CH2M HILL

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Great Place to Work if you are a Star Performer.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Technologist in Englewood, CO
Former Employee - Project Technologist in Englewood, CO

I worked at CH2M HILL full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Darwinian approach where star performers are treated well and have selection of choice projects. Strong reputation and respect in the global (except Europe) water & wastewater treatment industry. Promotes Work/Life balance where if you are the type of person, it's an option -- work from home, 4 10 hour days per week, etc. Strong sense of culture from the top down. Global reach where options for relocation or at least having a local office to work out of when you are visiting someone in another city and don't wish to use your vacation days. I accumulated exceptional professional experience while working there, which I did not fully appreciate until after stepping out of the organization. Give to them, and they will give back -- very fair deal.

Cons

Average compensation and benefits, with minimal % increase salary adjustments, even with high performance -- however, tends to higher at somewhat higher than market rate, so make sure you negotiate well for a higher base salary. Projects based employment, where you need to be ready to move to where the work is - even if on temporary assignments. Like many companies, not a clear promotion pathway or career development opportunities -- it helps tremendously if you can find your "angel mentor(s)" to support you as you progress through the organization. It's a good old boys network where the better your networking skills, the better your options in terms of future project and role staffing. Pay attention to the primary type of work out of your home office as it's very location specific -- meaning if your home office is heavily focused on wastewater projects, then this will be what most of your projects (and experience opportunities) will be. Survival of the fittest is not for all.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

CH2M HILL Response

Oct 8, 2012Director, Online & Social Media Strategy

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good employer that could use some improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Staff in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CH2M HILL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional and competent employees have state of the art technology utllized in daily activities for clients. Engineers really try to give the client the best value in design. Procurement and construction contract administration especially strive to provide the best value for the client.

    Cons

    Both full time and contract workers seem to be quickly terminated when new projects slow down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project managers seem to be permanent staff. Others seem expendable. Steps to mitigate this perception should be considered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for those willing to be “stretched”. Great atmosphere to work, very little egos and personal agendas to deal with.

    Cons

    Difficult to cross over to different business groups and other positions within your own business group. Very easily “pigeon hold” into certain positions and salary structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of your employee’s diverse experience and allow them to work across business groups more freely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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