GEI Consultants

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GEI Consultants Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
14 Reviews

4.6
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Growing Company with Strong Leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Good long term projects make for a relaxed work environment. Opportunities to develop expertise and learn from some of the best in the business. Competitive salaries and strong incentives such as profit sharing and employee ownership as you advance. The company is also well reputed with clients and industry peers.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to work across practice areas or regions. Project assignments are limited a very narrow area of perceived expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pigeon-holing employees. Pay closer attention to younger staff. Give staff assignments in a range of practice areas to enhance their development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding and gained a lot of experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Co-op  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Environmental Co-op in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Trained efficiently
    Able to work independently early on
    Involved in many different projects

    Cons

    Sometimes long and strenuous hours
    Can be down time in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for interns and coops to grow into consultants combined with the field work

    Recommends
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    Good engineering consultant with varied project portfolio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Glastonbury, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Glastonbury, CT

    Pros

    GEI does it all: environmental, civil, geotechnical, water resources, ecological. The projects are very interesting. There is definitely a path for success and training to get there.

    Cons

    The amount of billable work they ask out of midlevel staff is out of whack. Different types of engineering can be silo-ed in a way that does not maximize the skills of the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more interregional collaboration. More female and minority leadership. Keep up the good work when it comes to work product.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employees are knowledgable and collaboration among people with diverse backgrounds and knowledge bases makes GEI a great place to grow your own professional experience. Work-life balance is always respected.

    Cons

    Career development for entry and mid level staff can be slow, but there has been a push to improve this.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    All employees are extremely knowledgeable and do their job with great expertise. The company is growing at a very fast pace and management does a great job of keeping up and making sure there is still good employee morale.

    Cons

    Need to focus on career development for entry and mid-level employees so they will feel as though they are growing within the company and will want to continue at GEI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to focus on senior leadership teaching the entry and mid-level staff so advancement is possible within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing company with a great culture!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    Pros

    GEI has a great culture of giving their employees the freedom and resources to be successful. This creates a very positive work environment where people enjoy coming to work everyday. The recent growth of the company is also very exciting to see as new offices and practice leaders have joined the company over the last few years. GEI treats their employees well and focuses on professional development ensuring employees have the opportunities they need to get to the next level in their careers.

    Cons

    The growth of the company has its operational challenges but senior management seems to be very aware of those challenges and I'm confident they are working to address them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GEI has a great culture and as we continue to grow I hope that we are able to maintain all the things that make it a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, a good place for geotechnical engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ideal for engineers and geologists who have worked or have insight working with government contracts. Nearly everyone is very nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Timekeeping and project management seems to be micromanaged at the lower levels only. Projects tended to be last minute, but I think often that could have been clients' fault.

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  9.  

    Nowhere I'd rather be

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, company is very profitable, senior management truly cares about the people, the company operates with integrity, employee owned, tremendous growth.

    Cons

    Management is still trying to figure out how to balance technical skills, selling skills and people management skills when it comes to staffing managerial positions. Need to do better helping mid-career employees make the jump to senior contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development - have to keep working on that balance between bottom line and staff advancement.

  10.  

    Great place to work with good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    Pros

    Great group of people, lot's knowledge folks, with different technical backgrounds. They want you to learn and deliver a quality product as oppose to pushing reports out the door. They take care of their employees

    Cons

    Lack of organization. aAministrative processes don't always kept up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to be more efficient... more tools need to be available to become for efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    Pros

    Senior managers that don't lose sight of the fact our employees drive the business
    Heavy growth over the past 5+ years has created a number of opportunities for employees
    Strong benefits programs
    Highly motivated workforce - great coworkers
    Commitment to high quality work
    Very good client satisfaction scores - easier to work with happy clients
    Family oriented culture

    Cons

    Growing pains - administrative processes haven't always kept up
    Some management positions are selected based on by technical/sales accomplishment vs. people skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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