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Hardesty and Hanover Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hardesty and Hanover full-time

    Pros

    Great Environment, good starting company to learn from

    Cons

    poor leadership, many underutilized staff


  2. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a solid company to work for. There is a good work-life balance, with the occasional late night. The company has its hand in most major bridge projects in the NY/NJ area, so there is always something to work on. Everyone is very friendly, and willing to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, everyone seems very good at what they do.

    Fair compensation and benefits package close to the industry standard.

    Cons

    If you are new, they tend to throw you in the deep end, but they won't let you sink. You just can't be afraid to ask questions.

    They need to have a clearly defined path to the top. There doesn't seem to be many job titles, so it's hard to see your own progress within the company.


  3. "H&H Annapolis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hardesty and Hanover full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO and company vision
    Movable bridge niche
    Decent 401k match
    Straight overtime pay
    Internal monthly webinars

    Cons

    No bridge design work in local office
    Nighttime bridge/tunnel inspection or emergency inspection work
    Office culture is terrible
    Takes a long time to get promoted
    Salary, raises and bonuses below industry standard
    No help with relocation
    Minimal job related training
    No reimbursements for professional memberships and license expenses

    The office manager is extremely manipulative and runs the place like a jail, monitoring every smallest aspects of daily routine including interactions with other engineers, coffee and lunch breaks, food habits etc. The principal in the office has no interest in interacting and developing relationships with his fellow engineers and hardly ever listens to or implements new ideas on how things can be changed for the better.

    Advice to Management

    The so called Leadership at local office needs a wake up call to stop the high employee turnover. 3 good engineers who directly worked with the office manager quit within a span of one year and from what I have seen more will follow.


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Relaxed atmosphere and cooperative work force...technology is up to date and you get what you need to do your job.

    Cons

    The control of software and simple things as title blocks can be frustrating and unproductive. A little more flexibility in the cadd department will go a long way to streamline project deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    Haven't been here long enough to offer an opinion. The company seems to be run efficiently and the employees seem content...


  6. "Senior Inspecor"

    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

    I worked at Hardesty and Hanover full-time

    Pros

    The ability to always try to keep you employed. Management make sure to get tons of jobs.

    Cons

    Terrible PM handling the project specially in the long island region.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer II in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer II in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hardesty and Hanover full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in a braunch office, not the NYC HQ for reference, though on my visits to NYC and working with those in other offices I have no reason to believe it would be any different elsewhere.
    The braunch manager and supervisor(s) were very supportive and great mentors. You don't need to be afraid to ask questions, as long as they're well timed they're often appreciated actually.
    Compensation was competitive.
    The intent is NOT to be a hire/fire firm. From what I've seen they make every effort to share work load from office to office to avoid that. They may have had to lay people off at times, but it does not seem like it's the norm.

    Cons

    -You can at times end up working a lot of hours, but I'm learning that's more and more part of this field, and they're always very appreciative of the efforts. Often with compensation/bonus, which you don't get everywhere at the level I was at. (<10 years)
    -Some, though not all, of the young staff can get a little clique-ish at times.

    Advice to Management

    My only thought is that perhaps being a little more transparrent about budget issues without nagging (the later never happened at this job, though it did at my future ones.) might have helped develop carreer attitudes more. But that was a stretch for me to come up with that as I didn't have a lot of problems.


  8. "Horrible company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Coral Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hardesty and Hanover (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Bonuses, Social events

    Cons

    Militant office manager, will not trust his employees.
    Never QA/QC plans
    Money hungry company where you are seen as a pawn (slave mentality)
    Horrible reputation

    Advice to Management

    Go home


  9. "Admin Asst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Administration in Lindenhurst, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Administration in Lindenhurst, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hardesty and Hanover full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff is good to work with

    Cons

    Poor upper management employees are treated like bottom of the barrell


  10. "Great experiance"

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful people

    Cons

    you may need to work harder alone


  11. Helpful (4)

    "As good as can be expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hardesty and Hanover full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Good work life balance
    Work can be interesting/meaningful if you put in effort
    Good salaries - yearly cost of living raises at the least
    Professional development
    Good HR w/ good health care for a medium company

    Cons

    Medium sized company and limited profit margins from government work, so bonuses and perks are small
    Niche of moveable bridges is small, and other work is less interesting
    Not much room at the top
    Support roles underutilized- so engineers do more than just engineering



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