Greeley and Hansen Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
20 Reviews

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    A rapidly evolving organization with great upside potential going through growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Opportunity for exposure to all facets of engineering consulting (project delivery, BD, client management) early on in one's career- but need to speak up regarding interest.
    - Never felt like a cog in the system while at this firm; individual attention provided; observed the impacts of a formal annual performance review and goal setting, allowing folks to identify their strengths and leverage them.
    - Willingness to support (financially) innovative business line development

    Cons

    - Recent retirement of number of senior engineers and principals left gaps in specific niche technical areas
    - Management teams revert to old behaviors when not reminded of commitment to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Increase transparency of decisionmaking processes - Just share more with all levels -even the ones that dont need to know
    - Continue to empower employees, seek out the geographies where this is not yet the case and force change
    - Communally celebrate individual achievements on behalf of the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Non-Fulfilling Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was once a rewarding place to work staffed with numerous great engineers.

    Cons

    The new corporate model no longer stresses engineering. It's all about perception and image. No clear career path. Appears to promote based upon blind loyalty rather than competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When was the last time the company was recognized for a great engineering achievement? Refocus on the engineering aspect of the business and less time spent wanting to be liked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Managers are Sickly, Stressed, Uptight, Overworked - stay away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with great engineers with experience and knowledge. It was a much better place when I joined years ago.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, no appreciation for billable employees, senior management set bad examples, no transparency in salary/raise. They only promote you if you're a proven 'yes' man, and agree to work 80 hours/week and bring home extra work and duties. Lack of social environment despite the spiffy new 'social' cafe, where you only see the same people sitting around chit chatting. It was designed to bring the office members together in a fun social space, but instead you never see some people because they're probably overworked in their office/cubes. Social activities organized by the co seems forceful and awkward. Project managers all seem unhappy, overworked, stressed out, and sickly looking. Other than the fresh college grads, other engineers have seen the abuse and have no motivation and no role models.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the old core values? Clients don't hire the company, they hire the people. Take care of your employees and your employees will take care of the clients and the clients will take care of you. There are so many talented engineers here, it is a shame that their hard work and talents are not recognized and appreciated. Give them the opportunity. There are many hardworking project managers, appreciate them and take care of their health mentally and physically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No growth, support, training, compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    Pros

    The people that work there are awesome.( Co workers)

    Cons

    Senior Management, Human Resources are awful to deal with. Senior Management only care about the fake awards, fake "new" remodeling of the home office. The HR group walk around like divas, bath mouth employees, gossip and don't respond in a timely manner when it comes to inquiries. I am afraid to ask a question based on past experiences. The company activities do feel forced and awkward. There are few lead women or minorities in upper management. Senior Management actually discourages other executive management with interacting with regular employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You care more about what is going into your personal pockets that you have lost sight of your employees which are the core of your success. Not once have they thanked us for helping make the company progress during some lean times. Interact with all of your employees, not just your engineers or your "yes" people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work and Satisfactory

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

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Team Spirit.

    Cons

    Bad HR, Bad Upper Management, no transparency in performance review..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and could be much better..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly and cooperative staff with growth possibilities

    Cons

    Only those who work on the design projects gets good hikes and those worked on the management task get ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the efforts invested in design and management equally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer/Task Leader/Assistant Project Manager  in  Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer/Task Leader/Assistant Project Manager in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    the amazing thing about Greeley and Hansen is its recognition of the work that employees do. in addition, the company is very flexible and provides enormous amount of help when it comes to personal and professional development.

    Cons

    I never clearly understood the salary increase at the end of the year process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest them to be more transparent in the process that the company uses to review performance and associate that with the salary increase

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here. No advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    Good team members to work with

    Cons

    HR, CEO COO - Senior Management. Salaries are not fair, Women Associate Engineers get paid less than male junior engineers. Senior Management does not care about employees. They will only promote those that are "yes" people, irregardless of experience. Benefits are lacking. COO cares more about the facade of the main office, instead of its core - employees. HR department won't help out easily when asked about insurance or benefit issues/questions. Once you have elected to leave the company, they will not give you an exit interview, blame all problems, bad mouth you to client or other workers. Whomever is writing reviews that work/life balance is awesome is not a senior engineer with project management duties. They will be required to work 80 hours wk, weekends and on your "free time" handle business development initiatives, committee work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they care - ask your employees about the company. listen to them and take action. reward, praise and review your benefits. They are appalling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    work life balance is adequate

    Cons

    Senior management care more about how the company looks as opposed to being an employee driven company. Employee morale is low, little to no appreciation. Agree with that they shun ex-employees. HR Department is useless, you ask questions and the senior members, sigh and sometimes tell you that they are too busy to help out. Exasperating to day the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide growth to all employee's, listen ... ask questions. You are working inefficiently when the Senior Management cares about money and money alone, the little guy or gal gets lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Greeley and Hansen is a well respected firm with talented individuals who are dedicated to their work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen

    Pros

    The company is definitely reinvesting in it's people and I've seen such great changes in the short period of time that I have been with the firm.

    Cons

    Would like to see more opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stress the core values of the firm and the importance of our people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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