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  1. Good place to work and nice environment for technical growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The work was rarely limited to one sector or market which allows for personal growth in many specific fields. The product was very important to the staff. The management seemed to be centered around solid engineering and professionalism rather than just salesmanship. Good mix of personalities, technical levels, and resources from various trades.

    Cons

    Limited model for growth for some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote folks based on relationships with customers and potential for revenue rather than a defined structural hierarchy.

  2. Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice that you work with. Employees are invested in the company and only want the best for it. The company will pay for furthering education of employees when they have the money for it. They do support a good work/life balance. They have an HSA and Insurance that is pretty good.

    Cons

    Management is not doing a good job of managing the company. They have forced weeks of unpaid furloughs on their employees twice in two and a half years. And they have laid off 50 people that amount of time between the furloughs. Someone is not doing a good job with the money that is coming in. They talk about "transparency" yet they blindsided us with unpaid furloughs after celebrating only a month before for having a great year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying for those expensive cars, the gas, and their upkeep for the senior employees. I can understand that in a very large company with lots of revenue. H&A is not that. Start really being transparent with your employees instead of just saying that.

  3. Company has a lot of dead weight.

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

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are for the most part really nice. You have a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    While everybody is nice the workload is not equally shared among the staff. Some people are slammed with work all the time while others go weeks with nothing to do. The upper management is completely isolated from the staff and does not accurately/honestly communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate all the redundant management positions.

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  5. The most intellectually challenging and rewarding place I have ever worked and will probably ever work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very stimulating and engaging environment to work in. Very capable senior management that has a great understanding of business management which is very refreshing for our profession. H&A is known for this and constantly strives to be best in class when it comes to managing its business. If you chose to engage with senior management, you will learn so much about our industry and our business. Innovative training programs such as the H&A MBA (More Business Acumen). Great place to develop personally and professionally - non-stop improvement is the culture here and you can feel it every day. Great physical work/office environment. Overall though, the biggest pro is the people - great group of people.

    Cons

    Having to go home. In all seriousness, I love working here. There is a constant push for improvement and betterment here so if you are uncomfortable with change or are satisfied with sticking with the status quo, you may view this as a con (I don't).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and always continue to challenge yourself to be better as you do now. Do not be dissuaded by those that are uncomfortable with the fact that you choose to do things differently than other companies in our profession do. Keep up the open communication and exchange of ideas on how to improve our business which makes this such an engaging place to work. And, thank you!

  6. Misleading

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a job and it pays.

    Cons

    They say they are architects and show great pics on their web page - what they don't say is that all they do is the MEP - the design is by others but H&A don't say that.

    Senior management pay themselves very well, not so much anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.

  7. Poor leadership in all markets, lead to closure of 2 offices and layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many. Pay is about average for the industry. Entry and mid-level staff seems nice.

    Cons

    Over-reliance on federal and government work, which is on the decline. Firm leadership fails to address this lopsided approach. Extremely poor marketing capabilities with inexperienced marketing support. H&A marketing consists of responding to RFPs and glad-handing old military connections.

    Advice to Management

    Federal and military work is increasingly competitive and a decreasing market, Either diversify or reduce the focus to a few critical practice areas. Close the Virginia Beach office concentrate the firm in a less expensive office elsewhere in the Richmond area. Senior managers need to take a permanent significant pay cut.

  8. Confused management with no clear direction forward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people at middle management and production levels.

    Cons

    No active marketing, relies totally on RFPs and existing relationships. Ongoing layoffs hurt morale.

  9. Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good management, a lot of talents and knowledgeable engineer that would help you grow.

    Cons

    Very small break room for 300 employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need a bigger break room and better coffee.

  10. Work has been challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers

    Pros

    There is an ability to balance family and work life as needed.

    Cons

    Some of the changes are reducing overall effeciency.

  11. It is refreshing to work for a place that know what they are doing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is firm who puts their employees first. They are a company in the cutting edge of tecnology in the projects that we work on. It is nice to work in a place where you are not just a number but a part of a team....

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competative.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that not every demographic has the same living expenses and adjust salaries accordantly.

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