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Hisham Mahmoud
139 Ratings
  1. Helpful (10)

    "Never experienced this"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, Work/life balance if you’re hourly. Good vision and dental insurance. Nice program for workplace stress, depression, need someone to talk to, etc

    Cons

    Their management style and pretty much everything they do is old school. They seem to be winging everything and not interested in finding new or innovative ways to do things. It’s really sad bc there are some great people that work with the company but the people at the top have been their for 20 plus years and not interested in change or afraid of it. Make sure you do your research and ensure the office you’re at is...

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    Advice to Management

    Give up the old way of management styles.

    Golder Associates2017-11-21
  2. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates

    Pros

    Working on lots of different challenging projects Ability to buy stock and become an owner Work with A good group of people

    Cons

    There has been lots of reorganization type stuff lately Management is pushing us to do more with less, and we are loosing some of our culture

    Golder Associates2017-10-17
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Golder Associates

    Pros

    None I can remember. Living in past glory

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Poor leadership, Cheap labor, unnecessary cost cutting

    Golder Associates2017-11-02
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Future Uncertain"

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff in North Key Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Some top technical people, good chance to get a fairly broad exposure to various engineering and geological consulting disciplines

    Cons

    Management's current direction is to commodify Golder's consulting practices, which is driving out all of the good people. Management has figured out how to cut costs, and has gone overboard with this because they can't figure out how to build revenue in order to meet set-in-stone margins. There is constant re-organization as if the management structure was what is hurting business rather than the market fundamentals...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to truly grow revenue without staff growth, or resign.

    Golder Associates2017-09-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, unorganized"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Golder Associates

      Pros

      Good, smart people to work with.

      Cons

      The organization structure lacks, with lack of communication between head leaders and those working in the office.

      Golder Associates2017-09-20
    • Helpful (9)

      "Bend you over"

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The people I worked with.

      Cons

      Found glass door too late, observed I was making 20k less than the lowest reported salary for my position. Felt ignored over the years, asking for certain training, constantly told next year, next year. watched new employees get said training within a year of hire. Got pigeonholed too. Healthcare is high deductible 20/80 without any out of pocket max i believe, making it unaffordable for junior staff with families....

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      Advice to Management

      Don't care now. Making more $$$ now and have more rewarding and involved work.

      Golder Associates2017-07-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Used to be great, could use improvement"

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      Former Employee - Environmental Scientist 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      The people you directly work with are good and willing to help you. Work being brought in is consistent.

      Cons

      Upper level management takes hand off approach, more managerial than leadership attitude. Money focused business model and sacrificing on quality of work products

      Golder Associates2017-07-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Manager"

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

      I worked at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      Great People throughout the organization

      Cons

      NOT the company it used to be

      Advice to Management

      Show appreciation to your employees

      Golder Associates2017-07-07
    • "Solid Company with Great People"

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      Current Employee - BIM/CADD Lead in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Golder Associates full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      I work with some great people. Golder has been a fantastic place to work over the past several years. I have been able to interact directly with management at all levels. This is a consulting firm that has remained true to the entrepreneurial mind set. If you have an idea that has some synergy with the company, you can find support to pursue it. The new CEO and COO are changing the flavor of the company, but it seems...

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      Cons

      As a consulting firm, there is a heavy, but natural focus on utilization. When you combine this with a "build your own organic business" mindset, it can be a tough environment to feel like you are making ground. It is currently difficult to innovate as everyone is asked to focus on utilization.

      Advice to Management

      Get some skunk works going. Develop KPIs that focus on profitability rather than changeability and let us lean into that profit to innovate.

      Golder Associates2017-06-13
    • "CQA Technician"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

      Pros

      Great opportunity to travel.

      Cons

      Work can be slow in winter months

      Golder Associates2017-06-05
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