Hill International Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Hill International President and CEO David L. Richter
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  1. Marvelous Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Control Engineer in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Cost Control Engineer in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been working at Hill International since May 2014 as cost control engineer, I believe that Hill has a lot of strength points like the staff selection is very selective. Hill has achieved a lot of mega projects as a PMC.
    salaries are fair enough, also scope of work and responsibilities are convenient.

    Cons

    the most important cons are the same as any other PMC which is low stability compared to the contractor or supervision consultant.
    also in some cases there will be a waiver in applying system and company's procedures for the sake of client satisfaction.


  2. Helpful (1)

    I loved Hill ….

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good reputation with their clients.

    Cons

    The very upper management is not communicative or responsive when confronted with a circumstance that needs addressed or considered. Head in the sand ….

    Advice to Management

    I suspect you lose some good talent because of your non-responsiveness; aloof attitude.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Executive Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Hill International part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Latest software for MSOffice, Primavera, Acumen, etc. Hill University allows for continuing education.

    Cons

    Poor management with no business plan. Too many VPs and Sr. VPs who would rather put themselves on projects instead of allowing the employees at the cheaper rates and who are actual individual contributors to share some of the work. The company and it's senior members lack empathy. Cold hearted comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Although you have very capable VPs, they should do what REAL VPs do and run departments by guiding their people to do well for them. Management should share the wealth and give good pay to support staff. Greed is a terrible vice.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    It's Ok

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

    I worked at Hill International full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    annual parties, decent salaries, offices throughout the world with option to relocate, Hill University

    Cons

    bureaucratic, nepotism, wide gap between 6-figure executives and lower-level employees, little room for advancement for women, tons of internal politics, little concern for majority of employees unless you are at the top, little training, lacking team environment, cutthroat

    Advice to Management

    please bridge the gap between employees and executives and devote time to promoting professional development


  6. Hill Intl

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

    I have been working at Hill International (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good working environment
    competitive salary package
    international medical insurance

    Cons

    overloaded 80% of the time
    no time for self, family or friends


  7. Hill Intl

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Hill International (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good working environment
    competitive salary package
    great international medical insurance
    opportunity to grow

    Cons

    overloaded 80% of the time
    no time for self, family and friends


  8. Helpful (1)

    very poor company in the middle east

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

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

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

    Pros

    no advatnages in working for this company

    Cons

    management team are the most incompetent people I have ever known

    Advice to Management

    recognise your weaknesses and value your team


  9. Director of IT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director in Highland Park, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Director in Highland Park, NJ

    I worked at Hill International (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The company is growing in the middle east, the US and LATAM market is drying up. In order words, you are good if you are in the middle east.

    Cons

    Leadership at Hill is very poor, the one word that would describe Hill management practices.. "nepotism", you have to either be part of the founding family or be willing to kiss up to friend and family.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional and leaders at your headquarters


  10. Helpful (5)

    Good people in the trenches, while management derides...

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Marlton, NJ
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Marlton, NJ

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

    Pros

    The employees who grind through the workday churning out the mortar that keeps the edifice together. The company is lucky to have workers dedicated to it, considering the disconnect between senior management and the day-to-day efforts of the people in the trenches.

    Cons

    Executive-level management who reward hard work with heavy criticism bordering on contempt. The slightest mistake seemed to overshadow all other accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    The 20th century is over. Stop clutching on to the old "a paycheck is thanks enough" mentality. You're alienating talented employees and basically forcing them to leave.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Nightmare

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tbd in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Tbd in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Hill International

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

    Pros

    Good office location. Good for your CV since the public don't know how the company really is.

    Cons

    The company has a horrible environment and culture of backstabbing. This is reinforced by the management. Thus, the working environment is tense and not enjoyable. Everyone is trying to survive.

    Client’s interest and the projects are irrelevant for the management as far as they achieve their personal goals.

    Veeeeery sneaky management at every level. I have never seen something like that in my whole life. Any project or office in the Middle East has the same problem.

    The company offers no benefits. Only your salary. Which despite being one of the lowest in the market it will be even lower if your passport is not blue colour. This will also condition your possibilities of promotion (will never happen) and salary increase which will be around AED 50 to 300 per year for the non-blue colour passport holders.

    No flight tickets, no bonus or so ever. And you will pay for your family's medical insurance. This is crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Do not focus in how to attack your employees. Use your energies for improving the company, doing a good job and protect the client''s interest.



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