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HOK is a great place to put on your resume, not a great place to grow your career.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

Pros

Respectable company with a long history as an industry leader.

Cons

The "Good Old Boy System" of upper management prevails here. Be sure to be overworked and under compensated. Office politics will always have you guessing weather or not you are being phased out of your position. At HOK, you are a job title to meet the bottom line, not a individual who is accurately judged on performance. Great place for old + tired industry leaders come to get paid out through retirement.

Advice to Management

Hire young industry leaders who have current knowledge of technology and innovation. Promote and respect those who have made it possible for your success.

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    This was the worst environment I've worked in and that says a lot.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at HOK full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of great resources available if you know where to find them.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, close-minded management with poor ability to plan and direct.
    Expectation that employees are available 100% of the time without getting anything in return.
    Benefit plan is not great - 401k matches but only if you're there 3 years - Medical is expensive and doesn't cover simple procedures; for example blood work.
    Uncomfortable atmosphere, no privacy, poor air-flow, too cold/hot.
    Street parking in a city without abundant parking available.
    No flexibility or opportunity to work-at-home.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and the general attitude may not be quite so miserable. Actually, retire and hire respectful individuals.


  2. Good design work, low pay

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern Architectural Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern Architectural Technician in Washington, DC

    I worked at HOK as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great design work and coworkers

    Cons

    low pay for amount of experience


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