Hardin Construction

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Hardin Construction Reviews

Updated June 16, 2014
Updated June 16, 2014
11 Reviews
3.5
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hardin Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great place, great people, family atmosphere, invested in their employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Hardin no longer exists since bought out by DPR.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hardin Construction

    Pros

    Great Growth Potential. Opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Tight Management spending. May have to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your young core

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Generally Satisfied Employee

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hardin Construction full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and historically had great projects locally.

    Cons

    Lower than average compensation. Used to be offset by opportunity to work on great projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok, Not Great, Much Worse Out There

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I worked at Hardin Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Like someone else mentioned, management leaves you alone if you are doing your job, this is the reason I stayed as long as I did. They are too busy playing politics in the home office to bother.

    Cons

    You can make them a ton of money and they feel no desire to share the wealth. Overall feels a bit oppressive if you are doing great work. They keep you in the dark, don't tell you anything because they would have to lie. When Earl Shell sold his stake everyone should have wondered if they were the dumb money buying in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are done, bought out by DPR, too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stay in your box

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    Former Employee - Senior PM
    Former Employee - Senior PM

    I worked at Hardin Construction full-time

    Pros

    Upper management leaves you alone.

    Cons

    Unless you get into one of the protected cliches with a senior advocate you will not move up. This company doesn't really care what it can do for their employees.......it's all about what the employee can do to enrich the ownership. Don't think about getting out of the box either.......it's their way and that's the only way. Innovative?!? Hah, hah!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let DPR clean out the top and get rid of all the patsies then maybe things can get turned around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work where people believe in integrity in business and treat the clients well.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hardin Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salaries
    Advancement opportunities
    Training is abundant and readily available
    Company is geared towards employee needs and advancement
    Client oriented company

    Cons

    No many downsides at all. Hardin makes sure that it is properly situated for the upcoming economy turns happen. Also , the wealth of knowledge within the company allows it to be very adaptable and able to service its clients across the country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hardin is an old company stuck in it's archaic ways. They are very top heavy and which drives up their costs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hardin Construction

    Pros

    Good people to work with in the ranks. All hard working and fun loving.

    Cons

    No bonuses, 401k matching, salaries are stuck in the gutter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure this DPR deal goes through well. Otherwise you will be saddled with a bunch of work and no one to put it in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Austin office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hardin Construction

    Pros

    The Austin office is a bunch of young talented professionals who helped bring Hardin into the market. We work hard and play hard. Great office. Only reason I give it a 3...

    Cons

    Compensation. The people tugging the boat for entire company should get more reward. But hey, we're selling, so who cares. Right Bill & Brantley?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Globally speaking, Hardin should have closed offices not making money and concentrate on regions actually making money......i.e. Texas. Reward those employees too - wow, what a novel idea.

    Dissolve Risk Management. It sucks.

    Trim upper fat. Really necessary back east, but we are also top end heavy here. For example our Austin office has 1 VP, 1 PCM, 5 CM's and 0 receptionist. That's so brilliant.

    Gooooo DPR!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Feels like family.......Long Term Possibilities

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hardin Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Honesty, Integrity, Passion, Ethical, Solid, a lot of long term employees, many "lifers"!

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too conservative.......it's a "Risk Business".....we need to get back to practicing "Risk Management", not "Risk Avoidance".....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hardin Construction full-time

    Pros

    First class, very ethical company. The recession has hit the construction industry hard so the past couple of years have been tough. However, in my experience as a long-term employee I know that when the company is doing well, they share profits with employees in the form of bonuses and excellent matching for the 401k plan. I feel our upper management does a great job communicating with employees, trying to send out a message at least quarterly on the state of the company and upcoming projects.

    Cons

    Within the construction industry it's hard to determine someone's next assignment until contracts are signed and projects are ready to start. We just have to be ready to go wherever the next project is located.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate openly with your employees. The quarterly update meetings are very helpful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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