Geosyntec Consultants

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Geosyntec Consultants Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
29 Reviews
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    Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, lots of opportunity for advancement. Great People to work with and for. Pay is good, helpful with flexible hours. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Workload, as with most consultants, can vary quite a bit from very slow to crazy hours.

    Recommends
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    Geosyntec stands out above the rest.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great people. It is one of the best environmental consultancies.

    Cons

    Expect to work hard- but that's not really a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    "Mentored" right out the door

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer

    I worked at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was hired along with a few other people my age, which was good for a fun office environment.

    I was able to learn a lot of field sampling procedures and see a variety of projects.

    Cons

    When things went badly, junior staff was blamed about 90% of the time. Staff is required to travel for weeks/months at a time with little opportunity to visit home, even during the holidays due to "cost" even though the company makes a killing on away-from-home projects due to high billable hours. If you are single and don't have a family, be prepared to take the brunt of the on the road travel time, instead of sharing the load with other mid-level staff.

    In general, I found there was little work-life balance, especially for younger staff and stepping over your co-workers to get ahead was the norm. It was so easy to go behind someone's back to get ahead that everyone did it. There was a mentorship program, but I later found out that my mentor knew my job was in trouble and did nothing to help or save me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pass on your knowledge to the younger staff, otherwise we become pretty useless and unhelpful. It may be painful at first, but it's worth it in the long-term. Much of the mid to high level staff, especially engineers, have problems effectively communicating what they want out of the junior level staff. When there's an issue, don't let it go until their performance review 6 mos. later - tell them at that time so they can fix it immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    World Class Environmental Consulting

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant Co-Workers
    Fun place to work
    Interesting Projects - Lots of good long term sediment remediation projects to work on
    Very open and honest management structure
    Excellent bonus potential for all employees - not just senior staff
    Good work life balance
    REally progressive benefits

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind - i have been very happy. Would like to have PTO program adopted - i think this will happen in next few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider going to a PTO program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great firm to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic and entrepreneurial firm. Very exciting and fun place to work, interesting projects, intellectual challenges etc. The company values work-life balance. Good work is rewarded. Encourages personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Time-off policies are reasonable but not very flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recent Environmental Science Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Geosyntec Consultants as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were eager to help me get the most out of my internship.

    Cons

    More of a con of my internship than Geosyntec Consultants, I would have liked to get more field work in and less time with technical report writing and editing.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time

    Pros

    There is a emphasis on growing employees

    Cons

    I have no real complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job in terms of professional growth, pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many experts at firm, it is growing rapidly in practice areas and size each year

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to maintain

    Recommends
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    You Take The Good, You Take The Bad, And There You Have ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company and the leadership actively encourages new ideas and collaboration

    Cons

    Most offices have small teams -- so, hope you get along with your co-workers!

    Recommends
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  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very talented and experience company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Geosyntec Consultants full-time

    Pros

    I work with some of the top minds in the field of engineering. This company seeks innovative solutions to highly technical problems, the forefront of the industry.

    Cons

    Very collegial atmosphere sometime hampers the business aspect of project management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes it is not bad to embrace a more structured atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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