• Website: https://www.hdrinc.com/
  • Email: seth.strongin@hdrinc.com
  • Company Size: 500
  • Industry: Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Sustainability
  • Locations: California (many locations)

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward. We specialize in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

Our employees, working in more than 200 locations around the world, push open the doors to what’s possible each and every day.

We believe in improving conditions for employee-owners, families, communities, and across the globe. Our “Best Me, Best We” approach is foundational to our culture and encourages all employee-owners to seek what allows them to thrive. From our Learning & Organizational Development opportunities to our wellness program and our internal policies — we are building community and social well-being from the inside out. Every good story has a solid foundation upon which it’s created. HDR’s foundation is our 11,000+ dedicated and talented employees. Our company was built on values and work ethic that continue to thrive today. From the employee focus groups, to surveys, to steering team discussions, we learned that the significance of hiring, developing, and retaining talented staff was paramount. We recognize that creating connections with all employees is essential to ensuring that our history exceeds well beyond 100 years. To maintain our competitive edge, we must unleash the power of our people and empower them to do their best work.

Management Approach

We actively and continuously examine our culture and those elements that could make the most significant impacts. One of our strategic objectives is to ensure a culture of connection.

Key strategies to achieving this objective include:

EMPOWER people to drive a positive, energized workplace where people feel valued and do their best work

CONNECT people from all corners of the company to build internal relationships, improve access to leadership, and better inform employees of current capabilities and results.

PROMOTE and PRACTICE mindful stewardship of our communities and resources to create shared value.

CREATE collaborative, convenient and distinctly HDR work environments to foster quality teamwork and optimize productivity.


We regularly distribute a company-wide employee engagement survey. Survey responses allow us to understand and analyze how employees think we are doing in areas such as our workplace, career development, trust in senior leadership, manager effectiveness, individual needs and teamwork. The overall results provide a view, as well as metrics to measure progress toward our strategic plan. This information allows us to plan and make adjustments as we move forward.


Employee ownership is an important aspect of our culture. Each day we go to work, contribute our best, and use our skills to add excellence to our projects. Employees choose to invest in HDR to benefit from their hard work and that of their coworkers/employee-owners, all working toward the same goal — providing focused teamwork and collaborating on behalf of our clients.


We have been an employee-owned company since 1996. Our management believes that employee ownership by an informed and dedicated staff improves the company’s financial performance, creates high employee morale and promotes organizational growth and value. Impressive growth rates reinforce this philosophy and demonstrate the benefits of all employees sharing in the value of the organization they have helped create. Each year, the company’s stock is evaluated by an independent financial advisory firm that specializes in providing valuation services to employee-owned companies. Employee-owners have enjoyed competitive stock price appreciation, while also enjoying competitive salaries and benefits in the A/E/C industry.


See more info at: https://www.hdrinc.com/about-us/corporate-sustainability

We are always looking for the best, brightest and most highly motivated professionals, at all levels of experience. We seek high character individuals that will make a positive contribution to the company culture and help uphold our firm’s values.

A Great Place to Work

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