Greeley and Hansen
2.7 of 5 20 reviews
www.greeley-hansen.com Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

Greeley and Hansen Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
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2.7 20 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

Greeley and Hansen CEO Andrew Richardson

Andrew Richardson

(15 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A rapidly evolving organization with great upside potential going through growing pains

    Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    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 Senior Management- 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Non-Fulfilling Career

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No growth, support, training, compensation

    (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementRemember 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok place to work and Satisfactory

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, Team Spirit.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and could be much better..

    Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosfriendly and cooperative staff with growth possibilities

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

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue the efforts invested in design and management equally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Engineer/Task Leader/Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Springfield, VA

    Prosthe 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not work here. No advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood team members to work with

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Proswork life balance is adequate

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementProvide 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsWould like to see more opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to stress the core values of the firm and the importance of our people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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