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Environmental Resources Management Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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Environmental Resources Management CEO Keryn James
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  • "Poor work life balance and labour intensive" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Lots of over-time expected with little to no recognition or reward" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Marketing Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Assistant in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Assistant in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides healthy challenges, room for growth and recognizes hard work. I have never worked for a company that truly supports their workers and cares about life/work balance.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge staff, provide support when needed and recognize those who support the goals of the business.


  2. "Getting better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - people are great
    - great line manager
    - opportunities

    Cons

    - bonuses are lacking for employees that work extra throughout the year
    - IT support and innovation is still lacking, getting better but progress is slow

    Advice to Management

    - hire more IT support or give more autonomy to power users
    - communication and environment is getting better, keep going with current strategy
    - better incentive pay for working long hours

  3. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Nice work space as a new employee

    Cons

    Too hard to move up


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Trying Too Hard To Be Too Big, Too Fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner
    Former Employee - Partner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Project consults are highly educated for their area of expertise.

    Cons

    Senior employees and partners do not work well together at the detriment of the client and prospective clients. Despite the organization's territory-free approach to pursuing project opportunities, partners tend to be obstructive. Onboarding is completely on your own and mentorship is nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Staff don't really care about the flavor of the month growth strategy and the fancy new titles partners give themselves to continually dodge the inevitable firing squad. Get over yourselves, focus on the talent actually doing the work and driving value for the client, and oh yeah, don't forget about the client.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Environmental Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Professional environment and proactive learning/training sessions

    Cons

    Office culture is very cold and "keep to yourself". You may wind up on large projects not related to your job title/description.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Ok place to work at

    Cons

    No work life balance at all


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for those that work for it and network. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Minimal benefits. Compensation could be better.

  8. "Best environmental consulting company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ERM always puts safety first. Recent changes in management gives new air within the company. Strong global network and easy access to technical experts are very helpful for project management and execution. Collaboration among peers are strongly encouraged. Most supervisors push employees to explore different types of work and will not let anyone gets pigeon-holed. There is a good opportunity for career advancement if you know how to network internally. Some offices are flexible and allow employee work from home partially.

    Cons

    Different offices have slightly different cultures, so aspects like working from home, flexibility, and opportunity may vary slightly.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Strict focus on billed hours and sales. Quantity, not quality of your work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on what work you sell, you will gain diverse experience and be forced to learn how to build client relationships, manage and budget projects and compete with your coworkers to meet the bottom line. You will learn how to fend for yourself and be spared by the wolves, or otherwise be sabotaged. Great coffee machines and dinnerware.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog. Cut throat.

    Open work spaces. Cubes, even for Partners.

    A lot of travel required to meet your numbers.

    Don’t be alarmed if you pass a coworker or manager in the office only to have them ignore you or not make eye contact when you say hello. Maturity and professionalism is not a strong point of this firm.

    Bottom line focused. Work-life balance is frowned upon, 60 hour workweek is not abnormal. Flexible work hours and location, unless you have a family, then you’ll be discriminated for doing so. “Cold hearted business” has led to “mean coworkers.” Many people fear for their jobs. Successful employees will sell work during the day and complete their billable work in the evenings or over the weekend.

    Personal development is discouraged unless you do it on your own dime and time. The company has tailored training that supports its own business goals.

    No to little bonus, though it is advertised to job candidates and given mostly to Partners who will come up with any excuse to hold onto their own bonuses and not giveaway to the lower level staff working their arses off. Pay is poor and not up to industry standards. You will not be promoted or given a raise, unless you have very much exceeded your previous year’s goals and have a full pipeline for the following year already in the bag.

    High turnover because the company and managers don’t care. They’re all too busy trying to save themselves and keep the investors happy with their lofty promises each year.

    Many old school and ratchet personalities who are allowed to trample others because of their history with the firm and their $$$.

    If you are a glutton for punishment and enjoy feeling like you’re never good enough, work here. If not, steer clear.

    Advice to Management

    There is no hope.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great vision, but too risk averse to achieve success"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    multi-national, top-shelf consultancy, focused on environment, international collaboration encouraged, high-quality technical staff

    Cons

    lack of investment on technical infrastructure, old management not aligned with new strategic vision, personal motives blocking progress

    Advice to Management

    align management with strategic vision, need new blood running operations, short-term management approach is inconsistent with transformational change espoused by leadership


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