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GZA GeoEnvironmental Reviews

Updated December 27, 2016
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William E. Hadge, P.E.
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  1. "GZA is a wonderful company with good people who care about their work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist I in Hammonton, NJ
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist I in Hammonton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GZA GeoEnvironmental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great on the job training that allows entry level staff to learn and grow over time. Good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Individual offices work on very focused types of work, so after a few years your ability to expand knowledge may diminish.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your staff to travel to different offices to learn more diverse skills.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great for entry level engineers"

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

    I have been working at GZA GeoEnvironmental full-time

    Pros

    Tons of work, varied experiences, lots of freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    You might get "pidgeon-holed" into a specific role if you aren't a good advocate for yourself.


  3. "Ample early experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good place to work to gain fast experience in specialized field. Senior staff is willing to share knowledge

    Cons

    Younger staff responsibilities lean heavily towards field assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to implement more systems to ensure consistent product


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  5. "Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The president seems to really care about employees. I think the company has gotten a little too spread out for him to really be aware of what happens in each office but overall it seems like he really tries to get to know the employees.

    The entry level employees get paid straight time overtime which is really nice because either we get extra money or get to go home early on Friday.

    Cons

    The company is disjointed. The east coast doesn't really interact well with the Midwest. It seems strange to be in competition with the other offices in the company.

    They stated they were going to examine the male and female salaries at the company but as it stands, the company is not the same company for men and women.

    Advice to Management

    The vacation policy is inadequate. The pay is either terrible or great, depending on if you are a head person or not.


  6. "Sr Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    Pros

    Very good with developing technical skills

    Cons

    Each office acts like its own company. Very territorial. Likely due to the way the office managers and principals bonus tying to office sales, utilizations.

    Advice to Management

    Change


  7. "8+ year employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer IStaff Geotechnical Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer IStaff Geotechnical Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GZA GeoEnvironmental full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of work experience
    Large pool of resources
    Great benefits
    Stable work place

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within company
    Generally lower salary than comparable companies

    Advice to Management

    Address the gap between upper and middle management.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Nothing is as it seems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Bedford, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GZA GeoEnvironmental full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good commute, fair salary, freedom to work independently

    Cons

    management is so hands off that there is a resentment among the ranks; expected to work like crazy but get no recognition. Things promised in interview (training, culture, support) are woefully absent. Most employees have been here 10+ years, so everyone is very set in their ways. Lots of "playing favorites," many quality ppl passed over for promotions after years and years of being here

    Advice to Management

    Training, you can't just leave people hanging and expect them to excel. Appreciation, try it instead of pressure. Join the 21st century with technology.


  9. "Good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bedford, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GZA GeoEnvironmental (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed environment. Good place to work. People are professional and friendly. Very nice workplace setting. Technology is up to date.

    Cons

    Not sure pay is competitive, given that this is a specialized field of work.

    Advice to Management

    Walk around and say hello to your staff every once in a while.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Business not personel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GZA GeoEnvironmental full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work for overtime

    Cons

    Little to no training, work life balance


  11. "Environmental Engineer/Geologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GZA GeoEnvironmental full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First job in consulting, learned a lot about the business in a very supportive atmosphere for training and development. Jobs are interesting and clients are demanding, making it a challenging position.

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential from field staff to management positions.



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