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Great location and great benefits and employee ownership

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Great culture, employee ownership, fantastic pension. Hour of work was balanced and great staff canteen . Also had a Tim Hortons inside the building .
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Great work environment but low pay

It was years ago when I worked in Golder but I still know people that are still there. Currently (2023), there are people working minimum hours, 15 hours per week and not getting paid full time. Work culture is really good, they provide everything to keep the employees happy at work minus the pay though.
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  • Ability to learn new things

Poor management and a lack of appreciation.

Great co-workers and lots of opportunities to learn. Poor management and a serious lack of appreciation and support make it difficult to move up unless you are an engineer.
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Update your WP manual!

Little help available for questions when needed. WP manual outdated and no revisions. Caught several mistakes when reading it. Trainer expects you to know everything very quickly.
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Ok work place

Great place to start the first consulting job. Can learn solid technical knowledge under management, however will need to focus on your own work-life balance.
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Good people and benefits but overworked

Enjoyed working as part of a team and my direct supervisor was wonderful and supportive. Workload was unreasonable and staff were overworked most of the time. It because impossible to find work life balance so I decided to leave because I had a young child at the time.
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Awesome place to work at

Very supportive environment Management is helpful However being in consultancy business no guarantee of hours. Summers and fall is busyWinters are slow
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Training and mentorship

Was flat management, a great place to develop a career, supportive senior engineers and management, good mentorship. However, things may be different after aquisition by WSP.
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Great Place to work

This is a great company to work for. Excellent colleagues, collaborative environment, and exciting and diverse projects. It is a place you can grow your skills.
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Gain experience quickly

Not enough time to do everything, along with poor management communication. Sometimes it feels like you have to do more than your actual duties, which is frustrating as the compensation doesn’t match your work.
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Lots of engineering related technical knowledge can be gained

Overall a very good place to work or put your foot into engineering consulting. Big team of senior engineers, engineers and technicians always available to help you. Good client base all over Canada. The management is awesome besides a few. Pay was not the greatest.


Lots of hours depending on the work contacts


Working away from town for long periods of time
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Productive Working Locations

Golder Associates is a nice place to start your working career right out of high-school, it has nice people and many nice programs and machinery to learn. The full-time pay is similar to a summer student job position. Also don't expect to get overtime pay when working over your times.
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A lot of nice kind and caring people in the organization but unfortunately a lot of chaos with the current merger.

A very fast paced role perfect for a new graduate to get their feet wet. Pay is a little bit low but there is room for progression in the organization.
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Great place to work with great work culture

Golder is a great place to work with nice people and great work culture. I was given a fair pay for the tasks I was given. The company understands work life balance which is important to me.
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A great company to work for.

I really enjoyed working at Golder. Amazing work environment and best management team to work with. The company cares most about their employee's health and safety.


Not Micro Managed.


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Enjoyed the freedom of being my own boss. Extremely disappointed in that they were not willing to transfer me to another office.

Left on good terms. Enjoyed the freedom, but did not enjoy the increased workload and very little increase in pay. Upper management did a poor job of supporting new hires.
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Collaborative and professional work environment

Office has a growth mentality and wants to see you develop in your role and in your career. Was given lots of opportunities to work on new projects and hone my skills.


mentorship, accommodating, collaborative


mass firing in times of economic downturn
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Micromanging is what Golder does best.They will send inexperienced workers to remote sites after watching a few online learning modules which Golder believes is sufficent training. They also wont tell you they expect you to work 12hr days for 14days straight with alternating shifts 6-6 day/night. Also they clain that everyone has the right to refuse work but they will make you feel very pressured and feel bad about refusing work even if you 100% believe it is unsafe




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Environnement stimulant mais structure organisationnelle laisse à désirer

C’est un environnement de travail stimulant. La structure hiérarchique ambiguë. Pas de transparence dans la gestion d’entreprise.
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Productive Workplace

Decent workplace culture, I worked in one of their bigger offices and it was an inclusive environment.Manager didn't help me succeed nor did he provide guidance, even when I asked him for some. It did seem as though he was fairly new in the Leader role, so maybe I should cut him some slack? Not quite sure.


Free lunches


Lack of mentorship
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a good position for civil engineering students who can keep up with physically demanding work.

Nice coworkers and easy to talk toA lot of driving but well compensated for itPhysically demandingAs a Civil engineering student I found this position to be a great experience to get out in the field and that the skills taught in my program prepared me for anything they asked of me.
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Based on 442 reviews

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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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