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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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!