• Report: #859535
Complaint Review:

Rutherford & Chekene

  • Submitted: Mon, March 26, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, March 26, 2012

  • Reported By: Anonymous — Nationwide United States of America
Rutherford & Chekene
55 Second Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, California United States of America

Rutherford & Chekene Elizabeth Harshaw, Mark Saunders, Joseph Maffei, Bret Lizundia, William Holmes, Walterio Lopez, Peter Revelli lying liar, clueless, idiot, moron, failure to verify, structural stupidist, don't know skills, waste of time to apply, bad company San Francisco, California

*Consumer Comment: lol, you again?

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You won't believe the email I got from a person the other day from Rutherford & Chekene Structural Engineers. This person applied for the Structural Engineer positions at Rutherford & Chekene.

This idiot recruiting manager named Elizabeth Harshaw told the candidate the following in an email:

While your skills and background are certainly impressive, we do not have a position open that matches your skill set at this time.

Let's break down why Ms. Hardhaw is an idiot when it comes to recognizing engineering talent.

Here is the ad that was placed on Rutherford & Chekene's website:

Structural Project Engineer/ManagerThis position requires a master of science degree and three or more years of relevant experience, or a bachelor of science degree and five or more years of relevant experience.  Candidates should have strong analytical, detailing and communication skills and should possess professional registration.

Does this candidate posses a Master of Science Degree? YES

Does this candidate have more that three years of engineering experience?
YES, this person actually has 13 years of experience.

Does this candidate have professional registration?
YES, this candidate is a California-licensed Structural Engineer.

Does this candidate possess strong analytical, detailing, and communication skills?
ABSOLUTELY This candidate can designed plenty of public schools and hospitals in the state of California for
the past five years.

So why doesn't Rutherford & Chekene want to hire this person? I bet it's either because they do not want to pay the salary for this person or that the principals of Rutherford & Chekene saw this person's qualifications and became
extremely jealous. Maybe Rutherford & Chekene participates in blacklisting. I have no hard evidence to prove the blacklisting, but based on the email, it seems like a possibility.

I would like to ask Elizabeth Harshaw a question: What other skills does a California Licensed Structural Engineer need to design a building? Did Elizabeth Harshaw do any actual checking with plan review agencies or even asked the candidate for references or design samples? Of course not! She would rather take the word of a former bad employer over a plan reviewer any day!  Of course, based on her conduct so far, Harshaw would rather allow a former boss to place a bad engineer at Rutherford & Chekene that this boss claimed was good in her case, she would bring the whole company down just because she wanted to be lazy. Maybe the reason she refuses to do anything is that she's too busy contributing to the eventual heat death of the universe.

This candidate even gave me a copy of her voicemails! They easily prove that Elizabeth Harshaw is a lying liar. I even suggested this candidate broadcast them on the radio nationwide.

Many people may not have heard of Rutherford & Chekene, but they have probably been to their buildings they have designed. Let me list them for you:

UC San Francisco Mission Bay Hospital, San Francisco, California, Architect: Anshen + Allen

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame, California, Architect: Anshen + Allen

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Redwood City, California, Architect: HOK

OSHPD-Reviewed Facilities   California Pacific Medical Center, Davies North Tower Upgrade

Children's Hospital, Oakland   Clovis Hospital  Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula  Dameron Hospital

Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers:  Fremont, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Leandro, Stockton, Vallejo

Laguna Honda Hospital   Marian Medical Center Expansion

Mercy San Juan Hospital   Mills-Peninsula Medical Center  New Stanford Hospital  O'Connor Hospital

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital  San Joaquin General Hospital  Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Hospital Replacement Bed Building  Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Valley Health Centers   St. Louise Medical Center  

Sutter Health Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Hospital

Sutter Health Energy Center and Medical Office Building

UC San Francisco Mission Bay Hospital  Watsonville Community Hospital  Non-OSHPD-Reviewed Facilities
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vacaville Medical Office Building B and Ambulatory Surgery Center

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vacaville Medical Office Building A  Memphis VA Medical Center

Mills-Peninsula Professional Office Building  Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Valley Specialty Center

Summit Medical Center Additions  UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center

UC San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine  UC San Francisco Mt. Zion Research Laboratory

VA Medical Center Clinic, Travis Air Force Base   R&C Laboratory Projects
Amgen Research Building, Thousand Oaks, California  BioMarin Galli Facility Upgrades, Novato, California

Buck Institute for Age Research Stem Cell Research Facility, Novato, California

California Department of Health Services Laboratory, Richmond, California    Richmond Laboratory

Rickettsial Laboratory   Carnegie Institution Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University, Stanford, California

College of San Mateo Science Building and Planetarium, San Mateo, California

Corporate Life Science Research Complex, San Francisco Bay Area

Corporate Research Support Facility, Northern California

CSU Monterey Bay Chapman Science Center, Seaside, California

Humboldt State Wildlife and Fisheries Renovation and Addition, Arcata, California

Kaiser Regional Reference Lab, North Hollywood, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:  User Support Building Concept Design, Molecular Foundry, Solar Energy Research Center, Future Scientific Facility Study

Medimmune, Mountain View/Santa Cara, California

Mills College, Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Pier Replacement

NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana

NOAA/NMFS UC Santa Cruz Laboratory

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California:  LCLS Experimental Facility, LCLS 2 Experimental Facility, Research Support Building 52, LCLS Research Support Building 901, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Signature Project Programming  

Stanford University, Stanford, California:  Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Building, Gilbert Biosciences Lab, Mechanical Engineering Building , Research Animal Facilities, Satellite Research Animal Facilities

Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California :  Foundations in Medicine 1 Preliminary Design; Li Ka-Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge; Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building; Technology and Innovation Campus

The J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, California

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California:  Hearst Memorial Mining Building Renovation, Helios Energy Research Facility, Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical Health Sciences, Stanley Hall, Building Manuals for Seismic Protection of Nonstructural Contents in Laboratories

UC Davis, Davis, California:  Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science, Tahoe Environmental Research Lab, Veterinary Medicine 3A and 3B, California Animal Health & Food Safety Valley Labs Programming

UC Irvine Croul Hall, Irvine, California

UC Merced Science and Engineering Buildings 1 and 2, Merced, California

UC San Diego, La Jolla, California:  Atkinson Hall for California IT2, Supercomputer Center

UC Santa Barbara Physical Sciences Building, Santa Barbara, California

UC Santa Cruz Biomedical Sciences Facility

San Francisco General Center for AIDS Research, San Francisco, California

UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California:  Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Byers Hall for QB3; Cardiovascular Research Building; Genentech Hall;  Medical Education Research Center, Fresno;
Mt. Zion Cancer Research Center; Parnassus Services Building

Wareham Development EmeryStation East Laboratory, Emeryville, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Molecular Foundry, Berkeley, California, Client: SmithGroup

UC San Francisco Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, San Francisco, California, Architect: SmithGroup/Jim Jennings Architecture

Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California, Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

UC San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California, Architect: EHDD

UC Davis Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall and Conference Center, Davis, California

New de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, Primary Designers: Herzog & deMeuron, Principal Architect: Fong & Chan

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, Architect: EHDD

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California, Architect: EHDD/HOK

UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center, Santa Barbara, California, Architect: Sasaki

Chico State Wildcat Recreation Center, Chico, California, Architect: Sasaki

Edenvale Community Center & Pool, San Jose, California, Architect: Carrier Johnson

UC Davis Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, Davis, California, Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center, Santa Cruz, California, Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Mills College Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building, Oakland, California, Architect: EHDD

UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library, Santa Cruz, California, Architect: BOORA

UC Berkeley Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, California, Architect: NBBJ

Ferry Building Marketplace Renovation, San Francisco, California, Architect: SMWM (Perkins + Will)

Bart Parking Structure Retrofits, Bay Area, California

Bart Dublin Pleasanton Station, Dublin, California

Oakland International Airport Terminal 1 Retrofit, Oakland, California, Architect: Michael Willis Architects

UC Berkeley Units 1 and 2 Infill Housing, Berkeley, California, Architect: EHDD

Stanford University Xanadu House Renovation, Stanford, California, Architect: RIM

Stanford University Toyon Hall Retrofit, Stanford, California, Architect: Cody Anderson Wasney

Hollister Courthouse, San Benito County, California, Architect: SmithGroup

Southside Police Substation, San Jose, California, Architect: Ross Drulis Cusenbery

B.F. Sisk Courthouse Conversion, Fresno, California, Architect: SmithGroup

California Administrative Office of the Courts, Consulting, Statewide, California

U.S. General Services Administration Seismic, Structural, Blast Contract, Nationwide

California State Building Seismic Program, Statewide, California

With actions like this, she ought to change her name to Osama bin Harshaw. She acts like a terrorists towards licensed professional engineers everywhere. I think her fellow co-workers need to be informed to her idiocy as well, so I will list these names of the co-workers for you to see. They never even apologized to the candidate about her problems. This makes Rutherford & Chekene a really bad place for any engineer to work based on her actions, in my humble opinion.

Principals: David Bleiman, SE, Dominic Campi, SE, Helen M. Fehr, SE, LEED AP, Larry C. Fournier, LEED AP, William
T. Holmes, SE, Afshar Jalalian, SE, LEED AP, Gyimah Kasali, GE, PhD, Thomas Lauck, SE, Bret Lizundia, SE, Walterio
Lpez, SE, Joseph Maffei, SE, PhD, LEED AP, Peter Revelli, SE, LEED AP, Patrick Ryan, SE, LEED AP, C. Mark Saunders, SE, Joseph Ungerer, SE, LEED AP, Wayne Wong, SE

Associate Principals: Jamison Curry, SE, Alan Kren, SE, LEED AP

Senior Associates: Ann E. Roche, SE, LEED AP

Associates: Ayse Celikbas, SE, LEED AP, Richard J. Denio, SE, Michelle L. Gale, David S. Gwie, SE, Laurel Jiang, GE, Maureen T. Joyce, SE, Yiling Lin, Claire Moore, SE, LEED AP, Francisco Parisi, SE, Karl Telleen, SE, LEED AP, Angela
Weng, PE, Jay C. Yin, SE

Remember, folks, it's been over 9 months since Rutherford & Chekene has failed to save money for their clients by not hiring this candidate.  Tell Elizabeth Harshaw to do the right thing and not throw away billions of dollars in potential savings before it's too late!

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#1 Consumer Comment

lol, you again?

AUTHOR: Steve - (USA)

It is pretty obvious that you are the same guy that posted http://www.ripoffreport.com/employers/brown-caldwell/brown-caldwell-craig-goehrin-e3072.htm.

Why do you think you have a right to a job from those that do not want to hire you? Judging by your posts, you would be a terrible employee. You seem mentally unstable, and I am sure your previous employer informs the places you apply to about that.

Where and when did you last have a job? And cut out the "this candidate" crap; we know you are the applicant. Go ahead and post the emails on YouTube so we can listen. 
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