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Updated Nov 16, 2022

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3.7
69% Recommend to a Friend
69% Approve of CEO

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3.7
69%
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69%
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Golder Associates President and CEO at WSP Global  Alexandre LHeureux (no image)
Alexandre LHeureux
25 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Used to have great people to work with and felt that they genuinely lived the values of the organization.(in 123 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and they are payed out quickly(in 51 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are great!(in 33 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good(in 25 reviews)
  • "Great culture and professionalism through the company.(in 24 reviews)
Cons
  • "Still reeling from years of poor management, but continuing to reward the same behaviors.(in 50 reviews)
  • "low salary; company went through a cultural shift and became a centrally controlled company.(in 45 reviews)
  • "Low pay ever changing teams(in 45 reviews)
  • "There were too many layoffs.(in 21 reviews)
  • "Bad intentioned and incompetent managers tolerated only because the many years with the company.(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Nov 10, 2022 - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and nice treatment

    Cons

    None for now. Thank you

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Golder was great! Now it's just a name that will soon be forgotten.

    Nov 14, 2022 - Not Provided in Redmond, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Comp-time for junior staff (overtime hours are accumulated as PTO, which is not standard in the industry). Decent benefits, 401k match, HSA contributions.

    Cons

    Poor management of Golder acquisition has caused higher than anticipated attrition, which has overwhelmed remaining staff with more work and some unsatisfied clients. New staff being brought in are typically inexperienced and require training, which adds even more work for senior personnel to accomplish. Even the new president of E&E who was brought in to oversee the transition only lasted 9 months before resigning. Lots of work ahead to get this ship out of stormy seas.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Closed Minded, Stuck in their Ways

    Oct 18, 2022 - CAD Designer in Redmond, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Outings, Office Space, Work Variety

    Cons

    Redmond WA Closed Minded, Wont let you Advance,

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    N/a

    Sep 11, 2022 - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good variety of work as a new engineer, learn a lot

    Cons

    Chargeability goals can be hard to obtain

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Just Okay

    Sep 2, 2022 - Accounts Payable Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They are very understanding about time and family emergencies.

    Cons

    No growth and very boring. You do the same thing over and over again

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Decent Workplace

    Aug 31, 2022 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    decent workplace with some flexibility

    Cons

    more hybrid flexibility would be good

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Incongruent promotion standards

    Aug 29, 2022 - Staff Environmental Scientist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Since the WSP buyout the pros are getting fewer and fewer. Comp time is about it

    Cons

    You can meet the requirements for promotion to the next level but be held back due to financial/billing rates if there isn’t enough staff below your increase in rate to make it financially feasible for you to bill higher. You’ll often see peers in other offices doing less or equal work to you but be in a more senior position

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Lack of Leadership

    Aug 16, 2022 - Civil Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great career starter, multiple disciplines

    Cons

    Major lack of leadership, doesn’t help advance career, managers out for themselves

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company recently acquired

    Jul 12, 2022 - Communications and Graphics Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Golder has had ups and downs in the time that I have been here but overall a good company. Creative, goal setting and challenging, Golder was an employee owned company that allowed profit sharing and inclusion. In my position I enjoyed my clients, leaders and my team. Most of all I enjoyed the work.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by WSP which has acquired numerous engineering companies in the last year grew from 6500 employees to 65k employees. Very poorly managed, lack of focus and consistent brand, numerous people have left due to inability to function cohesively within their groups with no expectation of foreseeable growth.

    5 people found this review helpful
  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Jun 17, 2022 - Senior Lead Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and interesting projects

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and pay could be better

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Golder Associates has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,121 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Golder Associates to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Golder Associates employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Golder Associates. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

69% of Golder Associates employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Golder Associates 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Golder Associates to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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