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Company has changed, no longer thinks of their employees.
Administrative Assistant / Telecommuter (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAFebruary 15, 2017
Worked for this company for 10 years and went through several reorganizations. They used to care about their employees, no longer. We are just a number and easily terminated.
Pros
Worked in the Water Group they were amazing, great team.
Cons
Worked in the Environmental Group, not organized, poor management.
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Good oportunities to learn but have to find own work
Hydrogeologist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 2, 2017
The projects I worked on were interesting, but no one helped you find work even in an entry level position. I was hired to work on two projects that never came into fruition so ended up having to work out of state away from family on hazardous projects because that's where I could find work. There is absolutely no work life balance..
Cons
Long Hours, only get paid for billable hours
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worked in the oilfields on the north slop
scaffold lead (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKFebruary 1, 2017
Worked in the oilfields on the north slop of Alaska it Was very interesting I got to learn a lot about the wildlife and work in various plants I also liked the rotation of working three weeks on and getting three weeks off
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Good Work Life Balance, Everything Else Meh
BUSINESS MANAGER (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 23, 2017
The firm cares about the environment and the clients, but is really out of touch with the employees. This is evident by two reorgs in 3 years, and yet employee comp was not addressed. Unless you are in the Denver (HQ) bubble, you are a commodity.
Pros
Encourage teleworking
Cons
Incentive comp in nonexistent
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Fun and exciting
Millwright (Former Employee) –  Prudhoe Bay, AKJanuary 19, 2017
Had a great experience with this company.got to see Alaska and make money.. meet lots of people. Had great insurance. And even did give aways to employees
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Group manager more interested in himself then his employees
Project Subcontracts Manager (Former Employee) –  West Deptford, NJJanuary 19, 2017
Group manager more interested in himself then his employees. Salary increases were determined by association with manager not by performance. Lack of top management oversight.
Pros
Modified work week
Cons
No advancement
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Fun and great place to work.
Student Intern (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJanuary 17, 2017
I strongly recommend this company, it was a great atmosphere. I honestly wish I could have stayed with the company longer
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Excellent Company to work for
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 15, 2017
Excellent Company to work for, Very talented and professional Construction Engineers, etc.
Excellent culture and very inclusive. Excellent benefits and the opportunity to work overtime.
Pros
Great company to work for
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Who is your boss?
Technical Control Support (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 11, 2017
I never met my boss while working. There were watchers in the office. Lack of clear communication on company standings, job reviews, and productivity reviews.
Pros
Able to work from home at times
Cons
The company structure, who is my boss, junky office environment.
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was great to work for under Lockwwod Green
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 2, 2017
Answered multi line phone and work on any other work provided to me. I learned how to do Piping Line-List along with other programs to help sales associates.
Pros
fun co-workers, learned new programs
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Open communication
Department Lead Electrical Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 31, 2016
CH2M's culture is open communication. The manager's are in offices convenient to their workers and invite communication and conversation. All ideas are heard and credit is given where it is due.
Pros
Vendor lunch and learns, monthly team meetings, open communication
Cons
Lower end of the pay scale, some management politics
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Good large company
Regional Facilities Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 26, 2016
The company is very well respected and has a employee based culture. As with any company that contracts it's employees to another company, the profit margin can supersede providing a salary that is appropriate to position and performance.
Pros
Training and benefits are good.
Cons
The recruiter was not completely truthful about salary range in initial interview, Very large corporation that is a bit bureaucratic, Position title held describes a lesser responsibility than the position encompasses
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Challenging and productive atmosphere.
Construction Management 4 (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKDecember 19, 2016
This company, and this project in particular provided professional challenges in a rewarding and productive atmosphere. The opportunity to learn new skills and techniques abounded.
Pros
Rotational project, plenty of time off
Cons
Remote location, arctic environment. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.
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Okay
General Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKDecember 15, 2016
Fun place to work. Enjoyed it. Had a good time working there. Enjoyed the environment and setup they had. Good management. Good co workers.
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Inconsistent Management - Lack of Communication
Sr. Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Redding, CADecember 13, 2016
This company had a challenging onboarding process due to various reasons including outsourcing to background screening company, along with four different hiring and onboarding employees all of which were in different states. Extensive duplication of efforts due to lack of communication among engineers, chemists and staff.
Hired originally to replace employee retiring, but that employee never retired.

Company claimed safety first however, extensive lifting of heavy boxes was strongly encouraged due to lack of archiving efforts in 30 years. Also, it took three months to get an appropriately ergonomic chair for desk and a back support. Break time frowned upon.

Position advertised was senior administrative assistant however, job was 80% publishing including creating, editing and formatting lengthy PDF's. The other 20% was archiving and meeting set up/clean up.

Attending meetings were mandated but not paid for. Employees expected to use lunch hour for all meetings.
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Not a stable company anymore.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VADecember 11, 2016
Was a good company, bad financial management of the company now has led to layoffs without notice. Stock price continues to decline and company freezes ability to sell stock.
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Talented teams and great work enviorement
Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 1, 2016
At CH2M HILL I learned many important fundamental aspects of consulting engineering. I also worked with many talented and knowledgeable people, who in turn taught me a great about the industry and techniques.
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Great company to work for in regards to work/life balance
Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIDecember 1, 2016
Ability to work from home when needed. Opportunity to get involved with many different projects, around the US. Support from supervisors to always learn new processes.
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Corporate Leadership
Corporate Property Administrator (Former Employee) –  Englewood, CONovember 30, 2016
CH2M overall provides employees with leading edge strategies for success -- Not all departments share the same corporate views --
Pros
Positive Corporate Culture
Cons
Inconsistent departmental leadership
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Fun place to work
Chief Estimating (Former Employee) –  Englewood, CONovember 25, 2016
Co-workers where great to with. Each day you wanted to come to work. I had to fly around the work and that was my most enjoyable part and working in different countries.
Pros
Fun place to work
Cons
Grew to fast
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