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Great experience due to travel, variety, project size and peers.

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Former Employee - Construction Inspector, CM  in  Folsom, CA
Former Employee - Construction Inspector, CM in Folsom, CA

I worked at HDR full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

HDR takes good care of it's employees. It is a very active environment, busy, interesting work. The people are highly motivated, successful, and supportive. Given HDR's national/ international status, relocation is available as well as temp work assignments throughout the US. HDR is very supportive of education, self improvement, and also provides extensive in-house training and certification.

Cons

Frankly, nothing comes to mind. I had a great experience at HDR, Inc. The only drawback is that HDR primarily works on public funded projects, or very large scale private, (hospitals, buildings, etc.), so when public work slows, so does the work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

Recommends
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  1.  

    Supercharged Career Growth HDRE

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HDR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Extremely talented individuals and offices across the country
    - Ability to chart your own career path
    - Opportunity to be posted around the country on rewarding projects
    - Very impressive return on company stocks
    - Matching 401k or Roth for 4%
    - New computer every 3 years
    - Tuition / seminar reimbursement
    - Flextime

    Cons

    - Salary was not competitive (granted I worked in a new, emerging, field)
    - Overtime was at a straight time rate
    - No management support for sustainability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Markets are only broken into if you create the conducive environment for a business unit to thrive -- i.e. actual management and marketing support, investment in human capital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many chiefs

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    -Training opportunities are plentiful
    -Lots of software (if you scream and beg for it)
    -Large projects with a wide variety of tasks (may need to travel)
    -Deep bench of expertise to call on

    Cons

    -Top heavy on management
    -Weak middle management
    -Corporate and MBA rhetoric disseminated too often(i.e. Thought Leadership, synergy, etc.)
    -Transparency is touted, but compensation is disparate between management and the rest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on growing your young talent. Provide more small-scale management opportunities to young staff to help build a new class of leaders within the company. Keep your office doors open. Stay in the office as late as your worker bees when deadlines are looming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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