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"don't bother"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

big name, big projects.....small role

Cons

no recognition, cog in the wheel, nepotism at its best.....talent not valued, its really the kiss ass culture.....and when you have so many of them at the top you are screwed. High turn out rate. Only the ones who have kissed up the ladder will survive.

Advice to Management

recognize talent

Other Employee Reviews for HOK

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management gives a lot of responsibility to younger staff.
    There is a lot of opportunity to move up in this office and in the company.
    Firm genuinely seems to care about your career path and growth.

    Cons

    Over worked, pulled in too many directions at once.
    Weak culture, not a "design" office feel.

    Advice to Management

    Work on staffing better, some projects are heavily staffed and others have almost none.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Highly OK work environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architectural Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Junior staff all got along well. Regular happy hours and plenty of opportunity to interact with senior staff. When work slowed down they handled laying people off pretty well. Was allowed to keep health benefits for 3 months after termination. When I started as an intern in with this company in another city I was able to transfer to the San Francisco office when I graduated.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement. When work did get slow they had to downsize considerably. Pay was very low by local standards.

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