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Golder Associates Reviews

Updated 15 Aug 2019

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3.1
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59%
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61%
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Hisham Mahmoud
144 Ratings
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  • "Breach work life balance and focus on mental health but non existent in practice(in 26 reviews)

  • "Tendency for junior staff to get stuck doing the same tasks for a given senior person unofficially, rather than rotating through available work(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good consultancy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Golder Associates

    Pros

    Great team of technical engineers and managers

    Cons

    Need better spread between levels

    Golder Associates2016-06-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strong habit to make people redudant when activity decrease"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some projects can be quite interesting

    Cons

    Strong habit to make people redudant when activity decrease They use you for theirproject and when its finished and they have no project, they make you redundant. I have see somany colleagues made redundant.

    Advice to Management

    Think mid & long term

    Golder Associates2019-07-09
  3. "Loving it"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hydrogeologist in Milton, Queensland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits to their employees

    Cons

    Limited parking at certain offices,

    Golder Associates2019-03-29
  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Hydrogeologist in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Reputable in its field. Talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry. Tight budgets and deadlines for projects

    Golder Associates2019-03-20
  5. "Geotechnical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great people and support networks

    Cons

    Can be pigeonholed into one area.

    Golder Associates2019-02-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning, not great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Learning was encouraged and readily available Senior staff were helpful and accomodating with their time

    Cons

    Work place culture was not great, felt like several cliques dominated any socialisation

    Golder Associates2018-11-28
  7. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Nice place with friendly people.

    Cons

    It if a little quiet at times.

    Golder Associates2018-10-16
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will meet technically gifted people and learn a lot in a short space of time about a variety of industries. You will do well if you fit in and are male with a big ego and are prepared to sacrifice your work/life balance and morality to succeed. Otherwise prepare to work hard for little reward and empty promises and make sure you can tolerate a bit of colonialist or sexist 'banter' now and again.

    Cons

    Don't expect a supportive environment. Management style is poor. Managers are often in positions due to length of service and are incompetent at managing people. 'Breadcrumbing' to junior staff is common place.

    Advice to Management

    Succession planning? Recognise your people, don't wear then out to the point of mental breakdown, then leave them totally unsupported.

    Golder Associates2018-08-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Golder Associates full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Nice offices.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. Male dominated.

    Golder Associates2018-07-25
  10. "One of the most supportive companies you can work for"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people want to be here. They enjoy what they do and want to share. The work is varied and interesting. There is a lot of trust if you want to develop into an area.

    Cons

    Deliberately limited structure which doesn’t suit everyone. Can feel top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate

    Golder Associates2018-06-29
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