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  1. "Vice President - Operations"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Signal Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Signal Hill, CA

    I have been working at HBE Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work for a reasonable salary

    Cons

    Company is shutting down as owner retires


  2. "Management"

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

    Pros

    Absolutely NOTHING positive about working at this company

    Cons

    Repressive company culture, owner acted like a dictator, everything was monitored down to the minute in terms of lunch hour. Had to announce to owner's assistant any time you walked anywhere else in the office, had to literally hang up on phone calls if he needed you right away. Horrible, horrible place.

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving any

  3. "Friendly Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballwin, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballwin, MO

    I have been working at HBE Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are very positive and helpful

    Cons

    There is a definite gender bias


  4. "Stay clear"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place for a young person to learn their skills. Much will be expected of them

    Cons

    The leader is 100%self centered.The company is built to keep him busy - there is no future as he will not let the organization survive beyond himself. No one is to have a valued thought. If an idea is not his - it isn't worth having.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and realize that the great companies are more than one person deep.


  5. "Construction Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Simi Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HBE Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any that are relevant

    Cons

    Worst company I've ever experienced.


  6. "Superintendent"

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

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a job, that's the only good thing I can say about this company.

    Cons

    No benefits, no company truck, no paid vacation or paid holidays, low pay that's nowhere near industry standard. Worked out of town and stayed in a motel which I had to pay for myself. Terrible atmosphere and work environment, where the owner makes almost all decisions just like a dictatorship. Only stayed for 3 months because I was starving and needed the work.


  7. "Joe Asner-HBE Reviewer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture and values. Compensation & Benefits. Work/life balance

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hiring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was with HBE for numerous years and it was a worthwhile experience. Now, HBE has announced that they are no longer seeking new projects but are going to complete current California Projects.

    Cons

    HBE is currently advertising for positions in Construction and as Architectural Draftsperson ( Contract Basis ?). With knowledge that a formerly thriving business is now winding down?

    Advice to Management

    HBE Management should have fulfilled years ago the discussions of selling to employees and seeing that a once thriving business could have continued with a new leadership to adjust to current trends rather than no progressing.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Brand"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the very first Design Build companies, focused almost exclusively on Hospital Design and Construction. Amazing tenure amongst employees. Very clear cut duties and responsibilities.

    Cons

    CEO is in his 80's and has stayed too long. Doesn't have a computer in his office, still works off hard Architectural prints, basically has lost touch. Banks are refusing to bond his projects, and prospects are nervous about doing business with a man approaching his 90's.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize and convince your CEO to pass the reigns.


  10. "HBE Corporation - self limiting"

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

    I worked at HBE Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You do get paid on time and are normally well compensated for your position. Many of the employees are great people and easy to work with, but you are all in the same boat.

    Cons

    The basic down side is that your creativity is limited and you are not allowed to express your opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to respect the individual.


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