is expensive to support

    Advice to Management

    Needs a total overhaul

  8. "Great Employees, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dewberry full-time

    Pros

    Great people who will help you every step of the way

    Cons

    Poor Management and office environment


  9. "Marketing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dewberry part-time

    Pros

    Great culture and personable coworkers

    Cons

    No cons that apply currently


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charleston, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charleston, SC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dewberry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the Management is fantastic. The best

    Cons

    Heat in Charleston is hard to deal with