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Golder was a technically very capable consultancy, with a good professional culture. It has increasingly become a very poor work/life balance with work hours of 50+ per week. There is no serious advancement unless you buy it (buying shares). Management is self interested and cares little for the skills and interests of staff. There are better companies to work for.


Long hours
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Toxic environment, old boys club

Poor management, over rated and greedy. Rely too heavily on past victories. No help or support provided when needed. Lost direction as a consequence of a revised management structure.




No future with no shares
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goog group of people

nice group of people to work with. Some of the long standing associates could be very crass and demanding at times. Often given very short deadlines and expected to stay behind to finish even if it was after hours .
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Great place to Learn and Grow

The management team and culture at Golder is fantastic. It is like one big family! The company provides fantastic learning and growth opportunties for it's staff. Would recommend Golder to anyone starting out their career in consulting.
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Breakout area with table tennis table, good coffeee machine and lovely views

This company is productive and innovative, with lots of diverse engineering disciplines. I enjoyed working for this company, and made a lot of friends. The culture is one of mutual respect and teamwork. My day began with coffee and a quick reassessment of deadlines. Chargeables were measured in 15 minute intervals, and I averaged 30 - 35 chargeable hours per week, often working back to achieve this. I relished the challenge of presenting analytical data, survey plans, geotechnical cross sections, civil design, mapping, EIS, whatever was necessary. I enjoyed the satisfaction of contributing to a team outcome, and being responsible for my own quality input. There was a huge volume of work, and I was busy every day.


Trust, fascinating industry
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Terrible work place with very poor management

Golder is a horrible place to work at. The management is extremely poor and the associate and principal system they have in place is very outdated and inefficient.


Hardly any


Terrible management, very unfaithful to employees
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Market changes

Started as a graduate here, with 2 great years, with a fantastic culture and where I felt I had opportunities for my career and personal development. The past 1.5 years have been hard and overall I have received negligible pay increases and dwindling work in the space I am interested in.


initial culture, young professionals group


lack of pay increase, lack of sustainability work
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Great company to work for

Great company to work for. Great culture and people. It provides employees with a unique work environment and career opportunities


Great culture, work life balance
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Engineering industry is going through hard time and employers are making positions redundant and restructuring their companies.


Nice people


job insecurity
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Highly professional career

Very productive busy and challenging day Extended my teamwork and management skills Learned to manage high grade projects My colleagues are very professionals Hardest part of the job is travelling and driving for long hours The most enjoyable part of the job is daily challenage


challenges and keeping up to date with all new guidelines


travelling and long hours driving
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Good consulting company with many experts in several fields

I not only managed hydrogeology projects, but also participated in environmental, tailings and civil engineering projects.


Friday technical talks


Over busy at times and under employed others
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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