Culture

Groundwork for excellence.

In our Bentonville headquarters and every office across the country, CEI promotes the success of every employee by offering great benefits, a stock ownership plan, a strong continuing education program and many other incentives. Creating a culture that rewards innovation, integrity and dedication is one of the main reasons for CEI’s steady growth since 1973. Having happy employees invariably leads to happy clients.

Another big part of the CEI culture is our well-established reputation as problem-solvers. No matter what size the project, no matter what expected or unexpected challenges are presented, our multidisciplinary team has the skill, experience and resources to get it done, and done right. We take great pride in this reputation—one that we build on with every new project and every act of community service.

Our Guiding Principles

  • PEOPLE
  • INTEGRITY
  • QUALITY
  • COMMUNICATION
  • PROFITABILITY
  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • RELATIONSHIPS

We believe in the people of CEI; therefore, we will provide all our people with a proactive, challenging, open work environment, compensation consistent with productivity, and an opportunity to grow.

We believe integrity is a foundation of all long-term relationships; therefore, we will expect honesty and completeness in all business transactions, communications, and dealings.

We believe who we are as individuals and as a company is defined by the quality of our products and services; therefore, we will provide the systems, procedures, resources, and training necessary for each person to excel and will hold each other accountable for excellence.

We believe that communication is critical to all business relationships; therefore, we will develop, implement, and maintain systems that assure that all who need to know, do know and on a timely basis.

We believe profitability is essential for continuous service to our clients and to each other; therefore, we will expect client relationships to be profitable and each other to be productive.

We believe a profitable, growing business should, from its abundance, invest in the communities that sustain it; therefore, we will make corporate and encourage individual investment in selected charitable activities in these communities.

We believe that continuing client relationships are a significant asset of the company.

PEOPLE

We believe in the people of CEI; therefore, we will provide all our people with a proactive, challenging, open work environment, compensation consistent with productivity, and an opportunity to grow.

INTEGRITY

We believe integrity is a foundation of all long-term relationships; therefore, we will expect honesty and completeness in all business transactions, communications, and dealings.

QUALITY

We believe who we are as individuals and as a company is defined by the quality of our products and services; therefore, we will provide the systems, procedures, resources, and training necessary for each person to excel and will hold each other accountable for excellence.

COMMUNICATION

We believe that communication is critical to all business relationships; therefore, we will develop, implement, and maintain systems that assure that all who need to know, do know and on a timely basis.

PROFITABILITY

We believe profitability is essential for continuous service to our clients and to each other; therefore, we will expect client relationships to be profitable and each other to be productive.

SUSTAINABILITY

We believe a profitable, growing business should, from its abundance, invest in the communities that sustain it; therefore, we will make corporate and encourage individual investment in selected charitable activities in these communities.

RELATIONSHIPS

We believe that continuing client relationships are a significant asset of the company.