HKS Reviews

17 Reviews
3.4
17 Reviews
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HKS President and CEO H. Ralph Hawkins
H. Ralph Hawkins
14 Ratings
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    Hard work, good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Job Captain/Intern (Architect)
    Current Employee - Job Captain/Intern (Architect)

    I have been working at HKS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Standards and quality control in place. Great projects and interesting design.

    Cons

    Long hours and little pay. Red tape and high bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more experiences to younger staff and more work/ life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

HKS Interviews

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    Job Captain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at HKS.

    Interview Details

    I went through a recruiter. I don't recommend a recruiter. I know of others who were offered a signing bonus when they didn't go through a recruiter. Be prepared to show your design thinking and graphic skills. HOWEVER know that you will be in mostly production.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate very little.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

HKS Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies to Work for in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.hksinc.com
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors RTKL Associates, Gensler

HKS is a good sport when it comes to building design. One of the largest architectural firms in the world, HKS has designed sports and entertainment, health care, hospitality, industrial, and corporate buildings in the US and around the world. The company offers structural engineering, architecture, project management, and interior and graphic design services. Some of the firm's most notable work includes the Dallas Cowboys football stadium, the Whole Foods Market world headquarters, The Blue Man Group theater in Las Vegas, and the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan. HKS... More

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