HDR Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2021

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4.0
82%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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HDR Chairman and CEO Eric L. Keen (no image)
Eric L. Keen
161 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee owned; incredible colleagues; lots of advancement opportunities(in 90 reviews)

  • "Strong culture, great people to work with(in 47 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "large company isn't always nimble(in 24 reviews)

  • "Do not stand by work/life balance narrative(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Architect

      6 Dec 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good office environment and culture

      Cons

      Not enough good projects in the office at the moment

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good exposure to large projects

      5 Jan 2020 - BIM Coordinator in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Diverse range of sectors to work in which require advanced technical ability.

      Cons

      Very transient environment. Not much of a team culture as there were always people leaving and coming into the company.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Architects

      20 Jan 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great people. Really friendly, collaborative work environment

      Cons

      Being American this seem to influence a work driven environment. Not much work life balance

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company on print

      25 Dec 2017 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      website looks inviting, starting salary is ok, things seem promising

      Cons

      what you see on the outside is not what is inside, unhappy workers, territorial managers, alot of backstabbing, hard to get a raise or obtain full tine if you are a temp.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, smart colleagues, collegial culture

      19 May 2021 - Strategist in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Employee owned: You can purchase company stock for your 401k. Stock price has appreciated substantially year after year. - Collegial culture: People are caring, helpful and collaborative - Expert driven: Great place if you have a set of highly specialized advisory skills (from social scientist to six sigma black belt nurses, to computational geeks to environmental communication experts) that can elevate the engineering and architectural practices . Sometimes, if you bring unique credentials, the firm may even go to the extent of creating a new position just for you. You are expected to find your way and prove your value for projects by forging internal alliances.

      Cons

      - Strongly focused on yearly stock appreciation -- While it can't be argued that the firm is run in an admirable way financially speaking, leadership will cut costs (and headcount) swiftly when the numbers are trending down. You will ultimately be judged by your billable utilization -- even if you have delivered extraordinary value in other ways (e.g. internal initiatives, etc) - Uncertain career path if you are not an engineer or an architect. It's pretty much up to you to figure it out. That said, the firm allows for opportunities to move internally (e.g. between architecture and engineering)

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

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      7 Jun 2021 - Senior Pipping Designer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great to work, excellent profit sharing

      Cons

      none to mention at this time

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Notorious for underpaying newer engineers

      3 Jun 2021 - Bridge Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, although premiums are too expensive

      Cons

      Just eliminated paid overtime for a lot of employees, not enough PTO

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Traffic EIT

      2 Jun 2021 - Traffic EIT in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People here are quite friendly.

      Cons

      There is no sick leave. Employees have to use their PTO when sick.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      4 May 2021 - Marketing Coordinator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits, employee owner, professional development opportunities, promote from within, flexible schedule, autonomy, strong healthy culture, encourages using vacation, allows overtime

      Cons

      Feast or famine–either over worked to the point of burnout or twiddling your thumbs, can over commit which requires a lot of overtime, very technical so a lot to learn at the beginning

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      OK company

      11 Jun 2021 - Water Resources EIT in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      employee owned makes a difference! depending on the group, can have very flexible workplace,

      Cons

      takes a long time (and a LOT of effort by already busy managers) to get rid of employees that are not performing

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