Construction Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – July 27, 2018
All depends on which office you get hired into. If you have a degree ask a ton of questions during your interview process. Have seen many people that thought they'd be working within their field of study doing basically field technician work. They now find it hard to find new jobs because they've basically done noting in their field of study. Lot of sad faces.
This is pure environmental consulting at a large company. You have to meet your metrics: billability, sales, net revenue managed, etc. If you are meet your goals and you deliver quality project work on time, you will excel here and largely be left alone to find your own destiny.
Do you want work life balance? That's up to you. Do you want to work hard and move up the corporate ladder? It is difficult, but opportunities abound.
No one is going to hold your hand, say how special you are, pat your little bottom and say "good job!". Ain't that type of place. Do you need to work long hours sometimes to deliver a project on time? Yup. Can it be difficult to deal with some managers? Of course. Is corporate red tape annoying and slow? Yes, there's 5000+ people in the company. It's to be expected.
If you don't like environmental consulting, don't blame ERM. That's the nature of the animal. If you enjoy its fast-paced, always changing, unpredictable nature, then this may be the place for you.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 11, 2018
Sometimes appears to be a disconnect between stated mission and true culture - sustainability and environmental focus are stated priorities; strong emphasis on "bottom line" - trying to move toward a more people centric model (employees and clients) - work in progress
Housekeeping Supervisor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 26, 2017
my average day at work consist of someone called out lots work needs to be done so i'm the one who gets dirty with his team get it done without complaining do my best to make it stress free as possible
Consultant (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 22, 2017
Bill-ability requires working more than 40 hrs per week, but you don't get a decent bonus for working overtime. Most projects require experience in various sectors, but doesn't provide a way to get the required experience.
My job is convenient it's a good place to work to practice customer service. This job can be challenging but working together get the job done the managers are smart, helpful and they have great personalities.
Recognize those that work hard and appreciate those that work hard
Short breaks is the hassle but as long as we maintain the job hey done