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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 (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent work environment for growth and experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Washington, DC

    I worked at HOK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the great support to your employees.


  2. HOK is a great firm

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at HOK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of talented people, promotes ideas of younger staff

    Cons

    slow to address and resolve conflict


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