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Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Team Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "awesome company to work for..."

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    Former Employee - Carpenter Foreman in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Carpenter Foreman in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, quality work. great
     support

    Cons

    construction has its down side also, when theres work, you work, when the economy is hurting, we all hurt...

    Advice to Management

    keep the jobs coming.... youre doing a great job...


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    "Great image..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training opportunities.
    Lots of internal noise and excitement about the use of BIM technologies.
    For a big company, it sometimes has a family feel.

    Cons

    They ask a lot in return for compensation.
    Don't expect a raise.
    Nothing is done to motivate workers.

    Advice to Management

    Try and retain talent!
    Provide annual raises to at least keep up with inflation.
    Listen to and provide support to the younger generation of employees - They are your future.


  6. "A great construction company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Hawaiian Dredging allowed me to support my family and live in the beautiful state of Hawaii. It has been a great company so far!

    Cons

    Management and communication within has sometimes been stifled. Free overtime has sometimes been overbearing. Other than that, it has been great.


  7. "10+years as an hourly worker. great company to work with."

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "accounting assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "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.