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MWH Global Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
126 Reviews
3.5
126 Reviews
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MWH Global President & CEO Alan J. Krause
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many smart, talented and dedicated people with good working environment (in 11 reviews)

  • If pursuing a technical career, great place to start (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow progress with lots of bureaucracy, lack of leadership to make deadlines and stick to them (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MWH Global

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Family-like environment with opportunity for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global

    Pros

    They encourage self improvement and provide free trainings as well as contribute financial help towards tuition if you decide to further your education. Offer opportunity to learn multiple aspects of the job.

    Cons

    I worked in the constructors division and you were asked to relocate and travel frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    started off a good place to be but since they got a Shared Service Center Pune India.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

    I worked at MWH Global

    Pros

    loved working with people around the world

    Cons

    terrible morale in the office. never knew when your job is going to end. New management brought in their friends to do the work of people that were there for many years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    . Keep the good people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Supervising Electrical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects and jobs.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company when I was there. A lot of staff reduction since 2010.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, benefits. Good people at the Broomfield headquarters. My role did offer the opportunity to work from home when needed, such as during inclement weather.

    Cons

    A lack of a focused sales team and strategic focus on the Federal space. Economy quickly dragging down revenue - we didn't seem to have a plan for when the economy shifted other than to abandon ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus always seems to be to reduce costs instead of increasing revenue. Almost like a battle internally regarding costs instead of revenue. Listen to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Needs direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global

    Pros

    Good people: some interesting projects

    Cons

    Leadership is weak. Change needed

  8.  

    Not amazing, but not that bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Environmental Engineer
    Current Employee - Professional Environmental Engineer

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company with really great projects to pad your resume.

    The people are for the most part good to work with.

    There is opportunity to move sound the country and the world.

    Salaries are competitive with what other consultants can offer.

    Cons

    No sick days. No overtime pay.

    Every body puts in more than 40 hours, but there is an unspoken rule that you should not put more than 40 hours in your time sheet, because it will make your job look less profitable, which impacts your overall performance.

    Your Direct time (billable work) is the primary thing by which you are evaluated. If you don't meet your yearly target, the you may get into trouble...

    From what I have observed, women are paid less than men, at least initially. But that may be because of a lack of willingness to negotiate when being hired. Remember, the starting offer is not the final offer, and most employers expect you to negotiate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What happened to the wastewater treasures course? Would have liked to have taken it this year.

    We need to do something about employee retention. I've lost count of how many times I need to get some help from one of my go to experts, only to find out they've left the company. Give them anything they want to convince them to stay...

    Would be really good to have 3 sick days per year, so people don't come to work sick.

    We should change mtools back to being a cost center rather than billing their costs directly to projects. Before, they were really helpful, but now that their costs directly impact the job financial performance, PMs are reluctant to use them, and would rather you do unpaid overtime. The result is that I now work longer, but I am less productive. For example, instead of using auto forms to record field data electronically, I reverted back to paper and pen, and then copy the data to the computer when I'm back in the office. This takes longer and is less efficient, but because the I'm not paid over time, that "cost" doesn't show up on the balance sheet directly. However, the company and I are paying an opportunity cost for the wasted time that could have been used doing something else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mid Level Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting projects and talented people.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing to India, lousy retirement benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve IT infrastructure

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not recommended

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MWH Global

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Paying attentions to employee needs (but with discrimination)

    Cons

    Women are paid a lot less. Sexual and racial discrimination

    MWH Global Response

    Nov 14, 2014Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your experience working at MWH. Workforce diversity is an initiative we take very seriously. We would like to learn more about your experience so that ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    International Engineering Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    International company with alot of project variety and scope. Can be on a interesting projects that involve travel, etc.

    Cons

    Marketing strategies not cohesive or managed consistently.
    Projects are easily over budget due to low pricing. Internal competition for projects to keep busy leaves others out in the cold looking for work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better consistency, in projects, marketing and values.
    Too much overhead, too much focus on tracking costs vs. getting the work done.
    Inconsistent message to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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