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Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shive-Hattery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They encourage employee feedback, the pay is great(!), awesome benefits, and the management team (company-wide and specifically Iowa City) were top of the line.

    Cons

    Some times it took a while for necessary gears of change to begin turning.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Exposure to different projects.

    Cons

    There's nothing to say anything negative.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Most compassionate company I have ever worked for"

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

    Pros

    Sooo many employee appreciation and recognition events
    Flexible in scheduling, emergencies, PTO
    Opportunities for growth in field and encouragement for growth across departments
    Undeniably thoughtful and consideration-based culture
    Outrageous amount of "fun" time
    Senior Management cares all the way down the line
    Middle management allows for autonomy

    Cons

    I wish I could think of something.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the whole "three-legged stool" business model. Your employees love you for it.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Life Balance"

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

    Pros

    I've been able to have a great work-life balance at S-H. S-H has provided a rewarding career, with lots of opportunities for growth without requiring sacrifice of my family time. They are flexible, have consistently shown a high level of trust and have always treated me as a professional. The work environment is great; the people here truly enjoy working together, and I look forward to coming into work most days.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Development Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shive-Hattery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Shive-Hattery fosters a learning and teaching culture that provides numerous opportunities for professional development. I appreciate support to attend seminars and conferences to further my career as well as the internal education programs like the Leadership Development Program (LDP). It's why I've invested most of my career here.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "Hands-down the best place I have ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shive-Hattery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with SH for the majority of my 20+ year career. I cannot imagine a better place to grow your skills and develop your own client base. The structure of the organization is very fluid and flexible which allowed me to experience many different roles within the organization so that I could hone my skills and find a place inn the business that I am very happy with.

    Employee ownership possibilities and straight-time overtime for professional staff are fantastic benefits on top of regular profit sharing distributions if we achieve our profitability goals as a company.

    SH also offers great flexibility on work schedule and part-time status for people who have family commitments that they need to honor.

    Cons

    There really are no cons with working here.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Shive-Hattery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've had an awesome career at Shive-Hattery experiencing lots of change over 27 years. I've developed through many different roles receiving positive support to grow professionally since day one. Being part of a high-performing team is very exciting and rewarding. There is always something new to interest and challenge me.

    Cons

    I've had a very good experience working here and no cons to share.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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

    Pros

    This company is truly about the employee first. They invest heavily in their engineers to ensure continued career growth, and provide those engineers with the tools necessary to complete the job at a high level. They really want their employees to succeed, and provide every opportunity for them to do so.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's a great atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for career growth!


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shive-Hattery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best career decisions I ever made was coming to Shive-Hattery. After almost a decade living and working in Chicago, my wife and I were starting a family, looking for a more balanced life, and looking for a new adventure. After a couple years here, I’m at a place where I have several more hours a day with my family and have taken control of my career path. I choose the projects I work on based on my interest in them, from performing arts centers and restaurants, to manufacturing facilities and beyond. Perhaps the most fun for me is being given the opportunity to generate relationships with new clients, helping create new business that supports us all. The respect that employees show each other makes working days fun, and the horizontal corporate structure makes growing your own brand within the company a freeing and empowering journey

    Cons

    I can't really think of any. There are times when schedules heat up and the hours get longer, but that's true for any A/E firm. At least here they pay you for your overtime on the occasions where you have to work it so you feel your time is valued!


  10. "Architect 1"

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

    I have been working at Shive-Hattery full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace, good people, very amicable environment.

    Cons

    Heavily engineering focussed, however that can also be considered a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Still need time to develop an advice


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