Hatch Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Hatch CEO John Bianchini
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance while in the office (in 5 reviews)

  • Very good work environment and easy to be mobile (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much opportunity to move around the world through other Hatch offices (in 3 reviews)

  • Completely Risk Averse, no business development appetite (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Friendly and professional staff

    Cons

    Nothing really. Enjoy working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job


  2. Helpful (2)

    Senior CAD Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Technician
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty decent benefits. Highly intelligent colleagues. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Amount of travel. Poor scheduling. Company structure. Constant change of management and key contributors detracts from effectiveness. Poor choice of design software.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of microstation as your primary civil design tool.


  3. Senior Structural Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hatch (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits good corporate policy

    Cons

    Some managers are not good


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  5. One of best job I've had

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Lead in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    U get flexible hours and u get paid well and there a high rate for converting u over to the job u work for

    Cons

    There are no benefit and can take a while to convert u over

    Advice to Management

    Keep up everything u guys are doing


  6. Construction manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working environment, Great challenges and Great management team

    Cons

    Nothing to say on that topic


  7. Great Company, Great Career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hatch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to see the world and have many different careers

    Cons

    Few quirks here and there, but better than other EPCM's

    Advice to Management

    Share distribution was more transparent on how to get and how much you get. Compensation structure doesn't really motivate poor performers. Takes a long time to acquire shares, and doesn't go away if you slack.


  8. Great EPCM Firm

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is great place to start an engineering career if you are interested in mining, civil, or energy. There is a decent focus on professional development, although this may depend on your particular boss. The company has a strong core of senior and middle level managers who are very experienced and technically astute. Many are global leaders or pioneers in a particular field. Things are done professionally and in an orderly fashion. There is strong company loyalty among the more senior personnel, which is no doubt fostered by the associate system (employee ownership). There is an excellent company pension plan.

    Cons

    Entry-level pay is average, and the structured salary increases may come slower than some over-achieving types would like. Tends to be a lot of red tape and paperwork to accomplish simple tasks. Certain managers may be allowed to somewhat autocratically run their groups because of the experience and connections they possess. Depending upon the group/situation that you find yourself located within, there may be limited opportunities for upward mobility. It can be fairly easy to get pigeonholed into a particular type of technology-focused role. Conversely you may find yourself floating with no direction within the PDG ranks.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Associate in Disgrace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Private company allows employees to control company's destiny.

    Cons

    Some business units have become too conservative. Inconsistent policy for distribution of shares.

    Advice to Management

    Current management rode a wave of unprecedented prosperity created by good decisions of previous management and the world economy. They seem to be becoming very conservative to protect this wealth. They should turn the reigns over to younger staff that can withstand the current downturn and manage more risk. The result would be continued long-term growth and future success.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good experience but does not invest in employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and PTO, little supervision, many opportunities to expand knowledge, you drive your own career (this is a con too)

    Cons

    Very little communication, disorganized, "team work" non-existent, redundancy at corporate level since there is a lack of communication, focused on saving money, low salaries, Only a good place to work if you are at the corporate office. Learning and development nearly nonexistent. Like another employee had commented "some managers are promoted for the wrong reasons and don't have management skills."

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investing in your employees - employees do not feel guilty to move on from Hatch.


  11. Good company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hatch full-time

    Pros

    Above industry average starting salary

    Cons

    Too heavily favouring technical skills rather than soft skills.



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