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A great opportunity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Design Tech  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Design Tech in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Management gives a lot of responsibility to younger staff.
There is a lot of opportunity to move up in this office and in the company.
Firm genuinely seems to care about your career path and growth.

Cons

Over worked, pulled in too many directions at once.
Weak culture, not a "design" office feel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on staffing better, some projects are heavily staffed and others have almost none.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Place I've Worked to Date

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

    I have been working at HOK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, fairly transparent, flexible work schedule, decent benefits, great staff, good resources (software and hardware), very good support staff, honest management.

    Cons

    A recent struggle to win new work, although that will change soon. Somewhat top heavy in terms of management, bureaucracy can get in the way of progress at times, but it has gotten better. Users get shifted acround quite a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep enough production staff on hand so that they don't get burned out. Make project managers b more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    don't bother

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

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    big name, big projects.....small role

    Cons

    no recognition, cog in the wheel, nepotism at its best.....talent not valued, its really the kiss ass culture.....and when you have so many of them at the top you are screwed. High turn out rate. Only the ones who have kissed up the ladder will survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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