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Big name small compensation

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at HOK full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

Known for large number of employees

Cons

Not recognized as design leader in the industry

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HOK full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and some great project potential.

    Cons

    Not always creative, can be very corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold.


  2. Helpful (2)

    In the process of multiple layoffs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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