CH2M HILL Reviews in Chantilly, VA

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
339 Reviews
3.0
339 Reviews
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CH2M HILL CEO Jacqueline Hinman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work life balance if you are in the right group and most groups are great (in 27 reviews)

  • I've always benefited from the flexible work schedule that CH2MHILL prides itself upon (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Disrespectful coworkers, long hours, no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • This all goes on while upper management sits and entertains on some mysterious budget (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Support project with Budgeting, Forecasting, EVM, Change Management

    Current Employee - Project Controls Specialist, Cost Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Project Controls Specialist, Cost Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    One of the best company to work for. Opportunity to work on big programs and with some very talented people.

    Cons

    Not very opened for applying Project Controls principles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharing information and improving communication.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fake

    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are OK.

    Cons

    Too many useless and incompetent "CH2M HILL Managers" in Virginia, that's why they're not able to win even small projects in the area. Transparency is another issue even though CHILL is classified as one of the most ethical companies... Fake.

    Is this really CH2M HILL?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Eliminate the numerous layers of managers and put them to do real work
    2) Let go the managers who tarnished the company reputation instead of rewarding them
    3) Focus on long term instead of short term returns
    4) Enforce transparency and discipline the corrupt managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a great place to work if you want to advance on your career path in the field of transportation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at CH2M HILL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule.
    Pay is comparable to other big companies.

    Cons

    You are basically on your Own in the company, at least in the office where I used to work at. No clear career path for young engineers. When I was at the company, I had seen many young engineers left the company because of the limited opportunities for career advancement. Work is so scarce in the North East's Transportation Group that a $100k project can make everyone excited and happy. Recently they have lost many big projects to other competitors. I can see this trend will continue for a long time since they do not have many capable engineers to deliver good works to build their reputation. Furthermore many engineers were reluctant to share their knowledge with others due to their feelings of job insecurity. You can never grow in an evironment like that which made me want to leave as soon as possible. When an opporunnity to leave the company arose, I did not hesitate for a moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of incompetent engineers and hire the best engineers in the field of transportation to win big projects. A company of a high caliber like CH2M Hill cannot grow into a respectable transportation company if they keep winning small projects and losing big projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding company with exciting opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Project Manager  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Environmental Project Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CH2M HILL

    Pros

    Company provides great project opportunities,
    Definitiove path for career development
    Strong work/life balance focus
    Excellnet use of technology to increase efficiency

    Cons

    Some offices only have one type of work/project
    Very large company, easy to feel lost
    Work may be expected outside of office hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micro manage, trust your PM to execute responsibilities
    More tolerance of learing curve for new projects and staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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