CH2M Environmental Scientist Reviews

Updated 1 Jan 2017

To filter reviews, or .
3.5
85%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
CH2M CEO Jacqueline Hinman
Jacqueline Hinman
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great flexibility"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Environmental Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is supported. Salary competitive. Favorite part is my coworkers.

    Cons

    Recently laid off loyal 20+ year employees with no explanation.

    Continue reading
  2. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Environmental Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, high profile projects

    Cons

    expected to bill one hundred percent or take PTO.

  3. "consistency in practice"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist 

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like that we have flexible working hours, compensation time / offset, and leave benefits. Creativity is also highly encouraged among team members and not only limited to the management. I am pretty lucky to be working with a supervisor who knows how to enhance my talent and he has been assigning me to different kinds of projects. I have not been limited to ESA works. My supervisor has exposed me to remediation and decontamination/demolition/disposal projects. I'm very grateful for the trust and responsibility given by my supervisor and for always being very supportive. I know I have a great career ahead of me in CH2M with my current supervisor.

    Cons

    Title/position of employee in the company: Seems hard for management to understand the difference between a scientist and an engineer. A lot of us in the office, though licensed engineers, hold the scientist position. Our supervisor has been trying to fight for our position to be changed from scientist to engineer. Been with the company for more than two years but I'm stuck with the same scientist title. Mobil phone allowance: There should have been an assessment of what a regular plan with calls and texts plus data usage would cost in every country in APR. What we're entitled in our country is reasonable only for a week, not for a whole month's worth. We do understand the need to cut cost. But upper management seem to have missed the details. It's not just ratio and proportion for US to other countries when it comes to telecommunication costs.

    CH2M Response

    November 23, 2016Global Talent Brand Strategist

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re really glad to hear that you like working here and that we are helping you grow by giving you the opportunity to work on new and different types of projects. That’s what CH2M is all about! We recently revised our mobile device program to be more consistent in how we manage devices across our company. Every employee uses his or her mobile device for personal use, and therefore the allowance is not intended to be a reimbursement of all monthly costs. And regarding your title, please reach out to your HR delivery partner for guidance. Thank you again

  4. Helpful (2)

    "As a junior environmental scientist, I had an overall positive experience."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CH2M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Employee involvement in managerial decisions/processes - Opportunities for project work across the world - Inclusive work culture (open to different personalities, different viewpoints, etc.) - Advanced use of/acceptance of new technology - Intelligent and hardworking co-workers - Many co-workers really care about getting involved in the local community

    Cons

    - Potential for 40+ hour work weeks (sometimes unpaid) - No bonuses or raises in my 2+ years as an employee - Promotions are slow and promotion evaluation is unsatisfying - Private consulting in and of itself is a con if you are not familiar with this type of work

    Continue reading

    CH2M Response

    April 15, 2015Company Representative

    Thanks for your work with CH2M and for taking the time to write a review. Your comments were noted, including the one about continuing to align our goals with our company’s values - we will share your feedback with the appropriate management team.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be an excellent company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee owned - stock purchasing program. Cross business group opportunities

    Cons

    Recently lost some large contracts so there is not enough work for current employees

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Just another company..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This used to be a good place to work. More focus on the stock price than the employee morale these days. They say it's a great place to work but I'm not so sure any more these days.

    Cons

    Too many to list. No work, no pay or use your vacation time.

    Continue reading
  7. Helpful (1)

    "EHS Consulting"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, interesting projects, wide variety of people/projects/travel opportunity available.

    Cons

    Finding consistent workload, large amount of teleconferencing/lack of personal interactions

  8. "Overall Good, treated well, interesating projects, interesting and fun peoplw."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The projects, the people, and the travel potential.

    Cons

    Very large co., you may feel like a #

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate Culture Undermines Trust and Cooperative Problem Solving"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and benefits are excellent. The projects and work are interesting. Having many offices allow staying with the company when moving to another geographic area. Telecommuting is commmon. Office facilities are genrally very good.

    Cons

    The company expects a lot of free side work in the form of presentations, mentoring, community service projects, etc. Billing is expected to be 100%. Poor support for attending training and professional development events. There is no way to settle disagreeements between project managers and technical experts. The corporate culture fosters blaming and backstabbing rather than collaboration and problem solving. As in many large engineering firms, the environmental division is a sideshow to support the engineering practice. Work is stovepiped with poor communicaitons and cooperation. Long-time employees say it has grown quickly through acquisitions but still operates like a small local office. Individuals market their services internally to project managers with little coordination or support. Records and document retreival infrastructure is very poor. Bonus pay is not common. Managers must rate at least 15 percent of employess as unsatisfactory. Workloads are uneven and vacation/sick leave must be saved to carry through light work periods. Orientaiton and integration is poor without clear explanations of expectations.

    Continue reading

Choose a different language and keep reading other reviews.

Found 9 reviews