Environmental Resources Management Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Environmental Resources Management CEO John Alexander
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Pros
  • Ability to work on many interesting projects (in 12 reviews)

  • In general, great people with good attitudes (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance & Compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • Health and safety is a big scam (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Senior Project Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work on many interesting projects

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Long hours with no additional compensation


  2. Helpful (4)

    Meh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    They get lower level staff in front of clients relatively quickly. If you're willing to press for it, you can learn quite a bit in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    There's a major disconnect between the partners and everyone else. Long hours are expected for little to no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know what the lower ranks do. Invest more time in communication between management and lower level staff.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Revolving Door

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The location of the company is good.

    Cons

    It is a revolving door.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Staff Geologist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Great People, and you gain a lot of experience.

    Cons

    No overtime, and extensive travel and overtime consume your weeks and sometimes weekends. Few times are people actually promoted. Most leadership has little to no regard towards entry level staff long term development.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to see worth in current employees, rather than seeing everyone as dispensable.


  6. Double Meh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Solid knowledge on Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability

    Cons

    Below Industry payscale with minimal benefits. Lack of collaboration among team due to lack of management's support. If you do not generate revenue for the company, you are a cost to the company. Only care about employee's billability and nothing else because it's not important to the company's financial balance sheet and valuation. Lack innovation

    Advice to Management

    You have to gain the lost trust in the employees. Maybe start treating and showing you really care for them.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Some of the Smartest People I Know

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people who do really great work; Diversity of project opportunity; Flexible work from home policy; Get to work with great clients

    Cons

    Pay is definitely subpar and any increases are marginal at best; Company seems more concerned with Private Equity investor's return on investment as opposed to its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better and stop burning them out


  8. Helpful (7)

    Consultancy with Potential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ERM provides a great environment for new graduates to learn about a diverse set of industries and develop crucial skills and knowledge. There are opportunities to engage in very interesting and large scale projects around the world. Relocating to new locations within the company is a fairly painless exercise although more difficult if you have a niche skill set that doesn't transfer well.

    Cons

    The company is generally built around its partners (each has equity vested in the company) in terms of where focus is placed. Younger staff are largely used as 'foot soldiers' for higher profits, which predominately goes to the partners and private equity investors. ERM's strategy has pushed it into fewer, but larger accounts with key clients whom are predominately oil and gas and mining companies. This reduction in client diversity results in a boom & bust cycle in line with the oil and gas industry. Additionally, there is a stark divergence between ERM's mission 'to be the world's leading sustainability consultant' and its actual work, which is primarily helping oil, gas and mining to improve their operations - a distinctly non-sustainable end result.

    Advice to Management

    - As many before have already said - invest in your non-partners - Either be true to your mission or develop a new mission according to current priorities (i.e. short-term profit growth in order to turnover the PE investors at a higher value), otherwise prepare yourself for a lot of disillusioned millennials.


  9. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership and company culture

    Cons

    Does not offer cost of living salary adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    do some compensation analysis. Great company but you're losing good talent to the competition because salaries are not competitive enough.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good to get a start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    can be hard to stand out from the crowd


  11. Helpful (3)

    Entry-Level

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, great learning environment, opportunities to take on challenging work

    Cons

    Long hours with little recognition and no additional compensation

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and promote junior level staff who are high achieving



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