CH2M HILL Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
337 Reviews

3.1
337 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall a very good experience working for CH2M hill.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer II  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer II in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Open door policy and plenty of projects to keep me interested. You can carve your own path and follow what interests you with the support of your direct supervisor.

    Cons

    The PEP is a good tool for determining merit increases and streamlining your personal career objectives. It would be better suited if the supervisors/upper management didn't try to cap or keep employees in the mets expectations category as quite a few exceed expectations annually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hopefully in a turnaround after a rough couple of years

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are smart, energetic, and technologically savvy. Benefits are very good. Company places high value on ethics and integrity. Employee owned!

    Cons

    Our industry continues to suffer in the wake of the recession -- overheads are constantly being cut. Some of the fun has left the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you love your employees, your employees will work hard for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly environment and many opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at CH2M HILL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are willing to help at all levels; environment is friendly, professional, and productive; many opportunities to learn and travel; can get coverage for just about anything; high-profile clients with big budgets; technologically advanced/up-to-date; technical assistance center is knowledgeable and can be quick

    Cons

    Hard to find what you need on internal network and resolutions to technical issues sometimes require diligence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say, but I think many workers would appreciate a career/personal development-driven PEP (Performance Enhancement Process--yearly evaluation) rather than a salary-driven one

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A good company that takes reasonable care of its people for an e and c company.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CH2M HILL full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on developing people. Compensation at market but incentives are challenged due to performance. Good stock program for sr people. Some very strong market positions such as water and environmental. Historically, stock has done very well though not recently due to some bad projects.

    Cons

    Recent performance has pressured some of the groups severely resulting in cutbacks and layoffs. Lots of sr management changes and overhead cutbacks. Lots of changes in strategy and focus, ie fixed price construction. very Denver centric company sometimes doesn't listen well to local operations and feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the field. Thick filters keep the facts from getting to the top!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Team to Work with on Site

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiving  in  Nonesuch, MI
    Former Employee - Receiving in Nonesuch, MI

    I worked at CH2M HILL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a very professional staff on site. Everyone works together.

    Cons

    Needs a set Structure for each Department and it needs to be followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take Lessons Learned Seriously. You have a great Company, but it can be greater!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoy the culture CH2M HILL has to offers.

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Administrator  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Administrator in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment at CH2M HILL is very different than other companies I've worked for other companies that don't send half the time making the employee comfortable and needed.

    Cons

    The 4 hour commute that I have to make everyday. The other thing I find interesting is that when I'm light on billable hours(which is 95% billable) I have email other Operation leads for work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To put into place a proper training program for subcontracts administrator

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Management has no clue

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    Current Employee - IT Sys Administrative  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Sys Administrative in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Some pros are good pay, time off, and teleworking. Most employees really care about the company and are very smart people.

    Cons

    The Company is starting to struggle and needs new management, IT management only care about themselves and has really gone downhill. A lot of really good people have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    "Good" but not Great

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager
    Current Employee - Construction Manager

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All my co-workers are great, they are very diligent and will help out if I get stuck or take on to many projects.

    Cons

    The pay is lower then expected for a construction manager, and it seem like we are looked down on for our occupation even though most of were engineers at one point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to add some intensive for junior construction managers , there is a reason why you have a high turn over rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I think CH2M Hill is a great company if you are manager, not if you are a young engineer looking for career development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CH2M HILL

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice people, beautiful campus, great external reputation of CH2M Hill

    Cons

    Management heavy, not a lot of technical trainings, poor pay,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    depends greatly on the group you work with

    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Ability to work from home. Challenging projects.

    Cons

    Workload imbalance - I find myself constantly with too much or too little work. Manager does very little to help find work.

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