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CH2M Reviews

Updated November 5, 2018
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CH2M CEO Jacqueline Hinman
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  • "Many full-time employees work remotely--good for work life balance but bad for forming relationships since in-person interaction is inconsistent" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Need a little better communication from upper management" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well organised. Good pay. Great group

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Mistake joining with Jacobs. Not sure what happens when a good company joins something bad....i guess something not very good.


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    -Company networking
    -Friendly and helpful people

    Cons

    -Was bought out by Jacobs

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    The people were nice and the projects were interesting

    Cons

    Their is no transparency and the managers chose favorites


  4. "CH2M was a good company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company and still is. It's just now owned by a really big company that puts numbers first.

    Cons

    Jacobs now owns CH2M and is hacking away at jobs for profit. A lot of jobs are being transitioned to Poland and India. If you are a subcontractor wanting to get paid, you have a hard time getting an answer to when you will get paid. Subs need to read their contracts and know their contract terms. Don't settle for Paid when Paid terms.


  5. "I&C Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, flexible schedule, drinks and snacks, lunch meetings, collaborative work, challenging problems to solve

    Cons

    stressful timelines, consulting firm, customer service with clients can be challenging, project changes


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Worst company I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are below average, and when projects slow down and work gets light, you’re told to go home without pay. You’re expected to donate your lunch hour to go to company meetings. The environment is cutthroat- people will hoard work so they don’t get light, while other people struggle to stay afloat and have to go home without pay or use up vacation time. The environment is depressing- when project budgets get tight, project managers will find you and chew you out for charging time to their project. Project managers will audibly chew people out on the phone too, and it’s distracting when you’re trying to focus on work. Environment is harsh and unwelcoming.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t hire people if you can’t keep them busy.


  7. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CH2M (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good projects, lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind really

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Matrixed organization, which sometimes is confusing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people but confused leadership"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest co-workers that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Deep technical expertise in the company. Flexible work policies (teleworking, work hours not set in stone, etc.)

    Cons

    Consistently shifting management that does not seem very well connected to the day-to-day delivery of projects and the needs of particular offices. The performance reviews are a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to steer the ship from a distance and utilize local managers who are connected to the projects in particular offices.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers and knowledge base

    Cons

    Work load was extremely variable


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