IDA STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS, OAKLAND, CA – RUN BY CAL POLY DUMB GUY STEPHEN DEJESSE – HOME OF THE FAKE JOBS

Folks, we want you to learn that not all job ads like those on Craigslist are real.  This means you can waste your time applying for them.  One such firm that does this is IDA Structural Engineers of Oakland, CA, headed by Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse & UC Berkeley alumnus Jon Kiland.

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One person we know applied for one of these jobs.  This person interviewed with Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse personally.  After the interview, this person never heard from the firm again.  And then IDA Structural Engineers has the audacity to repost their help wanted ad again and again.  Folks, you should ignore them completely.  Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse has cried wolf so many times people should not believe him.  If this is how he treats potential employees, just imagine how IDA Structural Engineers treats their clients.  Evern worse yet, imagine how Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse and his staff design buildings for earthquakes.  We suspect the plans will have major issues.

 

People ask why does IDA Structural Engineers post fake jobs?  Let us tell you what we think are the potential reasons IDA Structural Engineers does this.

– Fake job postings exist so that employers can gauge the current talent pool.  What better way to assess how in-demand a position is than to post an advertisement to fill that same position? The number of applications can be a valuable pointer on what to pay a person for a given job.  It also is an indicator of how easy that person is to potentially replace.  Guess IDA Structural Engineers thinks all their employees are replaceable.  You can thank Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse for that.

– Fake job postings exist so that companies can get a back-up for your position and keep resumes on file. Since we already know that every job is temporary, an enterprising employer might be stockpiling talent in case you make a sudden exit, or, are asked to make an exit.   Translation:  Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse may have high turnover at his firm.

– Fake job postings exist to make it easier for nepotism and other unfair hiring practices to occur.  When the boss wants his nephew hired, it’s not always cut and dry. In many organizations, the company needs to “look outside” for suitable candidates. Searching externally for a candidate can also satisfy any potential Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) mandates.  This is a quick and dirty way to appear fair.  Is this what Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse is doing?  We don’t now but we suspect that may be the case.

– Fake job postings exist so that people can add you to a list.  It’s unscrupulous.  Some job postings exist to merely target consumers for specific products and services. Lame.

– Fake job postings exist so that criminals can thrive.  This is the lowest of the low, actual thieves who are looking to cull information about you so they can swipe your identity or engage in deviant behavior that involves your good name.  This is one reason why it’s not a bad idea to hold back on your personal information on an initial cover letter and resume.

– Fake job postings exist so that people can copy you. Resume plagiarism is prevalent. You need only search “resume template” or a variation to see the thousands of samples floating around on the Web.  Some shady cats have been known to take to sites like Craigslist and post a phony job within their field. This gives them access to dozens of resume that they can copy at will and make their own. We wonder whether IDA Structural Engineers is using this technique to branch into other types of work.  What better way to get work than to steal someone’s resume, claim that person works for IDA Structural Engineers, and then try to get work for the firm.  You can thank Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse for potentially earning a place in career hell.

We wonder whether the clients and end users of IDA Structural Engineers knows what is going on.  If we were customers, we can simply not do business with any of their clients.  This includes the following:

Acura of Oakland; Plum Restaurant of Oakland; Walnut Creek Volkswagen; Whole Food Market in South San Jose; Lincoln Showroom of Newport Beach, CA; Novartis; Restoration Hardware; Robert Mondavi Winery; Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

If Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse wants to discuss this with the person they turned down, this person would be more than happy to discuss this.  In the meantime, structural engineers should not be wasting time working at IDA Structural Engineers and its President Cal Poly Dumb Guy Stephen DeJesse.

 

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GEI CONSULTANTS RECRUITER UC DAVIS DIRTBAG SEQUOIA HOWELL AKA SEQUOIA PARRISH-HOWELL RAN AN EMPLOYMENT SCAM AT AECOM – GEI CONSULTANTS CEO RAY HART SILENT

Folks:

Have you ever wanted to be treated unprofessionally during a phone interview? Do you want to interact with a recruiting idiot? Well, now you can by simply applying for a job at AECOM. There are many pathetic things about Sacramento based recruiter UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell that you may not even know. Did you know that UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell requests candidates to interview via email and then she never responds for months? That’s right, folks, when UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell was contacted about a potential interview, UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell rolled over and played dumb and claimed she never got this person’s email for over a month. The problem is that the person’s internet service provider said otherwise. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell reacted quite quickly and with hostility after this person threatened to report AECOM to the Los Angeles Times. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell falsely claimed this person would be bad for business. Has UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell ever worked with this person like several of the other AECOM employees have? Most likely not! Guess UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell has an allergy to people who are smarter than those currently employed at AECOM! The reason UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell refuses to employ smart people is because they would come up with ways to make their company more efficient. Does UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell not want to save the company money?

 

UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell is so dumb she is willing to throw away $120 million in savings for her company AECOM. How many people come to interview a company have a California Structural Engineer License, 14 years of experience, and a Master’s degree? Not too many that we know of. This person was interviewed on several radio stations on the West Coast and even made appearances on national radio shows. We find this individual a great match for AECOM. Even this person had their work checked by AECOM engineers and even recruited this person to work for AECOM. But UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell does not because UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell does not like smart employees according to our encounters.
UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell has demonstrated many things, like she has a deep-seated hatred for people who are smarter than the people employed at AECOM. Can we tell you why UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell has a job at AECOM? We believe it’s because UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell’s an American Indian or an African American woman who appears not to be competent at all!  At AECOM, they didn’t invent job discrimination against the long-term unemployed, they just perpetrate it. Is this what UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell wants to do: create a class of highly intelligent engineers who are on public assistance? Well, UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell needs to realize is that money will be diverted away from AECOM’s projects and into social services programs such as food stamps. Will UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell want to pay for any federal student loans that have been defaulted on because she refuses to hire these people? We believe she should.

What UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell doesn’t want people to know is that AECOM really is a bad company.   UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell did absolutely nothing about it.  Don’t take our word for it. According to evaluations at Glassdoor:

Work-life balance can be an issue at times, particularly since the economic downturn.

While core values list employees as an important asset, this is often lacking in day to day operations both in the Sacramento office and from the corporate level.

Layoffs coupled with the thoughtless dropping of remaining workload onto remaining staff (not delegated, which would imply thinking was involved) have created a negative unhappy stressful work environment.

Very Political.  Good, solid engineers are taken advantage of, used, and sucked dry.  There is not time for training / mentoring of staff.

Layoffs started around (you guessed it) Christmas Eve! Basically you already had a relatively beaten down and demoralized workforce facing the grim reality that they would be next in the line of fire. And by January 2011 about 2 or three people were getting the axe per week (it is April now and this has continued). It created an ugly political and cultural atmosphere where there was once a positive environment became a dreadful place to come to work.

Everyone was on pins and needles and production took a huge hit, gossip and fear mongering became rampant, people started to step all over each other – and of course upper management seamed only to encourage the madness as they continue to sink even further as an organization. Astonishingly some of the other organizations that AECOM views as “competitors” (Gensler, HOK, Aedas, RTKL, SOM, etc) were hiring people.

Folks out there can read the other interviews & reviews on Glassdoor so they can learn about the bad company known as AECOM, employing UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell. Now if UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell wants to address the problem and hire this person, she was free to do so but did not do this at all.  She should hire this person now or AECOM will lose their clients. The choice is up to UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell and AECOM. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell makes AECOM hiring stupidity you can count on.  Of course, UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell decided not to do this and took a new job at GEI Consultants as their recruiter!  Sequoia Howell is against bullying except when it makes her and her employer money.

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Folks, if you ever apply for a job at GEI Consultants, you are in for the exact opposite of what a treat is!  UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell must be bothered that the Structural Stupidists are tracking down her whereabouts.  The Structural Stupidists transmitted this email to all of her co-workers.  UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell sent an email to an applicant who applied to one of her positions at AECOM and said some very interesting things:

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Folks, this message demonstrates some very interesting things.

  1. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell disagrees with the Glassdoor reviews. If that is so, what was she doing about them?  Absolutely nothing.
  2. Why did it take 5 years to reach out to a candidate UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell rejected? We think UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell is trying to cover her butt.
  3. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell is such a bad recruiter she doesn’t even follow up with candidates.
  4. Even when these candidates are referred to her by people in her own company, UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell drops the ball big time.
  5. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell admits to posting fake jobs.
  6. UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell admitted she read that email she received from the candidate back In 2012.
  7. Last but not least, UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell admits to not doing her job. If we were running GEI Consultants, we would fire her on the spot.

People are asking what they can do.  We can you can do plenty.  We can affect her personally.  Since UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell went low, people need to go much lower to deal with her.  UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell has clearly demonstrated she is incapable or a moral action in her life.

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Since UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell has two sons, you can inform the children’s teachers the sons are being raised by a dishonest mother known as UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell.  Schools should bill her family for that unemployed person’s child’s free lunches because UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell caused this

Also, her hubby Wes Howell sells cars.  Ask yourselves: would you buy a car from someone whose spouse lies?  We suspect the true reason UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell did not hire this person is because this person would not buy a car from her hubby.

If you are an insurance company reading this, you should know that UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell will probably lie to you about damage at her home or business.  It is widely known UC Davis Dirtbag Sequoia Howell aka Sequoia Parrish-Howell participated in email and evidence destruction by deleting the above message and her LinkedIn profile, so do not expect her to behave ethically.

BECA BIMBOS HEATHER DOUGLAS & AMY ROBIN CAUGHT DECEIVING AMERICAN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING CANDIDATES

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Amy Robin, pictured above

 

You won’t believe what we have uncovered! This unethical engineering firm called Beca Group in New Zealand is a really bad firm, in our humble opinion. Bad recruiters are no longer confined to America.  Thanks to the Beca Group, they exist in New Zealand.  They claim they are hiring but guess what, they are only hiring Kiwis. If you were to see their ads in the SEAOC newsletters in America, you would think they were hiring for from overseas. Beca is not.

We encountered a person that they interviewed. We couldn’t believe how unprofessional Beca really is.  The people who showed their unprofessionalism are Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin. One of their potential candidates was supposed to have an interview on Thanksgiving Day at 7pm his/her time. (S)he waited all night by the phone and never even received a call. The Beca bimbos known as Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin never kept the appointment or even emailed the person that they were running late. This person made a copy of the caller ID display on his/her Internet phone to prove that the brainless Beca bimbos Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin never made the call they claim to have made.

Guess what Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin did? They accused this person of being unprofessional via email because this person presented evidence in the form of the Caller ID display from their Internet phone to prove that Beca never called.  Apparently, hiring whores Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin got mad at this candidate because (s)he proved that they idiots did not know how to dial an international phone number.

The only reason we believe these Beca bimbos rescheduled the interviews is so that they could make the schedule of them fit the candidates they wanted to select. Forgetting to interview people on their schedules as they promised is an indication that the Beca Group is not a company people should be working for. The interview went OK.

Anyway, the brainless Beca bimbos Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin denied this person an opportunity to be interviewed further. Guess they must be looking for people who will tow the company line at Beca Group. Wonder what the big guy known as David Carter thinks about the recruiting process of his company now!  Based n what we just encountered, it is broken compliments of bleach blond bimbo Heather Douglas formerly Heather Sporle!

About Beca, a study stated, “Modest about its achievements, Beca is sound, reliable and trustworthy. A long-standing New Zealand company with a solid reputation for not only delivering high quality, but also well known for looking after its staff. It is an all round leader in its field both in New Zealand and internationally.”

We’d like to ask what these people performing the study were smoking! How does Beca Group have a solid reputation when the Beca bimbos Heather Sporle aka Heather Douglas and Amy Robin treat people poorly during the interview process?

At Beca Group, they didn’t invent discrimination against the long-term unemployed. They just perpetrate it!  Why not Beca? BECAuse they are idiots!

In 2014, Heather Douglas gave an interesting interview to a newspaper about why her firm Beca Group could not find engineers:

One company looking to navigate the skill shortage is consulting firm Beca, which is in the midst of a campaign to hire 30 new civil engineers.

Beca’s New Zealand recruitment manager, Heather Douglas, said finding all these new staff was not a process that happened overnight.

“It’s quite a staggered approach.

“As a business we’re always on the lookout for good talent whether there’s an active vacancy or not,” she said.

“Markets have tightened up, so you have to be quite savvy.”

Douglas said networking was important for finding staff, as simply advertising positions often was not enough.

“We keep in touch with New Zealanders overseas.

“We’ll have an event at New Zealand House in the UK and put on the Heineken.”

One factor helping firms like Beca find staff was the halting of the “brain drain” to Australia, which has led to annual net migration across the Tasman dropping to almost zero as Kiwis choose to stay home or return here.

“Usually we have to really compete against Australian salaries but that hasn’t been there so much,” Douglas said. “Previously, people in middle positions could get $20,000 more in Australia but that’s slowing down and we’re not seeing that quite so much.”

Heather Douglas, do you know what would help you and your firm Beca Group?  Not lying to potential employees about calling them up for opportunities for your firm!  Heather Douglas is a real idiot!  If she cannot figure out how to read resumes or even how to interview them, she should step aside and have engineers do this.  Many firms in the US do this now because of all the bad publicity they have received.  In one such case, a major ENR ranked engineering firm is being sued over this because they designed a sinking condo tower in San Francisco!

As for Amy Robin, she was forced out of the recruiting industry after the bad publicity that we generated for her back in 2012.  According to her LinkedIn page, she is on a vow of poverty.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-robin-6aa58222/

Folks, if you want to do something, keep publicizing these bad firms and the people who work for them.

FORTRESS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING CEO MARCUS ODEN CAUGHT RUNNING A BAIT-AND -SWITCH EMPLOYMENT SCAM

The Structural Stupidists have uncovered another structural engineering firm scamming job applicants with bogus job openings.  The individual who did this is Marcus Oden, a business development person with FE Jordan Associates, the Oakland based civil engineering firm.  When the Candidate went to the in-person interview, Marcus Oden stated the full time structural engineering position did not even exist.  Marcus Oden wanted the Candidate to only work for a week.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuskoden

Ask yourself:  would you trust Marcus Oden with job openings he posts in the future?  We say you should not trust him.  To Marcus Oden, integrity is a toilet paper he uses without impunity.  And if Marcus Oden is that bad when it comes to job openings, would you trust him with life safety issues like structural stability?  Of course not!  The only way to stop this from happening is to not do business with him and his structural engineering firm Fortress Structural Engineering!

CORE STATES GROUP CORPORATE RECRUITER ERICA AVILA CAUGHT GIVING BAD CANDIDATE EXPERIENCES

Erica Avila: the reason Core States Group is a bad structural engineering firm!

Recruiters can make or break your company.  Here is one company you may not have heard about, but you may have seen their work. Anyone who has even been a customer at Chase Bank, McDonalds, Taco Bell, or CVS may have heard of this firm.  This firm is the Core State Group.

A Candidate applied to their Structural Engineer post.  The Candidate met Core States Group’s recruiter Erica Avila for the first time.  She stated she had never recruited engineers who designed buildings. The Candidate was very patient.

A few days later, Erica Avila contacted the Candidate.  Instead of setting up the second interview like she promised the candidate, she decided to interrogate the Candidate!  She told the Candidate that she wanted a list of all projects the Candidate ever designed. There is one major problem with this:  the Candidate was also a reviewer for two years.  Erica Avila wanted the candidate to list every building (s)he designed.  This would be a massive task.  So why would Erica Avila of the Core States Group want this information?  We believe it is because she wants to use the candidate’s job experience to procure future work.

Erica Avila also claimed that self-employed people should never apply to work for Core States Group.  This idiot also claimed that because someone claimed they were freelance means they are looking only for part time work.  Eric Avila lives in a fantasy world where all structural engineers are fully employed.  We bet she would discriminate against retired people and part-time mothers if she could.  If Erica Avila cannot understand what she is hiring for, do you think she should work as a recruiter?  We bet she must think that being on government assistance would be so much easier than for this Candidate to actually make money.

When the Candidate stated that HR should be eliminated, Erica Avila went off the rails.  Apparently, job security for idiots is a number 1 thing with Erica Avila.

If Erica Avila had a brain in her head or a place to put one, she would know that the Candidate is licensed in California as a Structural Engineer.  This means that this Candidate could legally design any building including schools and hospitals.

We read the Glassdoor complaints and learned that Core States Group is a very bad company to work for.  After seeing how this Candidate was treated by their HR person Erica Avila, we can only imagine how well (or not well) run this firm is.

Indeed.com had some very unflattering comments on this firm!

Core States Group lacked leadership. Work load was unbalanced and there was no focus on manpower utilization. My last day came as a surprise and and someway I felt it was a good circumstance to find and seek other and better opportunities. Management would without consulting your deadlines, override any project manager scope and take away your manpower on your project. This was frustrating and is probably one of the reasons we had to be let go. Overhead costs were being affected by poor management of manpower. Sadly, I did like the CEO but I had no say so on how business should operate.

Conclusion:  Avoid Core States Group at all costs!  If you ever encounter Erica Avila, avoid her at all costs!

 

DES ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS DECEIVES THEIR INTERVIEW CANDIDATES – COMPLIMENTS OF BRANDI QUIRARTE

Have you ever wanted to waste your time and money?  Have you ever wanted to be anti-sustainable by wasting your precious time interviewing at architecture and engineering firms for jobs that do not even exist?  Well, now you can by applying as a Structural Engineer at DES Architects and Engineers, located with Redwood City, CA, with a new office in San Francisco, CA.

A Candidate contacted the Structural Stupidists about his/her interview experience with DES Architects and Engineers.  This Candidate received an email from DES.  So the Candidate showed up and met with Structural Engineering Manager Tom Parrish and Brandi Quirarte.  The Candidate presented the Structural Stupidists with their business cards.  The Candidate discussed his/her qualifications with Tom Parrish. During the interview, Tom Parrish told the Candidate DES Architects and Engineers was forced to turn down work because they had too much work to do.  Brandi Quirarte told the Candidate about the benefits of the firm.  It sounded like Brandi Quirarte was leading the Candidate on.

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Before the interview even started, Brandi Quirarte asked the Candidate for the completed application.  This application had information about the Candidate’s references.  The Candidate put a few down such as code officials that reviewed that person’s work.  Brandi Quirarte promised that DES Architects and Engineers would get back to the Candidate right away.  Brandi Quirarte did, folks, with a rejection phone call stating that DEA Architects and Engineers needed to re-evaulate the position.  Re-evaluate the position?  What does this mean necessarily?  Did Brandi Quirarte act unethically by posting an ad for a job that does not exist?  You betcha!  Obviously, many people believe horses are smarter than Brandi Quirarte!  Just look at the horse below!  Brandi Quirarte is quite a dingdong because she fails to wear a helmet!  Maybe she wants to be like Christopher Reeves someday!

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We have decided to post the ad for the position they posted on their website.  Guess what?  It looks fine to us!  It seems like a normal day for a structural engineer, folks.  And this Candidate was licensed as one in the state of California.

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Yes, folks, Brandy Quirarte is a lying sack of crap.  If she lies this much when it comes to interviewing people for non-existent positions, we can only imagine what it is like to work for DES Architects and Engineers.  The reason they had this Candidate interview is because they wanted to get free marketing leads without doing any actual work.  If Brandi Quirarte did, she feels she might contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe!

THE REAL MOTIVE BEHIND THE DES EMPLOYMENT RACQUET

Also, we believe DES Architects and Engineers is doing this to get cheaper workers by using the H1B Visa program.  Let us tell you how this scam works!  DES posts ads for positions all over Craigslist and their website claiming they need help.  Then people apply.  These people interview for the position and they get to be told they are not a fit.  So then DES hires lawyer to file H1B visa applicants to get much cheaper help.  This helps DES Architects and Engineers achieve a much lower overhead. What these people failed to realize is that it has exposed them for the unethical employer that they are.  See below the copies of the H1B Visa Applications they filed.

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DES ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS NEEDS TO CHANGE THEIR VALUES TO REFLECT REALITY

We believe that DES needs to reword their website to truly reflect their actual culture and values.  So let us take a shot at this:

 

DES is committed to the professional growth of every employee and establishes an individual Career Development Plan for all employees. DES does this at the expense of others.  DES uses job interviews to come up with ideas for their employees to grow.  Think of this as free consulting.  Each employee receives an annual career development stipend complete with paid training hours. A program has been designed specifically for professional licensing which we refer to as “Licensing Track”. The company provides study resources, support, motivation, training and mock exam testing for the employees, as well as reimbursement for fees and a licensing bonus. DES even uses employment ads to mock interviews on job candidates to get ideas for their future jobs because they are incapable of coming up with any of their own.

 

Also incorporated in the Career Development program are project site visits, vendor presentation lunches, lessons learned seminars/events and design charettes.  Let’s not forget the phony interviews DES subjects their candidates to so they can get free engineering design, architectural design, and marketing ideas.

 

We take health and wellness very seriously. Our Fitness Factor program was established in 2003 and we use a seasonal approach by introducing a schedule of activities each quarter. We believe that fitness is comprised of five basic areas: physical, financial, emotional, sustainable and community. We also provide employees with a monthly fitness stipend.  Of course, DES wants their potential candidates to do heavy lifting so they can keep their financial health at the expense of others.  Think of DES as that new fungus that leaches onto their job candidates until they give up their advantages.

 

We encourage our employees to establish a healthy work/life balance while taking it away from the people who visit through our door. We offer flexible hours to accommodate individual needs. We also support both corporate and individual volunteerism with a “give back” philosophy because we are too busy taking away from the interview candidates who walk through our doors.

Our Little Things program is designed to provide assistance and help to relieve stress in our employee’s personal lives, offering services such as valet dry cleaning, commuter programs, health fairs and rental car discounts.  Notice how they do not mean potential candidates because they are too busy stealing their ideas.

  1. Thomas Gilman says: “A key factor in successful projects is the selection of the right design professional – a dependable partner that creates an environment to reflect your ideals and goals.”Unfortunately, these people at DES Architects and Engineers  are lying sacks of crap.  Think of DES as a Jim Jones cult for the 21st century!

 

 

RUTHERFORD + CHEKENE CAUGHT DECEIVING THEIR INTERVIEW CANDIDATES – COMPLIMENTS OF DAVID BLEIMAN, PATRICK RYAN, BRETT LIZUNDIA, PRISCILLA CASTRO & HELEN FEHR

Rutherford + Chekene Caught Deceiving Their Interview Candidates

We would not believe it for ourselves, but we just discovered a structural engineering firm that could be run by the people of the fictional planet Ferenginar because they value money/capitalism and unethical behavior over their reputation of their firm.  This firm is called Rutherford + Chekene.  For those who have never heard of R+C, they design hospitals, universities, biotech buildings, and several museums.  Many people will know their work such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Monterey Bay Aquarium (as featured in Star Trek IV) and the Pixar Animation Studios (home to Toy Story & The Incredibles).

The Candidate applied for their ad.  As many people in California know, Rutherford + Chekene has a stellar reputation for their structural engineering services.  So this Candidate was excited to apply for this ad.  We have posted the ad so you can see it for yourselves.

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R+C is one of the foremost engineering practices in California, providing structural and geotechnical engineering. Established in 1960, we are committed to hands-on involvement with our clients, and to maintaining a friendly and welcoming in-office atmosphere.

Our new building portfolio includes significant collaborations with internationally acclaimed architects on a variety of building types. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide creative and practical solutions that support great architectural visions. Our services also include seismic evaluations and retrofits of existing buildings. We have many new and exciting projects in the institutional and commercial sectors, both here in the U.S., and abroad.

  • RECENT AWARDS:
    o Hollister Courthouse | SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Merit, New Construction, 2016
    o LBNL Chu Hall (Solar Energy Research Center) | AIA SF Design Awards 2016, Honor Award
    o UC Berkeley Lower Sproul Redevelopment | SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Merit, Retrofit/Alteration, 2016
    o Stanford Energy System Innovations (Replacement Central Energy Facility) | SEAONC, Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Merit, Infrastructure, 2016 & AIA SF Design Awards 2016, Honor Award & ENR’s “Best of the Best” Energy/Industrial Project of the Year
    o SFO New Air Traffic Control Tower | SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Excellence, Landmark, 2016
  • EXCITING/RECENT PROJECTS:
    o New Hospital Bed Tower in Fresno
    o New Childcare and Office Buildings for Biopharmaceutical Client in the Peninsula
    o San Francisco International Airport, New Boarding Area B & Terminal 1 Renovation
    o Over 1 million square feet of new commercial laboratory buildings for BMR(Black Rock) at Foster City, South San Francisco and Fremont
    o UCSF Mission Bay Precision Cancer Center
    o Google TI work
    o Stanford Biomedical Innovation
    o San Jose Performing Arts
    o Frost Amphitheater at Stanford
    o UCSB Lecture Hall and Theatre
    We are seeking two Structural Engineers to join our team, to help us manage our growth and work on the next interesting projects. Build your career with us! If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing team, we want to hear from you.

These are salaried, full time positions, with benefits.

Job Title: Senior Licensed Engineer/Project Manager

Job Start Date: Monday, September 12, 2016

Job Description:

  • POSITIONS OVERVIEW:

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER/PROJECT MANAGER
You will be working as part of a firm-wide team to manage and work on all aspects of engineering including analysis and design for a variety of high-profile projects. This is a great opportunity for a candidate eager to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams, using cutting-edge technology and processes to deliver excellent design.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Manage the structural design effort for a variety of complex and interesting projects.
• Interact directly with design first world-class architects.
• Apply skills, knowledge and expertise to collaborate with all project team members to:
• Identify scope of services and required information and steps to meet project commitments.
• Obtain information, decisions and approvals as necessary to meet project commitments.
• Present engineering concepts and lead discussion of concerns with project team.
• Maintain awareness of applicable design standards, regulations and approval processes.
• Complete structural engineering design activities including review of applicable building codes, performing structural analysis and calculations, developing construction drawing and details, assembling project specifications, reviewing shop drawings and performing construction administration activities.
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
• 8-11 years of working experience in the structural engineering field.
• Experience designing building structures in concrete and steel.
• Experience with a variety of structural analysis software: ECAD, SAFE, RAM, ETABS, and SAP90.
• Ability to manage projects and engineering staff.
EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:
• B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural.
• Master’s Degree a plus.
• SE Required.

  • ATTRIBUTES/CAPABILITIES:
    Candidates should have strong analytical, detailing, communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to develop and maintain good relationships with industry peers.

We are looking for employees who enjoy engaging with architects, owners, contractors, clients and other external team members.

We are seeking engineers who are able to jump into a project and start working immediately.

Ability to resolve issues and complete work per deadlines efficiently.

Ability to work well on a project team.

  • REWARDS/BENEFITS/COMPENSATION:

Rutherford + Chekene offers a competitive salary and benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, paid personal time off, 401(k) plan, and continuing education allowance. We believe in developing employees to be the best they can be in their professional life, with a genuine work-life balance. R+C is an equal opportunity employer.

END OF SEAONC AD

Folks, this sounds like a great ad from an engineering firm, but is it really?  One Candidate got this interesting email and (s)he got a response from Priscilla Castro, their HR person.  See below:

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From this email, it is obvious that Rutherford + Chekene did a bait & switch on this Candidate.  Instead of interviewing for the full time Structural Project Manager position they advertised, they decided to tell the Candidate the job would only be available for two months because Priscilla Castro mentions one specific job this person would be working on.  That is quite a big difference from their ad stating the positions were full-time.  Now ask yourselves, would you trust this firm at all?  If they wrote an ad for a full time position and then offered a part time position, would you trust Rutherford + Chekene?  We say no!  We say that their answers are followed with flying pigs and flaming snowballs.  Ask yourselves:  would you trust them to honor things like vacation time, PTO, or other benefits?  Most likely not! We know this firm is composed of lying liars because they recently promoted a bunch of people in the firm.

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Also, this organization can claim they are hands-on all they want, but the fact is this was clearly demonstrated by their lack of hands on experience in the use of a computer when writing this ad!  Did they forget to write the truth in their employment ad?  Of course not!

In addition, Priscilla Castro wanted this person’s references before the interview.  This is really unusual because the Candidate did not have the interview or see the working environment of the firm.  We can only imagine how she shops for plumbers to fix plugged up drains in her house!  We guess the true reason she did this is to get additional marketing contacts for Rutherford + Chekene without having to open a book or pick up the phone to call them herself.  This is very unethical!  Priscilla Castro needs to be thinned from the herd, if you know what we mean!

And being deceptive may not be her fault!  It could be caused by her fellow co-workers at Rutherford + Chekene or even worse yet her own husband!  Her husband is Azarias Castro, a San Francisco police officer.  This is significant because the SFPD has plenty of issues with unethical individuals.  Just look at the racist texts they send.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/26/us/racist-texts-san-francisco-police-officer/

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/05/02/san-francisco-lieutenant-arrested-for-covering-up-for-fellow-cop-in-rape-accusation/

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/09/14/san-francisco-police-caught-on-camera-mocking-citizens-they-may-kill/

https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/08/30/san-francisco-police-union-chief-berates-colin-kaepernick-for-painting-false-narrative-about-police/

Apparently, Rutherford + Chekene is in desperate need of continuous education because they have clearly demonstrated they have no concepts of ethics!  Lying in a job ad is problematic because people tend to not believe you.  We can think where Priscilla Castro’s next job could be:  crooked car saleswoman!

And if you thought the culture of unethical behavior was only limited to one employee, you would be completely wrong!  Meet David Bleiman, the CEO of Rutherford + Chekene.  His last name rhymes with Lie-Man because he cannot tell the truth!  David Bleiman clearly cannot read a job description either.  In his rejection email to the Candidate, David Bleiman stated he could not hire this person for positions at Rutherford + Chekene because they did not have Revit experience.  David Bleiman needs to understand how to read and write the English language because he did not state this in his ad for the position.

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During the Candidate’s interview with Helen Fehr and David Bleiman, the Candidate asked about Revit training because (s)he did not have it.  Helen Fehr & David Bleiman assured the Candidate (s)he would get it.  Per the Structural Project Manager position, it was not stated.   During the interview, David Bleiman & Helen Fehr constantly complained how the firm lost their engineers to DSA, OSHPD, and the Structural Engineering division of HOK Architects.  Also, Helen Fehr (aka the Little Old Lady from Martinez) and David Bleiman admitted the full-time positions were not available even though their ad stated this.

Also, the Candidate interviewed with Patrick Ryan & Brent Lizundia.  These Principals told the Candidate (s)he would be having a chaotic environment where the Candidate would not be told about any project deadlines.  Translation:  expect to be their client’s personal whipping boy!  Also, expect to be fired for something that is not your fault!

The problem with bait-and-switch tactics is that they produce disengaged workers, damage company cultures, spike employee turnover rates and severely impact productivity. They also take a nasty bite out of a business’s bottom line.  Guess Rutherford + Chekene do not care about their current and/or future profits or their employees.  Based on this incident, it is no wonder they had to set their sights on a smaller office on Beale Street in San Francisco!

Rutherford & Chekene’s screw-ups have made local news.   This is easy to do because their projects are high profile.  In fact, these people are so dumb they could not figure out what standards to design their structures to.  One such problem was the pedestrian bridges at the West Dublin Pleasanton station.  Anyone with 1/3 of a brain would know that you should look at a map before designing a structure.  Well, folks, Rutherford + Chekene did not do that at all because the pedestrian bridge was located over a Calrans freeway.  As a result, the pedestrian bridge had to be torn down.

So what have we learned today?  We have learned that structural engineering firms are more like car dealerships in that they have higher levels of morality impairedness!  If you want to be scammed by senior citizen engineers like David Bleiman and Helen Fehr, then this firm is for you.  Clients and the public should avoid this firm like the bubonic plague because Rutherford + Chekene is bad news to anyone who interviews them or eve designs buildings for them.