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A great opportunity

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 (Less than a year)

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

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 Management

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

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    Highly OK work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architectural Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at HOK full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Junior staff all got along well. Regular happy hours and plenty of opportunity to interact with senior staff. When work slowed down they handled laying people off pretty well. Was allowed to keep health benefits for 3 months after termination. When I started as an intern in with this company in another city I was able to transfer to the San Francisco office when I graduated.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement. When work did get slow they had to downsize considerably. Pay was very low by local standards.


  2. Helpful (1)

    The Best Place I've Worked to Date

    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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