Life at HELIX

Group of HELIX employees in Folsom

We are employee owners.

HELIX is its people. As employee owners, we understand the value of HELIX is not only directly related to the work we perform every day, but also taking care of each other. With an open-door policy, quarterly all-hands meetings, and staff programs and committees, employees have the opportunity to be directly involved in the organization and shape how we operate. Through our employee stock ownership plan and bonus program, employees have a direct share in the company’s success.


We work hard and play hard – as a team.

We are passionate and driven by integrity which results in dedicated and high-quality service for all of our clients and projects – no matter how big or small. We pride ourselves on this commitment to quality, and to make it happen we know that it takes a team and a diligent effort, and also the opportunity to recharge. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way.


With that hard work, we also like to have fun. Even our quarterly company all-hands meetings can get a little silly! We celebrate our successes with impromptu happy hours, mochi ice cream socials, and monthly birthday breakfasts. We connect with coworkers and our families at our annual summer parties and holiday dinners, and we connect with clients and teaming partners through appreciation events.


You’ll find the health and wellbeing of our employees isn’t just a core value at HELIX – it is engrained in our culture. We live it. We breathe it. From learning and honoring the unique needs of each employee and providing a flexible work environment, to enjoying local hikes, races, and wellness events – we play, we blow off steam, we refresh and recharge, and we help support each other in our work-life balance.


We give back to our community.

At HELIX, we take pride in supporting the communities in which we live and work. We serve as an official pit stop for Bike to Work Day. We plant native oaks and shrubs for the American River Parkway Foundation’s Annual Creek Week event. We help to restore local canyons with San Diego Canyonlands. We clean up beaches for the annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. We make lunches to nourish families at Rady Children’s Hospital through Ronald McDonald House Charities. We lead hands-on workshops to educate and inspire girls in the areas of science and engineering through STEM programs.


HELIX’s Volunteer Committee organizes opportunities for our employees and their families to generously donate their time and talent to local charitable organizations and outreach activities throughout the year. Our philanthropic efforts are rewarded by seeing the difference we make in our local environment and in the lives of others.