HBE Corporation

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HBE Corporation Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Brand

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the very first Design Build companies, focused almost exclusively on Hospital Design and Construction. Amazing tenure amongst employees. Very clear cut duties and responsibilities.

    Cons

    CEO is in his 80's and has stayed too long. Doesn't have a computer in his office, still works off hard Architectural prints, basically has lost touch. Banks are refusing to bond his projects, and prospects are nervous about doing business with a man approaching his 90's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize and convince your CEO to pass the reigns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not really hiring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Architect Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at HBE Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Just laid off 40 people, and still they are advertising for an arch intern job? Very funny

    Cons

    Apply, but you will not be hired, don't waste your time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take down the add, don't waste people's time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    HBE Corporation - self limiting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You do get paid on time and are normally well compensated for your position. Many of the employees are great people and easy to work with, but you are all in the same boat.

    Cons

    The basic down side is that your creativity is limited and you are not allowed to express your opinions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to respect the individual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its a decent stable place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    HBE is a simple place to work, expectations are clear.

    Cons

    There are so many people that are willing to throw each other under the bus, the environment is a little dog-eat-dog

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be as loyal to your employees as they are to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good firm

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good firm to start your career, will learn a lot in short amount of time

    Cons

    None that i can think off...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at HBE Corporation

    Pros

    Good market niche, good outlook for this type of delivery and market.

    Cons

    Every man for himself culture, driven from the top down. No authority, but all of the responsibilty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognition is sometimes more important than titles or money.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Educational, and highly stressful work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

    I have been working at HBE Corporation

    Pros

    They were flexable with my schedule and allowed me to come in early in order to make my hours. I was told in advance that I would not be eligible for overtime, time off or benefits.

    Cons

    Field employees are treated as temporary but given the workload of full time permanent staff. I found my self doing much of the work of my superiors without any benefit .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits...You are a Hospital build and design firm worth millions, insure your employees!

    Disapproves of CEO

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