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"Challenging fun work environment with rewarding major design projects for national and internal clients with diversity."

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Current Employee - Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Challenging projects and advancement potential.

Cons

Life / Work Balance Understanding and Assistance needed.

Advice to Management

Do not promote someone to Vice President anouncing publically his great performance, adding utilization manager of all PM workplans and staffing to his Health Care project responsibilities just to then lay him off a year later. Especially after it was just anounced publicly a few months prior to the lay off. Perception to his professional career was devastating and it continues.

Other Employee Reviews for HOK

  1. "Large Architectural Firm with Global Depth Focused on Good Design"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global
    Strong brand recognition
    Focus on good, competent design
    Good collaboration
    Good tools and resources
    Good benefits
    Large variety of project and service types

    Cons

    Compensation
    Inability to embrace and foster continued innovation (versus hit and miss)
    Lack of diversity at Executive Leadership level
    At times competing business objectives

    Advice to Management

    Begin succession plan and focus on developing a new, diverse leadership team that has vision, business acumen, design sensibility and know how to engage and empower the talented people who work here.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "postive but dissatisfied"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice. Good work life balance. benefits are good but not the best.

    Cons

    Its series of small firms within a large firms. The corporate structure, and the management structure is not conducive to creating good design. Too much money minded. Project managers are the ones who have more control than designers. You might see a project being done by others when you are the experienced person to work on that project because people/principals want to keep their people billable and hence dont care whats or who is best for the project.

    Advice to Management

    Firm is not wired to do good design. Fix the system of how projects are staffed by tapping talents firmwide and not just within your profit center. Share work collabaratively across offices rather than worrying about people's billable rates to retain talent.

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