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Found 680 of over 782 reviews
4.0
76% Recommend to a Friend
Hensel Phelps President and CEO  Michael J. Choutka
94% Approve of CEO

Found 681 of over 782 reviews

4.0
76%
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Hensel Phelps President and CEO  Michael J. Choutka
Michael J. Choutka
201 Ratings

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  • "Long Hours and very intense(in 110 reviews)
  • "They blatantly don't care that employees have no work life balance.(in 69 reviews)
  • "Some long hours at critical times in the projects.(in 55 reviews)
  • "It's due to upper management (VP,OP,GS,PM,PS) encouraging the staff during meetings, to increase HP's overall score due to a low rating that they have been receiving.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Management is full of lies, tricks and well cowardly behavior.(in 12 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years
    Featured Review

    Great benefits especially for the long term employees

    May 10, 2022 - Quality Control 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Without a doubt the best benefits for employees especially after about 5 yrs. You are eligible for company provide profit sharing starting in year 1 (@15% of salary to retirement account). Health care is a HSA that company contributes (if you get your physical) most of the amount needed to meet the deductible. Depending on position, you will be eligible for other benefits (which is usually within about 4-6yrs) like car allowance, a company vehicle w/ gas card, bonus, and company shares (which over time can't be touched by other companies).

    Cons

    As an employee owned company you are expected to work like you own a part of the company....meaning that you do what is needed to make the project/job successful. Sometimes that is working extra hours or doing something not specifically listed in your job description. The hours are longer but in my experience, I think it isn't as much a Hensel Phelps thing as it is an industry thing. I don't know of any large (successful) General Contractor whose people aren't asked to work 50+hours. The company is aware of how important the work/life balance is and have actively made some changes but every project is different.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Field engineer

    Nov 2, 2022 - Field Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company is great to work for.

    Cons

    No downsides at the moment.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Would recommend to anyone.

    Dec 4, 2022 - Field Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great above average pay and benefits. Lot of great people and a positive place to work with a lot of opportunities for growth. Can tell that they care about their employees.

    Cons

    Lot of policies and procedures that can bog down productivity and seem redundant. Some long hours but nothing crazier than other contractors. Sometimes there is a culture of having to pay your dues and people not being welcome to an overly ambitious person at first and coworkers being defensive.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Company For the Long Haul

    Dec 2, 2022 - Area Superintendent in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay after 5 year mark

    Cons

    Long hours and travel to other projects

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Admin

    Nov 28, 2022 - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are top notch

    Cons

    Admin should be salaried and payed more for their positions

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    PE

    Nov 19, 2022 - Project Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The Longevity, Experience and the Growth are top pros.

    Cons

    The hours can be intense. Growing firm so there are bugs being worked out.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Nov 15, 2022 - VDC Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Nov 14, 2022 - Project Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive benefits Great one-on-one, project based, and district based trainings Family minded managers

    Cons

    Long work hours A few bad seeds Slow career advancement

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    No work-life balance

    Nov 14, 2022 - Field Engineer in Wellington, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Once you earn project engineer the benefits are unmatched

    Cons

    No work-life balance. You are expected to work 50-60 hour weeks, but only get paid for 40

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Career Growth

    Oct 28, 2022 - Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for career growth and the progression of going from a field position to office position to field again is great

    Cons

    The pros outway the cons

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Hensel Phelps has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 782 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Hensel Phelps to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hensel Phelps employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hensel Phelps. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

76% of Hensel Phelps employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hensel Phelps 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Hensel Phelps to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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