GHD Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2020

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3.2
58%
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72%
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GHD CEO Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright
147 Ratings
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  • "long hours and remote working environments(in 19 reviews)

  • "Long hours are frequently expected, difficult to balance work/life balance or even keep a medical appointment made in advance(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. COVID-19

    "GHD June 2020"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Great resources, reasonable pay, benefits

    Cons

    Too bad Covid-19 caused downturn of industry.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "EHS stepping stone..."

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist 

    I worked at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Local office was awesome. Loved my colleagues and working remote. Gained ton of oil and gas industry experience and exposure.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is tanking the company. Employee owned was a joke term to all employees I worked with. Safety culture found employees at fault for everything. It was toxic and misguided.

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  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Could be better managed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, and fun coworkers

    Cons

    Too much upper management, poorly managed during pandemic

  5. "Staff Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of projects are being won, and GHD is rapidly expanding in this area, planning to add more offices as well in LA area. Pretty good YP program. Flexible working options.

    Cons

    Working between disciplines and personal development work is not valued in this company - rather departmentalized. Engagement and community culture doesn't feel like it is there.

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  6. "Good Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GHD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are very difficult to work with.

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  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Mission Statement is just PR"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Niagara Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GHD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The only reason to work there is you may get to actually get to work with some great people. With not for

    Cons

    They claim the employees are number 1. So much crap. Ask them how many people the took health care benefits away from during a pandemic.

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  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Crappy corporate company"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GHD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Do not work here if you're anything below a Principal.

    Cons

    This corporation does not care about their employees. They do everything for appearances but once hired there's nothing there. The GHD cultures is cold and uninviting. They do not care about progression in your job and only give raises based on level, because of this there's no incentive to work hard or progress in your field because everyone is "rewarded" the same. There is NO bonus program, no matter how much they brag about it in the employee handbook or your contact. No one at Principal or lower has recieved a bonus. No matter how much profit you turn over for the company. They constantly skirt the line of not following Labor Laws and due to Covid have "politely" requested certain levels donate hours to the company, meanwhile they experienced their most profitable quarter but continue to request free work. A classic corrupt corporation that has a monopoly in the Engineering world with a high turnover for a reason.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t waste your time"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You drive to a company to go work and get paid to drive

    Cons

    Pay is small, they will fire/eliminate your position easy. I’ve seen them hire some one that had a job for 10 yrs with a chemical plant then fire him in less than a year becuase they were slow. Management is very selfish. Health insurance for family is 630 a month.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Junior Engineer Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provide diverse projects across multiple disciplines. If you become a PE, there’s opportunity to climb.

    Cons

    Expectations are unclear. If work becomes light, they will ask you to go unpaid or use your own PTO

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