CH2M Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 1 Apr 2020

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CH2M CEO Jacqueline Hinman
Jacqueline Hinman
467 Ratings
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  1. "Great company CH2M"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Contracts Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, colleagues, highly ethical

    Cons

    Not the highest paying company

  2. "Nice company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer 

    I worked at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, good salary, work soon excited projects

    Cons

    Not think of any. It was good experience working on team.

  3. "Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Challenging tasks, nice facilities, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of mentoring and coaching

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  4. Helpful (3)

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

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at CH2M full-time for 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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, constantly changing"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CH2M part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance okay - Longevity -Nice work environment -Cool Projects

    Cons

    - May feel undervalued -Not very accommodating to women and growing family needs -Too client centric - No perks -Horrible PTO package and sick days -no room for growth -Low salary and no bonuses

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CH2M full-time

    Pros

    They are flexible with my work schedule. They understand the work/life balance.

    Cons

    Their benefits could be better.

  7. "Engineering Intern with CH2M"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CH2M for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, responsibility in complex and long-term projects (worked as a junior engineer), was invited to attend to attend high-level meetings with clients and felt welcomed by executive management, ability to explore career interests outside of direct assignments, strong Junior and Mid-level Professional (JuMP) networking opportunities, strong intern support program through weekly skype trainings, friendly and hard-working people--no slackers!

    Cons

    Many full-time employees work remotely--good for work life balance but bad for forming relationships since in-person interaction is inconsistent. CH2M was recently acquired by Jacobs Eng. so there is a lot of uncertainty with job security, management changes, and shifts in company culture.

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  8. "Environmental Scientist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than average pay for this industry and location, yearly review and pay review. Detailed projects and works which you might not normally see in this area, chance to work with some very intelligent people who know some niche works in the market. Ability to work from home, and also to work in offices around the world and a chance to travel for site works. Chance for professional development through training and chartership.

    Cons

    Company going through acquisition, potential for some jobs may not be secure. My location is dependent on one project and if works cease there, more work may not be available. Work life balance is a little off (at least in my team)

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  9. "HR"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work life balance can vary.

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  10. Helpful (11)

    "Used to be Better"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance if you managed your work well. Great team. Very smart, dedicated people making a difference for each other, the company, and their clients. Work from home option was great. The work was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The pay was low for the hours that needed to be worked. Dwindling staff numbers created an increase in work for the people that remain. Morale was low due to low or non-existent raises, poor communication from the top-down, and an increase in need for job dedication, all while laying people off.

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