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CH2M Reviews

Updated 11 December 2018
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  • "Many full-time employees work remotely--good for work life balance but bad for forming relationships since in-person interaction is inconsistent" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Need a little better communication from upper management" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Internship at CH2M Glasgow (highways)"

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    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture.
    Company benefits.
    Lunchtime CPD sessions.
    Teamwork.
    Team support.

    Cons

    Recent take over by Jacobs and location.


  2. "Ok to work for them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration consultation teamwork positive forward thinking

    Cons

    Travelling outdoors pay training security

  3. "Great flexibility and project work, but poor graduate scheme"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Civil Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Civil Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on exciting projects and move laterally across the company. I have moved across three different offices and I can say that all people were really nice to work and socialise with. Good benefits including BUPA healthcare, generous pension scheme, and many others.

    Cons

    Very disorganised graduate scheme with no clear direction and limited time/budget for it.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in graduate engineers who form the future of the company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "you have to be one of the group otherwise ???"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very talented People very knowledgeable from all over the world

    Cons

    Those foreign employees are just used for very specific (Dummy) tasks never given opportunity to advance to management position, which i think they would have contributed to success of CHM

    Advice to Management

    With Jacobs taken over i was expecting this would change but unfortunately this is taking longer than expected, already 5 peoples have left other are expected to do so lack of vision etc...


  5. "Great culture, very flexible working hours."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get noticed outside of US. No bonus for staff below senior mgr


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours, great opportunities

    Cons

    complicated grading system, difficult to understand the salary package

    Advice to Management

    Better transparency


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good company to work with, it can be only good if you are good at buttering!"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Hammersmith, England
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Hammersmith, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CH2M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the pay scale is good! variety of projects!

    Cons

    very bad management! weak resourcing! if no opportunity no progress! and no progress no promotion! absolutely rubbish politics!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inspection Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good multi-cultural environment in middle east where I worked.

    Cons

    There must be some checks on every team leader.

    Advice to Management

    Need to implement company standards but not always Client's choice.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Some great opportunities. But dependent on good networking abilities and/or good luck"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at CH2M full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous benefits, great staff network. The potential to land on some very interesting projects with some great clients or great consortiums. Very good work-life balance - short days. HR are great at considering your home needs when placing you on projects.

    Cons

    Career paths for progression are not advertised. Information about the 'next step' is only obtainable through hearsay and internal conversations. This can be tricky in such a large and complex company where you might be based permanently away from the office and therefor, not able to network you into the next role. As a solution, CH2M put 'Managers of Talent' in place and these people are gifted with the power to place you on projects, influence pay and permit training. These people can make or break your career, but all too often, they tend to be too busy/uncaring to reply, not people-interested and tainted by biases (one was sexist - but only one!). Due to the often intangible nature of the work, a meritocratic environment has been hard to create and most senior people are exist only as a function of the time they have spent in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your Managers of Talent. Otherwise, good work.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Okay but could be much better

    Cons

    Salary levels need improving to retain staff