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Updated 23 March 2019
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Pros
  • "HDR is a great employee owned company" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Fairly good work-life balance with a lot of supporting staff to technical professionals" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "the only con is sometimes work/life balance could be a little skewed" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Large company may not be right for all people" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "I work full time"

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    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HDR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, great benefits, diverse firm

    Cons

    For an architect, not the most interesting projects


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work on a variety of projects and there is an extensive depth of technical resources available through out the nation.

    Cons

    There is a tremendous amount of internal competition instead of collaboration as the company advertises. This can be a major energy drain and just a waste time. There is also a lot of policies and they seem to be dynamic and change by management without notice and apply retroactively. It’s really frustrating to find out you did not follow process when you did not know the process existed. For senior staff the work hours are obnoxious and leaving no work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a firm that specializes in lean management to help identify and eliminate the waste in all the processes. The company needs to change so that culture encourages internal collaboration instead of competition.

  3. "Too Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer

    I worked at HDR full-time

    Pros

    They provide great benefits and office atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very corporate and old school way of practicing. Business was a priority over design.


  4. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Management needs some work. Favoritism is very apparent in some departments.


  5. "Good Benefits."

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    Former Employee - Office Engineer
    Former Employee - Office Engineer

    I worked at HDR full-time

    Pros

    Severance pay is good. Company health expense share is good. 401k is good.

    Cons

    Make sure you get a good starting salary, The increase of salary is not gradual.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Utah Department Accountant in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Utah Department Accountant in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HDR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned company, great atmosphere and people

    Cons

    No cons come to mind


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Inspector in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Inspector in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great PTO, 401k, employee stock option, take home vehicle.

    Cons

    Salary locked based on contract with clients.

  8. "Less than satisfactory"

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    Former Employee - Protection EIT
    Former Employee - Protection EIT
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good engineers to learn from, unfortunately most of them left

    Cons

    Management inability or lack of commitment to build up Minneapolis Power Delivery office. Salary was not competitive.


  9. "good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits and office culture

    Cons

    poor sick day/ PTO policy


  10. "transportation planner"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    exposure to world-class projects. moderate learning opportunities.

    Cons

    competitive environment and normal compensation