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Morrison Hershfield Reviews

Updated 19 March, 2019
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  • "It's open concept cubicles so may be some people get disturbed by it" (in 4 reviews)

  • "More team/company social events for team building" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Rewarding Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on diverse and interesting projects. Culture is great, everyone is very collegial and there are opportunities to develop your career. The company has been growing over the past 4 years so there are plenty of opportunities for advancement. MH is an employee owned firm so it feels very tight knit but you have the support of a large firm. There are also opportunities to invest in the company and become a shareholder. Work/life balance is great, MH offers flextime and work from home options.

    Cons

    Communication between project teams can sometimes be improved

    Advice to Management

    Remain employee owned. Expand pay-for-performance to lower bands

    Morrison Hershfield Response

    5 Nov, 2018 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for the review!


  2. "Structural Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, management, quality of life

    Cons

    Repetitive, I cannot think of anything else

  3. "Innovative company with entrepreneurial spirit"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Building Energy Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Building Energy Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MH is an innovator and thought leader in the areas of building performance and energy efficiency. They have produced many new tools, like the Building PathFinder and the Thermal Bridging Guide, that are used by other industry professionals and decision makers.

    MH does a great job of supporting its staff in entrepreneurial pursuits, and gets team members at all levels involved in client interaction and business development.

    Cons

    Toronto office location is not ideal for downtown residents.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great EIT Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, the opportunities for growth and learning, the mentorship, and the social events

    Cons

    Understaffed leading to overworked employees and high stress levels, lack of communication, not enough time set aside for proposals

    Advice to Management

    Encourage hiring additional employees, specifically at the intermediate to senior level, so there are enough people to write proposals, lead projects, complete technical work, and complete QA/QC of work done by junior engineers.


  5. "Good Potential for Growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Specialist in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Specialist in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the work environment here, as everyone is friendly and professional. Some employees have been here for more than 30 years.
    As a senior engineer, I have made some suggestions to the management, and they were mostly adapted. This give people the opportunity to grow and flourish with the company.

    Cons

    More collaboration between departments would be encouraged in this multi-disciplined firm.

    Advice to Management

    Succession planning would encourage new thinking and innovations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Building Science Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Science Consultant
    Current Employee - Building Science Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are down to earth and pleasant to work with. Projects are interesting and enjoyable. Internal procedures and policies are generally in place and people follow them. Good environment to work at. Salary is on par with competitors.

    Cons

    Not the most innovative or industry leading. Lacking a sense of team or community. Very metric-driven, don't feel the people genuinely care about you.


  7. "Great company for juniors to grow!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall friendly and great working environment. As a junior engineer, I appreciate that senior engineers are willing to mentor me and support me in developing my technical skills. There are opportunities to work on interesting projects, but you'll have to take initiative to be involved. I think this company has lot to offer for junior engineers who are looking to start their careers. Work/life balance is possible too. Projects are enjoyable with strong project managers leading.

    Cons

    Hoping for more team-building/social events to encourage meeting people in other business units at the office, which can be helpful for inter-disciplinary projects.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, with sound leadership and a unique culture. The Ottawa office was growing immensely when I started, and the team always made time to help me learn and become a valued part of the operation.

    I left to work for a big company during the last recession, and wonder what it would be like to have stayed.

    Cons

    Challenging as you build up clients and work towards having a successful billable base

    Advice to Management

    Look to align project teams under a common leader, to drive more toward a successful multidisciplinary operation.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Transportation Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was working at Morrison Hershfield for over a year and recently left for a publicly traded company to gain more experience as a junior. It was only after the change did I realize the difference in culture between a privately owned and publicly traded company. At MH, I felt more valued and less like a number. There is less red tape when it comes to working on projects and I definitely felt that the work I brought to the table was more appreciated.

    Cons

    More team/company social events for team building.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture.

    Morrison Hershfield Response

    5 Nov, 2018 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for the feedback! Feel free to reach out to our recruitment team if you ever wish to discuss potential opportunities to return to MH. We love hiring back our former employees!


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intermediate Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Intermediate Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison Hershfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been at MH for the past 3 years and have had a very positive experience. I really enjoy the projects and working with my team. Work/life balance is something that is very important for me and I feel like it's actually doable here. I would recommend working here to others if you are tired of feeling like a number.

    Cons

    More open information on the employee shareholder program. It's a great program but hard to find information on at first.

    Morrison Hershfield Response

    31 Oct, 2018 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback! Feel free to reach out to HR if you need more information on the shareholder program.