At ENGEO Incorporated, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 119 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.99. It was published on Jul 18, 2016. 2694 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there.
98%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
98%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
97%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
97%
 
Management hires people who fit in well here.
97%
 

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-sciences-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: http://www.engeo.com/ Industry: Engineering
US Headquarters: San Ramon, California US Sites: 8
Major Locations: San Ramon, California; Oakland, California; Lathrop, California; San Jose, California; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California; Rocklin, California; Santa Clarita, California US Employees: 178
Employees Worldwide: 242 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1971

ENGEO in the field

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 11 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.
  • 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 by 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.
  • Question the Status Quo: 100% of ENGEO's business plan initiatives over the last 24 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 the 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.
  • Total Health and Wellness Benefits: ENGEO has managed to enhance medical plan coverage over the past several years, offering four different medical plans, while keeping the payroll deductions for some plans to a zero increase for employees. We also further incentivize employees that may have medical coverage through a family member and choose to opt out of the ENGEO medical and dental benefits by offering additional compensation of up to $400 a month.
  • Fun Committee: At ENGEO we are known for our awesome company-sponsored events. Employees control the fun factor. Quarterly Fun Factor meetings are a forum to plan the year's events. There is an event for everyone - it is hard not to have fun. Attend one or attend all - holiday parties, ski trips, beach BBQs, happy hours, Foodie Fridays, bowling, camping trips, deep sea fishing, hikes, bike rides, paint nights, Halloween costume and video contests, and golf.
  • 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.
  • Color Outside the Lines: At ENGEO you can blaze your own trail - the personal and professional opportunities are limitless. Maximize your talents and walk down the road less traveled. Employees are supported to achieve a potential beyond their expectations through on-going noontime meetings and technical development seminars. Topics include innovative technologies, market trends, and industry best practices.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

85% Company-paid health coverage for employees 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Employee stock ownership plan

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Dry cleaning
Ladies Paint Night

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

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

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (35% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (2% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
42 days Job-protected paternity leave42 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
40 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
90 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
Annual Lab BBQ

Demographics

 
ENGEO Landsliders - Kickball

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 recently revamped Vision, Mission and Values are now used to ensure a great candidate fit beginning with our recruiting and hiring process.  These core principles are also 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 (you'll notice 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?

The 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 the work that they are choosing and are passionate about it, they would actually do the work free (but we do pay them), and it becomes their life’s work.  Their happiness and love for the 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 the type of organization they desire to join and ensure that the values of ENGEO are congruent with their personal values.  A solid education, internships, varied work and volunteer experience, 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, 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

35 Job openings forecast for coming year 21% Job Growth
27 Average applicants per opening 1,500 Applications received
51 Positions filled in past year 41% New hires by employee referrals
49 New positions created 2 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 34 New graduates hired
12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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