CH2M HILL

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Excellent career opportunity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Portland, OR

I have been working at CH2M HILL

Pros

Opportunity to excel without restrictions. No real barriers to extend beyond one's confort level

Cons

It is a consulting company. Each hour needs to be accounted for. Overhead billing is not acceptable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep driving towards being the sustainable operations expert

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great company, with great values - but not the Houston Energy & Chemical Group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CH2M HILL

    Pros

    In general, employees are willing to help you and answer any questions you might have. Flexible work schedule, 100% employee-owned, most ethical company. Good upper management communication via blogs/newsletters/CEO 'tweets'.

    Cons

    HR is clueless, overworked, and underpaid. Relocation packages are terrible. Hard to work on cross-business group projects due to financials, even though you might have the exact skill set required. Energy Group is a conglomeration of 4 companies formed in 2007. Those 4 companies are trying to meld together and currently don't work well together. Standards and procedures for work processes are a complete and utter mess. Zero career guidance/support offered. Management closed a profitable group and laid off employees that were over100% billable for the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior level management is engaged and communicates more than the mid-level management. Hearing from the senior level management is great and all, but it means more coming from someone you've actually met and interact with a few times a year.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reminds me of the IT Consulting model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Consultant in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Project Controls Consultant in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at CH2M HILL

    Pros

    Competent engineers
    New CEO seems to have real vision

    Cons

    No HR to speak of
    If you are not a PE you are out in the cold\
    Sales is king
    Moving toward the outsourcing model for engineering
    Disconnected group of regional offices
    No career planning, no mentoring
    Too many "old timers", low performers, old thinkers
    Very low net margin across the company, low profits
    Strategy but no tactical planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to offer buyouts to seniors. The employee owned model is good but we are suspicious of how the stock price is calculated by management. Need to offer more mentoring, more team building. Office people are disconnected from the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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