At Hoar Construction, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 352 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.35. It was published on Jul 14, 2016. 164 Visitors

What Employees Say

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
Management is competent at running the business.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked Hoar Construction to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are more than builders. We’re progressive thinkers, principled experts, and trusted partners. For more than 75 years we’ve been on a continual mission to build better through the services we provide: general construction, construction management, design/build and program management.    

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Birmingham, Alabama
US Sites: 74 Major Locations: Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; Orlando, FL; Nashville, TN; Washington, DC
US Employees: 600 US revenues: $680 million
Founded: 1940 Industry: Construction & Real Estate

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Perks and Programs

We asked Hoar Construction to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Half Day Friday: We compress a 40-hour work week into four and a half days by starting our workdays a little early. Hoar closes at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, so our employees can take advantage of reduced traffic and extra personal time with their family and friends.
  • Free Financial Advice: The company partners with a financial adviser who is available to meet with all employees and their family members to help coach and guide them on financial matters free of charge.
  • 401K: All employees who have been with the company for at least one year are eligible to take advantage of our 401K plan, which offers a variety of investment options to meet individual retirement goals and risk tolerance. The company may contribute a match each year. Historically this match has been at least 25%.
  • Bonuses: At the end of the fiscal year in December, every eligible employee receives an annual profit-sharing bonus in appreciation of their contributions to Hoar's success.
  • Safety Awards: To recognize safe working practices, Hoar rewards employees with cash rewards, gift cards, and merchandise.


$16 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Laborer 25% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 100% of an employee's salary
75% Company-paid health coverage for employees 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b plan


    • Free snacks during the day
    • On-site package/mailing service
    • Free beverages during the day
    • Discount ticket sales


    26 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment


    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care


    • Flu shots
      March of Dimes Mud Vollyball Tournament


      Teaching the Next Generation

      How to Get Hired

      We asked Hoar Construction for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      Our goal at Hoar is to have a well-rounded and diverse work force that is dedicated to and driven by the core values that this company holds dear: the Golden Rule, family, the relentless pursuit of improvement, and stewardship. These core values define us as a company. They guide our every action with each other, our clients, and our communities. Our core values are set in stone and will never be compromised for financial gain or short-term expediency. By consistently adhering to these essential and enduring principles, we build value in everything we do. We look for prospective employees who are focused on these values and also possess characteristics that would lead to success at Hoar such as innovation, consensus building, organization, and conflict management.      

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      We look for candidates who take the time to know our company and come to us with a basic understanding of our business and culture. One of our best recruiting resources is our employees and we encourage applicants to take advantage of their knowledge. They offer insight into our organization and their decision to have a career with Hoar.

      Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

      Our process is intended to be consistent and efficient. Each part of the interview process has been developed to evaluate a candidate’s competencies and how he or she might fight with our corporate culture. Throughout the process, candidates have the opportunity to meet with many individuals within the organization including leadership. This method allows us to effectively share information and best determine if a candidate is the right match.

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      Anyone interested in working for Hoar has several different avenues of connecting. We encourage candidates to visit our careers page at in order to learn more about our company culture and the opportunities we have to offer, which update daily. We also encourage prospective employees to submit an application online. Candidates can learn more about us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. In addition, our recruiting team attends job fairs at multiple universities and local affiliations throughout the year. These events are a great opportunity to visit with us so that we can get to you know better.

      hiring Outlook

      55 Average applicants per opening 13520 Applicants in past year
      228 Openings in past year 23% New hires by employee referrals

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