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Design Firm

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Interior Designer  in  Dallas, TX (US)
Current Employee - Interior Designer in Dallas, TX (US)

Pros

Wide resource, Top of the industry technology, Good peers,

Cons

Low compensation unless you can bring a lot of projects, Political, Salary employees do not get over time pay, Internal communication issues between offices

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve internal communications and set expectations at the beginning of a project, Put people in a right seat on a bus

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for HOK

  1.  

    Big name small compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Known for large number of employees

    Cons

    Not recognized as design leader in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    In the process of multiple layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    When business is good and projects are coming in, you get to work with talented, hardworking people.

    Cons

    In recent staff meetings, CEO Patrick MacLeamy confessed to top management "getting sloppy" over the last few years about reining in costs and bringing in enough new business. That's now translated into multiple rounds of staff layoffs.

    Right now, everyone is scared, overworked and trying to survive. Different office locations and even managers within the same location are not unified and often fight among themselves over who is responsible for what.

    Even though the corporate message is that HOK is a family and a great long term place to work, the reality is far different. Priority is given to keeping the top long-term management well compensated and the small group of "invitation only" shareholders involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like the valuable assets they are instead of financial drains on your bottom line. Don't ask the people that do good work for you to pay for management's excesses and failures in judgement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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