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"Great experience due to travel, variety, project size and peers."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Construction Inspector, CM in Folsom, CA
Former Employee - Construction Inspector, CM in Folsom, CA
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Negative Outlook

I worked at HDR full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

HDR takes good care of it's employees. It is a very active environment, busy, interesting work. The people are highly motivated, successful, and supportive. Given HDR's national/ international status, relocation is available as well as temp work assignments throughout the US. HDR is very supportive of education, self improvement, and also provides extensive in-house training and certification.

Cons

Frankly, nothing comes to mind. I had a great experience at HDR, Inc. The only drawback is that HDR primarily works on public funded projects, or very large scale private, (hospitals, buildings, etc.), so when public work slows, so does the work.

Advice to Management

None.

Other Employee Reviews for HDR

  1. "It's a very good company to work for if you have a specialty or a "niche"."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large A/E firm with specialties. Relatively high compensations than other architectural firms. "Employee-own" with 401-K stock options. Multiple offices accross the nation and growing of international offices.

    Cons

    Not known for "design" work, but is in the process of "rebranding" the firm's design image. New high level operation managment equates to company's cultural reallignment.


  2. "Supercharged Career Growth HDRE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HDR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Extremely talented individuals and offices across the country
    - Ability to chart your own career path
    - Opportunity to be posted around the country on rewarding projects
    - Very impressive return on company stocks
    - Matching 401k or Roth for 4%
    - New computer every 3 years
    - Tuition / seminar reimbursement
    - Flextime

    Cons

    - Salary was not competitive (granted I worked in a new, emerging, field)
    - Overtime was at a straight time rate
    - No management support for sustainability

    Advice to Management

    Markets are only broken into if you create the conducive environment for a business unit to thrive -- i.e. actual management and marketing support, investment in human capital.

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