HDR Reviews

Updated Sep 30, 2022

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4.1
82%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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HDR Chairman and CEO Eric L. Keen (no image)
Eric L. Keen
302 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee owned with some female leadership(in 107 reviews)

  • "Almost all the people at HDR are very supportive(in 80 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Have nothing bad to say about HDR(in 53 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is not the best(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Classic Big company but with the will to improve and adapt

      Aug 20, 2020 - Environmental Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good structure and training, plenty of opportunities for CPD

      Cons

      Bureaucracy and inefficiencies abound in the international offices and there is little recognition of different work practices outside of the US

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Employer

      Sep 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee Owned Great Culture Growth Opportunities

      Cons

      None None None None None

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing people

      Sep 21, 2022 - Water Resources Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      When I think of HDR, I think of the people. HDR is an incredible consulting firm that really watches out for their people. There is great flexibility on what you want and lots of trust.

      Cons

      HDR could use some software/website upgrades like most civil engineering firms. One thing is experience may vary office to office.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Sep 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a lot of opportunity for growth.

      Cons

      Sometimes being such a big company it can seem they are too corporate.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Company Sr Mangement is ineffective

      Sep 30, 2022 - Sr. Project Manager in Southlake, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Firm's Salary is decent compared to others

      Cons

      SR Managemen does not provide support

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      The best company culture

      Sep 14, 2022 - Environmental Planner II in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing team members, structured work environment, exciting projects to work on

      Cons

      fast paced consulting atmosphere is only for hard workers

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      Sep 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mentor leadership is practiced and stock ownership is amazing

      Cons

      Rely a bit much on stock ownership so salaries are sometimes a bit lower than competition

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Sep 28, 2022 - Civil Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company offers really good benefits

      Cons

      Flexible but not an official hybrid work environment

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Sep 27, 2022 - Structural Engineer in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunities and smart people.

      Cons

      Stress on billable time (ie utilization rate)

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice for gaining experience, but more of an “office” vibe than that of a “studio”.

      Sep 26, 2022 - Design Coordinator II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Such a large office affords the opportunity to branch off and work in many different fields and focuses. The office culture is very well established, secure, and welcoming.

      Cons

      As a corporation, operations can feel very impersonal and profit driven. The design work often feels uninspired.

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    HDR has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,226 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at HDR to a friend and 80% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, HDR employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at HDR. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    82% of HDR employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated HDR 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

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