HDR Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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HDR Chairman & CEO George A. Little
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Pros
  • Employee owned; Smart creative employee's; Hard workers are rewarded (in 16 reviews)

  • Large company that can provide good benefits and good salary (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Not all project managers know how to manage staff (in 6 reviews)

  • Large company with the accompanying inevitable large bureaucracy (in 6 reviews)

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193 Employee Reviews

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  1. Somewhat new but love the atmosphere.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at HDR full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and easy to work with. Management treats every position equally. Pay is is fair for each position.

    Cons

    Lack of communication on major projects. Burdening workload in certain areas dragging down production. Accounting software is not very user friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Design better plans for mega projects that incorporate more communication.


  2. collaborative atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at HDR full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    HDR has a very positive collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    This is a very large ship, management decisions take too long.


  3. Have been working with HDR for 3 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at HDR full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversified engineering business with repeat clientele, Solid benefits, Professional atmosphere, Good results oriented, no non-sense people. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Getting bigger by acquiring smaller companies, Sometimes a roller coaster ride on work load. No bonuses for workers other than managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire proven marketing personnel to expand market share. Work share with offices within the company for sustainable growth.


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at HDR (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere at the Charlotte, NC office.

    Cons

    There are always deadlines and LOTS and lots of meetings about said deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Solid employee owned engineering & architecture company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong mindset for growing company value since employee owned, vast majority is genuine and caring people looking do the right thing for their clients

    Cons

    Desire to maintain constant stock value and avoid any downturns reduces risk but probably hampers growth

    Advice to Management

    Take a few more risks to grow market share


  7. Solid company with great engineering backbone

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HDR

    Pros

    -Engineering can keep us afloat in tough times -Small-ish office, great people

    Cons

    -Very corporate, old school management based in Omaha


  8. Project Structural Engineer

    Former Employee - Project Structural Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Structural Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HDR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid benefits (401K matching, employer stock options).

    Cons

    Most structural engineering work is outsourced. Only misc. and small project are given to structural engineers. Work at a structural only firm if you want to design anything big.


  9. UXO Tech II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UXO Tech II in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - UXO Tech II in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at HDR full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Plenty of opportunities to travel. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Need more project opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create more job opportunities by getting more projects.


  10. Transportation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture of doing what is best for clients. This is a true family.

    Cons

    Slow to embrace change in direction.


  11. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HDR

    Pros

    Lots of cool projects, involved in a lot of different fields. Smart people to work with who care about making a difference.

    Cons

    It's a large company so there are some bureaucratical obstacles you have to deal with from time to time.



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