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Loved my experience there

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Former Employee - Roadway Design Intern in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Roadway Design Intern in Tampa, FL

I worked at HDR part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great roadway design team, committed to a quality work product, and helping younger engineers learn and grow.

Cons

As with all civil engineering firms, offices expand and contract with major project wins and losses.

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    Senior Project Architect

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Architect in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Architect in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at HDR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and diverse projects, not very bureaucratic or regimented, relative freedom, interesting people, very competitive salary, Employee-Owned company (ESOP)

    Cons

    Company over-expanded via too many company buyouts, high overhead costs limit competitiveness.

    Advice to Management

    In early 2000's HDR was flush with work and operated well with a very lean staff, then when economy crashed after 2008 HDR started buying other specialty firms, bloating the company with too many people. Recently with the workload dropping rapidly management decided to reduce staff, so HDR laid off many long-term HDR employees but largely kept employees acquired in buyouts. Poor decisions were made on who to lay off, much great talent has been thrown away. Perception is that cronyism is being used to make decisions. HDR seems to be putting their resources into questionable specialty business lines, instead of playing to their strength in their traditional A/E/C business lines.


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    Run of the mill engineering firm

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at HDR as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great vision Great goals Great potential for great employee culture

    Cons

    No follow through on vision No follow through on goals Lack of support for employee culture


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