Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
55 Reviews
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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services President & CEO David T. Gockel
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38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Challenging work environment, great staff, very supportive upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • great company, great benefits, nice fun people (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Upper management is gaining fame in the industry by belittling competitors (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work with professional, hard working people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ

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

    Pros

    The office is expanding its size, which is a good sign in this job market. The office environment is friendly and eager to help the newly hired staff. The buddy program is very helpful and the company believes in job longevity. It is not unusal to meet an employee that has been with Langan for 10, 15, 20..even 40 years!

    Cons

    Sometimes, I wish that there was a shuttle bus to and from the other site locations. I'd like to visit the other sites to meet people face-to-face that I work on a daily basis with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to personally thank you for hiring the best of the best. I've worked in many great companies with a few great people, but at Langan I've never met a slacker, yet!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clients matter just as much as employees matter!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Love It!

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

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere and a great variety of projects to work on. Awesome benefits!

    Cons

    Be more flexible with the working hours. Need to inverse the pyramid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    College Internship Experience

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    • 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.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Impressive, Determined, and Supportive

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

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

    Pros

    Values It's folks.
    Determined to deliver quality work.
    Listens: From top executive, to hardest working admin.

    Cons

    Process: sometimes because of size it mildly experiences "watereddown red tape", so I'd call it Pink Tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the employees, and the communities where offices are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern in the Geotechnical Department

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    • 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.  

    A Good Experience for the Right Type of Individual

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

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on great projects with high visibility, support from a world-class marketing mindset, ability to learn great soft skills, technical excellence

    Cons

    Not for everyone - some lower level staff work long hours and may be isolated from the bigger picture until they get more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to engage entry-level staff more on projects, and consider including their anonymous feedback in the annual review of managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reap what you sow.

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

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

    Pros

    Paid benefits, matching 401K, outstanding training and mentoring programs, motivated employees, interesting projects, friendly atmosphere, top notch equipment, incredible coffee and tea selection (free), free breakfast two days per week. What's not to like?

    Cons

    It takes a special kind of person to succeed at Langan. If you aren't used to cranking full throttle 100% of the time, you will not succeed. You can certainly exist and collect a paycheck, but you will not SUCCEED. We work hard so we can play hard. It's not really a con, but a reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more one on one time with your subordinates. Take them out for a beer or a quick lunch. You’d be surprised how motivating that is. A little one on one time works wonders for morale. You can tell when a colleague is stressed out. Take them out for a quick breather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great, growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working for Langan since graduating a year ago. While I haven't been in the workforce long, I can tell that it is a progressive company (**comp time**) that really, really values talent. Being valued as an entry-level engineer has meant a lot to me. I have been to able to work on a number of complex projects, and, when deadlines aren't crazy, my superiors take time to teach. In other words, I do not always feel like a CAD monkey here!
    Keep in mind that, like your favorite chain restaurant, a particular office of a large company can be very different from another office in that same company. I have worked at offices other than my home office, helping out on different projects or because I was "taking a long weekend" to visit a city in which we just happen to have an office (remote desktops make such flexible management easy and productive). I saw the variety and have to say that I love working in a smaller, satellite office as I'm starting out. I feel comfortable approaching my supervisors for help, work regular hours most of the time, and still enjoy the big projects and high end software of a large company. Further, I will appreciate having the option to move to another city within the same company if my life ever takes me there!

    Cons

    Really valuing talent also has a drawback; managers take hiring too seriously/slowly, leaving the extra workload for other staff to pick up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice when good engineers are silently overworked, and hire! We don't want to lose them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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