CH2M HILL Reviews in London, England

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
356 Reviews
3.0
356 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work life balance if you are in the right group and most groups are great (in 28 reviews)

  • I've always benefited from the flexible work schedule that CH2MHILL prides itself upon (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • New hires learn quickly that work/life balance, career opportunities, training and respect are only fleeting promises used for recruiting (in 9 reviews)

  • Unfortunately skills of upper management are not equal in all sectors (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working for CH2M HILL has been an opportunity to better myself and provided me with many career enhancing experiences

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CH2M HILL is an organisation with amazing people, a collaborative culture, numerous awesome projects and provides opportunities to make a difference

    Cons

    Not a well known brand outside of North America

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's important to keep sharing information, communicate the vision and mission to all staff and hold true to the values which the company was founded

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, but not inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Office in good location
    - Good people (when you can find them)
    - Good working abilities eg working from home, flex time
    - When you have support from a senior manager it's a great place to be
    - Ability to see the world

    Cons

    - Happy to promote senior managers whent hey are not that nice and don't really contribute a lot to the company
    - Poor to non-existent benefits package
    - Promotion only possibly if you know someone, it's rarely based on merit of work
    - If you don't fit in to a conventional job role they don't know what to do with you and are not keen on crrating new roles
    - Staff morale is low with acquisitions in the London office - everyone is fearing for the safety of their jobs at present
    - Company happy to spend all the money on the senior members of staff and none on the people lower down
    - Staff development has take a real back seat and now is not really a priority
    - Budgets continue to be cut throughout the year unrealistically
    - Majority of people in lower roles you speak to are looking elsewhere

    Overall, this has the potential to be a great workplace, but it isn't. Morale in the London office is low and trying to get information from HQ in Denver or anywhere else in the world is so painful you end up wondering why you bothered in the first place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CH2M HILL need to be more transparent with their workforce and take on board what their staff need.
    Allow staff to have a Christmas Party or boost morale in some way to create a more joined up staff approach - we are only human!

    CH2M HILL Response

    Sep 29, 2014Company Representative

    Thank you for taking time to share your comments about our UK office.
    Please know we do read and take every review seriously. It's our goal to make
    CH2M HILL a great workplace for all of our
    ... More

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    CH2M HILL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CH2M HILL as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning and Development. Fantastic Team Environment.

    Cons

    Communication seems to stop at Middle Management, flows downwards and upwards but stops in the middle. Senior Management seem unaware of real issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Communication from Middle Management upwards. Senior Management seem to be told what they want to hear not what is actually happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely enjoyable and a great experience for an Engineering student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at CH2M HILL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues
    Interesting projects
    Sociable workplace
    Lots of international opportunity
    Generally felt like a good place to work and they're expanding

    Cons

    Not many negative points about the internship. Working on live projects meant learning was done on the job rather than a structured internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a bit more structure for the interns - a budget for social activities for example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at CH2M HILL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to take on new roles and move within the company

    Cons

    Americans, expats, have most of those opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enriching and good exposure to efficient management of large programmes.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at CH2M HILL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Matured organisation, professional approach to managing programmes, very focused on health and safety aspects, flexible approach, open culture.

    Cons

    Their decision to sell their IT to a venture capitalist company was a wrong decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should have the IT business vertical back in place. The IT, when internal was better managing the projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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