HDR Employee Reviews about "large company"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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Pros
  • "Employee owned; incredible colleagues; lots of advancement opportunities(in 90 reviews)

  • "Strong culture, great people to work with(in 47 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "large company isn't always nimble(in 24 reviews)

  • "Do not stand by work/life balance narrative(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Employee Owned Company

      Jan 20, 2021 - Computational Designer in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and culture. They believe and enable employees to seek and build their own path.

      Cons

      large company isn't always nimble

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Oct 23, 2020 - Consultant/Senior PM in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team spirit among all employees

      Cons

      Some large company tendancies, but overall good.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Reliable, stable, rewarding company

      Aug 11, 2020 - Graphic Designer in Missoula, MT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Multi-Billion Dollar, International Company; Stable and Profitable; Rewards loyal employees; Internal Bonus Employee-Nominated reward program

      Cons

      Large Company = Less Attention/Fast-Paced; No hand-holding; Takes longer to work up the chain in a career; Engineer focused

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A really good large company to work for.

      Sep 11, 2019 - Civil Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      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.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      No communication, lack of leadership in Raleigh area

      Oct 8, 2019 - Project Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      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.).

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It was good while it lasted...

      Sep 13, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Good culture, large company allows multiple offices to come together to work an extremely large and complex projects. Talant can be drawn company wide to achieve top-notch product delivery.The sharing of work between offices helps to deal with the ebb and tide of wolkload. Good corporate standards create a consistency across the company. The mannagement seems to be prettty open, honest and transparent.

      Cons

      As can be expected, there is less flexibilty due to large corporate standardization. Projects are often taken away from smaller offices to feed the larger ones.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Woring Enviorment

      Jun 24, 2010 - Engineering Technician in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working enviorment, good people, Smart buisness plan. The company tries to be transparent with its emloyees about the direction its heading.

      Cons

      Large Company makes it feel like you can get lost in the company. I think the management tries to fix this issue, but I dont think you can remove the big company feel completely.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to get experience

      Feb 20, 2014 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary on par with industry, lots of different projects to work on, descent benefits, employee owned, stock price has done well, lots of internal training.

      Cons

      Large company problems...focus on growth and bottom line draws management further from actual work. Tend to promote staff too soon with not enough project experience...occasionally with less experience than the group they are supervising. Not all project managers know how to manage staff. Staff development varies depending on who you work under.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Project Manager

      Mar 7, 2018 - Project Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      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.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      HDR Chicago's Site Studio - An excellent team to join

      Mar 21, 2015 - Landscape Architectural Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Projects are challenging and inspiring; Management is always available for input; Being able to share ideas with professionals from all disciplines is very educational; many resources available;The work-life balance is very strong in this company and it only motivated me to work harder for people who care and respect my time.

      Cons

      Large company means a lot of red tape; The site studio group fails to get enough attention from HQ

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