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Hyder Consulting Regional CEO, United Kingdom Alan Brookes
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Unethical practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hyder Consulting (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for civil engineers and project managers to climb to the top

    Cons

    We were instructed to defraud our customers by booking work on one project to another in order to make the budgets look ok. Staff were encouraged to bill overtime to customers without claiming the overtime payments they were due. Staff were expected to travel for company business in their own time without compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Honest working practices.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quantity Surveyor
    Former Employee - Senior Quantity Surveyor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hyder Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They trained me ready to get a real job where paid fairly and actually appreciated. 1/4 pay rise on leaving after 7 years of false promises. They provide an all round experience, there is no concept of dedicated roles any more that was abolished by Ivor so you whatever you role in the company or personal strengths you will have to do everything from business acquisition, project management, financial reporting/management as well as your actual job.

    Cons

    Pay 2/3 of national average to start, constant promise but absolutely no chance of ever getting market rate. Stupidly waited over 7 years on false promises that never happened. Atmosphere in office is very depressing. No attempt to counter offer on leaving, just an announcement that getting replaced by 4 people in Bangalore.

    Advice to Management

    All stick and no carrot, management uses fear of redundancy to try and motivate staff which does not work except for the lucky ones that achieved redundancy. Pay market rates and stop giving false promises that things will get better and never do unless you leave. The happiest Hyder employees you will ever meet are ex-employees.


  3. False promises

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    Former Employee - Senior Designerq
    Former Employee - Senior Designerq
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hyder Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for engineers Excellent at under appreciating, under utilising most mid-level professionals.

    Cons

    A culture of false promises and 'legacy managers' Plays it 'safe'


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    Poor management and lack of strategic view

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name. European company in a Middle Eastern culture (it actually makes a difference in your salary).

    Cons

    Poor management. Too much politics. Lack of strategic view. Regional managers are neither good managers nor are they great technical leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your Middle Eastern operations.



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