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Updated Nov 12, 2021

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  • "Great People and Professionals(in 101 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and great for networking(in 95 reviews)
  • "The pay was good.(in 40 reviews)
  • "Great culture and 100% employee owned which is a wonderful thing.(in 35 reviews)
  • "Competitive salary if you know your worth and fight for it.(in 22 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Grow

    Oct 24, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and management seems to take an interest in growth. Post-pandemic, HDR has focused and doubled down on employee development. There are a diverse range of projects to get involved with. Great culture and 100% employee owned which is a wonderful thing. Retirement plan is good with reasonably low fees. The company stock has historically performed very well and has made many long-timers quite wealthy.

    Cons

    Lots of cool-aid drinking with the company stock... Don't get caught up and invest too much. Remember the S&P averages 12% or so as well. Diversify! A good chunk of the 401k match is in company stock.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company, smart colleagues, collegial culture

    May 19, 2021 - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Employee owned: You can purchase company stock for your 401k. Stock price has appreciated substantially year after year. - Collegial culture: People are caring, helpful and collaborative - Expert driven: Great place if you have a set of highly specialized advisory skills (from social scientist to six sigma black belt nurses, to computational geeks to environmental communication experts) that can elevate the engineering and architectural practices . Sometimes, if you bring unique credentials, the firm may even go to the extent of creating a new position just for you. You are expected to find your way and prove your value for projects by forging internal alliances.

    Cons

    - Strongly focused on yearly stock appreciation -- While it can't be argued that the firm is run in an admirable way financially speaking, leadership will cut costs (and headcount) swiftly when the numbers are trending down. You will ultimately be judged by your billable utilization -- even if you have delivered extraordinary value in other ways (e.g. internal initiatives, etc) - Uncertain career path if you are not an engineer or an architect. It's pretty much up to you to figure it out. That said, the firm allows for opportunities to move internally (e.g. between architecture and engineering)

    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Company

    Nov 12, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employee owned Stock ownership Workshare opportunities across offices Large support network available

    Cons

    Corporate red tape Burdensome internal processes

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    good company to work for

    Oct 17, 2021 - Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good stock options. Employee owned Benefits

    Cons

    Too many idiots works here. Too many many managers and very little doers.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company but regional offices operate very differently

    Jun 28, 2021 - Sustainability Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Good company with a long history of great projects and achievements. - Great minds all over the company so you feel inspired to achieve great things too. - Flexibility of work hours and location for some positions. - Nice pay with good benefits. - Employee-owned policy means everybody gets to own company shares on their 401(k)s as part of the benefits package.

    Cons

    - The company has offices all over the country, so middle management differs a lot in style (and ego) depending on location.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company.

    Sep 5, 2021 - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company, great people. Employee owned. Focus on quality.

    Cons

    Communication from leadership could be improved. Often have to work remotely with staff in other offices.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good employee owned company

    Sep 21, 2021 - Bridge Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employee owned company provides stock options.

    Cons

    Working in a different office is difficult due to company structure.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    So-so

    Nov 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great retirement and employee owned

    Cons

    very political and the larger they get the more political it gets

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Place to Work

    May 17, 2021 - Designer in Princeton, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting projects, nice people, opportunities for growth, solid management, employee-owned culture

    Cons

    Can feel a little left behind unless you take the initiative to take on new roles. Need to be active and entrepreneurial to get noticed.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    OK company

    Jun 11, 2021 - Water Resources EIT in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    employee owned makes a difference! depending on the group, can have very flexible workplace,

    Cons

    takes a long time (and a LOT of effort by already busy managers) to get rid of employees that are not performing

    1 person found this review helpful
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