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Environmental Science Associates Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Environmental Science Associates CEO Leslie Moulton-Post
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Executive politics bring down morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Environmental Science Associates full-time

    Pros

    Family friendly Flexible schedules Good benefits Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Ineffective employees are allowed to stick around too long without showing improvement. Lack of professional development opportunities Bonus system for corporate employees allows for favoritism Your experience can vary greatly depending on what office you work in

    Environmental Science Associates2017-10-13
  2. "Great company. Very loyal and willing to mentor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome, family friendly, and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Need to meet utilization goals

    Environmental Science Associates2017-09-22
  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, I actually enjoy coming to work.

    Cons

    Mentoring could be a little better.

    Environmental Science Associates2017-08-18
  4. "Hard work, interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Associate II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very interesting projects, and always something new. Field work a large plus. Very Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Bay area salaries should be bumped to compete with cost of living. Certain departments are better then others as far as management goes.

    Advice to Management

    Can forget to do the "little things" such as invoices and whatnot, causing panic when deadlines need to be met

    Environmental Science Associates2017-07-24
  5. "Overall good medium/large sized consulting firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Science Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee owned company with fantastic people to work with and learn from across multi-disciplinary groups.

    Cons

    Top heavy management and limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investing in and promoting employees within instead of hiring outside into higher positions.

    Environmental Science Associates2017-08-03
  6. Helpful (3)

    "A good enough job"

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

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates full-time

    Pros

    Pay is slightly higher for fieldwork than other firms.

    Cons

    Too much unpaid time when work is slow, or being "voluntold" to perform tasks completely unrelated to your job just to keep you busy. Unrealistic sold time expectations. Rarely a bonus and low percentage raises. Whiney upper management when junior level workers express interest in expanding services or suggesting opportunities in other services not currently provided.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees' expertise and don't be afraid to take chances. Just because you don't see an immediate gigantic profit doesn't mean it isn't worth some time for exploration. Maybe devote more time to exploring uncharted options (marketing) and less time asking overqualified personnel to shred paper.

    Environmental Science Associates2017-07-27
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Associate II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates full-time

    Pros

    interesting and meaningful projects, wonderful people, flexible schedule

    Cons

    low salary, high stress, workplace culture outdated

    Environmental Science Associates2017-05-18
  8. "Friendly, mission-focused workplace"

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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, mission-focused workplace with congenial company culture. Variety of projects to get staffed on and learn more about restoration engineering. Standard benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities and structure unclear for younger folks. Bit of tendency to be head-down and work through lunch work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify expectations for advancement opportunities and professional growth within the company. Create more opportunities for younger folks to contribute meaningfully to company success.

    Environmental Science Associates2017-04-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Environmental Scientist - Portland OR"

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Science Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small intimate firm, easy to make connections, management pays attention to staff and junior level employees

    Cons

    Small firm that was acquired by a larger firm ( ESA ), stiff competitive market, some staff or PM's are overworked, others are let go for no work? Utilization drives the culture if you are a PM who is lucky enough to have a long term client you are rewarded, if not you are let go for lack of work. Support staff and Project Accounts are hired and let go for unknown reasons. Like many organizations of this size, few... spots for Associate growth.

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    Advice to Management

    Work flows need to be shared ( WorkShare ) across different offices, PDX and SEA can be overworked while SFO could take up the slack at the PM and Support staff levels but there is no one who to manage this.

    Environmental Science Associates2017-03-31
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible upper management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Science Associates full-time

    Pros

    Mostly really great people working there. The CEO is outstanding.

    Cons

    Sociopathic "leaders" - upper management, aka "Corporate"

    Environmental Science Associates2017-04-08
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