BuroHappold

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BuroHappold Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
38 Reviews
3.2
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good project experience for young engineer.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of projects being worked on, great variety in types of projects, opportunity to work on every phase of the project life cycle including analysis, design, and CA. Friendly office

    Cons

    At times long work hours, fairly compensated though when long hours are required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Need to unify approach

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BIM Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - BIM Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good projects, good engineering

    Cons

    Heiarchry is such that a BIM person works for everyone and is the boss of no one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    God Awful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BuroHappold full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the engineers and administrative support team were amazing to work with. They were a wonderful bunch of people.

    Cons

    Upper management, however, was quite the opposite. The Los Angeles office is a joke. All the upper management does is talk about how much better they are than any other principal/associate principal/associate than the ones in the other office. One principal in particular is well known for the statement'...if you don't agree, well, you know where the door is.' Great way to boost up office moral, especially when there were tons of redundancies in offices across the world. Basically, if you were not really good friends with the principals or a graduate of MIT, good luck ever advancing in this firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to render fear into your employees. Without the engineers, you guys would not be in the position you are in. Try and treat your employees with some dignity and respect. They do quite a lot to help the company hold up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Turning the corner?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuroHappold full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on cool projects in cool offices

    Cons

    There are not enough repeat clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in the office more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Somewhat fulfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuroHappold

    Pros

    Diversity, High profile projects, Nice office,

    Cons

    Poor Salary, Poor Management, Under resourced

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ignored

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BuroHappold

    Pros

    I worked on interesting projects
    The opportunity to get experience working with lots of cool programs
    They have a nice library

    Cons

    As an intern I was basically ignored
    I never had a lot of work
    I was told I couldn't do lots of things because I hadn't taken the applicable class at school yet
    People were grumpy, overworked, and constantly talking behind each other's backs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try taking an interest in all your employees, not just the ones who talk the most. Make the interns feel welcome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    intersting people, intersting projects, intersting managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BuroHappold

    Pros

    talented group of individuals
    great benefits, time off, great culture, great projects, challenging work, great brand, great technical vision,

    Cons

    overall: poor management in all aspects, repeat work does not happen,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    agressive new management does not equate to better management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent working experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at BuroHappold

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel, great people to work with, supportive environment, international exposure, opportunity for growth, good benefits package and vacation time.

    Cons

    Could have used more constructive criticism and/or praise other than once per year, travel can be exhausting, work life balance was sometimes really overwhelming and other times not an issue at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was excellent. There was always strong leadership and opportunities for learning outside of the class room through courses and workshops.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to gain experience, but not a good place to grow, unless you are an ex-pat.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuroHappold

    Pros

    My fellow workers are brilliant and love what they do.

    Cons

    The amount of hours worked. No over time even for non-exempt employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners should be interactive with the entire company. The offices being an open environment does not make it collaborative. Actually sitting with employees and seeing/helping with projects does create an atmosphere where people stay. Stop the brain drain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting work with interesting architects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuroHappold

    Pros

    I get to work with premier architecture firms and on very interesting projects. The culture of the office is closer to an architecture firm than other engineering firms.

    Cons

    It appears that the price employees pay for working on interesting projects is that they are not compensated as highly as other firms.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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