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GEI Consultants Reviews

Updated March 18, 2018
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEI Consultants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    organized, good pay, nice company

    Cons

    far commute if you live in Boston without a car


  2. "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get experience

    Cons

    Very top heavy and has some growing pains

    GEI Consultants Response

    Mar 27, 2018 – President & CEO

    We’re glad to hear that you were able to gain valuable experience while working at GEI. As we grow, we have experienced some growing pains, but those growing pains mean that we’re successfully... More

  3. "Favoritism"

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

    I have been working at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation accrual although it is for sick leave as well
    Casual office atmosphere
    Coworkers willing to pitch in to help

    Cons

    Absolutely zero growth opportunities for support staff. Only engineers allowed to work from home
    Support staff not appreciated
    Some supervisors do not know how to supervise - just demand utilization without any recommendations on how to increase percentages.

    Advice to Management

    Do not reward great engineers with supervisory positions without training them. Lots of frustration for those under them.

    GEI Consultants Response

    Mar 27, 2018 – President & CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our culture and time off benefits. We do allow some of our employees to occasionally work from home on a case-by-case basis... More


  4. "Strong Place to begin Career, Limited Retention"

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional in Glastonbury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Professional in Glastonbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High diversity of projects opportunities and career growth; Many excellent mentors; Great co workers and potential for project teams;

    Cons

    Competition for work between offices; disconnect between junior and mid-level Staff and Senior Management; Claim Diversity and Flexibility without support

    Advice to Management

    Building excellent professionals also requires working to retain them. The current culture pushes mid-level professional to other opportunities, specifically with claims of supporting flexibility, while this in reality is limited, and dependent on the objectives of branch and/or company leadership. There is a disconnect in communication and acknowledgement of the expertise and client/project development taking place my individual professionals/managers. Need to improve cross regional practice development.

    GEI Consultants Response

    Mar 27, 2018 – President & CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you recounting your positive experience with our people, culture and projects. Collectively, we work hard to cultivate an engaging work environment rich... More


  5. "project engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people and a good place to start and learn out of school

    Cons

    limited opportunities based on what projects are available. so projects are extremely bland and require tedious and physical work

    Advice to Management

    needs to look for growth opportunities for those with great qualifications and replace mundane tasks for less qualified personnel


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Environmental Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company size not just a number.

    Cons

    They expect field staff to pay for everything and wait to be compensated.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about being billable!

    GEI Consultants Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – President/CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. GEI has a robust travel and expense guideline document that provides details about our expense and reimbursement practices. We reimburse employees weekly upon receipt... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for old folks, not for young folks"

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

    I have been working at GEI Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Ability to learn.

    Cons

    Too much focus on billable work. Stuck in the old ways of doing work since most employees are on the older side. Approval up the corporate ladder is difficult.

    GEI Consultants Response

    Oct 6, 2017 – President/CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate hearing that you enjoy our robust benefits package as well as our learning and development opportunities. It’s disappointing to hear that you’re... More

  8. "Water Resources Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex time, good people, reasonable

    Cons

    Poor career advancement, weak review process

    Advice to Management

    More reviews, doing a pretty good job, already pretty hands off management style,

    GEI Consultants Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – President/CEO

    Thank you for the feedback. GEI has begun implementing a new "check-in" process this year that was developed with support of a committee made up of a broad cross section of GEI staff. We recognize... More


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEI Consultants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance and strong commitment to success. Employee-owned and operated. Friendly and engaged staff at all levels. Enjoyable place to work and grow your career.

    Cons

    Need better and more current management tools

    GEI Consultants Response

    May 31, 2017 – President/CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you’re enjoying working for GEI and appreciate many things about our organization. While we’re not perfect, we work hard to create a work... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely no promotion potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GEI Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Interesting coworkers, great place to gain experience, just be prepared to move on in a year or two

    Cons

    No professional development or opportunities for promotion.

    GEI Consultants Response

    May 22, 2017 – President/CEO

    We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your co-workers and the experience you gained while at GEI. It is disappointing to hear your sentiment about professional development and promotional... More


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