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HDR Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Eric L. Keen
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Pros
  • "Employee owned, great culture, flexible" (in 70 reviews)

  • "Excellent company with a very solid culture based on values, honesty and work/life balance which also evolves with the need of time" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "the only con is sometimes work/life balance could be a little skewed" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Large company may not be right for all people" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gig Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gig Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Employee ownership really shows through in the company culture.
    Have freedom to explore your passion in the types of projects you work on.

    Cons

    Have to be really driven in order to fully take advantage of the entrepreneurial environment. If you are driven and self motivated the doors are open at HDR to become a leader and be in charge of your career path. However, some people become bogged down and get burned out.


  2. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern Architect in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly studio, Inspiring group of people to work with, Comfortable work space.

    Cons

    Small architecture studio, Projects weren't as varied

  3. "Quality people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Variety of projects
    Employee owned

    Cons

    Some project mangers take credit for project success despite being clueless on the actual execution of a project

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities for growth to employees that have skills outside your comfort box.

    Bonuses should not be based on someone taking the time to write up a recommendation and having it voted on by people who don't know your work or who you are. Give it based on project performance not popularity contests.


  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice here, very good team.

    Cons

    Utilization requirement is too high.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    friendly managements and colleagues (at least for my location).
    Great opportunity for learning more knowledge (they give you a lot of help for your PE)

    Cons

    work can be too much sometimes but that's common everythere


  6. "Great People to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest most supportive people I have ever known, and loved working with them. Great office environment.

    Cons

    Not the greatest of pay.


  7. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Water/Wastewater EIT
    Current Employee - Water/Wastewater EIT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small office
    Variety of projects
    Great management in my office
    No overtime usually
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    401K match is good in percentage, but you have to buy stocks
    Senior management is extremely risk averse

  8. "Structural intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HDR part-time

    Pros

    Great projects
    Great environment to work
    Lot to learn

    Cons

    Everything was good for me


  9. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Nice compensation, good community feel

    Cons

    Poor merit increase, small fish big pond


  10. "Project manager"

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

    I have been working at HDR full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits really competitive in the industry

    Cons

    Organizational structure is hard to navigate