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April 3rd, 2017 by Eileen Pannetier
#11 Flexibility & Growth - No Pigeonholing!
Merriam Webster defines a Pigeonhole as “A hole or small recess for pigeons to nest.”
A CEI Employee recently said: “I know so many of the people I went to college with who are trapped in a pigeonhole created by being good at something. Their company just keeps them doing the same thing, month after month, because it would cost too much to provide them training in something different. Conversely, CEI’s employees are actively promoted, trained and encouraged to diversify their experience.”
CEI staff are our biggest investment. We selectively hire with the long term professional interests and work-life balance of our staff in mind. That means if someone wants to change from one discipline to another within the firm’s capabilities, we typically allow it and encourage it if it helps them grow and is consistent with the company’s principles. So no pigeonholing. In fact, our mentoring program encourages junior staff to explore different types of work within the firm and to learn as much as possible especially in their early years so that they will have a broader background and reach in later years.
CEI also encourages teams to bring junior staff to meetings with the client when possible, especially at the start of the project, so the client can meet them and so that junior staff will have a better understanding of client needs and goals. It’s small investments like these that help us achieve superior results with satisfied employees and clients.
We believe in long-term thinking and relationships over short term profits. See the current openings here: http://ceiengineers.com/work-with-us/career-opportunities