Golder Associates Reviews

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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3.7
63%
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Golder Associates President and CEO Hisham Mahmoud (no image)
Hisham Mahmoud
212 Ratings
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  • "Lack of training/finger-pointing when mistakes are made particularly to junior staff(in 33 reviews)

  • "Could have a better work life balance(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Tailings Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good people, very flexible work hours

    Cons

    Won't exist much longer, sadly

  2. "No title"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Hydrogeologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    I could not find any pros

    Cons

    Very little support to new staff with a lot of pressure


  3. "Good, for now."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Milton, Queensland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    A really fun place to work with a great culture and challenges

    Cons

    Have sold their soul to the devil.

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  4. "Drink the koolaid"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ownership model. Approachable mentors. Good for grads joining the industry. Performance based bonuses in $ or shares payout.

    Cons

    The system seems to work well for some but not others. I was fortunate enough to be given many opportunities in my short time. I bought in mentally and financially but others who were not singled out as potential partners seemed to be treated differently which was concerning.

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  5. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities available if you want to learn

    Cons

    Messy team structure and everyone is out for themselves

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  6. "A hopeful company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Brisbane

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    a professional, scientific, excited company

    Cons

    a little bit single and relax.

  7. "General review"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good projects, interesting, challenging, tough.

    Cons

    Culture, lack of transparency, favouritism, lack of training, lack of CPD

  8. "GOOD"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Golder Associates part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Outdated timesheet system and small office

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Downhill"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Management in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people. Getting to work with some of the best engineers in the job field. Starting salary is good.

    Cons

    Culture has been totally removed. New CEO has basically destroyed what was once an awesome workplace. Good people leaving in mass.

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  10. "Low salary, old-school company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good projects and great market reputation

    Cons

    Traditional company that believes in a firm hierarchy. No respect for middle level or support staff. Low salary and slow growth

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