MWH Global Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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MWH Global Chairman & CEO Alan J. Krause
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Pros
  • If pursuing a technical career, great place to start (in 5 reviews)

  • For a consulting company, the Work/Life Balance is great (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High productivity, long hours, and varying client schedules lead to a stressful work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Women are paid less across the board for the same job level (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Financial reporting and billing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Acc in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Project Acc in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work culture, flex hours, work independently

    Cons

    High stress, lots of abiguity

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees needs and defend them from operations, instead of throwing them under the bus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stuck in the 1920s Before the Hawthrone Studies

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

    I have been working at MWH Global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits, Colorado is beautiful, Go Broncos!

    Cons

    Corporate culture at its worst; no room for creativity, encouragement, growth, or flexibility. Key example, associates are not allowed to work from home, even during snow blizzards. The reasoning, they want associates to be in the office to learn from other, more experienced workers. Sure, but it doesn't quite make sense when all of the experienced workers choose to work from home because of the dangerous road conditions and associates are there only ones at the office. Managers literally cannot think this one through (but they probably aren't allowed to). At its core, MHW is for people who need rules, like structure, and need to be told what to do. Think of this place as the anti-Google.

    Advice to Management

    There is a retention problem at MHW, especially among millennials. Maybe this is just indicative of a multinational B2B engineering firm, but something will eventually have to give.


  3. Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Concerned with billable hours, restructures every 5 years

    Advice to Management

    listen to the working level employees


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  5. MWH Global is an excellent employer, and I am glad to be a part of the team.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communicator in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Communicator in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MWH Global has a professional environment that supports its employees to grow in their talents and skills. Hard work is recognized and appreciated. Coming to work is a pleasure.

    Cons

    Long commute, but we have a online tools to ensure that we can work from multiple locations.

    Advice to Management

    Be more active on social media.


  6. Great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Not so supportive of work life balance.


  7. MicroManaged

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at MWH Global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not working weekends and using a company truck

    Cons

    Supervisors spying on you on the field.

    Advice to Management

    If you like to be micro managed, join the Atlanta office "team". They can't keep technicians. Hope the Operations Manager likes you or you'll never get billable work. Favoritism at its best.


  8. Helpful (2)

    MWH is a company with a deep field of talent, that treats its employees like valuable individuals.

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

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to pursue work that interests you, whether it be local or in another office or geography.
    The culture reflects the employee-owned status, in that employees are treated fairly and corporate decisions seem value-driven and not solely profit-driven.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor. Long hours and travel are common.
    Medical benefits are so-so.
    Current trend is toward homogenizing all offices toward more open-air concepts.
    Paid time off includes sick time and vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide separate leave for sick time.


  9. interesting opportunity to expand skill sets.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good salaries, working conditions, and cooperative coworkers.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, lean staff.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication paths to all employees. Focus on improving the quality of the work processes.


  10. Good Company, Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at MWH Global

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work atmosphere, smart co-workers, employee growth is a priority, people can grow into greater responsibility

    Cons

    Below average benefits and pay is average, conservative nature of company inhibits growth, old fashioned company with too many layers between the top management and ground level employees (definitely not a flat organization)

    Advice to Management

    Don't kill the goose that lays golden eggs


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at MWH Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MWH Constructors:
    Good environment to grow specially if you come in as an entry level field engineer

    Cons

    Management needs some improvement. There need to be more communication between the different departments.



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