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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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Langan Engineering and Environmental Services CEO David T. Gockel
David T. Gockel
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and people you work with are great(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great people, great benefits, interesting projects, lots of opportunity for professional development(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can suffer greatly with 50-hour(in 25 reviews)

  • "Long hours and raises/promotions are not merit based(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "I work currently in Langan Engineering and Enviromental Service as a Intern for the summer"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything is great here, the environment is friendly, the Human resources department creates excellent events and activities to rise up the interest to participate on voluntary events.

    Cons

    there is nothing to say

    Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-06-24
  2. "great opportunity for moving up the ladder"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pay interesting work they don't micromanage you opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    the hours are pretty long

    Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-06-16
  3. "Wrong management mindset"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

    Pros

    Well respected and highly qualified engineers. Fair compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Some of the project managers have very little respect for the staff engineers and does not care about their professional growth. Too much focus on billable hours and shaming the staff engineers for making mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Educate the project managers so that they are not "ordering" their staff engineers but rather mentoring them.

    Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-06-08
  4. "Good not Great"

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Doylestown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Foot in the door. Learn alot if you plan on staying billable and opportunities are there for growth, but you have to push for it.

    Cons

    Upper Management may not be in the same office, so when decisions to be made they may not be present to answer and then later blame you for what was decided.

    Advice to Management

    Be present and stop worrying about your own financial ambitions. Worry about making a cohesive team and training them up.

    Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-06-06
  5. "Worker at langan engineering and environmental services."

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      Current Employee - Analyst 

      I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Interesting work and motivated staff.

      Cons

      Fast paced can be hard to meet goals.

      Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-05-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Big projects but not satisfying"

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      Former Employee - Environmental Staff in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Staff-level colleagues are very helpful and good people - I made some lifelong friends. The projects are huge but the role of environmental is not. The office is very nice.

      Cons

      Everybody is overworked and asked to do more. A common theme is that project budgets are "tight" and so PMs routinely ask staff to perform a task in much less than the actual required time. When the staff goes over the allotted time, the PM will typically indicate that the overage is due to the staff's 'inexperience' and cannot be billed, essentially asking the staff to work for free. It is apparent that there is a...

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      Advice to Management

      Learn to live with less profit on employee's hours. The billing rates are high and the proposed hours to complete project scope seem to be artificially lowered to win the job. It is not fair to push the burden down to the staff.

      Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-05-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "Good company for extroverts and single 20-somethings"

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      Former Employee - Environmental Engineer 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good benefits Comp time & flexible schedule Fair pay Staff are generally friendly and inclusive Higher-up management is awesome.

      Cons

      Work life balance can suffer greatly with 50-hour+ weeks and on-call weekends the norm, not the exception, in certain positions. Misled about project role during interview Have witnessed a lot of scapegoating and general nitpicking over small things to the point staff leave. Can be overwhelming for introverts If you complain of burn-out, it is treated as a weakness and "noticed". If you want to turn down...

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      Advice to Management

      The company is nice overall. CEO and upper management are awesome. There are a few who have exhibited a pattern of bad behavior toward staff level employees. Try to fix the work/life balance. Do not treat burn-out like a 4-letter word. We will all die and each one of us is replaceable. The last thing I ever want is to regret not spending that time with the ones I love and care for outside of work.

      Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-02-23

      Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Response

      February 28, 2019Vice President, Human Resources

      We welcome and appreciate receiving reviews from our current and former employees and are pleased that you enjoyed our benefits program, flexible work schedules, and compensatory time while you were employed at Langan. We also appreciate your positive comments regarding upper management ...

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    • "Corporate ladder left little to imagination"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

        Pros

        education opportunities enabled me to perfect my CAD drawing skills

        Cons

        I looked at my boss and thought, is that what I want to be doing in 5 years? The answer was no.

        Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-02-27
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great company for entry level, but moving up isn't only a function of time at company"

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        Former Employee - Staff Engineer 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        - Work on high-profile projects - Paid overtime - Good healthcare for singles - Passionate colleagues - Entrepreneurial (If you want to advance, it won't be handed to you. You need to show initiative and look for opportunities be more involved, i.e. joining local groups/clubs, networking, developing strong relationships while performing field work, create actionable plan with supervisor for advancement) - Staff level...

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        Cons

        - I would like to see a higher 401k match, they only match up to 3%. - Company can be top heavy depending on office location (may be stuck as an inspector or staff level for some time) - No matter what you do in your office, sometimes there is no space to advance to project level due to too many managers and not enough work to justify a new project level position. This is 100% location specific, so be open to moving...

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        Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2019-01-18
      • "Environmental Staff Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services full-time

        Pros

        Great Community and amazing benefits

        Cons

        Work can be sporadic at times

        Langan Engineering and Environmental Services2018-12-31
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