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GIS Manager (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCSeptember 17, 2018
Overall a good place to work, too much emphasis by mgmt on the "multiplier". Inability of management to understand GIS and its limitations with respect to current and future clients. Only interested in profit and not the process to make it happen
Pros
Some flexibility in choosing clients
Cons
management pressure to hit the multiplier
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Decent place to work
HR CSR/Benefits Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Highlands Ranch, COSeptember 11, 2018
Lot of turnover, restructuring, definitely a corporate setting. Colleagues within same department get along great and work well as a team and individually.
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Fun atmosphere...Good balance of field and office work...Opportunities to travel.
Environmental Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Kennesaw, GASeptember 6, 2018
Excellent people to work with...Enjoyable and often challenging work environment...Good career advancement opportunities. Very strong safety culture. Good pay and benefits.
Pros
Good compensation, excellent working environment and camaraderie, good chance for professional advancement.
Cons
Some unpleasant office politics between departments/divisions.
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a superior company and w0rkplace
Team Lead Waugoshance Point Mackinaw MI (Former Employee) –  MichiganAugust 27, 2018
Awesome employer. A great of deal of diversity and travel. All teams and team members superior professional. Great company employer interaction. Superior SOPs, and job goal setting and equipment
Cons
contractstart are often delayed
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Professional, well run and caring company
Assistant Field Manager (Former Employee) –  Massena, NYAugust 23, 2018
Arcadis as a corporation is topnotch. Their methods, human resources and attention to employee care is 5 star. They have many opportunities throughout the country and their ethics will make you want to always be their employee. They are fair and open.
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Supportive client and project team
Task Manager 1 (Current Employee) –  Marina, CAAugust 22, 2018
development and managment of project data and reporting requirments under CERCLA process.
Work place environment is fast paced but relaxed.
Working with public and regulatory agencies
Pros
no micro-managment
Cons
limited advancment
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Great place to work
Field Technician/Scientist (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCJuly 23, 2018
Arcadis was an amazing place to thrives and grow in my career. I wish i was still working with them< but do to a contract buy out with the EPA i was forced to change companies. I would work for them again in a second.
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Productive work environment but career path guided by assignments.
Project Environmental Engineer (Former Employee) –  Midland, TXJuly 20, 2018
When work was plentiful, a typical day would be productive with interaction with superiors and peers. Workplace allowed for learning from others but the hardest part of work was balancing the ever-changing work culture and management styles. It was difficult to know where you stood. Oftentimes things are viewed as black or white when in reality they were many subtle shades of gray. The most enjoyable part of this job was how the company could send people from all over the country to converge on a site or project in an effort to meet a certain deadline. I really enjoyed learning and working with others and the entire collaboration-thing.
Pros
Lots of lattitude in career development
Cons
Could be disconnected and cold
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Great work life balance
GIS Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 17, 2018
Great work environment- fun people, and easy-going culture. The company is rather big (~6,000) and in combination with the type of contracts it focuses on there's not a lot of organic growth (read: few advancement opportunities).
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Good company
Environmental Engineer (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CAJuly 16, 2018
I worked for Arcadis for a short amount of time. Their projects were interesting and I got to learn a lot. the Work balance was not as good and the work was not distributed based on merit.
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Company Has Lost Its Soul
eLearning/Training Developer (Former Employee) –  Highlands Ranch, COJune 12, 2018
They talk a great talk about valuing employees and having a good work/life balance – and they used to walk the walk as well – but no more. One by one, their values and priorities have eroded due to weak leadership and infighting amongst all levels of management.

The only value left is profit, and they will gut their own employee base to hit their targeted numbers, even though they're always profitable... they'd rather be MORE profitable than do right by those that have loyally helped to get them to where they are.
Pros
Competitive - but not great - pay and benefits, Good healthcare (Cigna)
Cons
Schizophrenic senior management, Unqualified and infighting middle management, Poor work culture (what have you done for me lately?), No one's job (at any level) is ever safe
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Construction Inspector (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 22, 2018
A typical day at work was doing inspections independently, mapping out routes for the day, and providing daily accurate logs while keeping good communication with team members to coordinate daily activities. I loved my time there. It was easy in my particular role to become complacent, but there is much opportunity to stand out and make an impact if you take a hold of it.
Pros
Great benefits, collaboration
Cons
Poor employee retention, Crazy Atlanta traffic
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Expectations for high work life balance low
Task Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMay 5, 2018
They pay well for the industry, however they expect above and beyond for the job. Good career advancement if you're willing to give up your life. Fair among of time off, however if you take the time it is counted against your billable hours. Tight budgets and a constant push to produce more.
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great company
Office Administrator - Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mahwah, NJMay 5, 2018
great co workers mostly good management loved the diversity of the position, included project admin work some accounting human resources and office management health and safety and training coordination

great company great experience.
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Pleasant place to work
Inspector III (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAApril 20, 2018
Worked on USACE project. Great experience. Learned to file USACE daily logs. Was like a family relationship. Close knit. Company had much confidence in my ability.
Pros
Let me do my job without much supervision.
Cons
Not enough work. Lay offs after the projects ended.
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Good place to work
VP Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 12, 2018
Fair Salary, Good management, fun environment. Good work ethic among employees. Good benefits and time paid off. Good advancement for employees awesome place to work.
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Worst experience in my career
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  White Plains, NYMarch 31, 2018
Some offices are not good. Some people do not treat other people well. Some managers show favoritism to some employees. As a manager, they cover the mistakes made by some employees whom they “like” but highlight mistakes of other employees. Too much politics in some offices. Your raise and promotion depends on how well you can play politics. You don’t have to be good at your work. You don’t have to be technically good. Just be good at politics and always comply with what important people in the company say/do.
If you’re an Engineer 1 or Engineer 2, you’re a CADD Drafter in reality. Job description is the same throughout the country.
Pay is way below average and it’s not feasible to live in a city like New York with the salary they provide. The salary is pretty standard no matter where you’re located.
If you ask for more salary while negotiating the offer, they will trap you by offering a very high signing bonus and lower than average base pay. This signing bonus has to be returned if you leave before a year from the date you join.
Working from home is subject to supervisor approval and some supervisors do not let you work from home even if there’s few feet of snow outside. You’ll be asked to sacrifice 1 day of paid time off.
Overtime pay is subject to supervisor approval. Some supervisors do not let you get overtime despite working more than 40 hours.
Most projects have no budget. You’ll be working overtime without being paid for it.
Pros
Nothing to be honest
Cons
Bad people to work with, too much politics, no growth, supervisors showing favoritism
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Ambiente agradable
Coordinator Engineer / Lead Engineer (Former Employee) –  santiagoMarch 30, 2018
Se observa ambiente familiar, buenas experiencia en las visitas de plantas mineras.
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Poor Management
AFS Project Manager 2, GIT (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 27, 2018
Management changes constantly. I gave up on communicating with my managers as I never actually worked for the individuals who managed me. Everything they used for reviews was feedback, if they got it, from other peers and project managers.
Pros
Lots of on the job training
Cons
Poor management, insufficient pay for living in Silicon Valley
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Just Don't
Vice President - Energy Management Services (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIMarch 19, 2018
Pros - The people are great to work with. There is definitely an 'espirit de corps' among the technical staff.

Cons
>The Michigan region has been poorly mismanaged for over a decade. Why corporate allows this to continue is a mystery. The internal joke is that there should be a revolving door on the entrance due to the high turnover. Reorganization happens frequently. >Regional offices horde work and do not collaborate, due to billable hour requirements. Middle management is unable to lead. >Management direction seems to come from UK division more than Holland.
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