MWH Global Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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MWH Global Chairman & CEO Alan J. Krause
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. Overall good company

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

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects around the world. Very capable and intelligent staff. Local management seems to really care about the employees. Great amount of knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Due to the large size of the company, you often feel like a number rather than a valued employee. Employees are often overworked and under compensated for their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind the time and effort all of your employees contribute to keep our clients happy. Remember the smaller offices and make an effort to address their concerns.


  2. Weak Strategy Supported by Strong Front-line Managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Congenial in offices outside of Denver. Average pay and benefits. Liked it there, met some great people.

    Cons

    Privately owned gives majority stock and decisions to senior management who look good on paper, but in-fight for political dominance. The failures stay there while they rearrange a constant stream of strategies to pull out of the hole these people dug - big hire cycles, then lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Management by walking around. Talk to the bright people that are informed and have built a strong rack record for success.


  3. Engineer

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

    I worked at MWH Global

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High pay, good location, nice cubicles.

    Cons

    Lack of interesting or engaging work.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Stuck in the 1920s Before the Hawthrone Studies

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  6. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. 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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. Great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  10. MicroManaged

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.



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