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    „Structural Engineer - Pasadena”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Senior Engineer in Pasadena, CA
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    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Saiful Bouquet gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Saiful Bouquet for sure provides more than an engineer can expect. However, not everyone is able to understand and feel it, let alone benefit from it. Projects & Work The best part about the company is the high profile projects that an engineer can work on. Unlike the big firm only allows one to work on something he is good at, Saiful Bouquet gives young engineers the opportunity to work as much as he can. From... conceptual design thru construction administration, from concrete to steel, an engineer is encouraged to learn as much as he can. Imagine an engineer can do the performance based analysis for a high-rise building in his first year, ambitious ones consider it as a rewarding challenge, while others complain it as pressure. Usually this is the phase creating problems. Industry is nothing like school, where people work for their own benefit and have sufficient time to learn, those people are called students. However, in company people work for clients, and are being paid to perform rather than to learn, then they become engineers. Some engineers consider the learning process as part of the work, which in my opinion, is not. Get out of the school doesn't mean we stop doing homeworks, and that shouldn't be considered as overtime. Once engineer is familiar with SBI's standard and required knowledge, all the rewards will eventually come on his resume or become part of the skill set. Benefit Very generous 401K matching plan, and probably the best medical insurance plan. Fresh fruit and many types of snacks and drinks are always in the kitchen. Office massage, quiet room, and relaxing environment makes SBI have the best perks in the industry. And thank you to the office manager, who keeps making everything better. Culture With the profound understanding of the building code, SBI tries to push the design to its limit. That requires a very solid knowledge about every parts of the design. In order to make things done, SBI wants its engineers to understand the concept first. Furthermore, SBI concentrates on the quality of drawings, which makes engineers have to pay attention to every detail. The working culture makes SBI engineers very valuable in the job market. All the managers are super knowledgable, and they are willing to help anyone in the office. With many immigrants, SBI has a very friendly working environment. Actually Mr. Saiful is very supportive to immigrants, so is office manager Jeannine. There is no difficulty at all for an immigrant to fit in and make friends with each other. Happy hour, office activities including bowling and fishing, birthday party every month, all make the office a very good place to work. I hardly see people in other companies still talk to each other after work, while SBI is so different. All in all, I think SBI is a company that separates engineers into two groups. Engineers in one will survive there and be able to survive everywhere; engineers in the other may only be able to do mediocre work and move slowly.

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    Sometimes the workload may be higher than usual, which increases the pressure. However, it does happen in every firm that has a growing reputation. Some managers may be harsh to engineers when they make silly mistakes. Do homeworks first before taking the exam and don't take it personal.

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    Not everyone has 20+ years of experience and born to know everything. Here I quote what Mr. Saiful said to engineers before:"be patient, and good things will come". I guess the wise suggestion may be considered by everyone.

    Saiful Bouquet2017-05-03
  1. „Great Place to Make a Career”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter 

    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Saiful Bouquet gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    1. Excellent support and help from project managers and colleagues .The team has a great chain of command and any time I’ve had an issue, my supervisor has always been approachable, a good listener, and gives such great advice. It's a great chance for engineers to learn. 2. Great projects all over the nation and opportunities to grow. Received exposure to a broad range of things. Engineers have chance to work on... the airport, museum, hospital, and hotels. I was lucky to exposure to those high profile projects in my past two years at SBI. 3. Great benefit. SBI provides good health insurance, and 401K match compared to other engineering firms.

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    Hours can get rough when deadlines hit, but that is to be expected anywhere.

    Saiful Bouquet2019-05-29
  2. „Exponential Growth - Holistic Exposure Of Running The Show (Projects)”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Senior Engineer in Pasadena, CA
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    Ich habe für mehr als 3 Jahre bei Saiful Bouquet gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Briefly about me; I worked for 3 1/2 years at SBI. Worked directly with executives, Saiful & Tom and principals Matt & Vernon and often interacted with several other principles. I was a fresh graduate out of UCSD and this was my first full time job. (1) Getting onto the point I feel to be the most important. It was a period of exponential growth for me. I was directly part of much more of what can... typically be expected in that time. These include engineering and management skills attained through working on great projects. I had a holistic exposure of running the projects. Analyzing, designing, detailing, managing drafters, coordinating clients & other consultants, attending meetings and presenting. To mention here, was directly coordinating & attending meetings with Gensler & HP which are one of the largest US architect and contractor respectively. You wont be a person who fails to look beyond numbers been thrown out of a computer. (2) If you remain persistent eventually your hard work will pay off well. There will times of ups and downs. But the resolve to self-improve & maintaining positive attitude to utilize all the growth resources at SBI will cash out amazingly as you being a person who understands how projects run (engineering+management). (3) There is large group of young & smart engineers. They work on all kinds of projects in concrete & steel ranging from airports, high rises, schools, hospitals and commercial plazas in new and existing buildings. And each one of us was a resource of learning for other. This environment of being part of a group of smart peers accelerates the learning. (4) Majority of the people at work are quite friendly and I made some very good friends & work relations there. They were good people to hang around at & outside work. (5) The Pasadena & DTLA offices, both are high tech & fancy offices comparing to vast majority of the big structural offices in US. My concluding remark is that I have practically seen myself and good number of engineers walking in to the office fresh out of school and through persistence & resources available at SBI transform into great project engineers. I have witnessed people growing towards being capable of handling complex projects. And learning that the real world engineering is not about mere crunching numbers & analysis on computers but how to generate workable solutions, talk & handle clients, contractors, plan checks and management skills in general.

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    Need additional time for R&D and a reserved & designed time for personal development. Might sound like a radical idea but is not and this can be big winner for time ahead.

    Saiful Bouquet2019-05-25

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