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Santa Ana, CA

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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. "6-months in..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biologist II in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Biologist II in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ch2m hires some great people! Top experts, great personalities, and they provide a good work environment. The wages seem competitive relative to other big consulting firms.

    Cons

    No Bonuses or means of additional compensation can extinguish one's will to go "above and beyond" basic requirements of a given project.

    Advice to Management

    Your field team is your greatest asset. Do Not Forget Us. We need to feel appreciated too. Bonuses/incentives help.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Gained Solid Experience, Little Growth Potential"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked on interesting projects on a wide variety of environmental fields. Flexible work schedules, and accommodating to telecommuting. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Very hard to get noticed within the company. Standard raises are small, and the only way to get a legitimate raise/promotion is to threaten to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Improve talent retention!

  3. "Great People at CH2MHILL"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Professional in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Professional in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    The people at CH2MHILL are very professional and knowledgeable. Each project I was associated with was staffed by highly qualified people. I was always confident working on such a strong team that we could figure-out any problem.

    Cons

    My experience at CH2MHILL was very positive


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoy the culture CH2M HILL has to offers."

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Administrator in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Administrator in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment at CH2M HILL is very different than other companies I've worked for other companies that don't send half the time making the employee comfortable and needed.

    Cons

    The 4 hour commute that I have to make everyday. The other thing I find interesting is that when I'm light on billable hours(which is 95% billable) I have email other Operation leads for work.

    Advice to Management

    To put into place a proper training program for subcontracts administrator


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate Culture Undermines Trust and Cooperative Problem Solving"

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and benefits are excellent.
    The projects and work are interesting.
    Having many offices allow staying with the company when moving to another geographic area.
    Telecommuting is commmon.
    Office facilities are genrally very good.

    Cons

    The company expects a lot of free side work in the form of presentations, mentoring, community service projects, etc.
    Billing is expected to be 100%.
    Poor support for attending training and professional development events.
    There is no way to settle disagreeements between project managers and technical experts.
    The corporate culture fosters blaming and backstabbing rather than collaboration and problem solving.
    As in many large engineering firms, the environmental division is a sideshow to support the engineering practice.
    Work is stovepiped with poor communicaitons and cooperation.
    Long-time employees say it has grown quickly through acquisitions but still operates like a small local office.
    Individuals market their services internally to project managers with little coordination or support.
    Records and document retreival infrastructure is very poor.
    Bonus pay is not common.
    Managers must rate at least 15 percent of employess as unsatisfactory.
    Workloads are uneven and vacation/sick leave must be saved to carry through light work periods.
    Orientaiton and integration is poor without clear explanations of expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the PEP program to foster coooperative solutions rather than finger-pointing.


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