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Hoar Construction Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Good, family values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hoar Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and great to work for. This is a family oriented company.

    Cons

    None so far, atmosphere is great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Assitant Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hoar Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay well. They are large and very structured so I you learn the policies and procedures and follow them it helps you perform your job.

    Cons

    If they don't have a project for you to go to, or if you are on one and a more experienced supervisor or one that has been with the company longer than you, they don't hesitate to lay you off.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give a supervisor that has experience in one segment of commercial work (say structural) an opportunity to learn the work of other aspects (say tenant improvement).


  3. "Great projects. Good people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hoar Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a very positive experience working with Hoar. They are always looking out for you and give you opportunities to challenge yourself personally and professionally.

    Cons

    i can't think of anything significant. Sometimes there was a lack of communication from the senior management.


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  5. "Great company to work for. Honest, passionate with integrity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development & Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development & Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hoar Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good communication, supportive environment. Lots of training. Nice people to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed working for this company and would recommend working for them.

    Cons

    Pressure to succeed was a little intense as I was new to the construction industry. Trying to juggle a 2-person job was demanding.


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    "Hoar Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hoar Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very resourceful company. Spared no expense to ensure myself and colleagues had all the tools needed to run a large scale commercial job site. This company sets the industry standard in many areas of construction.

    Cons

    Over staffed the jobs to ensure quality assurance. This works fine until the whole team isn't on same page or subs play team members against one another. Few less superintendents on site would have solved a lot of problems.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with Employees


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees to work with. Generous amount of vacation time.

    Cons

    A little bit of disorganization amongst lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees - one on one. Find out what can be done to improve things.


  8. "Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Support in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hoar Construction (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family-oriented
    Work with you on work/life balance
    Stable outlook
    Gives back to the community
    Friendly co-workers with supportive work environment

    Cons

    Communication is a struggle from the higher-ups


  9. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family and community focused
    Leadership focuses on their people
    Secure company and future outlook

    Cons

    Organization is structured where communication breakdown can happen


  10. "Great Family Orientated Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Safety Director in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Division Safety Director in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hoar Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nothing better that feel like a member of a family. everyone treat you with respect and always willing to help you and assist you to grow professional and personal

    Cons

    none so far. This company is always finding ways to improve.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent
    Current Employee - Superintendent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hoar Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization is growing and there are plenty of projects and opportunities. Very big on safety and sincerely makes it a priority for employees and subcontractors. Salary is good but not sure how it compares to industry average. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Corporate office is in Birmingham, AL and sometimes it feels like there is a disconnect between them and other offices (at least in my state). The company still operates like a small business as if everyone should know each other, which may be true for older employees, but newer employees don't know anyone from the corporate office. Not much training at all for new employees and you're just thrown into the fire and expected to know what to do. They give you a few binders which covers operations and safety but no one goes over any of it with you. So it's difficult when you're expected to follow certain procedures and get reprimanded for not following them when you didn't even know they existed to begin with. Hours are long, at least for my position, as we often work at least 60 to sometimes 90 hours a week. Corporate gives off the feeling of living in the old days when the company was much smaller....they struggle with making the transition from the past to the future...the new hire orientation was nothing but a history lesson on how the company started with lots of stories from the 80s and 90s, etc. I wish there would be more of a focus on the future and an emphasis on nurturing the new era of employees with a goal of taking the company to the next level in the next 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a training program for new employees that is customized for each position. Would be nice to make employees eligible to participate in the 401k program much sooner than 1 year of employment....this is highly abnormal. Annual bonuses could be better especially for employees who work 60 to 90 hours a week.



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