Golder Associates - Beware of companies that call their employees 'associates' | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of companies that call their employees 'associates'"

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      Former Employee - Process/Project Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      This office features dedicated technical experts who are content to share their knowledge and expertise and in general a productive environment for young technical folks to acquire transferable skills. Management appears concerned over the welfare of its employees and is serious about performance reviews. Company offers a fairly generous time-off policy that separates sick and vacation time. Decent medical, dental,...

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      Cons

      Expectations are occasionally unrealistic. The position/compensation structure is poorly defined and tends to favor those having the most experience that Golder deems relevant. Case in point, I entered this company with over 10 years of technical engineering experience and an advanced degree to be placed on basically the same pay grade as engineers 3-4 years out of college with bachelor's degrees, which quite honestly...

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      Advice to Management

      Improve definition of position structure and broaden salary ranges to better accommodate those with more overall work experience. Provide a monetary award to employees who successfully complete the probationary period. Offer positions by telephone prior to sending an E-mail to demonstrate your sincerity and provide the candidate a better opportunity to negotiate. Nix the PDG program.

      Golder Associates2015-09-01
    1. "Great Place to Work"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      Office environment is chill. The people who work here care about each other.

      Cons

      Burn out is easy if work load not self managed

      Golder Associates2019-01-24
    2. Helpful (1)

      "NO longer a good place to work"

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        Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Atlanta, GA

        I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

        Pros

        ability to work independently without micromanaging

        Cons

        Used to be a good company to work for but has went down hill. They no longer care about or value their employees. The changes in management caused a lot of disorganization and turnover.

        Golder Associates2019-06-10

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