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Great place to work with great work culture

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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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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 WP manual outdated and no revisions.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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Not great for admins

Enjoyed the majority of tenure in highly productive and rewarding persuits. At the time of departure the culture was tense. Admin positions were the first to be reduced.
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Golder is a good place to work for people who are just out of universities, friendly work culture, but salary wise we don't get paid as much as other companies.
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Great place to work

I had lots of fun working here. Friendly atmosphere with lots of potential for growth within the company Would definitely recommend to anybody looking for steady work
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  • Supportive environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

An employee oriented and employee owned company.

Great place to work with good benefits and good wages. In my position I had to pleasure of meeting and greeting a lot of clients from all over the world.


Fair pay


difficult deadlines to be met
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Great People but no advancement opportunities

Salary is competitive and co workers are fabulous. Despite lots of talk about succession planning etc. there really isn't a plan to do so. Training is hit and miss. Most of the benefits (education reimbursement etc) disappeared in 2014. No real opportunities for advancement.
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Overworked and underpaid

Golder has so many different business units and reorganizes the company so often that it appears really disorganized. Some of the management seems good but the employee owned structure promotes people who buy shares, whether they are good or not


Flexibility in schedule


long hours, disorganized
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Do youself a favor and stay away from this place!

Don't listen to the Positive reviews about Golder Associates. They are more than likely false and created by their dwindling marketing team. I don't know what else to say besides the fact that this company/organization went through its own very hard hit recession the past couple of years and had to fine tune their staff on a global level. They let go thousands of its hard working employees. Most of these people invested their lives into this company with hard work, company shares, devotion, etc to only see it disappear. There was and probably still is very bad attitudes all around with everything worried about their job security - I don't blame them. Unless you're a Principal or an Associate, don't expect a good benefits package either. It's on par with any small-medium company. Management is the weakest aspect of this company owned organization. Management should be able to communicate directly with their employees to ensure their needs are met, both work and personal related. There is too much finger pointing when somethings goes array. My advice, do yourself a favor and find work somewhere else. I can't be anymore honest than that. The way this company treats its people it absolutely wrong. Sure, you'll find nice people in the workplace just like any other place, just don't let that blindside you into thinking this company is great. Read all the negative reviews on about this company because they are all true.


Free Coffee


Paid BBQ's
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I worked there for about two years. Loved my job there. I answered phones and greeted clients. Filing and typing up reports and letters was also part of my duties. I was also responsible for keeping track of the technicians - they had to sign in and out at my desk. Loved the people and the environment. We had a lot of fun and I made a lot of friends that I still keep in touch with 27 years later.


Loved the people i worked with


Didn't really have any
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Golder Associates Ltd. strives to provide the best quality product while demonstrating excellence, professionalism, and expertise in it's field.

Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) is a company that not only wants to present the best quality of work in the most efficient time capable to complete at a high-end level, but also cares about the company's role in the communities where the offices are, in the people that work with/along side with Golder and are always willing to go that extra step to provide whatever it takes to show integrity and strength. Golder is a world-wide business that is owned by it's employees, that focuses diligently on the fields of expertise, and is open to new developments within the Civil, Environmental, Sands and Oils, Mining, Manufacturing industry (and more).


Benefits, Pension Plan, RRSPs, internal education seminars


Internal communications could be better. Recognition for hard work is difficult to achieve.
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Administrative Assistant at Golder Associates

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$52,584 per year

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Based on 441 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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