Involved in the Community
Giving back to communities is part of our company’s commitment to involvement and philanthropy. From technical to professional associations, and from educational competitions to community events, we encourage and support all our team members to become actively involved members of organizations. Through our volunteer efforts, we grow professionally and personally. We realize that relationships extend beyond a project or a client, and giving back builds stronger bonds within our teams and helps communities at the same time.
A Halloween costume party is part of the fun inside the walls at Farris. Our Farris Activity and Culture Enhancement (FACE) group organizes activities where we get to interact and be a little crazy, including a Summer Picnic, Husker Tailgate party, Christmas party, potluck lunches, bowling, and happy hours.
Employees as Owners
Simply put, it’s a different way of doing business – the fact that we our 100% owned by our employees closes the normal loop between what employees want to do and what owners manage to. This creates a unique dynamic that benefits our team members but also our clients and our community. All team members all have a vested interest in driving the direction and long-term success of the company and its impact on the surrounding community.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE OUR WALLS
As a company focused on individual as well as company success, we value mentoring relationships with educational and industry organizations. Here are some interesting ways Farris gives back to the industry:
On-the-job training is the best teacher for employees who are just entering the professional workplace. From onboarding to introductions around the office, young engineers are teamed with senior staff so their first months on the job are smooth and they become acquainted with our services, projects, and clients. We support professional growth through organizational involvement and leadership, workshops, and in-house lunch and learns.
Farris Engineering encourages and supports mentoring at area schools through various industry organizations and professional associations. Our employees volunteer their time to meet with students and encourage them to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs. We support the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) student mentoring program, the Future City competition sponsored locally by the Nebraska ASE chapter, Durham School UNL Architectural Engineering Interdisciplinary Team Design Project Team Design Evaluator, Durham School UNL Architectural Engineering Industry Mentor, Westside Career Day, Metropolitan Community College Architectural Design Technology Advisory Committee, Future City Competition.
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ON THE LOOKOUT
We are always on the lookout for motivated and talented people to join our team. If you like to be challenged and want to work where your expertise directly effects the value of a 100% employee-owned company, then Farris is the place for you. Whether just starting you’re career or you’re a seasoned professional, you should consider opportunities here. We would like to meet you!