HOK Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2020

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4.2
86%
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99%
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HOK President + CEO Bill Hellmuth (no image)
Bill Hellmuth
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "multiple locations and good benefits(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great atmosphere, and most importantly great people(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work/life balance can become skewed towards work during deadlines(in 12 reviews)

  • "Long hours on projects and many weekends required(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good people, great projects"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always ahead of the curve -creative, innovative

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, sometimes long hours

  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse portfolio, flat hierarchy, great leadership

    Cons

    Could do better promoting diversity

  3. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Professional in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time

    Pros

    nice management and benefit with work-life balance

    Cons

    some projects are not fun

  4. "ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural Assistant in Hong Kong

    I worked at HOK full-time

    Pros

    lots of resources, large teams

    Cons

    impersonal, can feel like a cog in a machine

  5. "Great place to start your career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time

    Pros

    Great office culture, lots of training opportunities, amazing people, beautiful office

    Cons

    not many opportunities to work on a variety of projects

  6. "Great place to work, great dress code"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture, challenging environment, flexibility

    Cons

    Scale of projects can leave you with repetative tasks.

  7. "HOK as an Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interior Design Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture Leadership by example Everyone is a team player and ready to help

    Cons

    Large teams can sometimes cause miscommunication regarding responsibilities.

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  8. "Great workplace culture"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked on various commercial and corperate projects

    Cons

    Very fast paced work environment; quite stressful

  9. "Dollars Not People"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Communication across all levels is excellent, even if the message is dictatorial or arbitrary.

    Cons

    The belief that group discussion leads to informed decision-making is erroneous and foolhardy. The group dialogue does, however, often lead to private side-bars where the real work gets done

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  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plumbing Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The engineering group has people with many years of experience who knows how to run a successful and profitable MEP group.

    Cons

    Like on any other company, there are times where the workload was too much but nothing unachievable.

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