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"Architect/ Construction Administration"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at HOK full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Opportunity to grow and develop is available and strongly recommended

Cons

good benefits, , good management, friendly atmosphere

Other Employee Reviews for HOK

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate, Male Dominated, Cut-Throat."

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    Former Employee - Design Professional in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Design Professional in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The HOK in Kansas City has some really great people. I really loved working with my team. We tried to maintain the culture of 360 by being a hard working close nit family. The talent threshold of the people here is inspiring and the diversity of projects is broad and interesting.

    Cons

    HOK struggles to allow young designers the opportunity to lead projects and meet clients. Because HOK's budget is so strict, many young people do not get the opportunity to travel and meet clients when projects are out of town. The male dominated structure is a huge issue as women are often skipped when it comes to offering leadership positions. Lastly, recent layoffs show how cut throat and inhumane HOK truly is. The layoffs occurred without even consulting senior leadership in the office (another office abroad made the decision of who to cut). The feeling of family was wiped away. Consider working for a company that actually cares about its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Include upper management or anyone at all when evaluating team members. HOK supposedly believes it has great communication skills. In the layoffs, no communication was integrated in the decision making process. Bring the culture back by actually perceiving your employees to be valuable to the company rather than cutting them loose without a reflection upon the human, his or her work ethic, his or her knowledge base and experience of working with project teams.


  2. "Consulting Team Structure Need Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues and coworkers are amazing! Great teamwork throughout the organization and different departments. Work environment is supportive.

    Cons

    All ratings are based on perspective from Consulting (does not reflect the architectural and design teams within the firm- which are awesome) Management within consulting is disorganized and ineffective. Leadership provides no guidance and struggles to address problems with managers throughout the firm. There is no support from people managers and efforts to improve processes are viewed as disagreement with leadership and people are punished for stepping up. Until consulting leadership across the US is addressed, the team will continue to lose talent.

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