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Golder Associates Ottawa Reviews

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Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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Hisham Mahmoud
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Pros
  • Work-life balance highly emphasized with a plethora of extracurricular activities and events (in 27 reviews)

  • Great people, good pay, employee owned (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance at Golder did not exist during my time at Golder (in 20 reviews)

  • There is not development or active involvement in the growth of junior staff (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great history, uncertain future"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee owned, great colleagues, opportunities to work and travel all over the world (if you're motivated to chase the opportunities). An opportunity to do very high quality work with talented colleagues. Fair treatment of employees.

    Cons

    Many people have left since 2014, some as a result of restructuring and downsizing. Many others have left voluntarily, I expect as a result of the tense atmosphere and perceived lack of future opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing many talented people - you're going to have to convince people that Golder still has the heart it once had if you want the rest to stay. Golder has a great history, and I hope you're able to keep the heart of the company alive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Geotechnical Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mentoring, variety, network of peers for internal review, collaboration between regions, engaged junior and intermediate engineers, excellent clients.

    Cons

    Past decisions made Golder particularly vulnerable to this downturn. This is forcing more layoffs than Golder's competitors.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and the Board should have clear expectations for the remaining management team, who were responsible for the past mistakes.


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