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Saiful Bouquet CEO Saiful Islam, Ph.D., S.E.
Saiful Islam, Ph.D., S.E.
15 Ratings
  1. "Engineering"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Saiful Bouquet full-time

      Pros

      -Excellent support and help from project managers and colleagues - Great projects all over the nation and opportunities to grow. Received exposure to a broad range of things

      Cons

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

      Saiful Bouquet2019-04-15
    • "Good company"

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      Current Employee - Entry Level Structural Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saiful Bouquet full-time

      Pros

      -insurance -working environment -high salary -overall a good company to work for

      Cons

      -interview process was too long

      Saiful Bouquet2019-04-14
    • "Prestigious and forward-thinking structural engineering firm"

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      Current Employee - Project Engineer in Pasadena, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Saiful Bouquet full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great company that gives to young engineers exposure to exciting projects. Engineers who are willing to take responsibilities are rewarded by working on very high profile projects. All principals are very knowledgeable and technical therefore you will always find an answer to your questions. The company is fast pace therefore you will get to learn a lot in a very short term. The company rewards long term commitment...

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      Cons

      As the company works on very high end and fast pace projects, young engineers need to close the gap between the school knowledge and practical/required technical knowledge within the first 6-12 months. Therefore engineers need to do their "homework" and be willing to work on their own to match the company expectations. This pressure is not easy to take and sometimes overwhelming but i do believe that this is for the engineer...

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      Advice to Management

      Have faith in young engineers and empower them.

      Saiful Bouquet2018-10-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Structural Engineer - Pasadena"

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      Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pasadena, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Saiful Bouquet full-time for more than a year

      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...

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      Cons

      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.

      Advice to Management

      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
    • Helpful (1)

      "Enjoyed my Time"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Saiful Bouquet

      Pros

      I was well taken care of during my time at SBI. There were occasional company outings and coworker bonding events as well as good snacks. My specific team of coworkers were fun people and generally hard workers.

      Cons

      Often times demands/deadlines lack a realistic approach to getting work done on time. This can lead to crazy hours or not being able to give proper time to a project.

      Saiful Bouquet2016-09-18
    • "Part-time intern - San Diego"

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      Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Saiful Bouquet

      Pros

      My experience at the San Diego office was extremely enriching. The office is a small group of devoted and intelligent engineers. They are also great people, and the office is like a small family were everyone gets along very well each other. On the technical side, you can get out of the job as much as you put in. Projects are challenging and engineers there get to work on multiple aspects of each project, thus promoting...

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      Cons

      I did not have any negative experiences while at the company.

      Saiful Bouquet2015-12-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great platform to grow and learn."

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        Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Pasadena, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Saiful Bouquet

        Pros

        As a Structural Engineering Firm, Saiful Bouquet has been growing at a very fast pace. This has brought in a lot of interesting and high profile jobs and has opened up great opportunities for the employees to gain tremendous amount of experience as structural engineers, drafters, coordinators, admin, marketing and managers. I have been working as a full time engineer for over a year now and have realized many benefits...

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        Cons

        Sometimes as a young engineer all you care about is engineering. You may get disappointed by the fact that sometimes you don't get to do analysis or engineering due to the phase your project is in. This phase may get stretched for a long time depending on the project you are working on. I believe, this is inevitable regardless of where you work.

        Advice to Management

        My only advise to the management would be to try and understand the thoughts and needs of the new generation and bring a change in the work environment once in a while.

        Saiful Bouquet2015-07-19
      • Helpful (2)

        "A place for engineers who are passionate about their work"

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        Current Employee - Senior Management in Pasadena, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Saiful Bouquet full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        Saiful Bouquet is a dynamic, growing company with fascinating projects, set up with a structure that allows engineers to establish their careers and grow with the firm. However, it is not an easy place to work. A lot has been written here about Saiful's tendency to challenge engineers publicly. I actually see this as one of the positive aspects of the firm, but others take it differently. Saiful wants to train his...

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        Cons

        Some employees do not appreciate this type of work environment. Being called upon to discuss and defend projects can be distracting and uncomfortable for many engineers, as well as others in the open office area. As noted above, Saiful Bouquet pursues some of the most high-profile projects available, and these projects also tend to have very demanding schedules. Engineers at Saiful Bouquet are frequently asked whether...

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        Saiful Bouquet2015-07-02
      • Helpful (2)

        "Good company to get some overall experience"

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        Former Employee - Engineer in Pasadena, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Saiful Bouquet full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Saiful/Bouquet has a great work environment. I was always treated fairly by my PM’s. I gained a lot of real-world experience right away working on large scale projects. It was tough during the deadlines, but that project knowledge and having to learn to deal with hard deadlines right away has definitely helped me in my new position. There are a lot of fun people there. From the Drafters to the Admin, they have a fun...

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        Cons

        Long hours were the norm. Deadlines were really intense and stressful. And depending on your manager, your stress level could double or even triple. Work/life balance was poor. And I don’t think there was enough one-on-one guidance.

        Advice to Management

        Do a better job mentoring engineers. Management needs to be more engaging with lower level employees in decision making. Hours are extremely long. Try capping the day at 10 hours. Hire more people to ease the load on engineers. Pay for overtime or show monetary appreciation in other ways.( ie. Additional days off). Just do more to make engineers feel appreciated.

        Saiful Bouquet2015-06-29
      • Helpful (13)

        "Honest Truth about the Company - BEWARE"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Saiful Bouquet full-time

        Pros

        You have such an eclectic group of employees under your banner; you endeavor to improve employee and company productivity with your Annual Management Retreat. Your employees enjoy free baseball tickets on Dodgers night and discounted tickets for their guest. You host a Saiful/Bouquet Annual Company Picnic and Annual SBI Holiday Party in the interest of promoting goodwill between you and your employees. As we near...

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        Cons

        I’m sure you are aware that you have employees working in excess of 40 hours per week, which is bound to happen from time to time. You are blessed with a staff that is either very conscientious or in fear of losing his or her job. I would venture to say both statements are probably true. In an effort to not fall behind in their workload, some of your workers work late into the evening during weekdays and/or work in...

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        Advice to Management

        You have good employees, but you don’t treat them like they matter to you, but more like slaves who must do whatever you say and for as long as you say to do it, “free labor” for you after an 8 or 9 or 4-hour day has been exhausted. If you think your employees are excited to work for “free,” think again. Your employees have all sorts of expenses and needs to be met, same as you and Tom Bouquet, the co-owners of Saiful...

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        Saiful Bouquet2015-07-24
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