Civil engineers who shared their experience and advice in "Explore Engineering Careers in Industry" responded to a few questions we did not get to during the live roundtable discussion.
Here are their answers to the final question in this series of posts:Today's question: How would you compare stress level working for a smaller company vs a larger one? It seems that you're responsible for more things working for a smaller company. On the other hand, it seems you have more challenging projects when working for a larger company.(Answers are based on individual experiences)
Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, F.SEI, Pres.19.ASCE, Senior Risk Engineer, Zurich Resilience Solutions:Working for a smaller versus larger company each has its own pros and cons. And after all is said and done, it depends on the specific company, not whether it is small or large. Below are just a few examples:
If you missed our live session watch the recording posted on the Career Discovery web page collaborate.asce.org/careerdiscovery. Also register there for the final roundtable session exploring civil engineering careers in construction – and bring your questions for our panelists!