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Sr. Engineer/Manager - (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CA26 June 2014
Productive organization coupled with efficient processes to produce a product with quality and accuracy.
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Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 May 2018
The last three years have seen Golder go from nearly 10,000 employees to less than 6,000. Part of this is due to the downturn in the resource sector - but part of it is also because they used to be bloated and now they have cut to the absolute bone. Tough times.

A large group of talented and professional geotechs/environmental scientists are still here. Spending five years under one of these folks would be great for a young grad's career. Alternatively, you could become a cog in the machine where your longevity and success is measured purely and solely by chargeability. If you're considering working here, you should be interviewing your supervisor and asking which one it will be.

Stock program looks great on paper - but dividends only compensate you for the interest you pay to borrow the money to buy the shares. You can't sell any stock or realize any supposed gains in share value until you depart the company. So it becomes a bit of a pyramid scheme.
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Industry leader in geotechnical & environmental, some really talented senior professionals
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Hours billed to client - salary = your value to company
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Environmental Specialist (Former Employee) –  Canada26 April 2018
The best thing about working at Golder was that you learned new things every day. The people are great. Emphasis was placed on customer service and deliverable quality.
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