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Hensel Phelps Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • We also are employee owned and that gives the employees great latitude in decision making and innovation (in 27 reviews)

  • Great Benefits specially for salary employees (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 30 reviews)

  • Not many other than long hours - but that is our industry and you get what you put in (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is Employee Owned.
    The company tries to recruit and retain top-notch employees!
    Overall company benefits are extremely hard to beat!
    Good, honest company that strives to work as a team with both Owners and Subcontractors.
    They really listen to their employees and it shows through recent adjustments

    Cons

    It takes about 5-8 years coming straight out of school before you really start to see some of the benefits that typically kick in earlier for other employee owned companies. (Ex. Bonuses & Stock Options)

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the necessary adjustments to keep HP on the forefront of the industry, not only for what we do, but how we treat our people.


  2. "Five-Star Company!"

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    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic family-like culture, highest integrity, great benefits, landmark projects, many more...

    Cons

    The only cons I can come up with are industry wide, not specific to Hensel Phelps and are not worth listing.

  3. "Employee Engagement"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hensel Phelps provides a great work environment for the employees that makes going to work enjoyable. Your team member feel more like family. HP also provide great benefits that are far and beyond.

    Cons

    As the great saying is told, "Where much is given, much is required". The construction industry itself is demanding and can occupy a great amount of your time. Can be a conflict with your quality of life if you don't find the balance.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you may have suffered or went through difficulties as a young employee doesn't mean someone below you that is working to get where you are has to go through the same struggles. It is not always beneficial to throw someone, but rather to allow them to understand their role and then add more responsibility.


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Superintendent
    Current Employee - Area Superintendent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best people. Everyone works to a common goal.

    Cons

    Employees are regularly asked to move.


  5. "Awesome Company!"

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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

    Quality People
    Awesome Culture
    Great Projects
    Performance Based
    Compensation

    Cons

    Not many other than long hours - but that is our industry and you get what you put in.


  6. "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    1) Family like atmosphere.
    2) Good benefits
    3) Good pay
    4) Lots of training for your position

    Cons

    1) Difficult to have a work life balance
    2) Changing jobs and still having to work 2 jobs

    Advice to Management

    When someone is transitioned to another job, there needs to be a better way to do so. Employees shouldn't be working on 2 different jobs at once. Expectation of employee should be lined out better when they are transitioned.


  7. "Comprehensive learning/ working opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great hands on experience, and ample space to learn and grow as a professional. Receptive management and frequent training keeps work from feeling stagnant. Employee owned company allows for great pride to be taken in work and environment. Benefits grow with experience.

    Cons

    Full work loads lead to long work hours needed to stay on top of operation, but management is typically receptive to giving days off or breaks between fast paced jobs.

  8. "HP for Life or Not at All..."

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

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

    Pros

    Hensel Phelps is a fantastic company to build a career with. The pay is very competitive, when you include the insurance, retirement, and profit sharing. HP is employee owned, which means you have a voice to help shape YOUR future along with YOUR company's, instead of spending 30 yrs. lining someone else's pockets.

    Cons

    HP has many positive attributes, but these do come at a price. Expect to work hard, and work long hours. I typically work 60-70hrs per week, but I personally enjoy it, so that may not necessarily be a con...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and keep getting us good jobs.


  9. "Good Values - Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Estimator
    Current Employee - Senior Estimator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee owned. Long-term commitment to employees. Benefit package is excellent. Work/Life balance is dictated by you, not by anyone else!

    Cons

    Large company with many moving parts so you can get caught up in the machine if you don't pop your head up every once in awhile. Bad employees don't get terminated fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to talk to your employees one on one. I know we are a huge company, but it goes a long way to have someone from upper management take the time to get to know you professionally and personally. More company outings would be a plus.


  10. "17 years into my career, this is by far the best place I've worked"

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

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

    Pros

    High caliber of people. Working with quality people brings out the best in you. Pay is higher than most other companies.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but they allow for a certain flexibility.


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