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Hilldrup Companies Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. "Summer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies full-time

    Pros

    -simple work
    -generally positive atmosphere
    -occasional free food
    -reasonable pay for the position

    Cons

    lots of down time as an assistant, so the time can go by slowly


  2. "About Hilldrup"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has name recognition in the industry. able to pay higher pay scale

    Cons

    Senior management does not let managers do their job, Micro management

  3. "Summmer Helper"

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    Former Employee - Summer Helper in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Helper in Stafford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay with a lot of overtime

    Cons

    Incredibly long days (12-14). Exhausting and mind-numbing. It's not uncommon to get home at 12 and be expected to arrive at 6:30 the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees enough time to get 8hours of sleep. Stop understaffing moving teams.


  4. "Traditional company with loyal employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some employees have been with the company over 20 years, showing good staff retention. There are positions that can be very stressful and require long hours during the summer.

    Cons

    The company is slow to change and upper management isn't always open minded.

    Advice to Management

    You should not have more vice presidents than directors and managers.


  5. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible environment, Industry leader, good company

    Cons

    Career path was a bit foggy


  6. "Great company if you are from the area."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, employees are rewarded based on performance, and there are fun employee events to increase morale. The company also has a great reputation in the moving industry as a top performer.

    Cons

    Unless you are a local resident or a "friend of the family," it is not only tough to advance, but it is also extremely tough to fit in. Not a very warm or welcoming atmosphere for new employees. The "good old boys club" mentality is prominent.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in positions of power who have results-driven experience, so they can properly lead their teams. Not just people with connections.


  7. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Claims in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Claims in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    compensation, work/life balance, casual dress all summer

    Cons

    Management, location, high traffic area

    Advice to Management

    Positions should not political they should be earned based on merit.

  8. "I learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Move Coordinator in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Move Coordinator in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are warm and friendly almost like Family. Had a great supervisor who taught me everything I need to know to survive the Moving Industry and take my experience to a higher level.

    Cons

    Long hours in the summer, benefits and pay need improvement and the Company need to give women a change to raise up in Management. Seems more of a " All Boy's Club" higher up the Management chain. Not a company to work for if you are a woman and want to move up in Management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people, they have great ideas, specially the Girls. Improve your benefits and Pay. The people will stay if they are happy!


  9. "Physically hard work"

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    Former Employee - Mover/Helper in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Mover/Helper in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hilldrup Companies part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They will keep you busy in the summer and keep you physically fit.

    Cons

    Long hours during summer. Not much work in the winter. No benefits.


  10. "OK place to start your career but would never stay long term. Culture is terrible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were some really good people at the company who cared about others. It was small and had a family feel. Pretty good benefits for the industry. I was well compensated compared to others within the company.

    Cons

    VERY cliquey. If you weren't one of the good 'ol boys, then you weren't worth paying attention to. Management didn't seem to care about its employees even though they said they did. At least they did not show it with actions. Too many people were lifers and did not want to share information to have job security. Very closed and negative culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees. There were many that had good ideas but were ignored.


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