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Hill International Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
37 Reviews
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Hill International Chairman and CEO Irvin E. Richter
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  1.  

    More Biased for Arab staff in GCC office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    I am Resident Project Manager

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

    I have been working at Hill International full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Big Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just another number getting opressed from above

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Hill International Iraq Branch is one of the best companies that i worked with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA/QC Manager in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Senior QA/QC Manager in Baghdad (Iraq)

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

    Pros

    Hill is provide equal opportunity to all employee, high level of standards and gives opportunity to improve through Hill University and other training programs with reputed training institute (i.e. CMAA) full course.
    Hill`s management provide the client with high quality products and deliver the projects within budget cost and time specified.

    Cons

    The work environment is very good, you can feel that management and the staff are on family. Hill's as others international reputed companies has their own policies and procedure which all should adhere and comply with. I highly recommend Hill International as one of the reputed and respected International company, and I'm willing to work with Hill in anywhere in the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hill management are well consider costumer satisfaction are top priority and deliver project with cost, quality and time frame specified by the client is the most important to Hill's project managers.
    I highly recommended Hill to all employers and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible!!!!

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

    I have been working at Hill International full-time

    Pros

    There are some decent people in the company. Not many though.
    Written company values are good and emailed to the employees.

    Cons

    Most management is corrupted.
    No possibility of career development.
    Tense work environment. Not enjoyable.
    Friends and family are the ones getting senior positions with huge salaries. Irrelevant if they are qualified or not.
    Written company values are good but not happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just read the "Cons" above. There is a lot to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dishonest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscat (Oman)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscat (Oman)

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

    Pros

    You can bring food to your home every month. Pays the bills.

    Cons

    Dishonest politics are rampant in this company.
    Senior Managers hiring non-qualified family members and friends to be placed in key management positions.
    Irrelevant how much you work and how good you are, unless you play dishonest politics you won't have any chance.
    Salaries very low and almost no benefits; unlike any other company in the industry.
    Hiring cheap staff, lesser qualified is the company's strategy. In some cases for PM and similar management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully renew/clean the senior management structure
    Recognition and respect for some of the still remaining valuable employees capable to take over higher responsibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full of new things and challenges.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Translator in Tulcea (Romania)
    Former Employee - Translator in Tulcea (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Every day you can do something different and know new people.

    Cons

    They do not listen to the small ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take into consideration the employes that you have because you may find something really special there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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