CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation

  www.plateauremediation.hanford.gov
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CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good for the area, bad for the industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The job is reasonably stable.

    Cons

    If the government shuts down, you better have PTB (Vacation Bank) to weather the upsets.
    If you haven't been there 20 years, you are outside of the fence and treated like a new hire...no outside experience considered for vacation accrual.
    Since it is a government contract, you aren't paid for how well you do or what you do...you are paid what the contract says that your hiring title, experience, and degree says you are worth. There is no negotiating with exempts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CHPRC, run Hanford like a business. there are such things as succession planning, management training, and similar corporate programs to build your employees up to be more than a government drone. focus on these things. Get the government to loosen up onbenefits for exempts. Your benefits don't match market for college educated staff, and they have steadily declined over the past 15 years, while giving your Union Workers consistant if not better benefits over that time. In 1995, you wanted employees to have 2 wks vacation, a week for sick leave, and holidays on top of that. People with a 20 min commute to their site got an extra day because of givens like Dentist visits. Since then, you have leaned out vacation to below industry standard. 4-10s means a commute and total day away from home of 12hrs 30 min, for 10 hr pay. Quality of life on those 4 days is hampered until the 3 day weekend, as life after work is difficult to maintain in the 3 waking hours you have to eat, groom, do chores, and wind down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of work for those willing to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation

    Pros

    Lots of clean-up work. Finally, this contract has all Hanford contractors working together as teams which allows the work to be completed easier.
    Management is supportive of employees to be successful and encourages employees to widen their horizons.

    Cons

    Funding reductions by Congress regarding Dept. of Energy budget effect the work scope that is done. Reduction in funding means reduction in jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications, be positive, and acknowledge all your employees that work hard in the background to make the Management shine!

  3.  

    Great scope of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time

    Pros

    Busy, engaging day-to-day work environment

    Cons

    Workforce reductions across the site

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Life at CHPRC

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Long term security for hard worker

    Cons

    Lack of inspiring culture and growth opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    This company puts Profits Over Safety

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    Current Employee - Radiological Control Tech  in  Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Radiological Control Tech in Richland, WA

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you like 60 minute commute each way, long hours with forced overtime, and being lied to and talked down to you should love this place.

    Cons

    Greedy, selfish, arrogant, pushy, liars, dangerous, will stop at nothing to belittle their employees. They will want to cut your pay so they can put more money into their pockets. Their benefits are less than adequate yet they tout how wonderful they are. They give thousands in bonuses to upper management and want to cut workmanship and safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as you would want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Poor communications will leave you constantly chasing information

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist  in  Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Richland, WA

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salaries and respect from peers. Strong safety culture and every employee has the right to stop work if they feel unsafe. The work schedule is 80 hrs per 2 weeks, but you get every other Friday off!

    Cons

    This branch of CH2M HILL has over 2000 employees and job responsibilities are constantly being shifted from one individual to the next, or are not shifted at all when an employee moves on. The org charts are also never correct and management makes no effort to ensure turn-over when employees change responsibilities. This means very little expertise and a huge loss of records.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of your business like a retail store; if you decide to move your purchasing clerk into asset security and never replace the purchaser, or don't provide the new purchaser with any inventory or purchasing history, you're going to run out of product or have the wrong inventory to sell and your profits will plummet. That's exactly what you're doing!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Senior management did not handle Stimulus ramp up and ramp down effectively.

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    Former Employee - Scientist I (Hydrogeologist)  in  Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist I (Hydrogeologist) in Richland, WA

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation

    Pros

    Great people on the project level, motivated, focused emloyees.

    Cons

    Senior management was captured by union demands and disregarded productivity and cost to placate them. Senior management did not support non-union professional staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to professional staff even if they have conclusions different than yours, don't just fire them.

  9.  

    Daily interface with all levels of personel and mgmt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation

    Pros

    You are given the tools to do your job most of the time.

    Cons

    Management does not walk the talk. They hold the employees reponsible/liable to follow the company policies and procedures, yet management violates them on a regular basis. Double standard.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    A disappointing experience fueled by poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Project Scientist
    Former Employee - Project Scientist

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation

    Pros

    Steady technical work
    Friendly colleagues
    Supportive manager
    Fairly laid back

    Cons

    Senior management detached from the real workers
    Government contractor to dysfunctional incompetent agency
    Union workers favored over exempt technical professionals
    Over emphasis on wrong or confusing priorities
    Lot of complacent workers skating by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would not know where to start and would probably say something inappropriate!

    Doesn't Recommend

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