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Ecology and Environment Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist/Project Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist/Project Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecology and Environment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great people to work with. Learned valuable skills from very smart people.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Benefits could be better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental specialist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ecology and Environment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office full of great people, learning a lot and gaining a lot of experience. Always busy, get to travel and work in different kinds of places/ecosystems. I havent run into any serious safety issues, health and safety seems to be important within the company.

    Cons

    Traveling makes it hard to plan but as long as you go with the flow and adapt it can be fun. Definitely good for single people.

    Advice to Management

    More training is always a good opportunity for juniors and staff in general. The overhead spent will be worth having hifhly trained professionals to work on your projects.


  3. Helpful (17)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ecology and Environment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people work there. Strong history

    Cons

    This company is in crisis. Years of bloated overhead and in-breeding of management has resulted in declining sales, poor qualit of products, and staff without a career path. The company is up for sale but management overrates its value. Senior staff manage by bullying and intimidation. Junior staff are not given mentors. They are basically free agents who have to find their own work. Quality of the work is low. A new quality control program merely creates a paper trail to identify someone to blame when it goes bad. Clients are running away.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management who have worked elsewhere. Top management has all been at E&E for over 30 years. They need new ideas. Invest in staff. Give them a career path.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Environmental Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ecology and Environment (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the Salt Lake office. Once some changes were made, the atmosphere was better. The new office manager as of May/June 2014 is MUCH better. I did learn a good amount while at E&E but unfortunately didn't see myself advancing anywhere fast.

    Cons

    Took some time to make some necessary changes. Very old school and good ole boy type feel with upper management. Some updates could definitely be made to bring E&E into the 21st century. Very hard to get integrated at times. Seemed folks had their preferred people for work and, as a new employee, was hard to get work and stay billable. Didn't see much room for advancement. Pay was pretty low and had heard there were no raises in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Come into the 21st century. More effort to integrate new employees. Make some much needed decisions faster.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great projects, poor office politics."

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Buffalo, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ecology and Environment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to work on various projects in far flung locations. Some people are particularly talented.

    Cons

    Office politics are tough. The offices fight each other. Junior employees given little instruction or support.

    Advice to Management

    Merit-based promotions will go far. Support young talent, reward initiative, and improve the compensation and benefits program by limiting/reducing overhead.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Work was interesting, the staff is great, but management sucks."

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ecology and Environment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good quality of work

    Cons

    Top management uses intimidation to rule. This creates fear and lots of sucking up for the middle managers.

    Advice to Management

    The top management should retire, because they are unable to change and grow.


  8. "They treated me decently"

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    Former Employee - GIS Technician in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ecology and Environment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands off management. They secured the contract, hired us, and left us alone.

    Cons

    We were very far removed from their offices, so support was slow

    Advice to Management

    A little more support for distant employees


  9. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lancaster, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lancaster, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Limited responsibility for younger staff


  10. "Great People, Lost Leadership"

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

    I worked at Ecology and Environment full-time

    Pros

    Great people, doing great work for their clients. Some of the smartest, nicest people to work with. Office environment was good ( I was not at HQ, which I would avoid), work was interesting and great learning.

    Cons

    Leadership changes are needed at the senior level. Many have been around for too long, too much infighting and politics. Fresh ideas without politics are needed. Hard to move up, hard to get a raise, hard to get senior staff to listen to new ideas. Regional offices should be tapped for new ideas and markets, but power is centralized at HQ, which is hidden away in Lancaster NY.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your regional offices. Get out of HQ and see what is happening..... Hire new blood and retire out the staff who have been around since the Nixon era.


  11. "Unsatisfying"

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

    I worked at Ecology and Environment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned a few things on the job.

    Cons

    Company culture is lagging behind by 20 years. Very stiff environment. Work is uninspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.


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