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Environmental Resources Management Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance here is what you demand - you could work as much as you wanted unless you learn to say no (in 34 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Health & Safety Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HSE Consultant/Training Manager in Eagle River, AK
    Current Employee - Senior HSE Consultant/Training Manager in Eagle River, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people below the partner level

    Cons

    Poor health insurance and upper management (division level) is not trustworthy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ERM is a company with highly intelligent people who are very passionate about what they do. What is refreshing, is how authentic they are and the dedication they have to ensure the health, safety, and sustainability of the environment, people and their communities (consultants and Partners alike). Very high level of technical competency.

    Strong committed senior leaders. The CEO set the tone providing strong strategic direction and leadership. I worked for an exceptional transformational business leader in SGB who was inspirational, had great business savvy, and cared a great deal about people. In addition, my functional manager/leader was equally impressive with his passion, business acumen, and people leadership. Both were very supportive.

    The company is dedicated to the growth and development of people. It has one of the best leadership development programs I’ve encountered.

    Flexible, friendly, and collaborative working environment.
    Overall it’s a great place to work!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your passionate dedication to EHS, Sustainability, and the growth and development of people.

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Management needs to change."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The immediate team in Alaska has great people, yet the influence of some other staff could use improvement. Micromanagement is not the key.

    Cons

    Management needs to look at the local staff and allow them to influence how to conducted business in Alaska.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening and use the advice given.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Lack of diversity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ERM has very interesting projects around the world. The best thing about them is the possibility of working on many great projects.

    Cons

    ERM lacks diversity is the management and overall makeup of the company. From associate engineers/consultants to senior leadership, you cannot see enough diversity. No minorities at ERM leadership and they do not care alt such thing.
    They may say that have minorities which may be too fill up quota, but there's none in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your team. Diversify the organization. Be more inclusive and improve the culture within the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Information Solutions Review"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (17)

    "At your own risk."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, big name clients, talented and knowledgeable professionals.

    Cons

    Obsessed with billability, always willing to take 80 plus hours a week, but quick to hassle you about the 10 you are short the next week. Lack of willingness to invest in capital expenditures. Everything is tied to billability and how it looks to the investors that the partners answer to. Large company policies that are inflexible and impossible to work under long term if your area of expertise does not fit their mold. Every group, branch, practice, and division are held accountable and operate differently, but not necessarily better.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Associate Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The projects were very interesting and the staff is all very nice. Great place to start a career and learn.

    Cons

    Typical workplace complaints: some project managers were easier to work with than others, career development/work evaluation discussions were limited to yearly reviews, salaries could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries and more frequent feedback and career development discussion would be helpful. More opportunities for outside training would be nice.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Not Sustainable"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn on the job

    Cons

    No emphasis on training/development. Sub-avg compensation for the industry which is already very low. You won't see effort match compensation until 15 or so yrs in IF you make Partner.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more robust/transparent compensation ladder, allow high performers to move up it quicker and reward high performers more and more often.


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