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Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Employee owned: highly motivated and accountable employees (in 29 reviews)

  • Great Benefits specially for salary employees (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 33 reviews)

  • Not many other than long hours - but that is our industry and you get what you put in (in 76 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Employee First Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Office Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hensel Phelps is employee owned and puts a lot of time and effort into producing the best employees.

    Benefits for employees are the best among all GC's and better than a majority of other companies outside of construction, they set up their employees to be set up for life, even when their careers are over.

    Lots of staff outings and trainings with the company from on-site to the district office, company acts like a family.

    Cons

    Starting salary is average, however with benefits the compensation is well above what most employers give.

    Will work a lot of hours, especially within first 4 years, but long term benefits are well worth it. Grass is not greener on the other side.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more trainings about the benefit of our Qualified Retirement/S-Unit/I-Unit to ensure retention of employees.


  2. "Great, honest, hard-working company"

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

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Hard-working employees who are honest, down to Earth and incredibly loyal

    Cons

    Deferred compensation plan takes a while to fully kick in

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Area Supt"

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    Current Employee - Area Superintendent in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Area Superintendent in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pay is Great. Really fast with the Company Car etc.

    Cons

    Really Clicky. If you didnt come straight out of college, watch your back!

    Advice to Management

    Establish who people are to report to immediately so that its clear to everyone.
     If there are required team early morning meetings - make sure EVERYONE knows they are required. Also, make sure nobody who has been given authority tells them differently. Try to listen to the employee before you discipline them so fast without giving them a real chance.


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has some pretty awesome and unique projects to be able to work on. The work is challenging and demanding, but pays off. The compensation is second to none in the industry as well.

    Cons

    Like any other construction job, the hours can be long and demanding, but know what you signed up for.


  5. "You'll become an expert in the industry"

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    • 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.


  6. "Office Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time

    Pros

    There are some genuinely good people.

    Cons

    Long hours. Broken promises. No HR.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Benefits, Great Mentors Are Available."

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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been lucky enough in my career to find great mentors and leaders who have helped me in my career. Great benefits. Getting better at allowing employees to exercise quality of life.

    Cons

    Some of the management has an "old-school" way of thinking, which is hopefully on its way to change.

    Advice to Management

    Empower more women, be more open-minded and innovative.

  8. "PE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits overall compared to industry standards

    Cons

    Nothing in specific to this company


  9. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps full-time

    Pros

    They are a great career company.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  10. "My Expierence"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation (well at least when you've been with the company more than 6 years).

    Cons

    Cliques. Can be very prejudice at time. No quality of life because you work so many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the old school mindset.


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