HOK Sport Reviews | Glassdoor

HOK Sport Reviews

Updated October 5, 2016
12 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

4.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jim Walters
1 Rating

12 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Architect"

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and clients facilitate great projects

    Cons

    Larger, more complex projects may have longer lifespans, keeping you from moving to the next project at hand.


  2. "Help Desk Administrator"

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology and Services

    Cons

    Low Value on Tech Employees


  3. "Good company to work for"

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

    I worked at HOK Sport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive Senior Management and there's a feeling of family environment in US locations. They hire good people - I had a supportive and intelligent direct manager, I enjoyed working with my team and learned a lot about sports architecture as also got a chance to learn a little about business and project management.

    Cons

    There is no specific career track which diminishes employees' enthusiasm about the company. Company seemed a little cheap on the Health Insurance tier provided, quite a few things were not covered.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a career track and mentors for all employees. Improve Health Insurance benefits.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for, a very collaborative work environment and great support from seniors staff."

    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

    Pros

    The environment catered to learning and development of future professional skills, allowing growth as a designer and part of the company

    Cons

    The hours can become long towards important deadlines, and within my department leadership was convoluted at best

    Advice to Management

    Look more towards developing young employees as future leaders of the company, too many great minds spend 2-3 years working here for the name and experience before they leave.


  6. "Loved it, just too limited growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on the most impressive projects in the world

    Cons

    Limited growth for mid-level managers without an architecture degree.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the loyal, long term, proven managers.


  7. "Good work-life balance, good people"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HOK Sport full-time

    Pros

    Exciting range of projects, in scale and in ambition. Relaxed office vibe. Regular hours.

    Cons

    Lack of site visits, responsibilities for junior staff

    Advice to Management

    Consider more communication between offices and more staff movement between offices


  8. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibility and room to investigate different design solutions. If you work hard you can shape your career path here.

    Cons

    Deadlines and projects move fast. Work / life balance was an issue for me from time to time.


  9. "They need some work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have fairly good benifits. They use to care for their emplyees until they became there own company. Willing to work with schedule.

    Cons

    New name which is lame. Executive Group don't engage with regular employees. They have no clue what there people do.

    Advice to Management

    Think about what's good for the company and not whats good for your ego or pocket book. Also look at employee performance when doing mass layoffs. Seems silly to get rid of hard workers and then keep your buddies on who don't perform as well.


  10. "A firm on a downward spiral...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting high profile projects. Decent pay for an architecture firm.

    Cons

    Employees can get pigeon-holed easily if not careful. Promotions are often out of left-field and seem to be a popularity contest. You must have a senior principal on your side to get promoted.
    Senior management now care more about the money than the employees that got them to where the are today. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who got you to this point and have some loyalty for pete's sake.


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The projects are cool and highly profiled. The people are great to work with. Most of the senior architects are extremely knowledgeable and are willing to assist the younger staff with questions and direction. The management team is fairly open with news about the firm. Overall - as with most other jobs - if you put forth the effort and work hard, this firm will definitely take care of you.

    Cons

    Not too many downsides. Although I understand why, I'm not much of a fan of how the practice of architecture and the project roles is segmented into Designer, Project Architect and Project Manager. There's also usually not much rhyme or reason to the promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for all your hard work. Keep it up!



Showing 12 of 13 reviews
Reset Filters