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Updated March 11, 2017
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  1. "Environmental Scientist"

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

    I worked at EBI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good people, always able to fill time but not pressured about billable hours

    Cons

    Average salaries, work can be repetitive after a while


  2. "Great Company, Cares about Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Take the time to get to know employees, push yo keep employees learning and growing.

    Cons

    None at the moment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work from Home (24/7) + Travel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only selling point is that you can work from home in certain cases (but you end up working all the time).
    A lot of travel is required, you learn to multi-task, working on planes and in airports.

    Cons

    Working remotely does not allow for professional development within or outside the company.
    Sink or swim mentality - no management help in emergency situations.
    Poor benefits package - you must pay for everything including internet access (no home office reimbursement).
    Zero employee engagement - management doesn't even call to discuss performance reviews (only poor ones).
    Managers are chosen for work production capabilities, not people-skills.
    All jobs are counted equally including ones with long travel times (and/or delays) and high levels of difficulty (accessing high roofs and/or problematic sites) you need to hit your yearly project goal or you will get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most valuable asset, if you want them to present the company in a good light you need to engage them. Unfortunately, most managers only call to scold employees for minor infractions. Minimal attempts to gather folks together to foster camaraderie. Managers disregard travel time, vacation and other time off and contact employees with work requests regardless of if you are on vacation or in an airplane. High turnover is the result.


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  5. "Overall a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Scientist in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Project Scientist in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good supervisor, able to work from home, friendly coworkers, helpful IT group.

    Cons

    Health benefits are not great, long hours, pressured to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Help your staff work faster and more efficient instead of pressuring them to work longer hours.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you like to option to work from home it is a plus of the company for certain departments

    Cons

    Company is going down hill, layoffs are happening and bad financial choices keep being made.


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    "Previous employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home at times... Flexible schedule, new HR hopefully will make a d

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't exist. Unreal how important they believe they are. No one in finance makes it a year, they can all see the cons

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself, remember if it wasn't for your employees you'd be nowhere.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work in Progress"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Operations in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - New leadership HR and Marketing are bringing in new, positive energy to the company, lots of new initiatives to engage employees
    - Working remote and flexibility is great

    Cons

    - Lots of young professional/midprofessional turnover. Wages are not competitive with market and upper management doesnt seem to notice that a lot of good employees are leaving
    - Some, not all, managers are not suited to be managers and require training to be effective. Upper management only cares about the numbers coming in and disregards overall group moral. Some managers should stick to what they are good at, whether in sales, technical, or other. Often managers are given the role based on the family owners of the company , not whether they are good fit for the job.
    - Poor annual review process. System in place for employees to provide their review, but no accountability for if managers actually sit down with employees and talk about their progress over the years
    - Exit interview is not in-person or over the phone, it is a online form that you fill out. While it might save time, seems very impersonal

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to stay competitive in wages, benefits, and overall employee engagement. Has potential to be a great company, but there are a few issues standing in the way.


  9. "environmental manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry leading group of employees, the company only hires the best people. EBI is the only real engineering company in the industry - the competitors are not. EBI is a great place to work if you want to learn about a diverse set of service offerings. EBI is the due diligence industry standard - there's EBI, and then there are the others who want to be. EBI sincerely values its full time employees, they do their best to make you feel like family.

    Cons

    You have to actively seek advice and training from management, they need to provide more training. If you are a remote employee, you have to work a bit to stay connected, though they do sponsor remote employee meetings all over the country. There is a lot of travel involved with many of the jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on training and engaging the employees, especially the remote ones that work from home. Senior management should attend the employee get togethers. More teamwork and collaboration among the different business units would go a long way.


  10. "great people poor work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, super friendly and supportive. Lots of travel if you like that sort of thing. Great independence. Telecommute

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Not compensated adequately for the time spent travelling. Lots of travel, if you don't like that sort of thing.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and keep supporting the staff. Keep pushing for upper management to compensate for travel time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales and Marketing intern"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern

    I worked at EBI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some Nice young people to mingle with.

    Cons

    Everyone is always quitting, upper management is barely ever there.



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