Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Reviews in Elmwood Park, NJ

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
55 Reviews
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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services President & CEO David T. Gockel
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Pros
  • great company, great benefits, nice fun people (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work environment with a group of highly qualified staff (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There is absolutely no work-life balance at Langan, at least at the levels below Stockholder (in 6 reviews)

  • Understaffed, so long hours (sometimes 60 (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clients matter just as much as employees matter!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Personnel in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Personnel in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My stockholder (and others) value quality of life and offer extreme flexibility as long as client deliverables are met. I have unlimited opportunity to use my background on an impressive portfolio of projects. You will work with top class people that focus on clients and employees equally. The company is constantly evolving and progressing, allowing employees to learn, advance their careers, and remain challenged. There is so much training available that the hard part is determining which training to go to. I have colleagues that have received their M.S. straight from the office via the in-house Stevens Graduate Degree Program. My career has expanded here and I work with people who care about me professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Travel & Expense standards need to be formalized and made equal across disciplines. Some groups expense more than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With growth and transformation the company continues enhancing its communications. Keep up with this trend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities for learning, professional growth and development - making sure employees have the appropriate tools and resources they need to do well here. Terrific opportunity for advancement and to interact with individuals of varying disciplines and levels to provide better work and learning experience.

    Cons

    nothing major that I would consider a true "con" or big downside - there are some longer days or extra hours but nothing I wasn't prepared for and it's just the nature of the consulting industry. Hard work is rewarded, and I feel appreciated for going that extra mile or putting in those extra hours when needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very challenging, overworked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Civil Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Site Civil Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company provided the most recent software to complete projects. There were quality resources available for completing Cad project. There was the opportunity to get involved in different types of engineering, if you had a flexible manager.

    Cons

    While teamwork is emphasized, I was not allowed to leave the office until the following day to complete work for a deadline. The field work I completed was usually very unpleasant: Standard Penetration Tests in contaminated areas. T

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the concerns brought up about hours, about salary, about career interests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    College Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Survey Intern in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Survey Intern in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with very friendly staff who make it easy to learn and progress. You're treated as an employee not as an intern so no one looks down on you.

    Cons

    None at all so far a very positive experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Watch your back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Will spend money to tout that they have the best and latest models of everything in every discipline. If you are one of the "chosen ones" or the type of person who would rather be subservient to management than work hard and have a desire to help others you will do fine here. However, at the lower levels the people are outstanding, great to work with and will work as a team to help each other out. To the hard workers...do not expect a thank you.

    Cons

    HUGE corporate atmosphere exists in some offices. Management will tell clients whatever they want to hear to win the work and then give these unrealistic expectations and deadlines to the staff who somehow have to get it done in the field and in the office. Late nights, weekends, overnights, get ready to do it in every discipline. Money is average, however, until you are Senior PM level DO NO expect to be rewarded with generous raises or outstanding bonuses. Be smart and watch your back, mngmt will tell you that you mean the world, but the minute the door closes you are the enemy. Upper management is gaining fame in the industry by belittling competitors. Engineering disciplines is well respected, survey, no so much, IT gets it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing fine. Keep losing the good people..the ones who do the work..who have the right attitude and the ones whom everyone wants to work with or work for... but keep the lazy ones, the butt kissers and the ones who do not speak. You will eventually get the group of minions and robots you so desire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Langan is a great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Langan has an amazing culture. The company values our employees and our clients. Employees are provided with endless opportunities for learning, growth and advancement. We have many employee social events, flex-time, and other great benefits as well - not to mention the bagels, fruit and many other options for free food. Langan's employees are passionate about the technical projects for which they are involved. They collaborate to find solutions and share our knowledge firm-wide. We have on-site Masters courses taught by a local technical university, an excellent training program and technical workshops. These are only a few of Langan's pros as they offer so much more.

    Cons

    Our commitment to our projects and our careers can be extensive at times (not always). It all evens out in the end. When major projects require extra time, we are rewarded for getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been many improvements to Langan's working environment over recent years. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern in the Geotechnical Department

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

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great amount of work always busy

    Cons

    Often we worked 7 days per week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site/Civil Intern in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Site/Civil Intern in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really great people to work with. They trusted me with a lot of responsibility and were very receptive to any questions I had. Overall a great experience.

    Cons

    Timesheet submittals were a bit of a pain, but that is the nature of the industry. It's all about being "billable", which would be one of the drawbacks. Stressing over being "billable" and it's tremendous impact on your evaluation was one of the aspects which I liked least. However, this is how they make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management - continue being involved with interns, engineers, and middle management. I liked that there was an element of team unity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management and interesting high profile projects

    Cons

    Tight deadlines to meet from time to time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, bad salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, lots of room for growth.The management expects a lot from the junior staff, lot of pressure to keep the billability high, which is good in the long run.

    Cons

    Low base salary, average benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pot of profit should be shared between all employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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