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Environmental Resources Management CEO Keryn James
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  • "People are too busy worrying about billability rather than devoting time to non-billable areas like career development and technical sharing/training(in 51 reviews)

  • "Poor work life balance and labour intensive(in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent company - very well run with a focused strategy for growth."

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company is flexible with working at home. Entrepreneurial atmosphere where employees are encouraged to grow and are mentored with stretch goals. Work sharing across national and global boundaries happens easily and on a daily basis. Offices are located in city centers and financial centers (e.g. Denver, Seattle, New Orleans, Austin, Houston, Toronto, London, etc.).

    Cons

    None at the current time.

    Environmental Resources Management2019-01-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Staff Geologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Coworkers were caring and understanding individuals. Some managers were great mentors.

    Cons

    Some coworkers worked against you to climb the ladder to partnership. But these coworkers were easy to spot. Managers threw you out in the field and into client accounts without effective mentoring or basic company training. If you were staff and not yet a manager, you were worked like a dog under unrealistic time constraints.

    Advice to Management

    Train people well for the tasks you want them to complete well. Some graduate schools do not train their students in how to keep client accounts. Make invoicing clients, receipt reimbursements, and general client account management easier through 21st century automated record-keeping methods, not by having employees submit a packet of pages with 2 weeks of hand numbered receipts taped to it.

    Environmental Resources Management2019-05-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "CL2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with working remotely and good benefits

    Cons

    Main focus on utilization. Low pay

    Environmental Resources Management2019-05-10
  4. "Great consulting experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    work with some of the smartest individuals in the industry; company does care about it's people

    Cons

    some individuals are not compensated fairly for their efforts, but otherwise a really great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing and really listen to feedback from employees

    Environmental Resources Management2019-03-04
  5. Helpful (5)

    "4 years of ERM"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects with some good people.

    Cons

    Change orders are standard operating procedures. Project multipliers of 4.0 or more are encouraged. Donation of time and effort is expected. Collaboration is a myth and support from administration is minimal. The turn-over is rampant with an annual cleaning out of employees in March.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high expensive horse and lower the multiplier so engineers and scientist have time to work on projects.

    Environmental Resources Management2019-03-18
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Big corporate company, easy to get lost, poor pay grade"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with allowing people to work from home

    Cons

    Pretty low pay grade, little PTO,

    Advice to Management

    ERM requires employees to have a very high bill-ability rating, if you don't meet this quota then you likely wont get a rase or bonus. The thing is they set the standard so high while requiring employees to participate in a lot of unbillable work essentially making is impossible to actually meet their requirements. Feels like the company is setting their employees up for failure. For a company that makes A LOT of money,...

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    Environmental Resources Management2019-01-28
  7. Helpful (11)

    "This is consulting"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Ewing, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    This is pure environmental consulting at a large company. You have to meet your metrics: billability, sales, net revenue managed, etc. If you are meet your goals and you deliver quality project work on time, you will excel here and largely be left alone to find your own destiny. Do you want work life balance? That's up to you. Do you want to work hard and move up the corporate ladder? It is difficult, but opportunities...

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    Cons

    Stressful. As much as they try, there is little connection between the higher up corporate leaders and those of us in the trenches. H&S culture is great, but can be over-the-top.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management seems to have little regard, or maybe an unrealistic or sophomoric conception of the actual realities involved in selling work, engaging staff, managing projects, and maintaining technical excellence. There is a palpable gap...

    Environmental Resources Management2018-12-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very large company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

      Pros

      Large variety of projects. Great location.

      Cons

      Large company, lower than expected salary.

      Environmental Resources Management2019-01-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "Client Account Leader"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

      Pros

      ERM is full of fantastic people, great clients, and fascinating projects across the globe--great place to build a career.

      Cons

      There are high expectations for performance, which is a positive for the company and is driving growth, but also means it takes hard work and persistence to be successful here.

      Environmental Resources Management2018-12-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "ERM"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

      Pros

      * Lots of interesting work

      Cons

      * A lot of turnover * Its expected you work overtime without pay * Annual bonus in minimal * Requirements for a promotion changes on a whim yearly.

      Environmental Resources Management2019-01-11
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