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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Reviews in Elmwood Park, NJ

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
49 Reviews

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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services President & CEO David T. Gockel
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    College Internship Experience

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your back

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Langan is a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Intern in the Geotechnical Department

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great amount of work always busy

    Cons

    Often we worked 7 days per week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship Review

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    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Good opportunities

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    • 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 for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, bad salary

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    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 for more than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stellar company offering innovative results.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site/Civil Intern  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Site/Civil Intern in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing tightly knit company
    Very Professional, yet reasonably laid back
    As an intern I am learning so much practical information from my office and on-site experience

    Cons

    There aren't really any aside from the 9 hour work days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Up to date technology and software

    Cons

    Compared to similar firms Langan has much higher billing rates but lower salaries and benefits...so where is that money going? Upper management. They take WAY too big a piece of the pie leaving little left for everyone else. Unless you are upper management, of which there are way too many for a firm this size, or the one or two people those managers have selected as their personal pets earmarked for promotion you don't stand a chance at a successful career at this cesspool of a firm. The pathetic pay is also balanced out nicely with being treated poorly by management and excessively overworked. Unless you're a sadist, stay as far away from Langan as you can!!! It's incredibly frustrating when you're working 12 hour days and struggling to make mortgage payments because your raise doesn't even cover annual cost of living increases and your supervisor is out the door at 5:00 and is talking about renovating his beach house and has a new mercedes every six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You only care about yourselves and I doubt any advice I provide would change that. You're the reason this company is a failure. Sure the firm makes money (which only you enjoy the benefits of) but you're still a failure on many important and significant levels. The division between upper management and staff/middle-management is grotesque.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Learn a lot and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Demands a lot of work and time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management and upper level "staff" aren't nearly appreciated enough.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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