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Wierd leadership
Staff engineer (Former Employee) –  USA ArizonaJuly 2, 2019
Company professional development program is a joke. Company has not best practices to evaluate employees performance . The new hired employee future do not depend on his/her work but on his team leader and senior supervisor personalty and ego.HR igonered employees complaints specialty if managers or seniors are involved.
Pros
Decent salary.
Cons
Lack of people skill and basic leadeship skills (some supervisors or manager).
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Bullying, shouting, rough language, high turnover
Engineer (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJune 7, 2019
High employee turnover, bullying project managers and principals who may shout, yell or use f* words and rough language, not good benefits, no bonus, very high cost health insurance. They lay off people every 2 years in average, very good and knowledgable employees but terrible management.
Pros
Good employees, good geologist, sometimes a lot of projects to work and learn and sometimes no work.
Cons
Management, not good pay, no job security, little to no bonus, high cost health, stressfull environment, very high turn over
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There through the executive management changes.
US End User Computing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Mount Laurel, NJJanuary 30, 2019
Overall, was a great place to work.Enjoyed it for many years, as had most of the other employees in my office. A few were 20+ years with the company. Then, much needed change began to take place.
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Productive and fun place to work
Geotechnical Engineer (Former Employee) –  greater vancouver areaNovember 25, 2018
very solid design firm, very reputable. as long as you are chargeable 50 percent above, you are fine. they are very patient with their employees. highly recommend
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Productive, hard-working colleagues, respected
Geoscientist (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLNovember 5, 2018
It’s been a great rewarding place to work. Recent changes changes have been positive. Hard-working, respectful colleagues. Good clients. I appreciate Golder putting health safety first. It’s become engrained in the culture over the years. Also embraces technology and keeps current.
Pros
Opportunity to make own path
Cons
Mentorship program needs improvement
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hard work promoted, bringing in work promoted more
Associate/ Senior Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WAJuly 27, 2018
Golder Associates mostly promotes business development, hard work, and promotion when work is brought in. The atmosphere there is hard work, little relationship building during work hours.
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i learned alot working there
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 30, 2018
Interesting job and company to work for. Engineers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Created reports and learned alot about creating excel spreadsheets.
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passive-agressive culture
Project Administrator - Document Control (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CAJune 29, 2018
The culture at Golder is sometimes collaborative, but often switches to passive-aggressive. I always felt it necessary to "watch my back".
There was lots of grousing there about other peoples' performance, and often with good cause.
Pros
The pay was OK
Cons
The environment sucked
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Good company
Communications (Former Employee) –  United StatesJune 19, 2018
Was a good job and a good company to work for. Seems like they've gotten back on their feet after a rough few years and it's good to see that things have improved.
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Just another brick in the wall
Project Geologist (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJune 1, 2018
Worked in the Anchorage AK office. Was part of a buyout firm that was blended into the larger group. Pigeonholed, us and them culture, not really a place that a remember working with fond memories.
Pros
Travel
Cons
Money
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Great Place to Work, Lovely People
Receptionist/ Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMay 18, 2018
Fun and friendly place to work. Great benefits. Wonderful people. Lots of Work In Alaska, Lots of High Level Changes lead to Lay-offs. Best Job I've Ever Had!
Pros
People, Pay, Benefits
Cons
Lay-Offs, Changing of Management
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Great place to work.
Geologist/Soil Scientist/Field Engineer (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKApril 30, 2018
Overall the company was very top heavy with a high turn over rate for entry level employees. Many were under paid and overworked. However, if you stick with it the opportunities are endless.
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Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 16, 2018
Great company to work for as a Project Manager. I was successful in landing new work and completing it on time and under budget. In hindsight, I would really like to work there again. I left ONLY for a great opportunity.
Pros
Interesting, clients and sales were exciting
Cons
Occasionally stressful to make deadlines
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Not as good as it was when I first started there
Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Engineer (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, COFebruary 6, 2018
The local office was smaller when I started and therefore had more of a "family" feel to it. Later, as that office doubled in employees, it became a lot more corporate.
Pros
Periodic in-office training with lunch provided
Cons
Very corporate
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Buen ambiente laboral
External consultant (Former Employee) –  LimaJanuary 23, 2018
En general hay un buen ambiente laboral y el trabajo es muy profesional.
Pros
Buen trabajo
Cons
La gente trabaja hasta muy tarde
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Great initiative and opportunity for advancement
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Elko, NVJanuary 22, 2018
Working at Golder was a great experience. The team dynamic and collaboration with multiple Golder offices was outstanding. The level of organization presented by Golder staff was impressive.
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Fantastic culture and family-like management
Industrial Hygienist (IH) (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJanuary 9, 2018
My experience with GAI was nothing less than amazing. Management strives to train, mentor and support new employees. The day to day tasks are exciting and engaging. Even after moving to another company I am still actively connected to many of my former associates.
Pros
Amazing opportunities for entry level and seasoned professionals, ability to travel and see new places, amazing mentors!
Cons
As a consultant, travel is frequently required and while this can be a Pro, having a young family can be equally challenging and a Con.
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Stuck in a downturn cycle
IT Professional (Former Employee) –  Lake Oswego, ORAugust 18, 2017
Golder has been caught in the downturn in the oil industry, and it is struggling as a result. Layoffs and shrinkage have been continual over the last 3 years. This makes morale a challenge.
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Poor Management and job Security is not a thing
Environmental (Former Employee) –  AmericaJuly 26, 2017
If you are not able to make others look bad to make yourself look good this place is not for you. Management does not care about your well being only about your billable hours worked.
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Happy
MARKETING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, COJune 8, 2017
This company is near and dear to my heart as it has always been a part of my life! I learned so many skills and became part of its excellent legacy. It was great.
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