Environmental Resources Management Reviews

Updated 1 Jul 2020

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Environmental Resources Management CEO Keryn James
Keryn James
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  1. "HR Advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Great culture Experienced professionals Down to earth Global leader in sustainability consulting

    Cons

    Salaries not as competitive Turnover

  2. "Exciting Opportunities but Little Culture and People Focus"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great place to learn and be embedded in exciting projects, including domestic and overseas projects. - Work from home flexibility. - Bonuses if you do well being billable - Good health and safety culture focus

    Cons

    - Salary is one of the lowest for major consulting firms. - Extremely low on training and development. - Lots of pressure on billability - Lots of pressure to make some form of sales or finding own work, even placing it on lower level consultants. - Little culture in celebrating company successes, starting from top management. - Bonuses are tied in to being billable for the entire year as opposed to how well you've performed on a project or gotten client feedback. - Working extended hours is a given even though you can only bill for less amount of hours, but taking time-in-lieu is frowned upon even though you worked extra hours that you weren't allowed to bill for.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "A stepping stone"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential to network with other ERMers

    Cons

    Hierarchical approach, way too top heavy No innovation Over charge clients Terrible people managers

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Overhyped"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with and there is a pay check.

    Cons

    CL1 and CL2 are treated like disposable asets. The company has too many senior management types with a limited number of workers. All employees should be involved in fieldwork not just the newer ones, The company is too focused on profits before people, Usefull billabiltiy is the thing that determines how people are going in the company there is more too life than just a number. There is limited opportunity for learning and growth unless you are one of the boys. There are too many meetings about inconsequential things such as resourcing. The company is only interested in a potential client if the job is above 5k, this rules out many small to medium clients who need work done as well. The higher in the company you go the higher the bill rate - what clients wants to pay thousands of dollars for a meeting that doesn't mean anything.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of talk, not much walk!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great geographical spread, good networking opportunities

    Cons

    Partner group is your standard boys' club!

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not so great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, little work life balance

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  7. Helpful (10)

    "Self deluded mid-range service provider"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management

    Pros

    A job with salary, typical office environment, space filler on CV prior to a real job. Sorry guys but if you are still there then there really is a whole world outside those grey doors!

    Cons

    The whole business is deluding itself thinking that it is viewed by clients as any different to its competitors. For some bizarre reason they think they are market leaders. Not sure in which market!

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "The negative reviews are true."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working from home is allowed which enables you to spend time with your kids. They should be commended for this.

    Cons

    Too many to list but it all starts with the partnership model. Read the other reviews.

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  9. "Team Lead Impact Assessment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time

    Pros

    Support from management Career development International opportunities Genuinely smart and hard working, professional people

    Cons

    Work is heavily influenced by the market - better planning by management is required to ensure robustness and longevity.

  10. Helpful (9)

    "Atrocious"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Resources Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You do get a pay check while you are looking for another job

    Cons

    There is a major disconnect between what they tell you about the company and what it's like in reality. But remember these following things: - Management will always lie to you - There is no time in lieu (though they always charge the client to maximize their profit) - There is no work/life balance (well there is but its highly skewed to work) - They hire for the position (it must be easier than training people) - Partners are only focused on maintaining their own profit Seriously - do not work here

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