Montrose Environmental Group Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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2.5
36%
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59%
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Montrose Environmental Group Chief Executive Officer Vijay Manthripragada
Vijay Manthripragada
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people, caring, and responsive(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, executive leadership that cares about employees, passionate people, interesting work(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Montrose could be better, but many of the cons are a result of the nature of the industry(in 8 reviews)

  • "lots of travel, low pay, bonuses/incentives are only good for some but not others, hard to tell what direction the company is moving in(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Emerging Technology in Wauconda, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the best job I've ever had. Wonderful people here and this company is deep with the smartest in the industry. Best Executive Management Team I have ever worked under or with. They can actually communicate a vision for where they want to take the company. Not just a number here. Compared with other companies I have worked for in this industry, Montrose is at the top of the list. The CEO is the real deal.

    Cons

    This industry can be up and down and a bit unpredictable.

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  2. "It’s a mixed bag."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture depends on the office, mine is strong right now, but the technician turnover rate is so high that it can change in a matter of weeks. Good experience out of college, but no formal training whatsoever, and little to no management (boss may not even be in your office). Project managers have experienced the high turnover and seem to continually lose interest in trying to teach technicians valuable information because of it (not a lot of free time for them to do it anyways). You can potentially travel to interesting places, but most industry is not located in places you want to be so it happens once in a blue moon. In an effort to make up for these things, they do offer 4 weeks of PTO, which is more than most other companies I have looked at.

    Cons

    As many have said, long hours and low pay tend to be the main issue. There are no cost of living increases and the yearly “raises” you receive are practically insulting (why do you think turnover rate is so high? I really don’t think they care about it.) Performance reviews are done by your boss, of which never sees you actually working, the reviews should take into consideration what the project managers think (considering you spend 60-80 hours a week with them). Training is next to none, I’ve learned practically everything through trial and error, which isn’t fun in the field.

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  3. "Decent Experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Stack Field Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    long hours, constant schedule changes, lots of travel

  4. "It's fine"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist 

    I have been working at Montrose Environmental Group full-time

    Pros

    The environment is mostly dependent on which office you work in. I like my coworkers and work.

    Cons

    Not much career progression; compensation is ok.

  5. "Great people, but poor management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some wonderful and talented people work here. Lots to learn and many chances to pick up new skills.

    Cons

    Low pay for heavy workload

  6. "Montrose is going downhill fast"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice building and nice location

    Cons

    Everything. Bad leadership, horrible work environment, rude managers. You will have no life outside of work because of the hours and your stress level will be out the roof. Don’t make the same mistake I did of working here.

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  7. "Help this place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great superintendent at the Charlotte location

    Cons

    Horrible upper management above Charlotte site

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Will not recommend this company to anyone. Not even to my enemies if I had any."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Proximity to great restaurants is convenient.

    Cons

    1-There was no technical development for engineers to improve their skills, and there was no proper training on any significant level 2- Underpaid compared to local engineering firms 3-The strategy of having nontechnical/non-engineers in management positions has a terrible ripple effect on the firm. For example, the acquisition of companies with no sense of direction shows that the company does not know what field they really want to excel in.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "I would NOT recommend working at MONTROSE"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Convenient office location (Irvine office).

    Cons

    1) Significantly underpaid compared with other environmental companies. Look elsewhere and check salary range in your area. 2) The individual technical divisions are overseen by essentially a financial firm, not by engineers or people with technical expertise. Corporate sets guidelines and makes decisions with little knowledge of the engineering profession or of field-specific issues. 3) Overall, higher level finance & corporate executives don’t care about technical staff, so watch your back.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Montrose Environmental Group"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Analyst in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montrose Environmental Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, generous PTO policy

    Cons

    More worried about Profit than employee happiness and locality. No clear policy for raises and bonuses.

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    Montrose Environmental Group Response

    March 30, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for your 10 years of dedicated service. I sincerely wish we could have spoken before you left Montrose and enticed you to stay another 10 years. Kevin Gill SVP HR

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