Golder Associates Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2022

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3.7
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Golder Associates President and CEO Hisham Mahmoud (no image)
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273 Ratings
Pros
  • "Golder values your work/life balance(in 70 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance and a nice work environment(in 60 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No real negative feedback for Golder(in 71 reviews)

  • "Consultancy offers very little work/life balance(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 27, 2021 - Geotechnical Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and culture Interesting and challenging work Good benefits

      Cons

      Too big to be small and too small to be big

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great learning opportunities, prepare to say goodbye to family and home life

      Jan 18, 2022 - Environmental Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects, good team, technical knowledge, great resources

      Cons

      HR team who are have no desire to fix issues only pull / convince new hires. Lots of time away, payrises on par with inflation. Shifting to no overtime

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Dec 8, 2021 - Hydrogeologist in Newcastle
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Inclusive Supportive Work life balance

      Cons

      Pay Mangers don’t always manage work load well

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good at Golder

      Dec 7, 2021 - Geotechnical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good mentoring and professional development. Excellent team culture and support

      Cons

      Workload can be high due to large backlog in certain divisions.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for a start

      Dec 20, 2021 - Environmental Scientist in Perth, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big projects, good team, lots of exposure to industry

      Cons

      Pay, lack of internal promotions, sporadic fieldwork/extended time away on projects with limited fatigue management

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Golder Associates Review

      Nov 20, 2021 - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Combined knowledge and expertise of the team

      Cons

      Sink or swim environment where you get allocated work based on your performance and connections.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice Company

      Nov 4, 2021 - Senior Network Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Culture, No micro management, Work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing I have seen so far

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Golder employees are really good people

      Oct 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love the people here. Unpretentious, considered and incredibly smart

      Cons

      Have just been purchased by a multi that is destroying its soul

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Opportunities for technical specialists

      Sep 30, 2021 - Principal Environmental Scientist in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The project work is interesting for those pursuing careers in a technical specialty

      Cons

      The hours can be long due to heavy workload

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      It used to be a fantastic place to work

      Sep 27, 2021 - Geologist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Historically it was a perfect, supportive place to work, at any carrier level.

      Cons

      Now it coverts simple problems into complex, non-managable issues at project level, in the interaction of individuals. Too many bottle necks, old fashioned company structure.

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