Good place to begin your career, but leave after some experience
Jr. Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) – Neptune City, NJ – November 9, 2012
When I was with GES, there was a very low company morale, and a very high turnover rate of 37%. The salary was low, in comparison to similar positions with other firms. Most people left after one or two years. Additionally, senior management would cater excessively to client demands, and did not hesitate to make personnel changes upon their demands. This created a low morale and a disconnect between local employees and senior management.
cooworkers were all very pleasant to work with, easy commute
not challenged to learn, low salary, catered too much to client needs and no loyalty to the employees, creating low morale and high turnover.
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Southwest US – February 3, 2014
Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc. has no identity of itself. There is no cohesiveness, top to bottom. They would like you to believe that this company is a perfect place to work , with the best minds, and utmost attention to safety. They don't really care about safety...only the numbers associated with safety. Bright minds, yes, but all for themselves, with little upward potential unless you belong to a click.
Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) – Marcellus Shale Region – April 23, 2013
Mundane and monotonous routine. Management was not interested in training junior employees. Excessive travel for below average compensation was the norm. Mass hiring and subsequent layoffs were commonplace. There was an extremely high turnover rate amongst employees that weren't laid off. Morale was extremely low during the entirety of my tenure with the company. Not a conducive environment for a burgeoning career as a scientist.
Geologist I (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – April 11, 2015
This company has a very high turnover rate. 13 out of approximately 15 positions have been turned over in the last 2 years. I attribute this to poor local management. Also the region has been overlooked at the corporate level and left in the hands of people who lack relevant experience.