Supervisor (Current Employee) – BWI – February 22, 2013
After 5+ years with MES I would not recommend this company to anyone. Compensation is low, but benefits are decent as they are part of the state health care system. The company is focused on being cheap and maintaining the status quo. They invest nothing into their employees beyond the bare minimum certifications required for the job. They also turn down any ideas towards innovation or efficiency. Upper management is untrustworthy. There is great job security as you can't get fired after the probationary period, but there is little to no room for advancement. Advancement is based solely on nepotism and how long you have been with the company. Raises are predetermined independent of performance. Also, most jobs require 24/7 response.
decent health care, good job security
low compensation, no advancement, terrible management, no work/life balance
Good company but lack of advancement/pay once you hit certain points
Operator (Current Employee) – Maryland – January 30, 2013
Overall MES is a great agency to work for. Good people with good intentions in a friendly atmosphere but the agency is bloated and not streamlined. The pay is not great and they expect you to do a lot with small budgets and large amounts of repetitive paperwork. The field staff and office staff do not communicate well. Field staff are rushed to complete tasks as quickly as possible and turn everything into the office where it sits for weeks on end while the field staff have to make do without needed equipment or parts while paperwork is processed.
fully paid training, lots of different facilities
lack of advancement/pay once you have your licenses
heavy equ.operator,computer operator (Former Employee) – ,Upper Marlboro,Md. ,Easton,Md. – April 25, 2012
went out of my way,did operations mgr's job most of the time and took the credit.one of the top supervisors wanted someone he knew hired so he said to push him ahead of others with more experence.i was injured on the job due to having to use equipment that was damaged ,repaired and put back in service.it was to be thrown away and not repaired.i was on it at the operations mgr's orders and it broke.i landed on the asphalt .i have many injurys that prevents me from working .I WAS TERMINATED WITH OUT CAUSE. i was intitled to FMLA but denied.one operations mgr. uses the office as his private spot for him and the cleaning woman.drugs are also there but they cover for each other.i applied for the job of operations mgr.but it was given to another man who did not have the license for composting from the department of agriculture and i did.you figure it out
At MES, I learned how to act and put forth my skills using Geographic Information Systems in an office environment. My co workers were very helpful and had a lot of insightful knowledge to provide me with. My typical day of work consisted of 8 hours. Normally, I would go out in the field and study invasive species along side state highways. Our main client was the state highway administration. When I wasn't in the field, I was digitizing on the desktop computer. The most enjoyable part of the job was working out in the field with other co-workers. I looked forward to doing this everyday I came into work. This job taught me how to work in an office environment for the first time in my life. It also taught me how to organize and space my work on certain projects.
paid lunches, good pay, great people, interesting work
From June 2012 to August 2013, I worked as an Engineering Co-Op at Maryland Environmental Service. I worked with a Geographic Information System (GIS) everyday at work. I would use a GIS to track invasive species all over Anne Arundel County. My co-workers and I would often go out in the field and attack the invasive species wherever need be. The most enjoyable part of my job was working in a team and going out in the field to eliminate invasive species.
Along with working in the GIS department, I often used excel to organize company invoices.
Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director (Current Employee) – Millersville, MD – October 23, 2013
Working for the Director and Deputy Director is very different from day to day. Learning new management skills and knowing more of Microsoft Outlook. Enjoy working with other co-workers. I would like to be more active in my daily duties. Sometimes a typical day here at Maryland Environmental Service is not busy enough for me as I would like to be.