CH2M Vice President Reviews

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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Excellent company, big and not bureaucratic

    May 22, 2013 - Vice President in Saint Paul, MN
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    Pros

    Strong ethics and sense of doing what is right for the right reason. Entrepreneurial and empowering. The firm does most any kind of engineering imaginable, which means employees can set their own career path (provided the firm's needs are being met). Strong technology organization and career path. Staff are to be responsible and accountable - good processes for making that happen. Very flexible place to work - great work/personal balance.

    Cons

    Financial system is excellent in many ways, but makes Project Managers have to get into too much financial detail (the system could be much simpler to achieve the same goals). Getting work can be largely up to the individual depending on the situation. To advance in the firm may mean you need to relocate.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Changing for the better . . .

    Mar 9, 2017 - Vice President in Denver, CO
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    Pros

    Incredible talent, strong brand, mentorship culture

    Cons

    Currently recovering from a blend of financial impacts. A recent reorganization will yield long term benefits, but near term disruption is palpable and demoralizing for some.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Falling apart

    Feb 14, 2017 - Vice Pesient 
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    Pros

    Great people who want to do their best. Staff is absolutely committed to it's clients. Not only do staff want to do their best, but they are absolutely many of the best in the world in their respective disciplines. There is no doubt about this.

    Cons

    The CEO and senior management team have changed the heart and soul of the company. The new structure is really an EPC model that marginalizes the value of people and their relationships with clients and each other. Management says the opposite but that's just them trying to put a good spin on the restructure. Senior management is simply too far away from actually serving our clients and have followed the advice and direction from a relative newcomer to CH2M to lead BD activities and take her direction in restructuring the company to look like Jacobs. Unfortunately, Jacobs is principally an EPC firm not a consulting firm like CH. Senior leadership stresses how our restructuring is leading the market and the CH is the only firm using this new model. There's a good reason that no other consulting company follows this model. It's not new - it's just the wrong model for a consulting business. As a result of these changes, many top technical staff and managers have left and many, many more are weeks to a couple of months away from leaving. Leadership was "surprised" to see folks leaving in droves - literally. If our leadership really understood our clients and our business, this shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone.

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    29 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Vice President

    Jun 1, 2016 - Vice President 
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    Pros

    Surrounded by talented, committed people Great work opportunities Upward mobility Company has a great future ahead CEO has done an amazing job of communicating to people in the company. We have access to an exceptional level of understanding of the company strategy.

    Cons

    Typical of a company of this size. There are always trade-offs - bigger company is not always as personalized and doesn't suit everyone's style.

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    CH2M Response

    Global Talent Brand Strategist

    Thanks for your feedback. As a company we are communicating with a greater level of transparency than ever before. We encourage you to read the 2015 Summary Annual Report, if you haven’t already, and make sure to keep watching the CEO Roundtable. Communications is one of our highest priorities as we continue to evolve and adapt to the marketplace and the stakeholders we serve. Thanks, Matt

  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    The end is near for CH2M

    Feb 2, 2017 - Vice President Business Development 
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    Pros

    Compensation is good but inconsistent People mean well but it's impossible to succeed

    Cons

    Old CH people culture is long gone Almost no real awareness of the competitive market Internally focused New ideas and people are repelled with great efficiency Unstable and partially owned by Venture capital-Apollo Management

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    32 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Vice President

    Feb 4, 2016 - Vice President in Denver, CO
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    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Professional and caring. Allows for entrepreneurial initiatives and building of functions if you have the ability to execute. I have seen many careers develop and flourish at CH2M.

    Cons

    Cost cutting due to project losses has hurt morale

    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Executive and Business Unit Leadership unable to manage business, no ears to hear issues or problems.

    Mar 1, 2015 - Vice President in Denver, CO
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    Pros

    Competitive pay Middle of the road benefits Stock available, but poor investment for the short term.

    Cons

    Leadership has no understanding of how to build teams and organize around Profit and Loss performance. No real project controls, denial of systemic problems, expect more project losses. Executives that have their heads buried in the sand and determined not to listen to concerned employees.

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    18 people found this review helpful

    CH2M Response

    Company Representative

    First of all we’d like to thank you for over 10 years of service to CH2M. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We will communicate the points you brought up to the appropriate teams. Also please also know we are working on better informing the company of all that goes into recruiting employees– we hope this will clarify and better explain the process.

  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not so Ethical Company -

    Aug 1, 2013 - Vice President in Portland, OR
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    Pros

    Global, Oregon-founded, engineering and client services at heart

    Cons

    As the company grew and got bigger, the ethics became less important than a few long-term executives making more money and promote from within their own inner circle to protect selves.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company, hard to get in

    Mar 25, 2016 - Vice President - Technology in Denver, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great opportunities for global travel

    Cons

    Privately held, recovering from a bad year in 2014

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people but poor management

    Sep 13, 2012 - Vice President in Seattle, WA
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    Pros

    great and smart colleagues to work with

    Cons

    you spout the great ethics of the business culture then take the opposite route

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    3 people found this review helpful
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