Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee), Mississauga – November 20, 2015
Pros: Non come to mind......
Cons: Nepatism, bad engineering, over priced
Work enviroment is very political. CEO and upper managment are to busy planning parties and dinners for clients. They have let go over half of there skilled engineering staff over the last few years and replaced them with 1st year engineering students who lack the skill sets to perform designs they are being assigned, Nepatism is a huge problem there but seems to be the norm when hiring any staff. Loss of work and no new business over the last few years mostly due to over pricing and bad enginering. They are currently in the process of rebranding the company to try and stay in business. Most of the clients I work with feel that Hatch is over priced for the products they are engineering and deliver.
Senior Mechanical Layout Designer (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – October 2, 2015
Pros: Lot of opportunities to learn
Even when it is a wonderful company with a lot of benefits, it lacks a good communication culture that allow employees to get more involved with the current project. there are a lot of politics as with all big companies, but it might affect sometimes the performance and final quality of the work done.
Piping Designer / Technologist (Current Employee), Oakville, ON – July 21, 2015
Learned OpenPlant software Package, Good Co-workers, Good Management, Not too much job security, 8 Hours work, Salary expectation is Okay, Most enjoyable part is the Christmas Party with a good performance.
Administrator/Project coordinator (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – September 26, 2014
Pros: good benefit pkgs
Cons: long hrs
Daily tasks to accomplish, scheduled projects. I've learned all project cycle and was able to work for most of my career with great smart people that contributed to my knowledge. The latest part of my job had lots of different manager, hence very little and poor leadership and direction. The hardest part of my job was to balance the uncertainties of no direction. The most enjoyable part of the job was the daily interaction with my peers and the challenges. To see result of work done.
They were a good company, but a lot of mgmt changes now.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee), Greater Sudbury, ON – July 30, 2014
hatch was a decent company. Fast advancement and lots of technically challenging and good work for many years. Now they are a lot larger, advancement is slower unless you're someone's golden child, and over the last 2 or 3 years there have been a lot of management changes that have departed from the company's 50+ year history and corporate culture.
Not much job security anymore, and the company is becoming more like its competitors. I'm happy to have gotten laid off for lack of work after 17 years with them.
Quality Lead, Safety Lead, Project Quality Manager (Current Employee), Saskatoon, SK – February 27, 2014
Pros: local office, location
Cons: regionalized, poor business plans
When I first started working there, I was under the impression that they were a progressive company that measured performance on the Quality of deliverables but as I worked there, I found that they valued budget and schedule above all.
Process Engineer (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – February 15, 2014
Pros: nice location and infrastructure
Cons: cubicles are too close to entrance/exit doors
it was great experience for me to work with Hatch, great people great managers an co-workers. Had an opportunities to meet many people from mineral processing industry and have learned a lot about modern approaches in the industry viz computer modeling and project management.
Construction Specialist (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – January 16, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, benefits
Cons: lack of leadership
Loved it when I worked there and it was busy with projects because there was lots but when things started to slow down the business failed to bring in new clients and scared away old ones. This company needs better management to attract more clients.
All my co-workers were very nice people and I loved my job there. I made many spread sheets and templates for people to use for site or at home office. Tracking and uploading documents to a database made it complicated to find things at times.
The company needs some serious leadership and transparency.