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Professional but stressful

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Current Employee - Site Architect  in  Doha (Qatar)
Current Employee - Site Architect in Doha (Qatar)

I have been working at HOK full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

you learn alot, professional environment, big scale projects, all over the world, sustainable design, freindly work environment

Cons

sometimes you may face administration issues, a lot of staff changing

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more innovatove

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Risk Aversion Limits Growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HOK

    Pros

    Incredible talent abounds at every level; innovation and ideas are abundant among the younger employees; collegiate atmosphere at entry and mid-level; exposure to excellent and ambitious design projects; strong global reputation.

    Cons

    At a time of monumental change within the design world - capital scarcity, energy efficiency, sustainability of buildings and landscapes - HOK has been hesitant to jump in and set the industry standards for a new way of thinking about and executing design projects. Due to risk aversion and an unwillingness to take its eye off the ball that served it so well historically, HOK has allowed other firms such as Jacobs, Perkins+Will, AECOM and Gensler, to set the new industry standards. As a closed corporation, retirement pay-out is dependent on the share value at the time of retirement. Mid-level employees believe that the elderly men on the board of directors will not venture into areas that may jeopardize share value and their retirement, even if it would lead to greater valuation in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire now and hand the reins to younger managers who are willing to risk a bit more today in the belief that greater returns will result in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    interior designer - work on ff and E

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    less flexibility in work, no perks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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