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MWH Global Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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MWH Global President Alan J. Krause
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Pros
  • Good work life balance can be maintained (in 11 reviews)

  • Good work environment and nice offices (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Yucca Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Yucca Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits, culture, car, and people.

    Cons

    There is no real cons to date


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I admire, respect, and have an overall good time with many of the people I work with. Fairly decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company is sink or swim. There is no on-boarding. Extremely siloed. Much of the work is redundant. Poor technology. Many egos at the upper levels. High-turnover. Poor pay equality.

    Advice to Management

    Review and mentor your employees. Take the time to help them learn and grow. Come up with proper job descriptions.

  3. "Every area is different"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at MWH Global full-time

    Pros

    I had a great time at the company and all my colleagues were super supportive of my learning curve. But it's a global company - every office and team is going to be different.

    Cons

    Little bit of an old boys club.


  4. "Engineering Intern for Dams and Hydro"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly peers. Awarded bonuses to reward good effort and behavior.

    Cons

    Very large company, regular office-wide meetings.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "depends on who you get as your direct supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    intelligent, knowledgeable, and passionate coworkers. chances to work on variety of projects. chances to expose to many clients and build relationship for future endeavors. many reasonable supervisory professionals...

    Cons

    if you are an entry level employee, and if you are unlucky, you get a direct supervisor that is manipulative, micromanages, and asks (bullies) you to donating your time to work for free and travel at your own expense. but i guess it happens to all companies. if this happens to you, don't waste your time, plan your exist strategy right away.

    Advice to Management

    I met with Alan Krause, no complain to senior management. it's easy to keep good employees: keep them engaged and well rewarded. if you fail to do this, i'm sorry, there are many more opportunities out there...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very good experience"

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    Former Employee - Field Inspector in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Field Inspector in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and wages are very good in my opinion. The upper management seems to care about the employees. I feel that MWH hires well and knows how to pick the right person for a particular job/position.

    Cons

    Insurance benefits are really lacking. The prescription plan is horrendous and very inconvenient when a person needs to have a regular or maintenance RX filled.

    Advice to Management

    Look into a better benefits package. The insurance packages offered to employees was less than desirable, in my opinion. Especially the prescription plan.
    Also I feel a new performance review process should be implemented, or eliminate the procedure all together.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "200 year old great company finally destroyed by weak leadership"

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

    I worked at MWH Global full-time

    Pros

    previous ceo set the company up for success, grew the company to $1.5bn with a great future

    Cons

    current ceo's lack of vision and weak leadership threw it all away......

    Advice to Management

    resign - you failed spectacularly

  8. "Good people, poor leadership"

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

    I worked at MWH Global full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the company and some very interesting projects.

    Cons

    Led by engineers without any focus on strategy, business development or progressive management policies. Huge opportunities for growth and business development were abandoned because the leadership only understood traditional engineering projects.


  9. "Business Still in Infancy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MWH Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people woking out on project sites. Great industry.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction. Do not value employees.

    Advice to Management

    People that make up the business must be valued, after all, they are your biggest asset. A clear direction and vision should be created, particularly one that doesn't conflict with Stantec.


  10. "Ex f/t employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is constantly growing and looking for quality employees. Their overarching philosophy is to do good things for the communities where they work and live.

    Cons

    Management doesn't connect willingly with mid-level or lower level constituents. The divide between executive management and others is noticeable and prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Executive management would do well to realize their jobs are made easier by the mid-level employees who work hard for the benefit of the entire company.


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