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Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Very supportive work environment that fosters professional growth, refinement of existing skill set, and development of new skill sets (in 9 reviews)

  • Unlike many "big box" engineering firms offering a world of services, Hazen has specialized in water and wastewater since 1951 (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Experts in All Things Water"

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

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hazen and Sawyer offers a depth of knowledge from its staff. They specialize in water and wastewater treatment so their expertise goes deeper: with research and application. The key to Hazen is that employees pride themselves in a lack of ego. - an honest team approach to projects.

    Cons

    Hazen doesn't have the glossy tools available that some larger firms have to sell and execute work.

    Advice to Management

    Working towards more standardization will pay off in the long run.


  2. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hazen is a great company to work for. Flat management structure allows for peer-to-peer working relationships, and all of the executives/shareholders still work on active projects. The work environment is relaxed, and you are expected to act like a professional (and treated as such), so flexibility exists with which to perform your work. Hazen employs a lot of of very intelligent and experienced engineers, so resources and guidance are never hard to come by. Still a relatively small firm in relation to its peers (~1,000 employees), every person feels like they play an integral part in the company's success. Being a 100% employee-owned is another great benefit, as career trajectory can be professionally rewarding and lucrative. Salary is highly competitive, and the benefits structure is second-to-none.

    Cons

    Given the flat management structure, there may not be a clear "mentor" for young engineers and project managers. Must show initiative and drive to "figure it out" in some cases; those who do rise quickly, those who don't could be left feeling frustrated. But overall, very little to complain about!

  3. "Good work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of engineers to help you grow in the field

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Hazen & Sawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    Very Active Engineering Company in WWT

    Cons

    Not to Inclusive & Diverse


  5. "Great company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    Good mentorship. Fun projects to work on.

    Cons

    Nothing I am aware of


  6. "Great place to work and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and advance for most people who have the motivation to advance. Degree of advancement merit based.

    Cons

    None to report at this time.


  7. "New leadership required to recognize/utilize talent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and strong history on the east coast.

    Cons

    Non supportive / poor leadership in the west with a couple rare exceptions.
    Little appreciation for the concept of work/life balance. "Bosses" have no idea about how to bring out the best of the talent pool.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to have their pets. Need to seek out leaders in lieu of bosses at the higher levels in the west.

  8. "Billing Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    It's a job that has benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, No perks for employees

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your Accounting department.


  9. "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Upward Mobility, Friendly and Helpful Peers and Superiors, Challenges build with experience, Post-Graduate Tuition Reimbursement incentives.

    Cons

    None to report. A great place to work.


  10. "Happily Employed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly
    Opportunities to learn new things and work on a variety of projects
    Work is challenging and helps employees grow
    Work is valued

    Cons

    Work load can feel like it is too much as times

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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