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Environmental Resources Management Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Hard work to be a consultant - not easy to maintain work life balance (in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great job if you fit into the culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    ERM offers opportunities to grow if you're a motivated worker and a variety of different projects if you want to learn about different industries. I've learned more in the past few months than during the rest of my career. I'm motivated by the smart and innovative people that I work with directly (although I can't speak for other groups). The culture isn't overly corporate-y, which is refreshing.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average and the benefits could also use improvement.

    Advice to Management

    HRIS Workday needs an overhaul.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Opportunies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ERM offers great opportunities for growth. Because you are working as a consultant, you not only focus on your area of expertise, but also learn how that connects with other areas of business. ERM is very customer-centric, but they are also very much about their people. The people are about as great as it gets when you're working with a bunch of engineers and scientists. People generally try to keep negativity out of the office and are very much about solving problems in a constructive way. There are open conversations with management about ways to improve offerings to clients, and you are given the authority to "Stop Work" on unsafe work sites.
    Depending on your supervisor, the office you work from, and your level of responsibility, you may be afforded a more flexible working schedule (hours, when you have to be in the office/when you can work from home).

    Cons

    ERM offers a great work environment where a personality fit is a must. If you do not fit in with the ownership mindset, you won't last long. Also, you have to remember that this work is customer-driven. If you are not able to connect with customers and bring in work, you won't have much of a future here. At times, you will have to work long hours to meet client needs or deadlines. However, the workload is volatile. There will be times when you are so bored you want to poke your eyes out. Load-leveling can be a bit of an issue, but really, the people that you work with more than make up for this.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if, when people had an extended period of downtime (three or more days), they were allowed to use those hours to volunteer or have that time go to Foundation work, as opposed to completing online trainings that are pretty useless.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "MY Exit Briefing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Integrity, honesty and expertise of personnel at all levels and at all locations globally is superb.

    Cons

    None that are inherently unique to ERM within its consultancy industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the progress already made -- and always made -- to flex with market demands.


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  5. "Great opportunities for developing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Technician in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Field Technician in San Juan, PR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for developing and growing

    Cons

    Sometimes travel is require for long periods


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Provide a challenging work environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Options for advancement in non-managerial positions is limited


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Typcal Consulting Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get you started. Work on various clients and projects. Deal with different people, orgnizations. Work life balance is good. Benefits good among peers. Pay is good among peers.

    Cons

    Learn technology all by yourself even the cost will be on you. When project load is low, they will send you to do anything that is billable, even irrelevant, and is not helpful to your career. If not, a let go will be imminent.

    Advice to Management

    Provde training that the employee NEEDS, or help pay for it, not on the opposite, which is set an obstacle for the tuition assistance program. When wokload is low, use the opportunity to train the employee, let them learn something they want to learn and will benefit the company, not just plug them in randomly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental consulting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, good variety of work, mix of field and office work.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of communication from management, few development opportunities, too much emphasis on billability.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, provide more development opportunities for employees, demphasize billability focus, encourage more well rounded culture for consultants.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Information Solutions Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Level III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Career Level III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Information Solutions (IS) is probably one of the best business units (BU) to work for within ERM. It's at the front and center of technology driven customer solutions, and the broader ERM company leverages IS as the flagship BU when addressing client issues with technology.

    Cons

    The broader ERM company looks to implement a lot of global benefits, people initiatives, and opportunities, but it sometimes conflicts with successful BU led opportunities and as a result, those successful BU led ideas get cut, impacting morale and effective culture.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain some wiggle room for autonomy for BUs and practices. If they are implementing something for their specific staff, listen and learn instead of replacing what is successful.


  10. "Principal Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Principal Consultant in Hurricane, WV
    Current Contractor - Principal Consultant in Hurricane, WV

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and good clients to word with.

    Cons

    Focus is on billability for most employees and other factors are not always considered.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Billability only


  11. "Positive Changes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some recent positive changes at the senior management levels has renewed my faith in ERM.
    - ERM has done a nice job in managing the downturn in the oil & gas market with significant inroads into other areas.
    - Smart, focused, best-in-the-business employee base.
    - Strong culture.

    Cons

    - Company needs to communicate more.
    - Continue to address non-performers who have been here too long and are not positively contributing to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize innovation and increase client-centered sales focus. Increase communication at all levels. Actively and consistently manage partner performance.


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