HOK Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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3.9
72%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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HOK President + CEO Bill Hellmuth (no image)
Bill Hellmuth
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "They provide employees good benefits(in 19 reviews)

  • "empowerment, great people, great culture, remote work(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, work amount distribution(in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "World Class!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HOK part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, inclusive, international, team, fun

    Cons

    Happily I cant think of anything, really liked the office layout.

  2. "International company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in London, England

    I have been working at HOK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people! Opportunities to work on international projects.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours.


  3. "Architect"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment that offers training where needed and a diverse portfolio of projects

    Cons

    Leadership could do with some coaching/ psychologist services to improve practice culture

  4. Helpful (1)

    "(H)OKish"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at HOK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very flexible. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    High turnover of staff. Lack of progression opportunities.

  5. "Great Place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good projects across the sectors

    Cons

    No cons. I was happy all round

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  6. "Part 1 Architecture Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great Working Environment, wide range of project to be involve

    Cons

    Can be more adventurous in design

  7. "Pro's and Cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HOK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Established global company with good systems in place. Recognised in the marketplace and attracts reputable Clients.

    Cons

    Departments are to siloed, creating limited project work flexibility within the office. Departmental leads pigeonhole skill sets without encouraging diversity. Senior management need to be more understanding of technology, and appreciate time to deliver. Unrealistic expectations. Too much American influence.

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  8. "It's all about the numbers not the people"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HOK

    Pros

    Lovely and very talented people

    Cons

    All about your utilisation levels and perfirmance on project budgets A lot of unpaid overtome is expected of you No consideration for your personal circumstances and other demands on your time

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  9. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HOK full-time

    Pros

    Nice Office Proper Planning Professional but friendly atmosphere I felt valued

    Cons

    Salary increases too rare Redundancies are not uncommon

  10. Helpful (4)

    "HOK"

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

    I worked at HOK full-time

    Pros

    great company, very nice people, interesting projects

    Cons

    slow promotion, no clearance as how it works, higher level management doesn’t care about mid/junior level staff which work hard to deliver projects

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