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HDR Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee owned company inspires desire to make company successful (in 53 reviews)

  • Friendly atmosphere with a real emphasis on vitality and work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Large company style bureaucracy at times (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management tends to be good old boys club (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Project Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Accountant
    Current Employee - Project Accountant

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

    Pros

    Employee owned and decent benefits. Above average salary. The work is easy and Corporate is helpful in some areas.

    Cons

    The lack of communication is horrible. Managers do not back up the accounting group with PMs. PAs are treated like the red headed step child. Try to run a lean department but everyone is way overloaded and work can't be done thoroughly. Upper management allows favorites have flexibility in schedules but not others. Manager of accounting doesn't even know how to operate new accounting system.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and support your staff when they need it. Reward employees for hard work. Hire more people. Get managers who know how to do their job!


  2. "Gratifying work and wonderful company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    employee-owned. focused on developing employees. employees are empowered to try new things - not afraid to fail. great company culture and gratifying work for communities all over the world.

    Cons

    If your'e in Omaha, you'll take a shuttle to the office from a nearby parking lot. Not a big deal, but a bit annoying. New headquarters will soon end that!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Exellent company in many ways."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company with design focus on transportation, water/wastewater, energy and architecture. Very good healthcare and benefits. Friendly atmosphere with a real emphasis on vitality and work/life balance. Excellent company functions (summer picnic and Christmas party) for family involvement.

    Cons

    Significant matrix structure with heavy middle- and upper-management involvement. Decision making requires significant consensus building and often takes longer than it should. Sometimes decisions appear bottlenecked in middle-management, with little staff visibility by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the matrix structure.


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  5. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee owned and their stock has been doing well.

    Cons

    Recently there have been several layoffs.


  6. "Nice To Be Employed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open to change. Encourage involvement. Profit sharing and 401k.
    Loads of awesome employees.

    Cons

    Low starting salaries. Too many former State employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your unique, odd and exceptional employees - lots of hidden talents to discover. Tradition isn't necessarily better...


  7. "Substation engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Confusing corporate structure. Possibly top heavy.


  8. "Employment review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health insurance package. Stock options.

    Cons

    Large company style bureaucracy at times. IT system can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Quality system is too complex at times. Too many links in QC documents to other documents.


  9. "Project Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HDR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can work on different projects.

    Cons

    They hire engineers that like to play god with employees and can not do their jobs.


  10. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Lots of learning opportunities and work to be involved in.

    Cons

    As an intern, it was an effort to find work to gain the experience someone needs early in their career.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to build an intern program that gets interns involved in real projects.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Good Company; Strong Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continued, Long-term positive stock growth. Opportunities for career advancement and influencing direction are available if you reach for them and work towards them.

    Cons

    Proactive communication is not a strong point; Sometimes following policy/procedures seems more important than making progress



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