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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Shady Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some experience in the filed - That's about were the pros stop.

    Cons

    Incompetent Management. To call the business practices shady would be a compliment. I couldn't believe that work on one project would be billed to other projects and then I was told this happens all the time. In my time since at another employers, that practice doesn't take place with ethical businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure you can give advice to unethical people.


  2. "The owners are liars"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, and absolutely none

    Cons

    The first review is the owner himself. One star is to much.

    Advice to Management

    GROW UP!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Awful People to Work For....BEWARE!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't any...The sales pitch to get you in SOUNDS great and promising. Once you're in you'll see their "greatness" and "promises"

    Cons

    You won't get paid!!!! Upset upper management and you'll never see a penny of what you worked for even after leaving at your own discretion. The words "You were only a contractor" they try to use to their advantage.

     You've got process servers coming every week because their constantly being sued and I see why.

    These people are untrustworthy, they don't do what they say and don't say what they do.

    After advising them I would be out of town on a Sunday I still received text messages that they wanted me to come in, being there for a couple hours wasn't good enough. You'll practically be scolded for doing something on your own time.

    Anything and Everything they give to you or have done for you will be thrown in your face later.

    After leaving they talk bad about you to everyone. But if you speak badly about them or their company they're ready to call their attorney for slander. It's not slander if it's true.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they worked for whether you are satisfied with their services or not. After 60 days you should know whether or not you want to keep that employee or not. Another thing, people have lives outside of the company. It is your company not ours. I've heard a lot of blaming of other employees, how everything was their fault. Have you ever sat down and thought it's not your former employers, it's you


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Be the whipping boy (or girl)"

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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

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Long lasting relationships with other employees built through the tears and sweat spent here.

    Cons

    -Company cuts all paychecks in house, so some checks may not get cut at all.
    -If you get put on salary, do not expect to work any less than 60 hours a week.
    -You will get told you are working the weekend, the morning of.
    -This company just changed office locations because they couldn't pay the bill at the last place.
    -You will get asked to field calls from debt collectors. Lots of them.
    -Customers hate you because they are tired of seeing new faces. That is how bad the turnaround is.
    - Things got so bad at one point, that one of the principals sold his half because of how dysfunctional the other two were.
    - Call the unemployment office and inquire about this company. Ask how much money they owe people and how many people have been laid off in the past three years.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place - be willing to work for free!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Charge Bookkeeper in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Full Charge Bookkeeper in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros with this company. Owners are like vampires and don't want to work and have absolutely no management skills.

    Cons

    Can't meet payroll obligations, unqualified owners, losing customers for non performance issues. This was the worst experience I have ever had. Very unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of bed and show up for work. You can't run a company from home. You have to pay people to do the job you hired them for. Learn from your mistakes, stop hiring family only that aren't qualified. Take better care of your customers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "caveat emptor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time

    Pros

    At one point had the smartest group of folks I'd ever worked with all working at the same time. Close to home.

    Cons

    Poor management from ownership.
    Treating employees as commodities and not investments in the company.
    Poor internal communication.
    Poor follow through on internally recognized weaknesses.
    Treating employees as boot camp grunts.
    Not recognizing respect is a two way street. It must be given and earned in order to be earned and given. If you don't respect and honor your employees why should they do likewise for you?
    Extreme micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to invest in and be empathetic with employees.
    Avoid the micromanagement.
    Recognize that this is the private sector and debasing employees as a means of encouragement does not work. It will solidify a cohesive unit, but against ownership/management.
    Just as you expect employees to do what they say, you should also do the same and not offer empty promises.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Job Seeker Beware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee and snacks usually.

    Cons

    Essentially a family owned business now that the other partner have jumped ship and started his own business. Not sure how to take your partner leaving the company to start a new one, decide for yourself. you can expect to work 50-60 hours min, and this is expected every week. A lot of micro management and massive turnover, to the tune of one employee a month, rather odd.

    Take this job only to maintain yourself toil you get a new one.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, value their input and stop micro managing.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No hope"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The experience under staff PE and PG is par none. They also do tend to provide snacks and drinks as well as food on Fridays.

    Cons

    WORLD has very high turnover (1-2 employees a month in an office of 12).
     Be expected to work well over the 45 hour minimum. All of the staff is salaried and management tends to abuse this fact. Many worked 60-80hr weeks on a regular basis.
    Management is very disorganized, and there are several communication barriers.
    Be prepared to be mistreated and taken for granted daily.
    HR forgets to inform of benefit open enrollment, so much of the office is uninsured.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the family, hire professional staff, and don't lie to your clients.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Live and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck and not having to work every Saturday.

    Cons

    Very long hours, and it is expected from management to put in at least 50 hours a week, and be billable 80% of that time. If you are aren't expect to have a conversation.

    Everyone is expected to be a salesperson, you will go out to various businesses and solicit work, so don't be shy if you accept a job here.

    You will check in and out for the day with the managing partners assistant, oh and also in and out for lunch. You will also fill out a white board for your where abouts for the month, another for the week and what you are doing, and yet another for how long it will take you to accomplish every task you are performing (can you say micro manage?)..

    This is only a snippet of what I could tell you, so Google this company and do your research.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro management, more attention to the moral of your employees, and be respectful!!!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "How is this place still in business?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WORLD Environmental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn how to be a consultant in a sink-or-swim atmosphere. Maybe that's a pro?

    Cons

    Zero guidance, angry owners, angry clients, brow-beaten staff, false promises (lunches, bonuses, vacations, etc.), monthly if not weekly turnover, too many family members in one company, "office manager" knows nothing about what environmental scientists/engineers/consultants do, over-promising, under-bidding, zero trust, depressing atmosphere, constant finger-pointing, no team dynamic, poor leadership!

    Advice to Management

    Quit writing 4 and 5 star reviews on here. Nobody talks like that. Everyone who has ever worked for WORLD has despised it. Word gets around. The rotating door of employees as well as clients needs to stop!



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