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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 29 HDR Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.0
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Project Manager
in Cleveland, OH

"I have worked at HDR for nearly 3 years, the employee ownership culture is infectious and simply awesome. The company is run well and offers plenty of flexibility. There is regional leadership that can drag things down at some times due to insufficient communication but that is certainly not a deterrent to the growth of the company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
HDR Employee
in Seattle, WA

"Good place to work. No cons"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
HDR (45)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is ARES Corp. (9)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Wood Group TCS (8)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (5,405)
HDR Employee
in Omaha, NE

"HDR has a strong foothold on the design community. We had true flexibility in hours and getting work done. Projects were diverse and complex. They provided a challenge. Good middle management team."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
HDR Employee
in Charlotte, NC

"Great company to work for."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average HDR Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $5
HDR Employee
in Denver, CO

"Large company with the opportunity for growth both professionally and in a technical aspect."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
HDR Employee
in Denver, CO

"It was great to work at an engineering firm with good values"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
HDR Employee
in Denver, CO

"The Denver location has a great culture overall, and the office space is both comfortable and stunning. There are many processes that could be improved to increase efficiency and employee satisfaction."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
HDR Employee
in Sacramento, CA

"HDR is heavily engaged in doing work with the government, so it can be a little frustrating as nothing ever goes fast and schedules can be meaningless. So, if you know this going in, it will help. I'm currently working on another big project and it helps knowing that efficiencies are bad and one must budget for that (time and money). HDR's emphasis is on providing heaper labor at the risk of more qualified labor, and that often impacts the quality of the final work product, which can be frustrating as well.One must just try and manage it."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
HDR Employee
in Los Angeles, CA

"I am able to work with great people and honestly love the work I do. The problem is the compensation for IT staff. They are far below market value and will not catch you up if you call them out on it."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
HDR Employee
in Portland, ME

"Enjoy my coworkers and the atmosphere."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
HDR Employee
in Chicago, IL

"Same old story. Another mid-level engineering firm with no motivation or incentives. Not a place to advance your career or to attain average industry salaries. You want more money?Then work more hours. These companies make more money the more hours you work. That's your bonus. One in one out."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager
in Springfield, IL

"HDR is an excellent large company. Young engineers could make a good career, older engineers have some restrictions in utilizing their experience and expertise. Multiple offices and many sectors make the company very professional."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Project Manager
in Folsom, CA

"I found HDR in Folsom to be an excellent company to work for. It was a company large enough to have the resources needed for any project. I have a lot of respect for the managers in Folsom, especially the Manager of the Civil Design section."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Structural Engineer
in Alexandria, VA

What do you like about working at HDR?

"The way the company sought to create a working environment that made the employees like doing their jobs. They also were very proactive in creating social activities and extracurricular events for employees to participate in."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't bother for the short term. They have laid off about 15% of their work force in the last 2 months and plan on more lay offs next month. They are very unprofessional about layoffs, not giving employees any warning before hand and locking you out of everything and making you feel like a criminal immediately after."

What don't you like about working at HDR?

"The management teams were horrible. I don't know how they managed to keep thier jobs. They made demands of the design personel that made our jobs more difficult and added nothing to the quality of the work produces."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Concentrate more on keeping the current staff busy and productive instead of constantly buying new companies and laying people off when work ran out."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Structural Engineer
in Alexandria, VA

What do you like about working at HDR?

"The atmosphere at HDR was always charged with energy and excitement. I loved the position I had there and the work I was doing. There were plentiful extracurricular activities planned for employees that allowed us to get to know our coworkers in an out of office background. The company encouraged personal professional growth."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you do accept a position at HDR do not place loyalty to HDR over your own personal growth and benefits. This company will drop anyone at a minutes notice and will give no warning."

What don't you like about working at HDR?

"I was quite disappointed at the way I was let go from the company. The week after I finished a 2 year design of a hospital I was called into the section manager's office and told I was being laid off due to lack of work. No allowance was given for the hundreds of hours of overtime I had donated to the company or the fact that I was uniquely knowledgeable about many design desisions and subsystems of the building that would require further coordination and design."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have more respect and compassion for your employees during the slow times. At previous companies where I have worked we were informed months in advance of the state of the work flow and people were warned if they were in danger of being laid off so they could begin their job search. HDR lays off employees with no warning and immediately locks them out of all company systems and escorts them from the building like criminals."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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