SET Environmental Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Good resume builder

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waste Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Waste Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at SET Environmental

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

    Pros

    Strong values
    Safety oriented
    Hard workers

    Cons

    Very strict on time off!
    Incidents on some contract sites can result in immediate termination


  2. No respect, management not professional ,curse and yell at employees

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

    I worked at SET Environmental

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People now only work for SET to gain experience and put on there resume they do not train you they expect for you to know all the rules and safety rules off hand the pay is high the benefits is even cool but is it all worth hating to face poor management everyday better not tell your business to the dispatcher she gone tell it all better not tell your boss because they gone tell every body in the safety meetings how embarrassing smh !!!!

    Cons

    They don't like to train, they will curse at you , they share your business which is confidential to regular employees violating policy telling and laughing about what other said in the interviews,personal meetings people have filed claims on these people and nothing has been done only because they cover themselves up so they will not lose their contract they will fire people they don't like all this is true they are very unprofessional
    These people never been managers or supervisors they just throw who ever they like in positions you can have a degree they have people acting like the boss who is not your boss calling your cell phone everyone at SET know how the management is and they are scared to speak up because they will lose there JOB ! THE OWNER NEED TO INVESTGATE THIS PLACE AND PEOPLE THAT SIT BEHIND THE DESK GOODLUCK

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same ,stop the cursing like they kids making NEW PEOPLE feel bad ,go to team leadership classes, stop tell employees personal business after meetings ,managers
    Need to be managers, keep it professional


  3. A company that needs leadership at all locations not just the main ones.

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

    I worked at SET Environmental

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    when the opportunity to work is there, it's ample but that is not always the case.

    Cons

    Being on call instead of working like a normal job.

    Advice to Management

    Visit other locations and get input from employees on how to get more work.


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  5. Get SET

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

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong ethics, committed to doing the right thing. Very safety oriented. There are many opportunities to make a difference for problem solvers. SET promotes from within and loves to find people willing to step up and move up.

    Cons

    Can be sticklers for time off, hours worked. Management policies tend to be oriented toward the hourly employee.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that we are a full-service vendor and that some services we currently provide fall outside our core business. Value-added features are all very well, but should be fairly compensated.


  6. Family owned company, good ethics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of upward mobility for those who put in the effort and have the business skills to excel. Opportunities to transfer to other locations, often for a higher position and more money. Very nice owners, great President. Good insurance, flexibility when family matters arise. Great customers and business continues steady growth.

    Cons

    Leadership not always on same page, mixed messages tell this. Because it's family owned expect the family members to have more pull and special treatment. Nepotism runs abound. Day after thanksgiving is not a holiday, no 401K match.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more openly to the employees and more frequently. I have seen improvement in the last year but plenty more needed. Compensate those who are very important to the organization better -- before they have to ask for it or risk their departure.


  7. Great Management and Good Vision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Services in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Services in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They offer an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork with little micromanagement. The company is growing, but at a maintainable rate where you don't lose sight of the quality and core values like some others have. Excellent pay in most areas and management is trying to initiate a training plan to include everyone, including office personnel.

    Cons

    Some areas of pay are below market level. If you are someone that needs to constantly be told what to do, it's probably not the company for you. Upper management and HR need to realize that divisions need more help in the area of recruitment of good quality employees. You can only depend on your employees with full time jobs of their own to do so much.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on training, add more emphasis to HR assisting with the recruitment efforts, and do market studies on the positions that you pay below market, then fix it.


  8. overworked employees

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

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    got a good amount of overtime

    Cons

    work is your life! if you have a family or life outside of work, say goodbye to it


  9. Houston-Cheswood Location

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at SET Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice, well mannered, facility is well set-up, breaks are frequent and well deserved. Everyone knows their job and does it without hesitation.

    Cons

    Dangerous! Near miss reports were ignored and there was a chemical leak in the locker-room dripping caustic liquid. Left due to safety concerns. Staff is underpaid for the Houston area, although the work is less strenuous than would be elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    When a near miss is filed, it is crucial to act on the report in a timely manner. Not after two near misses and a possible explosion. This type of mishap does not create the type of environment that anyone would be wanting to working in.


  10. Management in place is excellent however work conditions are harsh and the salary is not worth the risks involved.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Pack Chemist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Pack Chemist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management staff is excellent for each department and they value input on safety concerns as well as suggestions for improving the workplace.

    Provide on the job training and any tools the employee feels necessary to complete the job safely and effectively are provided.

    Cons

    Long work days and mandatory overtime are the company culture so it is difficult to have a life outside of work.

    Conditions are harsh (exposed to the elements at all times as there is no climate control in the warehouse). The vermiculite dust that is used to package the drums permeates the air (no air filtration system in the warehouse). A lot of the generators improperly package the chemicals leading to spills inside the drums ( suggest always wear your respirator when depacking).

    Pay/salary is not nearly enough for the risk involved with handling these chemicals.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in expanding your storage space and creating separate spaces for the departments as soon as possible with at least air purifying systems in place. Consider increasing the workforce so that your employees don't have to work mandatory overtime to accomplish the necessary amount of production.


  11. Money, money, money

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

    I worked at SET Environmental full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to Make a good salary, this is the place to work. Great inside advancements. Benefits were above the industry norm. Upper management would make sure you had access to any and all materials and equipment needed to SAFELY do your job and never question it.

    Cons

    Family issues were often ignored. Vacations were, at times, rejected. When you did travel, you were told when you were going to be home and it was always a later date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your number one asset happy........your employees



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