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CH2M Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance, working hours (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management has no clue what is happening with employees or their career growth (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hours, friendly people, paid travel time

    Cons

    hyper-corporate environment, cultural resources not a priority


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Management is a JOKE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Maintenance Technician in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Former Employee - General Maintenance Technician in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay and schedule, two weeks on two weeks off

    Cons

    Management only promotes those in the "inner circle"

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Reprographic 2"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reprographic II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Reprographic II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are above average for Denver

    Cons

    Sent home when there is no work


  4. Helpful (243)

    "I66 Monkeys"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vision and mission, benefits, interesting projects, offices...

    Cons

    I66 Management is ridiculous. A PM who has absolutely no idea - he's not even an engineer - and a business manager who has been continuously described by the client as incompetent and useless.

    It weighs heavy on me to hear the client saying " is this really ch2m?"

    Advice to Management

    You need to act on this immediately. Assign top notch engineers to manage the project and quarantine the scammers in a remote area. The company reputation is not a joke.

    CH2M Response

    Sep 2, 2016 – Global Talent Brand Strategist

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will share this with the appropriate leaders. Also, please discuss any concerns you have with your manager. Thanks.


  5. Helpful (16)

    "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus is on making a better world which of course, GREAT! People are some of the best in the world at what they do. Work/Life balance attitude is the best in their industry.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is failing the employees by not being able to grow in the primary industries due to out of date project execution strategies. CEO has to make selling/merging the Company the #1 priority and lose the swagger of years gone by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on cost cutting to be profitable and get rid of the huge layers of fat in the upper levels of the company. (See recent 10Q for details) Stop focusing on a 'women only' hiring strategy.


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Project Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    enjoyable coworkers, experienced engineering specialists. Flexible hours are nice and remote working is allowed in some cases.

    Cons

    company is in financial trouble so layoffs happen frequently and without much notice or severance. There is a climate of fear and many people are looking for other companies. Due to business problems, pay raises are tiny and benefits are below average for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest in communications. Business reviews always try to paint a pretty picture when everyone knows that it is not pretty.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "CH2M"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Programs and projects were high level. Emphasis on working internationally.

    Cons

    Salary/Pay not on par with industry.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "CH2M"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    - Talented people in their individual skills.
    - Some good friendships can be made.

    Cons

    - People are placed on larger projects that aren't really qualified to be there, due to temporary need for additional field staff.
    - Toxic personalities are allowed to persist.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more people and stop making junior staff afraid to bill overhead, while allowing senior level higher paid staff to use enormous amounts of overhead.
    - Where there's smoke, there's fire. Those anonymous ethic surveys can tell you a lot; pay more attention to them.


  9. "CH2M Tech II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Shift work 2x2 or 3x3 weeks on/off with 11.5 hour days 7 days a week.

    Cons

    Due to levels of safety and environmental concerns in oil field positions, accomplishing simple tasks can be tedious.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Short on benefits for sub-management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Large Established Company, variety of internal divisions

    Cons

    Benefits are less than other companies: less vacation days, lower pay, opportunities for advancement at lower positions are rare, high cost of health insurance, high turnover, very poor raises annually

    Advice to Management

    Need to step up the benefits, salaries, and make opportunities more available for lower level employees. Projects are so concerned about the bottom line they forget about the concerns of employees.


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