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Great company with lot's of opportunities to get broad experience

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at HDR full-time for more than a year

Pros

HDR is a large company that offers opportunities in architecture, engineering, and finance from many locations across North America.

Cons

As any large company, it may be hard to stand out and a lot of the job quality depends on the team and management you get.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run of the mill engineering firm

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at HDR as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great vision
    Great goals
    Great potential for great employee culture

    Cons

    No follow through on vision
    No follow through on goals
    Lack of support for employee culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best experience, overall, central leadership is out of touch with regional conditions.

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    Former Employee - Architect  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Architect in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at HDR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can have exciting projects, when office actually has projects.

    Cons

    Decision to layoff half of our office was made at corporate headquarters with little input form local leadership. DId not take the time to really look at who did what at local office, and who had value beyond what they were being told. Did not take into account past contributions of people like myself who had travelled every week at times for the good of the company and projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really try to understand how conditions may be different in one region to another. Understand the difference between long-term engineering contracts which will be highly profitable and architecture contracts which might be only break-even in this tough market. Also don't layoff people right before the holidays with no insurance, and not even one week severance per year they worked for you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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