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Hill International Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sr.Contracts Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Contract Manager in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Contractor - Senior Contract Manager in Baghdad (Iraq)

    I worked at Hill International as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have exercised and gained an international expernced

    Cons

    Approxmilty there is no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Hill International

    Pros

    Great benefits, great employees who are very skilled in their trades.

    Cons

    It's a very big company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    electrical design engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Baghdad (Iraq)

    I worked at Hill International

    Pros

    I want to explore other opportunities,and
    I need to improve my skills.
    I’m eager to gain experience and learn how to be a great employee because I believe in teaching till last day in life!

    Cons

    I am motivated by challenges, and I have the ability to effectively meet challenges. During my experience I found I have the flexibility and skills necessary to handle a challenging job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The goal of management is to choose the good people,
    because the best staff can achieve your organizational goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Every firm has it's ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hill International

    Pros

    Great management, reputable, processes in place, worldwide locations, large company

    Cons

    Old school, lazy and older personnel keep things stuck in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt better software

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    More Biased for Arab staff in GCC office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Uaene, Sofala (Mozambique)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Uaene, Sofala (Mozambique)

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

    Pros

    Salary pay is in a Timely manner

    Cons

    Unfair recruitment, More preference for Lebanese, Egyptian,jorden candidates.
    lack of professional , qualification, verification for Arab candidates.
    Salary and Designations favored more to Arab staff ( KSA/OMAN OFFICES)
    zero change for carrier growth for asians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GCC Management is more biased towards arab staff. monopoly of Arab Management. US management needs intense control of GCC office to protect their their company reputations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I am Resident Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residet Project Manager
    Current Employee - Residet Project Manager

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

    Pros

    No one withi the Hill maagement is against using your prio project experiences to solve Problems on current Project as long as it was a possitive out come to that project ad can be used on Present Project

    Cons

    Hill is a large Corporation with 4,000 + employees there is not much oe on one commuication even with HR every thig has to be doe by computer. If you have worked in a smaller orgaization Hill will be hard to adapt to quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved with your lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Hill International is the biggest "Good Ole' Boys Club"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hill International (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Their salary compensation is competitive if you happen to be male.

    Cons

    In my experience, one of the biggest challenges of working for Hill International is discrimination against female workers. There are many who are promoted above their actual qualifications. There are many in upper management who turn a blind eye to female employees being harassed. There are no repercussions for any male colleague who harasses, belittles, and verbally and/or written abuse of a female colleague or staff.

    Specific upper management continues to lose projects bid on because of their lack of skills and knowledge. There are those in upper management positions who look down on women, do not value any contributions made by female professionals, have systematically run off very qualified, high performing, professional women. Corporate Management of each business group seems to turn a blind eye to those who are under delivering, riding on the coat tales of others accomplishments and who diminish those beneath them.

    This is an International company but the positions held at the Corporate level are by those who may not be best qualified to run the company as a global contender. They manage each department function as if it were a company of 100 or less. The contacts at the Corporate Office in Marlboro behave as if they are "Above" all others in the company, answer to no one, and are many times unprofessional to those in the outlaying offices. Nepotism = Many of the corporate employees are either related to one another, having inappropriate relationships with others and/or are highly connected so it is "Implied" no one should cross this person. Leadership and Management skills on every level is weak at best!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "Good Ole' Boys Network/Club" across all business lines is ripe for a good discrimination suit. I am a seasoned professional and Hill International was the first company where I received a good look at what the "Good Ole' Boys Club" really means. You have people in management who basically have "No Skills" other than returning phone calls weeks/months later and delegating all of their responsibilities to others. They are simply kept in their positions because of the their business contacts or a lucrative project is renewed because of this incompetent, divisive individual.
    A closer examination and shake-up of many of the key management roles would yield much progress for this company.
    The Marlon Management Team does not even seem to be aware they are running the company as if it were a 50-100 person company. It's 2014 and technology has advanced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Big Firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    1- they have good reputation in the market
    2- they pay good salaries
    3- Fair enough in dealings
    4- they encourage training

    Cons

    1- Too much load of work
    2- projectized organization
    3- difficult to be promoted
    4- No team building activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to pay more attention for developing the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just another number getting opressed from above

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA/QC Manager in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - QA/QC Manager in Aberdeen, MD

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

    Pros

    salary was fair and benefits good with profit sharing

    Cons

    In my opinion I was blocked from a lateral move because they wouldn't release me. Just another number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of human resources and be recept of suggestions for improvement. Just because you are the top management and make a top salary doesn't mean the company is sustainable. You could be next.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Hill International full-time

    Pros

    Salary is ok but there is nothing to do. A strange environment and to see those who survive do it by holding information and sharing very little.

    Cons

    No future. There needs to be something done quickly. Too many good resources simply are not engaged with. There is a terrible level of apathy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with your staff. Recommend 360's done on the SVPs by neutral / external firms/ websites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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