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Great company to work for. Large corporate atmosphere but benefits of employee owned

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID

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

Pros

- Company understands and supports work/family balance.
- Opportunity for growth in company because the company is growing and the baby boomers are retiring.
- The people who work here are great!
- Company has very talented/technical staff who are good mentors
- Opportunities for travel if you prefer to travel
- Good local market penetration

Cons

- As the company grows there is an increase in bureaucracy/processes.
- As the company grows they are focusing on larger and larger projects/clients.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to focus on people development and happiness

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. I've been pleased

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is encouraged and supported through things like flexible working schedules. Supervisors' primary concern is getting the job done, and they give me latitude to figure out how to get there. The work itself is interesting and engaging, and I enjoy colleagues both within my business group and throughout the enterprise.

    Cons

    There are often many levels of approval/notification required to move something forward, and it's easy to leave someone out - and they usually aren't happy about it. Not clear how my work fits into the company overall, nor what the plan is for moving that work forward. Benefits are OK - would like to see them beef up the 401K match, lowest of anyplace I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively, particularly if it involves significant changes to the company overall or to individuals' jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate Culture Undermines Trust and Cooperative Problem Solving

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and benefits are excellent.
    The projects and work are interesting.
    Having many offices allow staying with the company when moving to another geographic area.
    Telecommuting is commmon.
    Office facilities are genrally very good.

    Cons

    The company expects a lot of free side work in the form of presentations, mentoring, community service projects, etc.
    Billing is expected to be 100%.
    Poor support for attending training and professional development events.
    There is no way to settle disagreeements between project managers and technical experts.
    The corporate culture fosters blaming and backstabbing rather than collaboration and problem solving.
    As in many large engineering firms, the environmental division is a sideshow to support the engineering practice.
    Work is stovepiped with poor communicaitons and cooperation.
    Long-time employees say it has grown quickly through acquisitions but still operates like a small local office.
    Individuals market their services internally to project managers with little coordination or support.
    Records and document retreival infrastructure is very poor.
    Bonus pay is not common.
    Managers must rate at least 15 percent of employess as unsatisfactory.
    Workloads are uneven and vacation/sick leave must be saved to carry through light work periods.
    Orientaiton and integration is poor without clear explanations of expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise the PEP program to foster coooperative solutions rather than finger-pointing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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