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  1. "Environmental Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Geochemist in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Geochemist in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work is interesting and the Richland Wa. area is a little known gem. The DOE is the customer and there is generally a good working relationship between CHPRC and the DOE.

    Cons

    Management is quite political and technical expertise by environmental staff is undervalued.
    A lot of money and time is spent investigating innovative remedial actions but it seemed that they were never implemented due to regulatory and management inertia.A tremendous amount of money is spent putting out annual reports that are little more than data dumps with very little analysis.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a strong technical team that can be used to support multiple areas. Use this team to provide data analysis that will provide value to client instead of the cursory analyses that are currently provided in the various annual reports. Use these teams to identify redundant and unnecessary data collection activities.


  2. "OK if you are used to working on a project"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasco, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasco, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People generally care about you and it's nice to know you are working on something that positively impacts the environment

    Cons

    If you are working on a project and you are new to this industry, you won't fit in.

  3. "Hydrogeologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No cons to provide on company


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay but restricted career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was good. 4-day work week was nice. My manager was great (but many at this location are not).

    Cons

    The company treats salaried employees like hourly ones - don't expect to flex your time at all. The position you're hired into may be your last - in 2014 the HR department was beginning to realize that employees feel trapped in their positions and this may improve in the future, but my experience was that you were only seen as skilled in your current position and there was no support for learning something new or making career advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Cross-train employees to maintain skilled employees.


  5. "Industrial Engineering I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The team is great. Communication is good. Great supervisor who is really helpful. Great staff. Company culture is good.

    Cons

    Career development is not ideal.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very family oriented, understanding that "life" happens

    Cons

    Lower on the pay scale, but loyalty and understanding of "life" makes up for that


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the area, bad for the industry."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job is reasonably stable.

    Cons

    If the government shuts down, you better have PTB (Vacation Bank) to weather the upsets.
    If you haven't been there 20 years, you are outside of the fence and treated like a new hire...no outside experience considered for vacation accrual.
    Since it is a government contract, you aren't paid for how well you do or what you do...you are paid what the contract says that your hiring title, experience, and degree says you are worth. There is no negotiating with exempts.

    Advice to Management

    CHPRC, run Hanford like a business. there are such things as succession planning, management training, and similar corporate programs to build your employees up to be more than a government drone. focus on these things. Get the government to loosen up onbenefits for exempts. Your benefits don't match market for college educated staff, and they have steadily declined over the past 15 years, while giving your Union Workers consistant if not better benefits over that time. In 1995, you wanted employees to have 2 wks vacation, a week for sick leave, and holidays on top of that. People with a 20 min commute to their site got an extra day because of givens like Dentist visits. Since then, you have leaned out vacation to below industry standard. 4-10s means a commute and total day away from home of 12hrs 30 min, for 10 hr pay. Quality of life on those 4 days is hampered until the 3 day weekend, as life after work is difficult to maintain in the 3 waking hours you have to eat, groom, do chores, and wind down.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work for those willing to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of clean-up work. Finally, this contract has all Hanford contractors working together as teams which allows the work to be completed easier.
    Management is supportive of employees to be successful and encourages employees to widen their horizons.

    Cons

    Funding reductions by Congress regarding Dept. of Energy budget effect the work scope that is done. Reduction in funding means reduction in jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications, be positive, and acknowledge all your employees that work hard in the background to make the Management shine!


  9. "Great scope of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time

    Pros

    Busy, engaging day-to-day work environment

    Cons

    Workforce reductions across the site


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Life at CHPRC"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long term security for hard worker

    Cons

    Lack of inspiring culture and growth opportunities


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