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Environmental Resources Management London Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Hard work to be a consultant - not easy to maintain work life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Pretty much left to develop yourself with little to no direction (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues here genuinely care about people and the environment; very good collaboration across teams and geographies. The ERM foundation program allows us to contribute our professional skills back to the community. The teams are very strong and committed to client and projects. I come in to office feeling very positive every day.

    Cons

    At times, communications can be slowed and would required one to take some initiative to join dots.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Purchase Ledger Clerk in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Purchase Ledger Clerk in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Benefits - particularly maternity.
    Flexible working

    Cons

    People take advantage of company benefits. Lack of opportunities to progress in the company and don't bother asking for a pay rise.

    Advice to Management

    Aim to retain hard working members of staff instead of taking them for granted


  3. Helpful (13)

    "Environmental consultancy not embracing and developing their staff"

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    Current Employee - Systems Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere is quite relaxed, some benefits are reasonable like the pension etc. if based in the UK, being a multi-national organisation you can work with a very diverse group of people making the place and interesting place to work

    Cons

    Pay is often below market rate, staff leave frequently to find new opportunities because they are not developed internally, mid-level managers can be weak in areas, company is run for the benefit of the partners

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the staff you have, embrace the staff you do have, reward staff properly each year for the efforts they put in throughout the year


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  5. "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Varied job opportunities and the possibility to work on projects around the world. Very interesting work and good options to learn on the job

    Cons

    so far nothing bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Good level of management support so I would say keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (2)

    "ERM employment"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Environmental Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent, interesting projects with major clients. Very knowledgeable colleagues to learn from.

    Cons

    Promotion is difficult to achieve. Low pay for lower staff members. Lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in lower grades


  7. Helpful (4)

    "going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    great people in the consulting staff, great clients, interesting projects

    Cons

    poor senior leadership, poor pay, lack of career progression

    Advice to Management

    greater visibility, engage with your employees


  8. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative and friendly environment to work in. Interesting and varied work and generally a good place to work. Opportunities to work overseas and get to know colleagues around the world

    Cons

    work pressures at the moment mean that some employees are perhaps not as motivated as in the past - this needs to be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    There are very good things about the company, and at the moment some feel that we are loosing those - please recognise this and keep the fun alive


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Consultant Level II in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant Level II in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork, pleasant working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low pay for consultant level, have to jump through hoops to get promotion, set pointless tasks for promotion rather than being judged on performance and experience relative to peers, not prepared to do that so left. Project work is a bit limited relative to working for a large engineering company, given is a solely environmental consultancy. A bit too money orientated, be careful if you are a client!

    Advice to Management

    Technical directors don't necessarily make good people managers.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great team
    -Friendly atmosphere in the London office, I had a global role where I regularly interacted with people from all levels, and I found that everyone was always extremely welcoming, willing to help, and down to earth, regardless of seniority.
    -Genuinely flexible working hours

    Cons

    -Be prepared to put in a lot of hours!


  11. Helpful (13)

    "Some interesting project work... Below average pay, no/little career development support for more junior consultants..."

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    Current Employee - Risk Consultant II in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Consultant II in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes bring in interesting projects
    Employees range from (a few) talented individuals to incompetent
    Varied experiences, alot of inconsistency across regions, offices...etc.- for me some positives some of my colleagues had much worse experiences others were better off
    Some good people.. for consultants with less than 10 years it is a good place to get foot in the door and be thrown in the deep end to learn on your own but not a place to stay or progress

    Cons

    Salary is way below industry/competitors
    Poor leadership, alot of mismanagement
    Alot of politics especially partner level (this affects every one further down the chain)
    Attempt to show that there is a flat structure when in fact it is overly bureaucratic
    Alot of inconsistencies re-promotions, salaries, allocation of project work...The company does not have consistent processes and systems across offices. Attempts to correct this seem to make things worse rather than better!
    Generally overrated and does not live up to its 'aims/ambitions' (e.g. The world’s leading sustainability consultancy or more specific to me: top global risk consultancy...etc.)
    Management claim the increased rates are because ERM is as good as the market's best (e.g. for tech safety/risk: DNV) or better than it's competitors, which is fundamentally untrue...

    Advice to Management

    Management need to realise what the market are paying in terms of salaries and close the gap (or at least try!)
    Need to get some consistency across offices/regions (at least start with getting conistency across Business Units in the same country!)
    Improve management of projects and project work allocation
    Be more honest and transparent with Junior and mid-level consultants


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