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Great Place to Work if you are a Star Performer.

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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Oct 8, 2012 – Director, 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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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at CH2M Hill for the last 10 years and have been afforded every opportunity I desired. There is an opportunity to grow quickly in your career if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Management focus seems to be shifting from people to profitability which is understandable in these economic times.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the company becomes effective and not just efficient; the latter looks at the bottom line and not the whole picture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Best Place to Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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