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GHD Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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  • "Long hours are frequently expected, difficult to balance work/life balance or even keep a medical appointment made in advance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Generally consultancy means hard work and long hours" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Work-Life Balance, Able to WFH when needed, Optional Flex Schedule, Great HDHP, 401k Contribution, AB Bonus for entry level staff, Great YP program in North America, Northeast staff is friendly in all offices, Collaboration, Family First Mentality, Return to work program flexibility for those returning from leave, company paid for Long and Short term disability, Project Based Bonuses, Ability to become a shareholder available! Huge emphasis on safety culture.... Career Pathways available to discuss with managers during yearly PRD!

    Cons

    They don’t allow dogs in the office....

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job!


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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

    I have been working at GHD full-time (More than a year)

    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 short-term/long-term assignments
    -Young Professionals program that provides mentorship and leadership opportunities
    -Women's program that is a positive and supportive space for professional women in the company to gather and discuss ways to create change within the company. The company takes suggestions seriously.
    -Overall, the company is listening to their employees and strives to do better. They do not claim to know it all or think they do it perfectly, which is refreshing from a large corporation.

    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

  3. "Great work environment, but very low pay"

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

    I have been working at GHD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. The work environment is so great that it makes up for the lack of industry standard benefits as well as the low pay. Very flexible place to work, you will never have to use PTO for doctors appointments or a snow day. Possibility for many employees to work remote. Lots of opportunity to learn and grow.

    A little over a month of vacation time when you include the 16-25 days PTO, ~10 holidays, a week of shut down and the floating holiday.

    Cons

    The pay is very low for the industry and the company knows that. Most job titles are being compensated about 5-10k below their average salary in the same markets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything you’re doing. Best job I’ve ever had.


  4. "Great People, Somewhat of Silo'd Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work work, easy to work on projects

    Cons

    Very silo'd historically, don't do much work for other offices, hard to advance technically

    Advice to Management

    Flatter management structure, make the pathway to principal much more transparent.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Principals; can not stand up for yourself to them either; they will fire you"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company portrays they care about their employees. (Only applicable to hire ups).

    Cons

    I was so excited to work for this company,I had high hopes. All hopes and dreams were shot by my principal. I tried visiting other offices to get a new principal; and there is no room to move within. If your stuck with a bad principal; your better of quitting. If you are too smart and stay and want to grow, you'll just be fired. You will be fired for standing up for yourself to your principal who treats you like crap.

    Advice to Management

    If multiple QUALIFIED employees have quit /got fired under the same Principal; please review your principal.


  6. "Great company - good people, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people, very kind supportive company

    Cons

    Pay was lower than ideal.


  7. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for professionals! Dedicated employee's, and there's fun sprinkled in there too!

    Cons

    None that I can think of- so far, so good!

  8. "Odd, unpredictable, secretive, and unprofitable management style"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Typical large infrastructure and engineering consulting firm

    Cons

    Seems that perks, management career paths, promotions, and rewards earmarked for certain preferred groups defined by age, gender, physical appearance, and national origin rather than individual performance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business instead of sociopolitical decisions to avoid the appearance of reverse discrimination, which still is discrimination


  9. "Reorganization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    The Forensic Group is really getting themselves reorganized and the people who work there are really great.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GHD full-time

    Pros

    Good people and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Leadership lacking need more incentives

    Advice to Management

    Better leadership