Hazen and Sawyer Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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4.0
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Hazen and Sawyer President & CEO Charles S. Hocking (no image)
Charles S. Hocking
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and opportunities(in 10 reviews)

  • "They specialize in water and wastewater treatment so their expertise goes deeper: with research and application(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can become a problem for some (depending on how much responsibility you take on)(in 5 reviews)

  • "Cons: Folks do have their own fiefdoms(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding Firm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great teamwork across offices, collaboration with top notch water experts

    Cons

    Nothing of significance really worth mentioning

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok if you're in the club"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong technical skills and wastewater stuff

    Cons

    Some shady business development practices

  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work if you're an engineer, otherwise...."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Graphic Designer in Hollywood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hazen and Sawyer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours (unless you work for Marketing)

    Cons

    Non-engineers are treated like second class citizens and have zero job security. There were people who worked 10+ years that were terminated during the COVID-19 outbreak, yet assistant engineers who haven't been there a month and make tens of thousands more a year were treated like gold. The Marketing Dept. is a thankless sweat shop with inept management that will make you want to quit in 1 week. Unless you're an engineer, look elsewhere for employment.

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  4. "The company is stable, and has wonderful benefits."

    4.0
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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 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, good pay, amazing insurance.

    Cons

    Everyone is a workaholic, be prepared to be expected to work more than 40 hours every week. Work life balance is a real problem. Unless you are a process engineer, you have no real upward growth.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

    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.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Designer"

    3.0
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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 3 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.

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  7. "Friendly and productive work environment"

    5.0
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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 8 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.

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  8. "Great Firm"

    5.0
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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

  9. "Right Size Company"

    5.0
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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 less 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.

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  10. "Associate"

    5.0
    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

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