Hayward Baker Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
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  1. Hard work but Fulfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Hayward Baker

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

    Pros

    Very fulfilling work, good opportunity to climb the ladder.

    Cons

    Need to be able to work long hours

  2. Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Biggest company in the business yet feels like a collection of small companies. In other words, HB is very financially stable but retains the small company feel of entrepreneurship.

    They are also the high tech leaders of the industry offering the best tools to play with.

    Cons

    The company has grown a lot of the years and it experiences normal growing pains while modernizing systems for so many people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hayward Baker

    Pros

    Great benefits and modest pay. Growth opportunities and job training on and off the field.

    Cons

    Extensive traveling makes for less time at home.

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  5. Welder, Yard man , Fab , Operator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Welder in Glen Burnie, MD

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

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

    Pros

    People I work with. Over time

    Cons

    Not where I want to live...

    Advice to Management

    I would like a career that has the opportunity of advancement.

  6. Excellent company providing diverse project exposure

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

    I have been working at Hayward Baker full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Extensive travel (for some positions), unclear career path development milestones (for some positions)

    Advice to Management

    Growth continues to outpace resources. Consider this and the effect it has on the people trying to maintain the company's reputation and high standards. Implement telecommuting as a more regular option. Long commutes and extensive travel wear on people resulting in lower than expected output and quality. This company has the financial and IT resources to make this happen.

  7. Have worked for Hayward Baker for 8 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has great Insurance and retirement plan. If you are an hourly employee it is a great job with good pay IF AND WHEN you actually get to work. IF you are a salary employee you get paid whether you work or not, you get a PAID vacation, and depending on your position you get bonuses if a project finishes on time or early and under budget.

    Cons

    If like me, an hourly employee, and work out of the Texas offices, be prepared to be given the run around. IF and when you are sent to a jobsite that is just starting up, don't expect to go and start work. You MIGHT work 2 maybe 3 days for the first 2 or 3 weeks. You have NO paid vacation, If you ever have a family emergency you better make sure it happens M-F between 7am and 5pm because NO ONE who is in charge is going to answer their phone. ( Remember those salary people are getting a FULL paycheck, and won't answer their COMPANY PAID phone)

    Advice to Management

    Get job supervisors that care whether ALL employees on a site get to work. Get people who check that the equipment going to a job is the RIGHT equipment, how hard can that be? I understand why you have salary employees, they are on call 24/7 which is why they are paid like they are. Shouldn't they also answer calls or messages from employees on their crew even after work hours? They sure expect us to answer. I know you probably think I'm just some jerk

  8. It's a very good company to work for and the benefits are excellence.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    There are some very good people that I enjoyed being with while working there, they are helpful and considerate of others feeling.

    Cons

    I live in Loganville, GA and the company is in Alpharetta, GA it takes me 2 hours in the mornings to get to work and on the way home it might take 2 sometime 2 1/2 hours to get home.

    Advice to Management

    To cross train your employees where they would be more helpful in the getting the work done. When one person is out the other can fill in.

  9. Amazing company to work for, incredible opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Hayward Baker full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Ability to see almost any technology available to the Geotechnical Construction community.

    Cons

    Pay scales are severely low compared to amount of work put in by motivated employees.

  10. Current employee

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership in the Tampa office. The management has an open door policy and has made positive and necessary changes to improve efficiency and morale. Good communication, benefits. Plenty of opportunity for those willing to be team players.

    Cons

    no cons to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have open lines of communication and reward employees with stellar perfomance. Continue to build the right team.

  11. Lack of ethical management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hayward Baker

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, casual work environment.

    Cons

    At one time, this was a great place to work. You were treated well and you felt you were appreciated. Since new management took over in the Tampa office, things have gone downhill dramatically. Good employees have been let go for no reason. There is very low morale now.

    Advice to Management

    Put in a strong leader, there used to be one two years ago.

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