Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services President & CEO David T. Gockel
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131 Ratings
Pros
  • "Comfortable work environment with friendly employees who are very helpful with learning everything(in 30 reviews)

  • "Really great work environment and great people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be tough, high demands on time commitment(in 30 reviews)

  • "Even though there is a heavy emphasis on work-life balance, you are expected to work long hours sometimes(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "S"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and hard working

    Cons

    There are no cons about working here

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Staff engineer 2"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    Good projects, good managers, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Long hours, tough work-life balance

  3. "Great company culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for recent grads Supportive upper management

    Cons

    Seems to be little room for advancement without pursuing higher education (master's, PHD, etc.)

  4. "fast paced"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fast paced company, place to learn

    Cons

    they place you on site for a long time

  5. "Great learning experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student 

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    The job paid well and gave me insights into the field of survey

    Cons

    My work responsibilities were very repetitive, and worked in all weather conditions

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great early career experience, mixed long-term"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warrington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great projects, varied work, good pay w/ overtime for staff, you will interact with very technical people in different disciplines, approachable managers, good growth, good IT department and other technical support, tuition reimbursement. A great place for early career experience, and there is a strong Seller-Doer culture that really rewards those who generate new business for managers and above who are adept at business development.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very challenging. Very high utilization targets. Silo structure with poor cooperation and sometimes internal competition between senior managers. The strong Seller-Doer culture rewards the sellers far more than doers, and there is no technical career advancement track. If you don't sell, you plateau. The silos and seller focus also results in a general lack of corporate guidance, training, and administrative support surprising for a company of their size and caliber of projects. Early career staff are mostly insulated from these cons though.

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    "Stay Away"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    Good reptutaion on the east coast.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. New hires are grossly overworked and underpaid. No real chance of career advancement within a reasonable timeframe (5-7 years).

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If You Want Your Job To Be Your Life, This Is The Place For You"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are a very driven, career-oriented engineer who has no issue sacrificing your life for your employer, Langan is great. Langan is a good engineering company. Lots of very smart people. It's an extremely highly-competitive environment. You will learn a lot. But it comes at a very steep price if you are not willing to sacrifice your soul.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as work-life balance. Try as they may to sell it any other way. Ownership struggles to be human. Since every decision comes down to maximizing profits, everything is a competition. You'll be bumping heads with a lot of very greedy sharks.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Staff Engineers bear the brunt, inconsistent project managers"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a few good project managers at Langan that are reasonable, know what it is like to be in the field, and when things go wrong or are delayed, they take responsibility and work with the team to find a solution. The time-off bank is a good system to allow overtime / vacation.

    Cons

    The work as a staff engineer is incredibly redundant, repetitive, and brainless. Many times you find yourself recording data that a computer is already recording, as more or less a human insurance policy in case something goes wrong so the company has a record to bolster their argument in the finger-pointing circus that ensues. Managers across Langan are wildly inconsistent, some request pages long daily write ups that are redundant, repetitive, meaningless work. Managers also request field engineers to record data / measurements / observations that are already recorded or meaningless just to justify the cost of the field engineer being out there to the client. Many many times I found that managers were "over budget" for a project that you were assigned to. This meant that the field engineer couldn't charge their work to a particular job and had to charge hours for "overhead" because of poor planning on the manager's side, or were given ridiculous hour constraints to work within. There is very little feeling of adding value to projects. There is no reward structure for working tough jobs (some jobs run 12 hours shifts from 7PM to 7AM, 6 days a week), but compensation remains the same. Engineers stuck on these jobs are left out to dry by management.

  10. "Good Array of Projects, Pay can be better"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing array of projects. Very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Better financial benefits would help.

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