October 16, 2012
In my experience as a staff manager at Hatch, nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, layoffs due to market slowdowns happen, but only when all other retention/redeployment avenues have been fully explored and exhausted. Having worked in a few major EPCM firms, I can say quite proudly that this a BIG differentiator from our competition. Layoffs due to performance issues is another story...
January 4, 2013
As recent grad and former employee of the company, I felt that not much was done to retain me in other teams or business units. There were no alternate options discussed and due to inability of the team lead (associate) to bring in/secure projects, I was at the receiving end. The company protects its associates and seniors more so. If in the company, please ensure that you are applying to other jobs as well atleast for the first year in the company. I was the newest in the team and the first to go as well and that too lay off on first week of December (time where its difficult to find other opportunities) due to lack of projects and work. (throughout my time, not a day passed when I had asked my manager for work within or in other teams.)