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Updated May 17, 2022

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4.0
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  • "Divisive management; Corporate advanced people who were good at sucking up, not because of their credentials or skill sets.(in 27 reviews)
  • "Utilization problems because they continue to hire even though there isn't enough work, and upper management looks at numbers and budget and that's about it.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Some project managers have absolutely no technical knowledge and more junior level staff must teach them.(in 18 reviews)
  • "long hours and very hierarchial(in 11 reviews)
  • "Poor Leadership and lack of committment to employees(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    I wish I realised the opportunities available more and more.

    Apr 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Overtime pay available. Yearly raises. Good stable projects and career. Opportunities to move up/progress in organization. I've worked several other jobs and miss working at HDR more and more. If you enjoy working on infrastructure/buildings/construction (environmental, civil, mechanical, HVAC, electrical) then this is a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    None that aren't present at other work environments/companies/organizations.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Na

    May 17, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, pay, hours, flexibility jobs

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Company Rigid Culture

    May 17, 2022 - Business Group Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Good and talented professionals. Good compensation. Good place to start your career and grow within.

    Cons

    Culturally sterile after covid. limited role flexibility makes it challenging to flex and move between roles. More difficult to lean and adapt later in a career, unless you are a specific SME.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good company in the A&E space

    May 17, 2022 - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Employee ownership, culture for the industry and people

    Cons

    Still has room to grow, as do most firms in the same industry, in emerging from the boomer generation of leadership.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great employee-owned company

    May 16, 2022 - Busineess Development Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome culture, flexible, client focused, innovative and collaborative.

    Cons

    Rigid, conservative, risk adverse, traditional

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Fine Engineering Consulting Firm

    May 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great employees, wide variety of offices, wide variety of positions.

    Cons

    Top heavy, expensive in the industry, heavy emphasis on wrong things.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A great company to work for!

    May 12, 2022 - Strategic Communications Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employee-owned company and an amazing community to work with.

    Cons

    The work-life balance could be better

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Best one yet for me

    May 6, 2022 - Geotechnical EIT 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    High profile projects, large employee owned firm with high stock appreciation year over year. Always able to find an expert in-house if you have questions

    Cons

    Too stingy. Probably comes from a good place bc it’s employee owned, but it is a negative as far as non-executive employee compensation, field supplies, printing in color, etc.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    HDR

    May 8, 2022 - Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company stock improved on yearly basis. They have a culture of learning and continuing education was valued.

    Cons

    Project management tools were unorganized and under continuous development.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    good company

    May 8, 2022 - Intern in Claremont, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    treated well, high pay for an intern, clear expectations

    Cons

    not super flashy, very straightforward (could be a pro)

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HDR Reviews FAQs

HDR has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,112 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at HDR to a friend and 82% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, HDR employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at HDR. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

84% of HDR employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated HDR 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at HDR to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, senior leadership, management.

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