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  • Submitted: Mon, September 24, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, September 24, 2012

  • Reported By: Mike — Nationwide United States of America
JCE Structural Engineering Group
234 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 725 Pasadena, California United States of America

JCE Structural Engineering Group Juan Carlos Esquivel lying liar, hypocrite, long term unemployed job discrimination, bad reference checker, structural stupidist, creator of stay-at-home parents Pasadena, California

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Folks:

You might want to think about using or working for JCE Structural Engineering Group twice. Be very careful!
This is because founder Juan Carlos Esquivel is an ignorant and arrogant idiot to work for. Let this report explain why this is true. His aim is to become the most respected, innovative, and talented structural and earthquake engineering consulting design group worldwide. Right now, Juan Carlos Esquivel, the former project engineer of Lomita-based Breiholz Qazi Engineering, is failing at that mission right now.

When Juan Carlos Esquivel, former project manager of Martin & Peltyn, says he'll do whatever he can to fulfill your dreams, he means it literally! If his dream is that a potential interviewer is not a good structural engineer because he/she failed to answer a trick question about ductility of seismic systems during the interview, then he has fulfilled it. For example, Juan Carlos Esquivel claims that a reinforced concrete shearwall is less ductile than a steel moment frame but he failed to take the amount of rebar or structural steel detailing into account.   

That's why there's different classes of shearwalls such as ordinary, intermediate, and special reinforced shearwalls. When this question was posed to the major structural engineering universities, they died laughing at Juan Carlos Esquivel's response. These same professors couldn't believe that Juan Carlos Esquivel would only hire people who think exactly like him, just like Germans did during World War II.  This example clearly demonstrates that Juan Carlos Esquivel fears people who are smarter and better than he.

Architect hating Juan Carlos Esquivel interviewed a potential employee and told this person that he bragged about having a high turnover rate by discussing that employees would only work for him for 3 to 6 months at a time before they were laid off. Juan Carlos Esquivel made such ridiculous claims requiring employees to commute from Northern California, Utah, and San Diego to his Pasadena office. He even belittled a job applicant because he/she refused to stay in California during 2009-2012 when there were no jobs available. Translation: Juan Carlso Esquivel wants to make applicants feel inferior so he can feel superior. Maybe this is a potential reason Martin & Peltyn fired him. We believe, in that instant, Juan Carlos Esquivel demonstrated a deep seated hatred of white people.

Juan Carlos Esquivel is, in our opinion, such a bad person to check references that he never returns their phone calls when the references contact him to follow up. When Juan Carlos Esquivel says he works hard, it means he works hard at hardly working! How can Juan Carlos Esquivel be committed to his employees if he doesn't even check them out? If this is how Juan Carlos Esquivel checks references of potential employees, we'd hate to see him design a building! How can Juan Carlos Esquivel claim he wants to be the most talented engineering firm worldwide if he cannot even do due diligence on an employee that will save his clients millions of dollars?  

Wouldn't he want lower insurance rates to keep his business afloat? When Juan Carlos Esquivel interviewed one of the potential employees, he told that employee that he never designed the buildings he/she claimed to have done even though the signed drawings were in front of him during the interview. Juan Carlos Esquivel never even provided evidence to back up his assumption.  Juan Carlos Esquivel has unlimited unprofessionalism and creativity when it comes to doing nothing according to the actions we have received. When he challenges the status quo, he does it by ignoring actual evidence! Based on our encounters during interviews, we believe through knowledge and belief Juan Carlos Esquivel allegedly uses telepathy, chewing gum, and prayers to design his building retrofits, folks!

When it comes to education, Peruvian Juan Carlos Esquivel has more degrees than a thermometer, as standup
comedians like to say!

1977-1982 BSCE, National University of San Augustin - Peru
1986 Post Graduate in Seismic Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico

1986 Post-Graduate, Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology, IEEES University

of Kiril & Metodij-Skopje, Yugoslavy

1986-1988 MS, Structural Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
1989 Post-Graduate, Design of Seismic Resistance of Structures, Polytechnic University of

Madrid-Spain
1990-1991 Post-Graduate, Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
1993-1994 Base Isolation, Seismic Evaluation & Strenthening of Exisiting Structures, UCLA

JCE Structural Engineering Group is on its way to becoming one of the dumb firms, in our opinion. What Juan
Carlos Esquivel didn't realize is that his hijinks are the reason California State Assemblyman Mike Allen is passing a law banning discrimination against the long-term unemployed. If JCE Structural Engineering Group wants to be thanked for getting a law passed, it should be for such things as assisting schools, governments, and hospitals in getting more money for seismically upgrading their schools, not for outlawing job discrimination against the long term
unemployed.

When you go to the office, you will notice the number of employees who used to work there is pretty large because Juan Carlos Esquivel asks the US Postal Service to not deliver their mail there. According to publicly available documents, he employs as many minorities as possible because we believe he needs to keep up his affirmative action quota to get the jobs for his firm.  At JCE Structural Engineering Group, they didn't invent discrimination against the long-term unemployed, they just perpetrate it!

If you want to know where his projects and who his clients are, here they are below. You can use this list to decide who you are going to boycott.

AIR FORCE: Building 113 MFH Storage

CHURCHES: John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda, CA
Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano, CA

COMMERCIALS: Anacapa Foods, Oxnard, CA
Bank of America, Solvang, CA
California Bank and Trust, CA
Camarillo Building, CA
Rancho Cucamonga Travel Center, CA
Rose Arbor-Tournament House, Pasadena, CA
Rose Palace, Pasadena, CA
Rosemont Pavilion, Pasadena, CA
Sage Store, Los Angeles, CA
Tournament House, Pasadena, CA
Washington Mutual (now Chase Bank):
Canoga Park, Downey, Montclair,

Northridge, Norwalk, Ponoma, Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Monica, CA
Wells Fargo Branch, Santa Monica, CA

COMMUNITY/CIVIC CENTERS:
Lynwood Senior Citizens Center, CA
Boys & Girls Club, Redlands, CA

CONDOMINIUMS: Inglewood 10 Unit Condos, CA
Pasadena Highlands Independent & Assistant Living, CA
Silverlake 26 Unit Condos, CA

GSA: Camarillo Mineral Management Agency, CA
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Bureau

HISTORICAL: Tournament House Room,
Pasadena, CA

HOSPITALS: Century City Hospital, CA
Doctors Hospital, Montclair, CA
EMC Surgical Center, Beverly Hills, CA
Huntington Beach Sunbridge Center, CA
Irvine Medical Center, CA
Kaiser Permanente, Lancaster, Panorama City, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, CA
Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Center, Los Angeles, CA
Ojai Valley Community Hospital, Ojai, CA
Regional Medical Center of San Jose (CA)
Sierra Vista Sunbridge Center, Highlands, CA
UCLA (Hospital), Westwood, CA

HOTELS: Ritz Carlton Hotel Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

NAVY: Building 198/Navy SW Division, Barstow, CA
Building 8456/Navy SW Division, Miramar, CA

REGIONAL YOUTH CENTERS:
Bonelli Regional Youth Center, Huntington Beach, CA

SCHOOLS (Design): Burbank Luther Middle School, Burbank, CA
Claremont High School Addition, Claremont, CA
Community Day School, Rowland Heights, CA
Haddon Elementary School, Pacoima, CA
Hazeltine Elementary School, Van Nuys, CA
Ira Harbison Elementary School, National City, CA
La Cienega Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Lincoln Acres Elementary School, National City, CA
New Horizons Elementary School, National City, CA
Nogales High School, Rowland Heights, CA
Patrick Henry Elementary School, Anaheim, CA
Playa del Rey Elementary School, CA
San Fernando High School, CA
Polytechnic School Science, Pasadena, CA
UCLA, Westwood, CA
Valerio Elementary School, Van Nuys, CA

SCHOOLS (Plan Review):
Amerige Heights Elementary School, Fullerton, CA
Blanche Reynolds Elementary School, Ventura, CA
Elmhurst Elementary School, Ventura, CA
Irvine High School (CA)
Pacific High School, Ventura, CA
Poinsetta Elementary School, Ventura, CA
Juana Maria Elementary School, Ventura, CA
Junipero Serra Elementary School, Ventura, CA
La Puerta Elementary School, Clairemont, CA
Washington Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
68th Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
P2P + Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Oxnard, CA
Cypress College Learning Resource Center, CA
P2P + Kamala Elementary School, Oxnard, CA
P2P + Curran Elementary School, Oxnard, CA
Fountain Valley High School, CA
Norris Elementary School, CA
Santa Barbara City College, CA
College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

Architects: Adolph Ziemba AIA & Associates
Albert Group Architects
Daniel A. White Architects
Langdon Wilson Architecture
PDG Architects
Planning Interiors
Puchlik Design & Associates
Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo

Clients: Ameristar
Claremont USD
Diocese of Orange
GENCOM Group
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
LAUSD
Morley Construction
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Quality Concrete
San Fernando USD
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

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