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Found 311 reviews

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GHD CEO Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright
116 Ratings
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  • "Generally consultancy means hard work and long hours(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours are frequently expected, difficult to balance work/life balance or even keep a medical appointment made in advance(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful experience and wonderful people

    Cons

    No pto which is hard when you want to vacation

    GHD2019-02-25
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Global Engineering Firm Based Out of Australia"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Projects 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Large pool of resources. Offices throughout California.

    Cons

    All the profits goes mostly back to the corporate in Australia. Thin bonus and staff perks. Mass exodus of staff when GHD took over a local firm Winzler & Kelly. A lot of technical skills and senior leadership left along with them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the staff retention and development rather than climbing the GHD ladder.

    GHD2019-05-13
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tampa Office Run Like Kindergarten"

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    Former Employee - Communications in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GHD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is huge and has a lot of talented, dedicated people.

    Cons

    A lot of silly rules that belong in grade school, not work. The US Marketing Department is run by a geologist with no experience in communication or marketing. It's hard to believe that a global company would allow that to happen. Any efforts to improve the quality of the work product are taken as an attack.

    Advice to Management

    A company is perceived by the quality of it's communication with the outside world. Ignoring this is doing a great injustice to the organization.

    GHD2019-05-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Kind of feels like being trapped"

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

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat relaxed environment, WFH, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    The pay is so low, it is comparable to minimum wage work besides for the principals and maybe a few associates. I feel bad for anyone who is in a more senior role because their pay half the time does not go up when responsibilities increase. Minimum raises if any raise, so pay doesn’t keep up with inflation. It is hard to live on the 40-60k salaries they pay the majority of their employees. Pay is very good for...

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    GHD2019-04-03
  5. "Overall Good working environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at GHD full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great leadership and staff, really enjoyed the people

      Cons

      long hours and remote working environments

      GHD2019-01-31
    • Helpful (2)

      "Industrial Hygiene"

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      Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at GHD full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      great experiences in Industrial Hygiene

      Cons

      lack of work, layoff, begging for work.

      GHD2019-02-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "What has happened to this company...."

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      Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Tampa, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at GHD full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Good benefits and great local office people..

      Cons

      Companies acquired by GHD get someone that has no clue about business units trying to tell the local senior managers to do their job. This has been the down fall of our once great company...

      Advice to Management

      If you want to be profitable, have the corporate manager listen to the local managers familiar with their business. IT’S NOT HAPPENING NOW!!

      GHD2019-02-20
    • Helpful (3)

      "Not good"

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer in Denver, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at GHD full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Some remote work. Occasional cake.

      Cons

      Billability is king. Even vacation counts against it. Maternity leave used to lower billable rates before HR realized it was a PR nightmare. Depending on who you work for it can be decent or terrible. The issue is most employees get cycled through principles that may or may not have any experience with your actual field. There are some good principles but they are usually trying to get out. The ones that stick around...

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      Advice to Management

      Figure out how to keep good employees. When you lose a massive portfolio maybe communicate honestly too the employees instead of just saying everything is ok while having them finish up all the work and then laying them off. Stop pushing your shares also. They are a scam. Good companies award stock. They don't pressure lower level employees to buy it so the higher ups can offload their shares.

      GHD2019-01-23
    • "Great company, bad pay"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at GHD full-time

        Pros

        Great company to work for. Great culture and opportunity to learn.

        Cons

        Don't pay enough considering the field the business is in. A lot of people come here for experience and move on to higher paying companies.

        GHD2018-12-17
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great Place to Work!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at GHD full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        -Flex-time schedules -PTO (considerable amount given) -Wellness Reimbursement -Room for growth/opportunities -Global company with many new and exciting changes coming in the pipeline -People are amazing, friendly, and fun - there is a social committee/fund in each office and lots of gatherings to attend! There's a very supportive family feel in the offices -Lots of travel opportunities/ability to transfer overseas for...

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        Cons

        -Base salary could be higher -Company encourages professional development/trainings/seminars/conferences, but many of them are too expensive so the requests to attend are denied before you can submit the request

        Advice to Management

        Invest more in your employees - consider raising base salary

        GHD2018-12-11
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