Limitless Opportunity and Stress
Staff Geologist (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 6, 2018
The sky is literally the limit at Apex. Put in the time and initiative, and expect to be rewarded with additional responsibilities and compensation. As an environmental consulting company, billable hours come with the job. Apex does offer flextime despite being salaried, but you will only be paid for hours that are billable... Expect to work 50-60 hours a week regularly to meet those targets. The Texas branches are generally small and specialized, so you have the opportunity to share work with all sorts of great people while helping fill different roles at the various branches. I'd encourage working here for no more than 1-2 years before taking the skills you learned to another [hopefully less stressful] company. Since most of the work we do is subject to the seasons (resource management, oil/gas, due diligence), keep your resume updated frequently... layoffs are frequent, and the first to go are always the middle and senior technical staff.
Project variety, coworker comraderie
Pressure cooker environment, entire months where you hope that you aren't the one being escorted out this week