AARC Environmental Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Privately owned, Learning Environment,
    Gives opportunity to recent grads!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AARC Environmental

    Pros

    It's a good environment. Fast paced!! Small Company and employees at times are pampered. It had a lot of tenured employees!!!

    Cons

    Every Company has it's opportunities!! When employees decide to come on board they need to understand you are working for a mom and pop company so you will be required to wear several hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!!!

  2. AARC Environmental

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at AARC Environmental full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a variety of businesses and if you like travel, you will get plenty of it. Training was decent but it was trial by fire is most cases.

    Cons

    Expected work hours for salary employees was a bit steep. Favoritism was noticeable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage with respect and dignity, not yelling and threatening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at AARC Environmental full-time

    Pros

    If you need a visa or temporary employment

    Cons

    poor management, no life balance, no one is held accountable for their actions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. AARC Environmental

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at AARC Environmental as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some times they would provide lunch

    Cons

    You had to rent cars in your own name to travel. You had to open an account for your expense account. Terrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage with negativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great Place to Work and Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at AARC Environmental full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to expand your knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations. The company is expanding and is always looking for talented professionals. You will have the opportunity to work in diverse industries.

    Cons

    There is some travel required for most employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Long hours, lots of travel, but learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at AARC Environmental full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about environmental regulations. I did not have to sit at a desk from 9-5. It was a good first job.

    Cons

    The hours are long, especially considering the low pay. Salaried workers do not receive overtime, so managers do not care about piling on more work and making you stay late. You often have to travel for days with little or no notice. You have to pay out of pocket for gas, meals, and hotels when travelling and then wait weeks or months to be reimbursed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better work/life balance, pay expenses quicker or provide better advances, plan better for travel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Be cautious!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tampa, FL

    I worked at AARC Environmental full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an environmental consulting firm that provides compliance-related services, they seem to have a good concept. Managers appear smart and informed.

    Cons

    New hires should not get comfortable, even when getting positive feedback. AARC's reputation in the industry is as a company that does not value or respect employees, and rightly so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foremost, be honest with your staff. Also? Rely less on 2x/week Skype meetings. You spend 20 minutes each meeting just saying "Can you hear me?" and end up going to conference call service 80% of the time. Not very efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at AARC Environmental

    Pros

    To understand how a shrewd business operates.

    Cons

    Understaffed, unfair, personal life has no value. Expect to travel 80% or more, when it will be pitched as 40 to 50%. If you don't choose to be best friends with the boss and attending bar visits and drinking, it will effect how you are treated in the work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff up, and pay your employees fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend

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