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Hazen and Sawyer Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Unlike many "big box" engineering firms offering a world of services, Hazen has specialized in water and wastewater since 1951 (in 5 reviews)

  • Very supportive work environment that fosters professional growth, refinement of existing skill set, and development of new skill sets (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "Happily Employed"

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    • 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


  4. "Assistant Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and opportunities

    Cons

    Unfair and unexplainable promotions in the company


  5. "Assistant Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and the pay is good

    Cons

    Complicated projects and difficult jobs


  6. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked with the company for over 10 years and had the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects. You get good experience when the firm is busy.

    Cons

    3-5 years back, when they were not getting more jobs from NYCDEP, there was a lot of fear among the employees. There was no communication with the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Have more communication with employees and value more the experience of senior employees..


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job atmosphere is great, people are great, and overall benefits packages are comparable if not above average with other firms.

    Cons

    Periods of time where there is more work than bodies to do the job has some people spread thin.

  8. "Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hazen and Sawyer full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, salary.

    Cons

    Communication. Opportunities for specialty disciplines. Regions are all run differently.

    Advice to Management

    Involve all disciplines and staff at all levels in the implementation of changes from not just input but to execution for smoother and quicker delivery to organization.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked and Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some nice people here. Colleagues tend to be friendly. The company has a well-developed internal infrastructure. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Do you like hearing your coworkers swear aloud due to mounting stress? This is a place where that happens, and for real reasons. One of which is that there is little appreciation for the concept of work/life balance. People across all divisions stay in the office until late evening hours on a regular basis for no other reason than that they are overburdened and overworked. I know from experience -- on multiple occasions I (and others) had to stay in the office for 20+ hour shifts, as a salaried employee (something that my role did not require and I have not encountered anywhere before in 7 years of experience at equally reputable firms). That is a particularly extreme case but it is not unique; I and others both within and outside of my division were regularly required to stay into the late PM hours. It is representative. The day-to-day work environment at Hazen is not normal, even for a headquarters office, and the compensation is frankly lacking, particularly when you factor in that you will almost assuredly be working well beyond typical hours regardless of what your function is.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees have legitimate responsibilities and lives outside of work -- they accept a job because they're excited about what they're going into that place to do every day, in addition to whatever compensation you may offer. You should match their interest and engagement with an appropriate level of respect. Work needs to get done, and done well. Part of that calculation comes from the employer putting a responsible load on its employees and treating them with respect.


  10. "Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Draftsman/Designer in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - Draftsman/Designer in San Angelo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Unorganized work environment and unstable communication.


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