CH2M Employee Reviews about "good people"
58% would recommend to a friend
(81 total reviews)
56% approve of CEO
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- "The people were great to work with and helped you grow and realize your potential based on where you wanted to go." (in 127 reviews)
- "Benefits are good and they offer 401K." (in 70 reviews)
- "good work life balance if you are in the right group and most groups are great." (in 39 reviews)
- "There was good pay and they do interesting work." (in 39 reviews)
- "Great culture and has an outstanting reputation in environmental stewardship." (in 29 reviews)
- "Poor management above the Manager level within the organization." (in 64 reviews)
- "Poor upper management." (in 29 reviews)
- "Unfortunately bad managers can ruin the good policies and act of their own accord." (in 27 reviews)
- "There is no leadership." (in 25 reviews)
- "Senior management is fake with employees and the employees know it." (in 23 reviews)
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Updated Apr 15, 2023
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- 3.0Jun 17, 2014Field Construction EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsDenver, CO
There are really great people doing tremendous things for the environment. The company culture is respect for the employees and everyone owns a piece of the company. Leadership in general tries to do the right things for the employees and the clients. The people on site that I work with are genuine and very good at what they do. The commitment to diversity is a wonderful value across the board.
Money for training and employee development gets cut early in the year and then not reinstated later in the year. Middle managers need training on people management. The current CEO is clueless about operations and micro manages everything down to where people sit on her floor. Her bio is fraudulent and she married the former CEO's best friend and college roommate to get the job. Men at CH are now wondering how they can break through the "glass ceiling" and move up. She is surrounding herself with "yes" women.8
- 5.0Jun 7, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Working at CH2M has allowed me to work with some of the most impressive and genuinely good people. Everyone's absolutely lovely. It has a wide range of interesting projects and there's a lot of flexibility in what you do. Good IT. Lots of ambition. Great opportunities to advance your career if you take ownership of it. People generally let you take on as much responsibility as you want if you've proved yourself.
None as far as I can see. I tried to leave this box blank - but apparently I have to write at least five words in it.CH2M Response9y
Thank you for your kind review! We’re happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed working with us. We agree with you: we have great projects! Your suggestions on employee incentives will be passed along to the appropriate team.
- 2.0Jun 9, 2011ConsultantCurrent EmployeeDenver, CO
Flexibility; ability to work remote; cool projects
Senior leaders who are driving are in it for the money and have their heads in the sand on important people issues. Since it is primarily a consulting business it is really hard to do it well without good people. Once they are 'in' leaders can behave and say anyway they want regardless of how it fails the leadership test.3
- 4.0Mar 15, 2018Senior Manager, Corporate Real EstateFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsEnglewood, CO
Teams were good and the people in general are great.
Management always seemed scattered or panicked.
- 3.0Jun 16, 2015Project ManagerFormer Employee
Good people working for a company that is cutting benefits to offset too much overhead.
Corporate managers trying to drive the bus with out a clear vision of the local roads.8
- 1.0Jul 8, 2016EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsDenver, CO
The only thing that has kept me around is a small core of good people that actually work on projects.
Delusional mid and upper management Jacobs influx Cronyism in hiring practices for upper level staff Hiring upper level staff under "created" roles Fires employees with open ethics complaints Keeps high level people around on overhead while laying off people that are billable working on projects19CH2M Response8y
Thanks for taking time to write this review and for your service to the company. We pride ourselves on being an ethical company and we encourage all employees to speak up about any concerns about behaviors that are inconsistent with our values. Please get in touch with your ethics ambassador or contact the CH2M Ethics Hotline. We must keep an eye out for behaviors that don’t add to the strong, vibrant culture we have here and welcome any assistance in doing so. Thanks, Matt
- 1.0Jan 3, 2017Senior Project ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Junior staff have many opportunities to work on a diverse portfolio of projects. Good series of client contracts. Co-workers are, in total, smart, fun and ethical.
Senior technical talent thinking of coming on board should run away and run away fast. Unsupported unless you are in a very small select group, management has given up on true innovation (despite what they claim), funding for conferences is minimal and focus is on next month not on long term growth. In addition, senior technical staff are expected to be highly billable, even when they had been given OH roles. Management cuts overhead and if you don't have enough billable work you are expected to use your vacation (I kid you not)-- note senior management has no problem spending OH dollars. I have been at CH2 for 18 years and it went from a phenomenal company, focused on its clients and people, to a company whose senior management focuses on themselves. Poorly run for about a decade. Project Managers basically dead end at a certain level due to lack of opportunity. The recent reorganization resulted in many very good people let go (not for performance or workload reasons) and done so in a classless manner. Basically if you were not politically connected you were at risk. Talent is leaving in droves (including senior VP level management who ended up on the wrong side of the reorganization). Various internal tools are a nightmare to work with and support functions outsourced over seas, resulting in massive time wasting. Losing money on some bad projects and senior management keeps telling staff at their quarterly propaganda meetings they have it managed. Unless senior leadership changes, this is a doomed ship. If you have 15 years or more experience avoid CH2M like the plague. Advice to junior staff-- get 2 years of experience and move on, unless you see significant change at the top.28
- 2.0Mar 29, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsHouston, TX
Good people who want to work on fun and motivating projects. Those who remain are committed and continue to do good work.
Weakened benefits, poor sense of direction from HQ in Denver, lots of mixed messages and not enough attention paid to the satellite offices. Bad morale after massive layoff/early retirement program. Weak human resources department.15
- 4.0Jul 9, 2019Project ScientistFormer Employee, more than 10 years
CH2M was a great place to work with good people who want to give clients an exemplary product.
It is sometimes difficult to self-direct into enough work to be 100% billable.
- 3.0Mar 19, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Pretty free flowing by the employee company. You seldom are micromanaged. Very good and positive people. There are a lot of good people that work for this company and are very supportive of what we do together as a team.
Only top 10% get bonuses. System changes lately are very cumbersome. Evaluation system should be eliminated as it doesn't seem to fill any purpose. Would like to see them eliminated and allow the supervisors to control their own budgets based upon the margins of their particular projects.