At ENGEO Incorporated, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 137 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.04. It was published on Jul 9, 2018. 10521 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
You can count on people to cooperate.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked ENGEO Incorporated to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We provide technical consulting services across a range of earth-science-related disciplines to those engaged in enhancing the built environment.  Our clients include residential and commercial developers, public institutions, and governmental agencies tasked with improving civic infrastructure.  

About this Company

Website: Industry: Engineering
US Headquarters: San Ramon, California, 94583 US Sites: 12
Major Locations: San Ramon, California, 94583; Oakland, California, 94612; Lathrop, California, 95330; San Jose, California, 95119; Irvine, California, 92618; Reno, Nevada, 89521; Rocklin, California, 95765; Valencia, California, 91355 US Employees: 223
Employees Worldwide: 310 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1971

20 Year Employee Anniversary Celebration

Perks and Programs

We asked ENGEO Incorporated to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Be Your Own Boss: At ENGEO you are entrusted with a large amount of responsibility from Day 1. You are in control of your career. Because of this, we look for people who are driven and can manage themselves. ENGEO is a place where you come to learn and work at a higher level. For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, this is an oasis. Similar to a pool party (imagine)... everyone jumps in and they choose either the shallow end or the deep end. The pool is surrounded by lifeguards and life preservers. It is hard to drown. We want you to succeed at your own pace. But take a look around; it is definitely a party, and no matter what, everyone is having fun.
  • Offices Without Borders: ENGEO is one big company and enjoys a geographic footprint with 15 offices throughout the Pacific Rim. Our offices do not compete with each other but rather they pool and share resources to serve clients and win work company wide. A unique benefit is the strong support for employees to work remotely or in person at any of the offices for a quick day trip or a short duration via the Bridge exchange program. Collaborating with other team members (in person or remotely) exposes people to diverse and challenging opportunities. It’s a way of life for the ENGEO employee.
  • Question the Status Quo: 100% of ENGEO's business plan initiatives over the last 25 years have been from employee ideas. ENGEO provides many opportunities for employees to influence the evolution of the business. Have a better idea on how to accomplish a task or improve employee welfare? The floor is all yours. Annual Team Business Planning is one of the many opportunities to transform organizational priorities. ENGEO employees voluntarily meet up to 6 months in advance to present ideas for the upcoming year. Whether proposing to invest in drone technology, increase employee satisfaction, or offer a new service line, all voices count and continuous improvement is a way of life.
  • Monthly LIFT Meetings: LIFT stands for Let’s Innovate For Tomorrow. It’s a meeting we have monthly to discuss ideas we have for process innovation, research and development ideas, and any other ways to better us at ENGEO. The ideas are discussed and “SubLIFTs” are formed. SubLIFTs are a small group of people motivated to get a specific LIFT idea off the ground. The LIFT idea has been wholly grown by some of our newest employees and has been embraced throughout the company.
  • ENGEO CORE: ENGEO’s volunteer mission is to use our technical knowledge and regional expertise to serve our communities. It’s one of the many ways ENGEO gives back – to date we have attended three disaster and emergency preparedness events and two STEM events for disadvantaged inner-city students. Living in California’s earthquake territory, this really hits home and employees love to help.
  • Passionate Innovation: Change is coming to our industry and ENGEO prefers to lead the change verses wait and be affected by what’s coming. This mindset has led us into partnering with robotics teams, hiring GIS specialists and certifying field staff with training and certifications in the world of drones.
  • Annual SOCKS Awards: ENGEO is in the business of extreme client service and loves to share with the team when clients tell us we have knocked their socks off!! This sock knocking lingo has become an integral part of the language of our culture and has morphed into a monthly reading of accolades and a top annual winner announced at our Team Business Planning meeting. The winners getting their very own Superman socks, ENGEO Sock Monkey and certificate.
  • Continuous Learning: The learning never stops at ENGEO. Our culture fosters a supportive growth environment and employees are encouraged to grow and take risks. The opportunity to take on more responsibility at your own pace is phenomenal and rewarded.
  • Financial Fitness: ENGEO offers two generously supported retirement plans, allowing employees an avenue to continue enjoying life beyond their "working years." We provide the benefits of business ownership (without the stress) through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Also, the 401k contributions made by the employee are matched 25% by the employer, up to the federally allowed maximum contribution, and are immediately vested. Additionally, employees strive to develop efficient business practices leading to discretionary earning potential. Our stock-price valuation went up 41% last year - we must be doing something right.
  • Strong Family Culture: ENGEO is more than just a job, it's a family. We are all about building relationships with each other and our clients. Strong relationships are our fundamental foundation and have led us to where we are today. Like any family, we are invested in your wellbeing - not only professionally, but personally. Expect a transparent and high-trust environment where we can be radically candid with one another to achieve our highest potential and strive to be better than we were the day before.


85% Company-paid health coverage for employees 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
New Employee Field Trips - Cross Training


19 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 19 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
8 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 8 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
9 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 42 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

ENGEO Ski Trip


Celebrating College Colors Day

How to Get Hired

We asked ENGEO Incorporated for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

ENGEO's core principles are engrained in our culture with our new-hire orientation - we want candidates with characteristics that will allow them to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic and independent yet interdependent culture. In order to be the most admired and trusted service firm in the world we do not limit ourselves to just engineering) and to empower people to achieve their full potential, we need candidates who can provide cutting-edge technical expertise and elevate our profession.  Candidates must enjoy serving others beyond expectations in a positive and selfless way. We seek candidates who approach life with alacrity, can manage themselves, and live with impeccable integrity; candidates who can commit to accountability and collaboration in all they do. We look for happy, humble, passionate, inspiring, resourceful, innovative people - the best of the best.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Top prospects, whether they are engineers, geologists, receptionists or accounting professionals, are resolute with their career choices and have solid reasons why they want to be part of ENGEO. We know that when candidates love and are passionate about the work they choose, a paycheck feels like an added bonus and it becomes their life’s work.  Their happiness and love for their work overflows into many other positive contributions. We want candidates to be well informed about the vision, goals, culture and type of work ENGEO provides. They should have a keen sense of their professional aspirations and ensure that the values of ENGEO are congruent with their personal values.  Internships, varied work and volunteer experience, and a solid education paired with great communication and the ability to serve others are key components of the ideal candidate.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

ENGEO will continue to hire top candidates in geotechnical, geoenvironmental, water resources engineering, geology, administrative and field services who will lead our company into the future. This can be a challenge in our small industry, as ENGEO is not like other firms - we are proud of our differentiators and of our stellar reputation of providing extreme client service. We are very proactive in our recruiting efforts for both technical and field positions. We want candidates that not only meet our high education and certificate requirements, but who also bring value to our culture and who can knock the socks off of our clients. With a small pool of qualified candidates, our solution is often hiring smart and engaged candidates that we can train to our high standards internally in order to create our ideal workforce of the future.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Our new hires today will be our leaders tomorrow. We want them to be smarter than us, to teach us, and to lead us to greatness. Interested candidates should research ENGEO, understand the industry, the services we provide, and the projects we work on. Meet us in person at industry events or at career fairs and be ready to knock our socks off.  Make a list of questions and be prepared to interview us in return. Ask questions that aren't answered on our website.  Candidates need to know who they are, what they want, what they’ll bring, and what sets them apart from the competition. Technical candidates should have taken the proper geotechnical/geoenvironmental coursework before applying. An internship always helps too. Field Quality-Control candidates should have a keen interest in serving clients in both soils and material inspection/testing disciplines and ideally would have current certifications.

hiring Outlook

55 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 33% Job Growth
55 Average applicants per opening 2,750 Total job applicants
38% New hires by employee referrals 8% Openings filled by current employees
20 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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