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Positive corporate culture. Private owned.

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Former Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Long Beach, CA
Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Long Beach, CA

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

Pros

Good benefit. Positive corporate culture. Coworkers are willing to help each other.

Cons

Career opportunities were somewhat limited once you becomes specialized. But it's true for all big companies though.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The people at CH2MHILL are great. Management needs improvement.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CH2M HILL full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is a big plus. Benefits are OK but top management has been steadily whittling away at them for the past 5 years. A green company which promotes sustainability throughout the ranks.

    Cons

    Poor salary increases. Management does not listen to employees, even though the company is employee owned. The CEO seems out of touch with the rank and file. What was a company with a lean and flat management is now a company with a huge and bumpling bureaucracy and excessive layers of managers. Upper management has voted themselves huge bonuses while keeping rank and file salary increases to a minimum. Seems to be shades of Enron.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the employees and return to the values of "The Little Yellow Book".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work if you are a Star Performer.

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    Former Employee - Project Technologist  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Project Technologist in Englewood, CO

    I worked at CH2M HILL full-time for 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

    Thank you for your detailed feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide a review.

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