Anonymous worker (Current Employee) – not available – August 11, 2018
There are many positive aspects of Apex Companies. There is a casual office culture and lots of talented individuals. Flexible work schedules and general autonomy in completing work. However, favoritism abounds, there are few opportunities to change jobs or roles, little training and no continuing education opportunities. The company culture is highly focused on metrics and has unrealistic expectations of billable hours vs. project profitability. Top heavy on management.
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
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Tulsa County, OK – May 30, 2018
Most appreciative company i have ever worked for. Pay is great but benefits suck and are expensive if you are covering anyone but yourself. 401 K match is not competitive. Corporate company that micro manages everything. performance based raises are very good at least a few dollars an hour every year.
Fun Company events, good pay, nice staff
poor benefits, not alot of advancement opportunities
Scientist I (Current Employee) – New England – May 7, 2018
It's a good starting point for the environmental industry, but field staff are not treated with respect and autonomy. Project Managers expect you to be able to hit the ground running, so to speak with very little training.
It was a pretty cool place to work. Helped me understand the process of working on a project
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER INTERN (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – February 11, 2018
My work experience at APEX was short but everybody was helpful and friendly. If I had any issues, Management would take a few minutes of their time and explain what I needed to do. Overall, I enjoyed my time there.
Health insurance is Cigna. I was forced to change doctors and it was hard to find a new doctor. There are no qualifying dentists in Wyoming. I would have to travel to South Dakota or Montana to see a dentist. Vision insurance was ok. Costs of insurance increase faster than hourly pay.
Management is very poor. They are not trained to handle employee issues or conflicts at all. Hostile work environment.
Often Apex cannot keep employees busy (40 hrs/week) and we are under constant threat of layoffs.
Scientist II (Current Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – August 25, 2017
Smaller offices give you the opportunity to wear lots of hats. If you are driven, you can learn all aspects of the business from environmental sample collection, data entry, and technical reporting to client correspondence and project management. There is always something new to learn and nearly always someone who can teach you or point you in the right direction.
Work 8 to 4 Work M to F Flexible schedule No weekend work Nice co-workers Work different projects Work in-doors and out-doors Nice manager safeguarding environment by testing soil, water and air for contaminations.
Paid time off, lie back job, nice teammates
no overtime, less pay, not enough training for mechanical/electrical issues
Sr. Field Tech (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – July 14, 2017
I liked working there. Upper management was a bit iffy. Paid good but constant travel and to many hours. To work life balance. Your gone all the time. Very hard to schedule personal appointments cause you dont know where you will be going and when. Very high turnover rate for fellow employees. But, all in all, I enjoyed working for them and enjoyed the challenges.
Great supervisors and liked a few coworkers. Good pay and benefits.
No work life balance, Terrible training when I first started. Travel, Always seemed to be in chaos mode
Intern Human Resources (Current Employee) – Rockville, MD – March 3, 2017
I have learned everything from medical billing to the immigation process. The company has a great work environment and the management have been wonderful. The employees are very helpful with any questions and with training you in new areas. Best part of the day is working around caring people that have your best interest. I wouldn't say there is a hard part of my day.
Great work environment. The company really seems to take care of their employees. Very impressed.
Nicer office location. More updates to appear more in the modern age.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Ohio – December 26, 2016
This job pays very well and I wish I could still be there. Your allowed to wear what you want and was able to get as much over time as possible. I loved the this job and hope I can fine another like it.