SET Environmental

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SET Environmental Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
7 Reviews
3.3
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Management and Good Vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Services  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Services in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    overworked employees

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

    I have been working at SET Environmental full-time for more than 3 years

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Houston-Cheswood Location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at SET Environmental full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management in place is excellent however work conditions are harsh and the salary is not worth the risks involved.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Money, money, money

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SET Environmental full-time for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Hard work! But a good job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SET Environmental

    Pros

    Good pay and good guys to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours. Not a good job for you if your claustrophobic, do not like getting dirty, or working hard.

  8.  

    Looks out for the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Field Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Field Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at SET Environmental full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Has the money and resources to offer you training in many areas of environmental remediation as well as waste and chemical management.

    Cons

    Does not really care for the employees; Is a reactive company not a proactive company; will take shortcuts if needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people in place who are knowledgeable, like the head chemist in Houston or the head of the waste facility in Houston.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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