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Amazing people to work with but lacking in long-term strategy in management.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at HOK full-time

Pros

Great people and some great project potential.

Cons

Not always creative, can be very corporate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be bold.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    In the process of multiple layoffs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at HOK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When business is good and projects are coming in, you get to work with talented, hardworking people.

    Cons

    In recent staff meetings, CEO Patrick MacLeamy confessed to top management "getting sloppy" over the last few years about reining in costs and bringing in enough new business. That's now translated into multiple rounds of staff layoffs.

    Right now, everyone is scared, overworked and trying to survive. Different office locations and even managers within the same location are not unified and often fight among themselves over who is responsible for what.

    Even though the corporate message is that HOK is a family and a great long term place to work, the reality is far different. Priority is given to keeping the top long-term management well compensated and the small group of "invitation only" shareholders involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like the valuable assets they are instead of financial drains on your bottom line. Don't ask the people that do good work for you to pay for management's excesses and failures in judgement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Excellent work environment for growth and experience!

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Unlimited resources for growth, great opportunities, rewarding work and reliable, knowledgeable team mates. Excellent benefits and support from management.

    Cons

    A tough but achievable challenge, unexpected work loads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great support to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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