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Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. Experience as environmental technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in Wheeling, WV

    I have been working at TechLaw full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive work environment with higher level employees greatly contributing to technicians professional development. Management is accessible and is generally receptive to feedback.

    Cons

    Poor circumstance in tightly bid government contract.


  2. Blinded sided

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Expert Chemist in Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - Expert Chemist in Romeoville, IL

    I worked at TechLaw (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to work with good communications about both the needs of the company and opportunities for employees

    Cons

    Watch your back when a double standard appears to be in place for different groups

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees about other cost saving options before just firing hard working people


  3. Great employees and interesting work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TechLaw

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

    Pros

    I've been at the company for just over 5 years, and have had the benefit of working with some outstanding scientists. I feel like I've been lucky to have such interesting work this early in my career.

    Cons

    Primarily government contract work, which is challenging this day and age with all of the uncertainty in DC. However, they are trying to grow the private side work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying attention to development of junior and mid level employees. I've had good luck with this so far.


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  5. No Selling, No Doing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechLaw full-time

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

    Pros

    Reading about work done on Superfund/CERCLA sites.

    Cons

    The salaries are some of the lowest in the industry and employees are treated like commodities. There are no opportunities for advancement. There is no training program for the junior and mid-level personnel due to the pressure to remain chargeable. Chargeability goals are set impossibly high (over 95% for most staff including seniors). Managers have responsibility but no authority and are expected to be a minimum of 85% chargeable. This results in a very long work week - 50 to 60 hours+ in order to complete admin duties and meet the chargeable goal. This company is an EPA contractor. The work entails review of CERCLA work conducted mostly on military bases. There is no field component at all, this is cubicle review of work done by the military's consultants. If you are looking for any type of field training or experience, this is not the place to get it. Junior and mid-level personnel are sacrificed (fired) when work slows down so that senior managers can keep their jobs. This is not a place where those with other options stay for long. There are far more people who have left this company than currently work there.

    Advice to Management

    Replace senior management before it is too late - it may already be.

    TechLaw Response

    May 1, 2014 – President

    TechLaw has a long history of selling professional services to the federal government. These efforts routinely result in long, well-funded backlogs of work in the environmental field. Currently ... More


  6. Past Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechLaw full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Horizontal Management Structure, Motivated and positive team members

    Cons

    Lack of commitment to invidual career paths.

    Advice to Management

    Most senior decision makers need to spend more time interacting with the overall teams actually performing the work.



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