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HITT Contracting Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "The company has a great atmosphere along with great people to work with" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and work life balance" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "In my opinion, the work-life balance isn't great and work hours are long and rigid" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours and in some cases insufficient support from upper management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat you like family, good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes required to work long hours


  2. "Project Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputable company with good people.

    Cons

    Project Accountants are under paid and over worked. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for hard work and value those who demonstrate commitment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company overall, good benefits, comfortable working environment and beautiful office. They do a lot for their employees and care about company culture. Pay is overall competitive.

    Cons

    My only complaint would be no work from home policy, especially for corporate resources, even just one day a week. The company needs to keep up with being flexible, and how business are shifting to adjust with what people at this day in age, which is flexibility. Corporate resources staff can easily leave and get a job at another company that does offer that option, it’s important for retention of employees in the long run.


  4. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HITT Contracting part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HIgher pay and family environment

    Cons

    Long hours on certain projects


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at HITT Contracting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HITT is a fast-paced organization that takes pride in taking on challenging and rewarding work.

    Each Sector/Business Unit has the freedom to be entrepreneurial in their own manner and that is what makes the core of HITT. It is very much a 'you reap what you sow' environment.

    Many organizations claim to have approachable leadership but HITT delivers on this. I personally have never had an issue approaching the CEO and Presidents (nor anyone for that matter). Aside from the open door approach there are also several committees one can volunteer to join and have their voice heard.

    There are year round events that help to develop true camaraderie and also give back to the community. Every Friday morning there is a 'Friday Flash' which I equate to a miniature 'TED Talks'; allowing a random team member from different sectors to discuss any relevant topic others can learn from.

    Career progression is a defined path and also peer review based; some may brand this as 'do your time' or 'pay your dues' but overall it seems Managers want to set their team and individuals up for success and not failure before they're ready.

    Cons

    Internal career paths seem difficult to transition to without upsetting a team; employees should feel comfortable exploring opportunities to progress professionally.

    Overall communication seems limited to a team basis rather than a Corporate initiative; there are a lot of interesting things taking place throughout the company that you only learn about from speaking to specific people. That said, there are quarterly and year-end communication meetings where employees hear directly from leadership and have the opportunity to speak their mind.

    Remote work is not offered but this is due to the open door policy working with our Subcontractors and Clients. Some exploration into how a remote work policy could be established would go a long way, even if only for one day a week etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing but don't forget your roots.

    Don't be afraid to communicate more about what is going on company wide; employees shouldn't have to learn about events because they happened to check social media.

    Employee surveys on what type of benefits they would be interested in, events, etc. Continue to get pulse checks on the employees outside of the Washington Post/Glassdoor surveys.


  6. "Decent but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HITT Contracting full-time

    Pros

    Good People in general trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Need leaders with actual business knowledge, not just construction knowledge


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Poor At Best"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HITT Contracting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A majority of the people are hard working as their annual bonus is used as the primary motivator; perhaps to the point of determinant (high attrition rate).

    Cons

    Too many to speak of.... leadership generally is non-communicative, non-existent, and extremely weak; Ownership is lazy and completely disengaged; Leadership does not have a pulse on what is happening within the ranks; The company culture is solely monetary based; Senior management has a "do nothing and hope for the best" approach; New leadership lacks experience, direction and vision; The company lacks internal communication processes (random emails serve as corporate direction); The field and office staff do all the work and "feed the machine", but are not recognized equally; Project pursuit decisions are arrived based upon maximizing employee bonuses (not about projects or clients) and therefore work is always run extremely lean; The companies bonus structure is a "pyramid scheme" to the benefit of upper management, and senior leaders; There exists no exacting professional progression plan for employees (rules change at the whim of ownership; mid-year, ,etc.); Annual review process (the portion which is in control of the employee) is completely based upon subjectivity ( 100% on 360s, or the opinions of others; rather than actual performance or achievements); The culture is a reflection of its people, very "cult like", old school, clichés of favoritism, morally questionable, archaic, racist, and "narcissistic"; There exists little to no diversity or inclusivity within managerial ranks; Employee benefits are below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being a paint company

  8. "Superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HITT Contracting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They treat you like family. Advancement is very good. Pay rate is above national average. Benefits are the best I seen in any company. They offer schooling online and at HQ.

    Cons

    Some projects you need to work long hours. Traveling around the country. Bonuses could be better, they have a set bonus. Other companies have a percentage of the project for bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing a great job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HITT Contracting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The office is classy. I’m sure it would be very comfortable if not for the management

    Cons

    The most unethical companies if had the misfortune to be a part of. Steal from their clients, and shop every Subcontractor proposal. Just to give the contract to the buddies who don’t even have to respond to RFP’s as long as they keep greasing the palm.

    Advice to Management

    Audit a few of your large projects. Look how many lSubcontractors have been awarded projects, who didn’t provide bids on bid day. Find how many even provided proposals since they were just given the number. In some cases, you will find Subs sitting in one of your offices with a senior PM reviewing another Subs proposal. Yeah, happened multiple times.

    Perhaps when an employee brings these items to management, they might respond.

    Might as well stop having ethics classes. Clearly not working.


  10. "overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best work environment to work with team

    Cons

    don't like the music they play