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Golder Associates Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, unless it's during tender period" (in 39 reviews)

  • "As an employee owned company, everyone wins when Golder wins" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Breach work life balance and focus on mental health but non existent in practice" (in 25 reviews)

  • "lack of caring for junior staff" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stepping Stone"

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

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time (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

  3. "Good place to work if you are in mining engineering"

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

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time (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.


  4. "Not long term, but a good way to cut your teeth for a year."

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    Former Employee - Staff in Redmond, WA
    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.


  5. "Geologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. "Top Notch People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great at one time"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It’s a job. They will pay you.

    Cons

    Fear based culture. Highly political. Old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    I don’t even know where to begin.


  9. "Great growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited potential opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    You have to aggressively ask for development support.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Mentor program is a good resource. Kind staff and supportive company culture.

    Cons

    Very high deductible company health insurance is a financial burden. Little vacation time. Strict timekeeping.

    Advice to Management

    Those in supervisory roles could receive better leadership training.