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Hensel Phelps Reviews

Updated June 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Hensel Phelps is employee owned" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits specially for salary employees" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be difficult in the first 5 years" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Long hours, required relocation," (in 80 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary that goes up every year. You’re guaranteed a raise as long as your not getting yourself into trouble. Hensel Phelps also has a great system setup for their quality of life. Been with the company for 4 months and I already attended 4 different company paid events. This is also a company you get what you put in. Work your butt off and you will get noticed.

    Cons

    Everyone is salaried with long hours. But this is not really a con because Hensel Phelps provide their employees with the best medical, dental, and retirement benefit...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great things for your employees


  2. "Field Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and willing to go out of their way to make things work.
    Teamwork environment.
    GREAT BENEFITS!
    Availability to love up in positions.
    They really take care of you.

    Cons

    Can be long days of work at times

    Hensel Phelps Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – Talent Acquisition and Development Manager

    We’re glad you are enjoying your time at Hensel Phelps! You’re understanding of what we stand for as a company – supporting our people by providing career enhancing benefits and training along with... More

  3. "Great benefits and decent pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain great experience in construction.

    Cons

    Upper management needs some improvement.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "First Year Office Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field/Office Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Field/Office Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, knowledgeable employees, organized

    Cons

    long hours, questionable promotion related decisions.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Field Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The other field engineers I work with.
    Great training.
    Free food sometimes.

    Cons

    I'm sorry but I would definitely be wary of these reviews. It's just interesting that when I started at Hensel Phelps about 2 years ago, they were slammed in bad reviews and had 2.5 stars. The upper management noticed that they had bad reviews on here and now they magically have 4.1 stars... Something seems fishy!

    But I honestly should have never took a job here. I feel they do not treat you with respect, you will work insanely long hours (12-17hrs including working on weekends which are unpaid, might I add) and based on my experience will work in a verbally hostile environment. I don't feel upper management, except for maybe 1-2, care about you as a person and your success at this company. I know I'm not the only one on my project who felt this way because there has been 5 people who have quit already. If you're decided between two company's, do yourself a favor and do not go with Hensel Phelps.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't turn a blind eye to issues that go on at your company. Get rid of those bad apples and horrible supervisors that people complain about, instead of promoting them.

    Hensel Phelps Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – Talent Acquisition and Development Manager

    We appreciate your thoughts and the time you took to write your review. You’ve indicated the training was great and we hope it helps you in your future endeavors.

    You are correct in saying that... More


  6. "Great career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a large company, yet it has a family atmosphere. Upper management is very supportive. There is a big emphasis on training and providing education. Attention to detail is emphasized when planning work. Safety is at the forefront in planning and it really shows in the efforts of the craft. This is also a company that employs craft as a general contractor and does not just perform construction management services. Very rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    This is a tough industry and hard work with a history of good decision making is expected as you advance in your career with Hensel Phelps.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the vision and planning for the future!


  7. "Hensel Phelps"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. Hensel Phelps hires and develops some of the best people in the industry. It is a pleasure working with such dedicated, hard working and fun loving people every day. The employee ownership model creates a very supportive and collaborative working environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes people are asked to move for a project assignment. Because Hensel Phelps works in larger geographical areas and pursues exciting/challenging projects, you may not be able to stay in one city for your entire career. However, moving can be a positive experience and opportunity to explore other cities/states if you choose to move.

  8. "The Best Opportunities and People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The only thing that outshines the boundless opportunities one has joining this employee owned company are the people that are consistently high caliber in terms of professional skillsets and personality traits.

    Cons

    Currently without a sponsored hunting club in NorCal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize the core values including personnel development to facilitate continued growth and Performance!


  9. "Senior Estimator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Estimator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Estimator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Team Atmosphere, Cool Projects, Solid Upper Management Support

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People in the field, horrible leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of good people in the field.

    Cons

    Terrible, immature leadership and NO diversity at the executive level. Horrible money management and a dishonest approach with unknowledgeable customers.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century already.


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