HDR Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

HDR Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Mar 25, 2016

94 employees reported this benefit

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Employer Summary

We offer a Paid Time Off (PTO) program based on years of service.


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Employee Comments

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  • Jan 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Project Engineer (Water/Wastewater) in North Charleston, South Carolina

    You start off with 15 days of vacation (plus 8 paid holidays, one of which is a floating holiday you can take on any day you choose). The vacation time accrues gradually each week throughout the year, so a couple of hours each week. Once you reach 5 years of service (or age 35, you jump up to 20 days PTO (plus the same 8 paid holidays). After that, every 2 years of service gives you one more day of PTO (and allows you to roll over more unused PTO year-over-year), until you hit 15 years of service and max out at 25 days of PTO/year and 400 PTO hours allowed to roll over from year to year. I really appreciate that you can cash out unused PTO hours if you want to (or if you leave HDR). They only require that you keep 40 hours in the bank, and you must cash out in 40-hour chunks, so to even think about cashing out you must have at least 80 hours accrued. It's also nice that there is a culture of actually using your PTO. I've seen other companies where you technically have vacation time but can't really use it without getting frowned upon. Not at HDR - my boss takes multiple week-long (or longer) trips with her family every year and has no problem with me doing the same. Part of this culture is due to the fact that using PTO doesn't count against your utilization rate, as it does at some other firms.

  • Jul 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Omaha, Nebraska

    I need more! 15 days per year for people under 35 or have been with the company for less than 5 years. Not enough!

  • Oct 06, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Administrative Assistant in Tampa, Florida

    Incredibly flexible. Five stars all the way.

  • Oct 01, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Project Manager in Dallas, Texas

    Vacation and sick days are combined into PTO. The number of days you get increases based on your time there. I think the PTO days were relatively generous. They would be flexible too.

  • Apr 29, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    There is no vacation time, just accrued PTO. Which isnt a good thing nor is it a bad thing. I prefer the regular vacation days.

  • Jan 30, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Slave for a while and you may build up a good account of vacation time.

  • Aug 11, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Utility Management Analyst in Bellevue, Washington State

    3 weeks to start, can go in the red at times

  • Jul 24, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    No sick leave, Only Paid Time off.

  • Apr 09, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Alexandria, Virginia

    Quite fair for such a mid-sized company.

  • Mar 22, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Omaha, Nebraska

    Accrues faster than I can use it, so I have to sell back some each year.


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