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MWH Global Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance can be maintained (in 10 reviews)

  • The work environment is very good, most people are very personable and care about things about you that don't necessarily deal with work (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of leadership and direction (in 5 reviews)

  • The overall culture does not promote work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management really values their employees. The office leadership is amazing and inspiring.

    Cons

    Only con is distance to drive to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "started off a good place to be but since they got a Shared Service Center Pune India."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    loved working with people around the world

    Cons

    terrible morale in the office. never knew when your job is going to end. New management brought in their friends to do the work of people that were there for many years

    Advice to Management

    . Keep the good people!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company when I was there. A lot of staff reduction since 2010."

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

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, benefits. Good people at the Broomfield headquarters. My role did offer the opportunity to work from home when needed, such as during inclement weather.

    Cons

    A lack of a focused sales team and strategic focus on the Federal space. Economy quickly dragging down revenue - we didn't seem to have a plan for when the economy shifted other than to abandon ship.

    Advice to Management

    The focus always seems to be to reduce costs instead of increasing revenue. Almost like a battle internally regarding costs instead of revenue. Listen to your staff.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "International Engineering Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International company with alot of project variety and scope. Can be on a interesting projects that involve travel, etc.

    Cons

    Marketing strategies not cohesive or managed consistently.
    Projects are easily over budget due to low pricing. Internal competition for projects to keep busy leaves others out in the cold looking for work!

    Advice to Management

    Need better consistency, in projects, marketing and values.
    Too much overhead, too much focus on tracking costs vs. getting the work done.
    Inconsistent message to employees.


  6. "Rewarding"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Great people. Great working opportunities.

    Cons

    They could stick to their company values better.


  7. "Focus on Water"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I experienced a diverse set of projects and locations and found that each had strong project teams. Compensation was very strong during my five year tenure with the company. Growth opportunities were available.

    Cons

    Often, it appeared that prime contracts were entered into without comprehensive negotiation or understanding of responsibilities. A pattern of catch-up seemed to be prevalent on every job.

    Advice to Management

    Perform adequate contract review, negotiation, risk assessment, and technical review prior to jumping in head first into large municipal projects.


  8. "Some challenges, but a solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Environmental Engineer - Level II in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Environmental Engineer - Level II in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities, many good people. There is a great deal to learn from a company of this size and experience. If you can get with the right group and are taken under their wing, it is an outstanding firm.

    Cons

    Some of the people were a bit challenging, but I suppose that is the case in any company. There were times I felt like I was somewhat abandoned, but it falls to me to speak up about that.

    Advice to Management

    Always treat your employees with respect, no matter what their level.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tax Intern for Summer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome International Tax Team. I learned a ton of information in a very short amount of time. All the employees are very friendly and helpful. I have gained very valuable experience that could be taken into public or industry tax accounting.

    Cons

    No cons for me. The only thing would be if you are looking to work with lots of people everyday this might not be the place for you. The work is very specific, and you might not have as many opportunities to branch out as you would in a large CPA firm.


  10. "Great company with a great purpose, missions, and values. Really bright employees and a lot of career opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is in a good industry, has a good reputation, has good leadership, and dedicated employees. There are very good career opportunities.

    Cons

    For any con, I know there is a solution being worked on and sometimes it will take some patience. There are pockets of issues, and there are a few managers that are a little harder to work for but overall no complaints. You can't be shy about asking for opportunities. It is important to find a good mentor/sponsor.

    Advice to Management

    Hold everyone accountable and manage poor performance.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great knowledge pool!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MWH Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Deep bench of very knowledgeable and highly experienced senior staff. I was able to learn a lot by working directly with recognized industry experts.

    Cons

    To much emphasis on doing billable work to maintain good "direct time." Compensation is based on national averages both internal and external to the company, and with so many different business lines in so many geographic regions, it was difficult to get a competative salary in the Bay Area.


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