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Updated Oct 8, 2019

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4.0
78%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
HDR Chairman and CEO Eric L. Keen (no image)
Eric L. Keen
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Truly employee owned with ability to purchase shares that have been steadily increasing in value(in 79 reviews)

  • "Really great people to work with(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great management, employee owned, great stock options, great people. The culture is second to none and promotes personal growth, a sense of family, and doing the right thing.

    Cons

    The company is large and has large company challenges with risk management and approval processes. This is to be expected for a company this size though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and the efforts to keep PMs focused on projects not paperwork.

    HDR2018-03-08
  2. Helpful (3)

    "No communication, lack of leadership in Raleigh area"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HDR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great downtown location, benefits are on par with industry standard with cost sharing medical benefits, employee ownership options within 401K, lots of programs for employees to participate in (Young Professionals, Mentorship Program, etc.), large company with ability to transfer if supervisor approves

    Cons

    Office culture is cutthroat, poor communication from management, high cost for parking, no room for advancement due to existing office politics, management lacks ability to be forthright and honest, peers are looking to undercut each other for advancement, will not easily or quickly accommodate needs of employees regarding disabilities/medical needs (such as standing desks, chairs, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to your employees when they approach you.

    HDR2019-10-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A really good large company to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HDR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clients of all kinds so projects are very different which keeps things exciting

    Cons

    All the cons that come with a large company. Red tape to get anything that costs the company money even if the benefit is very apparent. Workflow standardization is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    So large I don't even have a clue what to suggest other than upper management should be looking at standardization across the offices more closely and really get a team together of just average workers to weigh in on them.

    HDR2019-09-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HDR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee-owned, global company with opportunity to grow for outgoing person

    Cons

    Large company may not be right for all people

    HDR2018-04-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bridge Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Bridge Engineer in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits with opportunities to work on a large variety of projects. The large company allows networking and professional development that a smaller company cannot afford.

    Cons

    Being a large company the corporate side can be overbearing, and restrict flexibility. At times it can feel like you are lost in the masses, and that recognition for good work is either misplaced to the wrong parties or overlooked entirely.

    HDR2016-11-04
  6. "Employment review"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDR

    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.

    HDR2016-10-02
  7. "Substation EIT"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDR

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Feels like a small office, but it is apparent it is a large company when it comes to processes.

    HDR2016-09-12
  8. "Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Employee ownership culture promotes ownership of work

    Cons

    Large company starts to resemble a bureaucracy.

    HDR2016-07-12
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at HDR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company, many smart people, employee owned, has many large projects. Has tuition reimbursement but not enough to cover tuition for today's tuition rate due to inflation and outdated policy

    Cons

    Upper management are out of touch with production staff. Long hours, and weekends work are expected. Raises are minimal even after putting in long hours and giving up weekends for over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate how staff is treated. Many employees have left for the course of this year, they must question the reasoning behind this.

    HDR2016-06-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could have been better"

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    Former Intern - Bridge Engineering in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HDR

    Pros

    - well oiled machine - large infrastructure projects - multiple locations (large company) - good benefits - employee owned company

    Cons

    - the staff was young - everyone in the office I worked in was logging hours of 60+/week - A supervisor was rude and condescending toward me and the other intern - the pay the offered was mediocre

    Advice to Management

    Mentorship for interns should be a priority. The company has the resources, and should use them to meet the goal of fostering a good relationship with future employees.

    HDR2016-01-20
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