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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    Pros

    coworkers are talented and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Ignoring the needs of employees, management views money invested in employee programs as overindulgence. Recognition is biased towards the same group of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop programs that directly improves your staff work life balance.

    Greeley and Hansen Response

    Mar 17, 2016 – Company Representative

    Thank you for providing your comments. We value our talented staff, and it's good to hear that you enjoyed collaborating with them as your co-workers. We appreciate your input, and if you are... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A good boss makes a good work place."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supervisors care about your opinions and try to implement your ideas.

    Cons

    Willingness to please the client means we do to much work our of scope and that means we run out of time.

    Advice to Management

    Organize early and maintain a clear schedule.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Non Fulfilling Work Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Repeat client base with some challenging assignments. Good interaction among the design disciplines in the exchange of technical information.

    Cons

    Lack of equal opportunity for all engineering staff to advance within the company. Despite published policy for promotion, guidelines are often circumvented. Process appears tainted. Meanwhile, individual achievements are often overlooked or under appreciated. Upper management provides little meaningful leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time bolstering the corporate façade and focus more on the concerns of the engineering staff. Attempt to pursue projects not directly related to water and wastewater.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "I got out as soon as I could."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office very nice, it looks like they spent a lot of money in remodeling.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure and financial systems are very antiquated which coincides with middle management way of thinking. Some of the middle managers talk down and are downright mean to their employees. CEO wants to compete with the big boys but has old time managers that are not in line with that way of thinking.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Absolutely great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greeley and Hansen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture and good colleagues

    Cons

    Ponderous administration doesn't get it

    Advice to Management

    Get connected


  6. Helpful (8)

    "A Non-Fulfilling Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was once a rewarding place to work staffed with numerous great engineers.

    Cons

    The new corporate model no longer stresses engineering. It's all about perception and image. No clear career path. Appears to promote based upon blind loyalty rather than competence.

    Advice to Management

    When was the last time the company was recognized for a great engineering achievement? Refocus on the engineering aspect of the business and less time spent wanting to be liked.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "A rapidly evolving organization with great upside potential going through growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Opportunity for exposure to all facets of engineering consulting (project delivery, BD, client management) early on in one's career- but need to speak up regarding interest.
    - Never felt like a cog in the system while at this firm; individual attention provided; observed the impacts of a formal annual performance review and goal setting, allowing folks to identify their strengths and leverage them.
    - Willingness to support (financially) innovative business line development

    Cons

    - Recent retirement of number of senior engineers and principals left gaps in specific niche technical areas
    - Management teams revert to old behaviors when not reminded of commitment to change

    Advice to Management

    - Increase transparency of decisionmaking processes - Just share more with all levels -even the ones that dont need to know
    - Continue to empower employees, seek out the geographies where this is not yet the case and force change
    - Communally celebrate individual achievements on behalf of the firm.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Project Managers are Sickly, Stressed, Uptight, Overworked - stay away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with great engineers with experience and knowledge. It was a much better place when I joined years ago.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, no appreciation for billable employees, senior management set bad examples, no transparency in salary/raise. They only promote you if you're a proven 'yes' man, and agree to work 80 hours/week and bring home extra work and duties. Lack of social environment despite the spiffy new 'social' cafe, where you only see the same people sitting around chit chatting. It was designed to bring the office members together in a fun social space, but instead you never see some people because they're probably overworked in their office/cubes. Social activities organized by the co seems forceful and awkward. Project managers all seem unhappy, overworked, stressed out, and sickly looking. Other than the fresh college grads, other engineers have seen the abuse and have no motivation and no role models.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the old core values? Clients don't hire the company, they hire the people. Take care of your employees and your employees will take care of the clients and the clients will take care of you. There are so many talented engineers here, it is a shame that their hard work and talents are not recognized and appreciated. Give them the opportunity. There are many hardworking project managers, appreciate them and take care of their health mentally and physically.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "No growth, support, training, compensation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    Pros

    The people that work there are awesome.( Co workers)

    Cons

    Senior Management, Human Resources are awful to deal with. Senior Management only care about the fake awards, fake "new" remodeling of the home office. The HR group walk around like divas, bath mouth employees, gossip and don't respond in a timely manner when it comes to inquiries. I am afraid to ask a question based on past experiences. The company activities do feel forced and awkward. There are few lead women or minorities in upper management. Senior Management actually discourages other executive management with interacting with regular employees.

    Advice to Management

    You care more about what is going into your personal pockets that you have lost sight of your employees which are the core of your success. Not once have they thanked us for helping make the company progress during some lean times. Interact with all of your employees, not just your engineers or your "yes" people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work and Satisfactory"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Greeley and Hansen full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Team Spirit.

    Cons

    Bad HR, Bad Upper Management, no transparency in performance review..


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