Stress Engineering Services Reviews

Updated 19 Dec 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.5
45%
Recommend to a Friend
Stress Engineering Services President Jack Miller  (no image)
Jack Miller
0 Rating
  1. "Nice if you like to drink coffee and eat donuts"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Stress Engineering Services full-time

    Pros

    easy flexibile good offices nice bathrooms cute coworkers

    Cons

    boss watches you go potty

  2. "Leader in specialty engineering but also in treatment of employees."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stress Engineering Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is outstanding, the little internal perks such as a fully stocked kitchen and weekly catered meals for meetings only touch the surface.

    Cons

    There can be some politics where territorial behavior can manifest but it is always resolved in a collegial manner

    Continue reading

  3. "safe long term position"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at Stress Engineering Services full-time

    Pros

    great environment and holidays off

    Cons

    more bonus and more training

    Continue reading
  4. "Good fun job, just wasn't for me"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Stress Engineering Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good people, relaxed environment, fun interesting projects

    Cons

    sometimes it seemed like a huge hurdle to do anything

  5. "Stress"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stress Engineering Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It’s looks interesting to work their

    Cons

    I really don’t have one

  6. Helpful (11)

    "Change"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative/Clerical in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stress Engineering Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well paid. Good office location. Certain employees receive free lunch. There are a few amazing employees to work with.

    Cons

    Low morale. Non Transparent. Certain staff is overpaid. There's no real guideline as to how to be promoted or grow. Those being promoted are bringing up questions from 'lower' staff. Employees are leaving the company at an alarming rate.

    Continue reading
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Poorly managed company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stress Engineering Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    At one time, salary and bonuses were among the best in the ara

    Cons

    Poor management, communication, financial stability and atmosphere of distrust

    Continue reading
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Solid Company Working in Challenging Market"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stress Engineering Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse workplace Medium-sized company with a minimum of red tape and encumbrances. Work with smart, ethical people. Engineers generally have MS or Ph.D. Work on interesting non-cookie-cutter problems. Tools needed to do the job are made available. Paid overtime for both salaried and hourly employees for chargeable work Flexible work schedule Employee is largely responsible for employee's destiny. Discretionary portion of compensation is merit-based Generous bonuses paid when company is profitable Increasingly transparent management

    Cons

    Nature of our clients' markets is volatile, which can make our work load unsteady. Medium-sized company with a minimum of big-company perks. We sell into an increasingly commoditized marketplace. Employee is largely responsible for employee's destiny.

    Continue reading
  9. Helpful (14)

    "Top heavy; Misleading; No standards; All about the buddy system"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stress Engineering Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is good. Exposure to a lot of clients(If you are smart, you will network and make connections for you might need them some day) in different environments but mostly Oil and Gas. Get to use a lot of equipment, depending on who you work with project manager-wise. If you're lucky, you will get to work with some of the most genuine and smart people you've ever met assuming they haven't all retired or left by now. Flexible with scheduling, to a degree.

    Cons

    Once Joe stepped down, the majority of leadership became self-success driven and no longer cared for the future and well-being of the company as a whole. Stress is top heavy and the bonus structure caters to the Senior level engineers and above. This ends up leaving the majority of the "hands-on" workers in the labs to be looking at a pie crumb bonus check while a higher level engineer who's had hardly any work all year may get a QUARTERLY bonus that is close or even greater than their yearly salary. One of the biggest problems in the labs is there are no set standards for promotions or how to succeed/move forward in your career. What might satisfy one PM or Lab Manager in one building means diddly squat to the next. Its pretty sad when you are trusted enough to help train others in areas and how to run equipment, but one year later that trainee is now promoted above you with less experience or qualifications. It's all about who you know and being buddy buddy with the right people. Safety is not a real priority. There are a good amount of folks there who work safe and smart, but the only time something is rendered as a serious safety topic is after the accident or near-miss has already occurred. Many times workers in the labs are being put in situations that are not always thought through and it's a matter of "Should I say no, and stay safe" or "I can't say no because I might lose my job or be kicked off the project/made fun of".

    Continue reading
  10. Helpful (16)

    "Houston upstream engineer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Stress Engineering Services full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for if you are an engineer. Interesting problems every once in a while, flexible schedule, and smart people around you.

    Cons

    The practice leader proved himself to be incompetent - no business development, improper personnel management. What is left is a group of highly paid non-producers and young engineers who have nowhere else to go due to their visa status. This is to be expected when performance does not affect your compensation or position in the company. Management encourages individuals to throw something at the wall to see if anything sticks, instead of identifying opportunities themselves and guiding the group to a certain direction. Still no transparency or honesty from the practice leader, who thinks everything will be a-okay once the company starts making more money. Keeps making up excuses and tries to instill false optimism about the careers of the engineers he is "supervising", instead of treating people fairly. Just a lot of words with no substance or honesty. You would think they might actually start caring about the employees after losing a number of good people, but the attitude at the top is still the same. Their solution is to have a bunch of social events, which I find very funny.

    Continue reading
Viewing 1 - 10 of 36 English Reviews