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Golder Associates Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Hisham Mahmoud
139 Ratings
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  • "Breach work life balance and focus on mental health but non existent in practice(in 26 reviews)

  • "lack of caring for junior staff(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Office environment is chill. The people who work here care about each other.

    Cons

    Burn out is easy if work load not self managed

    Golder Associates2019-01-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "NO longer a good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Atlanta, GA

      I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      ability to work independently without micromanaging

      Cons

      Used to be a good company to work for but has went down hill. They no longer care about or value their employees. The changes in management caused a lot of disorganization and turnover.

      Golder Associates2019-06-10
    • "Good experience for junior engineers"

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      Current Employee - Senior Geologist 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Golder Associates

      Pros

      Good projects and exposure for young engineers. Learn marketable skills fast.

      Cons

      Senior leadership is impossible to replace due to ownership model.

      Advice to Management

      Consider paying higher to attract senior talent. There is a brain drain that will eventually harm the company.

      Golder Associates2019-05-23
    • "A company past it's best"

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      Current Employee - Geologist in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Opportunity to work on interesting projects.

      Cons

      Low pay, awful benefits, unable to retain experienced staff, bonuses mostly a disincentive, poor work life balance

      Advice to Management

      Pay people more money. Associate heavy, and are all long-time employees, thus making up below average salaries through large stock dividend payouts. This means you're unable to attract outside talent with >10 years experience and retain anyone who's joined with more than 5-years experience. The result is graduate hires only and the constant brain drain. Associates aren't affected by the low pay and terrible benefits...

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      Golder Associates2019-05-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "Stepping Stone"

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

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good learning experiences, I had the chance to apply myself often

      Cons

      Work became repetitive and boring, no reliable schedule, poor work-life balance

      Advice to Management

      Treat employees with more respect and less like expendable resources

      Golder Associates2019-02-27
    • "Good place to work if you are in mining engineering"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I liked the people. They were all very nice. It also is meaningful work as you are working with mining engineers.

      Cons

      Well, my desk was in the corner of the office with no windows. I felt forgotten about in the corner.

      Golder Associates2019-02-16
    • "Not long term, but a good way to cut your teeth for a year."

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      Former Employee - Staff in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      Turn-over creates the short-term opportunity to gain experience and move on.

      Cons

      There are great internal divides.

      Golder Associates2019-01-31
    • "Geologist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      flexible hours, and lots of work.

      Cons

      Horrible health benefits, No bonus, Small pay raise (doesn't meet inflation), difficulty with career growth, and no business development.

      Advice to Management

      get a clue, before you continue to lose your best people.

      Golder Associates2019-01-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Project coordinator"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

        Pros

        OT, Travel, hard working collegues

        Cons

        Sometimes too much travelling, some stress about job security

        Golder Associates2018-11-02
      • "Top Notch People"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

        Pros

        People are fun, salaries are competitive, work-life balance is very favorable, benefits are solid and employee ownership model is a gem

        Cons

        Lack of diversity in ideas and prone to err on the ridiculous when it comes to corporate policies

        Advice to Management

        Trust your employees to do the right thing - stop hamstringing employees with ridiculous policies and procedures.

        Golder Associates2018-10-20
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