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Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management group that offers lots of training programs.

    Cons

    4 year construction engineer program that can be tough to get out of and advance in your career. Some employees took 5 to 6 years to move forward.


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of personal sacrifices.

  3. "Project Engineer IV"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company rewards loyalty, however is easy to fall from grace
    They are the largest on the Islands, and they usually have the most jobs.

    Cons

    Company compensation packages are lower than other companies, some projects seem to be a little top heavy, and they rely on lots of people with low experience.

    Company keeps people that are less than mediocre hanging around, since they have been in the company " a long time"

    Advice to Management

    Establish a clear path people can follow, and set expectations, make the self performance evaluation something that managers do every 6 months, as to not let people keep on performing a less than optimal levels and never given a chance to correct them.


  4. "Company is 3.5 out of 5"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time

    Pros

    Company has execs that want to modernize.

    Cons

    Higher up people in the company are old fashioned and don't seem like they are too willing to change


  5. "10+years as an hourly worker. great company to work with."

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    Current Employee - General Foreman
    Current Employee - General Foreman
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    one of the prominent and big investor in the state

    Cons

    they should widen more the project to deal with


  6. "Blame Game"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, large projects with professional challenges

    Cons

    Project management never takes responsibility for problems, just points fingers at coworkers. Nepotism. To succeed and get bonus, need to take as much credit for everything good as you can while blaming others for the bad.

    Advice to Management

    Better figure out how to attract young talent, current ones are all leaving already.


  7. "accounting assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive atmosphere, very helpful when you needed help

    Cons

    I wasn't there long enough to determine anything negative

  8. "Team Work"

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    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My best experiences a Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company always came when team work was involved.

    Cons

    I was unfortunate when there was no work available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bidding on new work. Keep your skilled workers working.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management is always on the lookout for great ideas and eager to listen to employees. HDCC gets a lot of the biggest and coolest construction projects in the state.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in a routine if you let it happen... this is true of every construction company, though.


  10. "The 800 lb Gorilla of Construction on the Islands"

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    Current Employee - Project Superintendent in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Project Superintendent in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredible history on the Islands. Respected by all locals and Subcontractors for the most part.

    Cons

    A dinosaur in a lot of ways. Also poor communication skills. Partly culture, partly just bad habits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your good people more. Lose the folks who bruise your reputation with the Owners and the Subs. A GC is nothing without their Subs trust.


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