Environmental Resources Management

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Environmental Resources Management Reviews

Updated 16 January 2015
Updated 16 January 2015
140 Reviews
3.0
140 Reviews
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Environmental Resources Management CEO and Director John Alexander
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment, opportunity to work with big company and interesting projects (in 12 reviews)

  • Great People, Get to learn a lot of things from very experienced people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is hampered by project deadlines and stoked by over-worked partner-level ERMers (in 9 reviews)

  • Low awareness of local environmental laws, labor laws and standards of health and safety (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Environmental Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intersting work, Large projects, Great place to build experience. Good people to work with with great mentoring

    Cons

    Pays below the salary avereage. Curently the Very senior leadership for the australia business has been making some business decisions that are pushing a lot of people to leave the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the Australia CEO and Managing partner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sydney
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sydney

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management

    Pros

    Salary was allright but unrealistic given hours you had to work

    Cons

    Pressure is constant with no appreciation from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real -learn how to communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big on Safety

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management

    Pros

    ERM truly cares about the safety of its employees, so much so that they consider termination if they know that you are using your cell phone while your driving. They also have career development paths so you can know what you have to do in order to get where you want to be in the company.

    Cons

    Feedback was not as frequent or specific as possible. Started to notice that while there is personal accountability, some "passing the buck" also occurs. Nevertheless, still a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Average, nothing stands out.

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely focused on the health and safety of employees while on the job, good benefits, and provides a lot of new learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Little effort is made to help lower level consultants grow with the company, the focus is primarily on the partners. Office atmosphere is very political which makes career growth within the company difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to the drastic increase in CL1 staff, more effort should be made available to help these individuals develop in their careers. Compensation should also be more competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot. Given responsibility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management

    Pros

    Consulting is fun work, at least in my opinion. I enjoyed the working environment and fast paced type of work. I maybe worked on 10 different projects in the course of a month.

    Cons

    Low starting pay for a consulting firm. I did it more for the experience than the pay but they should pay CL1s more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the internal business flow organized better. Invest in new young employees. They add value to the ERM brand and the client much more Han you think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Management Practice

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    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Talented co-workers
    - Lots of exciting opportunities to learn and travel as part of work
    - A place to grow in technical proficiency

    Cons

    - Less work & life balance (depending on the location)
    - Less salaray compared to doing field work in oil & gas
    - Less perks (holidays, no pay for OT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    _ company should expand and grow and tap lot more opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Freedom to grow in a professional environment.

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company. If you are a quick study and a self starter, this is the place for you. You will hit the ground running and, if working in a senior level position, you must have confidence in your technical area of expertise. Only for those with a strong consulting background. Lots of opportunity. Very professional atmosphere and high expectations of all employees. Very solid onboarding process.

    Cons

    The base pay is low for this industry, but ERM is liberal with providing bonus and advancement opportunities. If you work hard and have the right stuff you can make Partner where the money is excellent. Lots of young, highly educated but minimally experienced employees. A very flat management structure that leads to odd situations where senior people sometimes work for junior project managers. The hotel concept office is a nice idea, but doesn't work too well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider higher base pay for CL-3 and CL-4 positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    from the inside

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good exposure, interesting projects and great people

    Cons

    cut-throat, dont always value employees
    not well paid
    hard work required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    suggest looking after your people better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Get out what you put in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Resources Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Salary and benefits. High volume of work.

    Cons

    Billability Standards. Zero opportunity to get out to the market to sell. Path to partner is very political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Only a place to get your foot in the door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management

    Pros

    1. Interesting projects
    2. Collaboration between offices
    3. Flexible working

    Cons

    Endless - rock bottom pay with massive inconsistencies re promotions, salaries, even report templates!
    Complete lack of transparency and integrity driven by the partners "exclusive boys club" which are creaming it off whilst everyone else is just in a rat race. Be prepared to put up with a fight even for attending a £90 training course! Forget about making a career there if you don't have a partner that backs you up (i.e if you're not one of the chosen ones). Focus is only on billability and profitability and people always come last. One last thing, hot desking in London is simply creating the most awkward and unfriendly office atmosphere ever experienced although it's in a very nice location, shame!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are very well aware of all of the issues given the ridiculously high employee turn over, yet they are not willing/capable of acting as I've come to realise that all the issues are simply due to their business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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