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Hensel Phelps Reviews

Updated April 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Hensel Phelps is employee owned (in 31 reviews)

  • Great Benefits specially for salary employees (in 27 reviews)

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

  • Long hours, required relocation, (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "You'll become an expert in the industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HP has incredible training. It's virtually impossible not to become an expert if you are with the company 5 years.

    The benefits are incredible as well. 15% contribution to 401k and great health care.

    The role of a field engineer is challenging but one of my favorite roles I have ever had. You'll work hard, learn a lot and be able to take pride that you contributed directly to the success of a project.

    Cons

    Long work hours and frequent short notice moving. But that's the nature of construction. I changed industries as a result. There is no better company than HP if you are committed to the construction industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people.


  2. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. The work environment is great. Benefits is probably one of the best in the industry. If you do end up working for HP, you will notice that they are striving to take care of their worker because they don’t want anyone to leave.

    Cons

    Long hours but this is expected in any construction job so I’m not sure this should even be a con. The pay can be slightly better but the benefits and what HP is putting into your retirement makes up for all that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Senior Estimator"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A company that Cares about its People"

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    Current Employee - General Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - General Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hensel Phelps is a company that really focuses on its people, its most valuable assets. The people working at HP are just good people who enjoy working with each other and focus on a good quality of life.
    Arguably some of the best benefits in the industry.
    Long-Term company that focuses on their employees and rewards their employees based on long-term employment.

    Cons

    Just like any commercial company and the industry, work hours can be long.

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice. Doing a great job.


  5. "good company, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Office Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Office Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people, decent work life balance for large company

    Cons

    low pay, low pay, low pay. Needed 5 words

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  6. "Good to Great!"

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    Current Employee - Safety Manager
    Current Employee - Safety Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good career path for all positions, and being able to build high profile buildings.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult in the first 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the people with quality of life, and the people will support Hensel Phelps.


  7. "Employee Ownership - Work Smart and Hard, it's worth it!!! - RR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for a company where you gain experience, mentorship and attain the rewards of employee ownership. Strong financial structure, owner buy-in, promote from with-in, builder-mentality, leader in the BIM/Technology front, profit sharing, trainings, support structure for new-hires, diverse, and great healthcare program. If you want to work hard and grow... this is the perfect company for you. This company is structured/incentivized for you to retire (long term approach).

    Cons

    Working hours are fluid and focus on getting the job done and done right for the owner (it's a competitive market). Working Hours, it's relative depending on your work ethic and role in the team. Hensel Phelps is a premier builder and encounters many challenges set by owners, some people struggle to handle it at the beginning (construction is not for all).

    Advice to Management

    Let's bring more drone laser-scanning and rendering to projects. We need to further push the Augmented BIM reality efforts for owner deliverables.

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, colleagues, culture

    Cons

    Long hours, required relocation,

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide the dream promised to me when I originally hired on 15 years ago!


  9. "Proud to work for Hensel Phelps"

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    Current Employee - Lead Estimator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Estimator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hensel Phelps is a builder, not just a construction manager.

    Employees at Hensel Phelps can take control of their career path and steer it in whatever direction interests them (field operations- manager, field operations - superintendent, procurement/estimating, safety, quality control, services, etc.)

    Employees at Hensel Phelps are often driven by passion for the construction industry more than money, because financially, a career at Hensel Phelps only makes sense if you remain loyal for years. I have noticed that this process separates people and leaves Hensel Phelps with quality employees.

    Leaders at Hensel Phelps had to work their way to the top, often starting at entry-level positions.

    Hensel Phelps is employee owned.

    The never ending variety of projects built by Hensel Phelps means that us employees never stop learning.

    Cons

    Hensel Phelps ALWAYS fulfills commitments to Owners/Clients and delivers a project on time, no matter what it takes. As a result, sometimes this commitment requires additional effort with longer shifts, Saturday shifts, swing shifts, or even graveyard shifts. However, this concept of hard work is nothing new to the construction industry, so one might as well work hard for a company like Hensel Phelps that delivers, every time.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people make the difference, from experienced Superintendents to bright young engineers, the jobsites are staffed with people that enjoy what they do and take care of our clients needs.

    Cons

    The construction business requires long hours and for you to go where the work is, involving commuting or relocation.


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