HBE Corporation
2.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.hbecorp.com Saint Louis, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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Fred S. Kummer

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Brand

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne 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.

    ConsCEO 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 Senior ManagementModernize and convince your CEO to pass the reigns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not really hiring

    Architect Intern (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake down the add, don't waste people's time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HBE Corporation - self limiting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to respect the individual.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its a decent stable place to work.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Creve Coeur, MO

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe as loyal to your employees as they are to you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good firm

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

    ConsNone that i can think off...

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognition is sometimes more important than titles or money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Educational, and highly stressful work environment

    Administrator (Current Employee)

    ProsThey 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.

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

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