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Hazen and Sawyer Reviews

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4.1
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76%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Charles S. Hocking
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very supportive work environment that fosters professional growth, refinement of existing skill set, and development of new skill sets(in 9 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "One of which is that there is little appreciation for the concept of work/life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • "Given the flat management structure, there may not be a clear "mentor" for young engineers and project managers(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary and raises each year, and plentiful opportunities for growth! Very supportive and helpful coworkers and there are many women in positions of leadership, which I've found to be rare for an engineering firm. This firm really seems to be a cut-above the rest in our industry!

    Cons

    Not flexible about working from home. Work-life balance can become a problem for some (depending on how much responsibility you take on). Can't get promoted until you earn your PE license.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Could be more flexible about working from home, but overall I am very pleased with this company and its core values.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Designer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Very easy schedule. Casual attire.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, communication. Their CAD standards are top notch but their CAD management and discipline is non-existent in the West Region. They don't understand that they make their money by designing buildings and don't properly account for and execute CAD management in their budget.

    Advice to Management

    You make money by facilities getting built. Doing so requires producing plans which, in turn, requires you make plans by hiring good designers. You keep good designers by treating them well.

  3. "Friendly and productive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for career growth, competitive salaries, appropriate compensation/salary adjustments, great benefits (health, vision, dental) , 401k plan, PTO, opportunities for professional development, no bureaucracy

    Cons

    Work/life balance depending on project work/deliverables, but similar to any other consulting firm.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to maintain little to no bureaucracy

  4. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting jobs, and fantastic clients. Leader in technical solutions.

    Cons

    Hard work is expected of all

  5. "Right Size Company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well managed, cares about employees, great coworkers, great IT, adequate support, staff expertise....

    Cons

    Due to its quality and expertise as the behemoth firms consolidate, it's growing really fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Don't let growth change core values.

  6. "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

      Pros

      Great company and great people

      Cons

      objectives for your role can be a little unclear sometimes

    • "Excellent company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The best part about working here is the incredibly talented professionals I get to work with, and the fun and challenging projects we get to work on with great clients.

      Cons

      Not many negatives about working here. As with all consulting firms, hours can be long. There is a high degree of professionalism expected from all.

    • Helpful (3)

      "Great company!"

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      Current Employee - Associate 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 20 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...

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      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!

    • "Good work life balance"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Lots of engineers to help you grow in the field

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Advice to Management

      None

    • "Hazen & Sawyer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

      Pros

      Very Active Engineering Company in WWT

      Cons

      Not to Inclusive & Diverse

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