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Hines Interests Limited Partnership is a privately held company that invest in and develops real estate. The company has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,393 properties, comprising over 459 million square feet. The company currently manages 539 properties comprising 232 million square feet. The company has a presence in 205 cities in 24 countries.

As written by Nancy Sarnoff in the Houston Chronicle in 2015, "The Houston-based Hines real estate firm has been linked to a corruption scandal involving Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras. Hines told the Chronicle Tuesday it is conducting an internal review of certain real estate transactions following a report that appeared over the summer alleging improper payments by Hines Brazil in relation to commissions for Petrobras office leases in Rio de Janeiro."


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Former Employee - General Manager says

"Providing contingent workers to Facebook who just abuse the team. If they don't like you it's bye-bye. Hines management is the worst, no leadership, no direction. Working at Hines@Fcebook is a joke; your not managing teams your babysitting privileged Facebook employees who have no idea what they are doing. If the mantra is "move fast and break things" they have a done a good job as nothing works"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Terrible leadership Terrible employee manager relationship If you want to climb up you need to Do a lot of kissing No respect for employees Property managers ruin your life They lie to you don’t review resumes just want people to come in and work even if you are under over qualified"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Be very careful when choosing to work at Hines@Amazon. In order to keep your professional integrity and work ethic intact do not accept a job here. It is a highly toxic environment and the turnover rate on this account is astonishing. People are leaving almost weekly. Senior leadership will blame it on the client but the reality is it has to do with them. Senior leadership lacks accountability, appreciation for hard work, authenticity, confidentiality, inclusion, and professionalism. When leadership has no problem with gossiping about peers to you.. be concerned. When leadership can casually mention to you they have to fire someone with little regard of confidentiality and compassion .. be very concerned. The vision and direction is constantly changing and most of the time doesn't make sense. Don't expect honesty or transparency either. Watch out for the smoke screens. Favoritism and passive-aggressive micromanagement/intimidation runs rampant. If you aren't leadership's "favorite" you will be passed up on growth opportunities and promotions. If you don't do things "their" way you will be added to the proverbial list. There isn't any innovation as they claim; there are barely any effective tools to do your job successfully. Thought leadership does not exist. The bottom line is if you are looking for stability and strong leadership this is not the place. No matter how talented you are or how hard you work, sadly, you will be spinning your wheels trying to keep up with the ever changing and unrealistic expectations and not be able to make an impactful difference."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Constant pressure to please Amazon. “By all means necessary” approach to all facets of business. Management refers to this as the ability to be flexible but it’s more like bending over backwards on a daily basis even if it means compromising your dignity. If you don’t, be prepared to be thrown under the bus by management and subject to a performance write-up for failing to “do the job”."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Working on the Amazon account you can expect to face constantly growing unreasonable demands from the Amazon team, Hines leadership will do nothing but serve as a yes man to the client and provide zero support or protection for their employees. I have myself seen many employees out right bullied in meetings with the client and Hines leadership will never prioritize their own employees over keeping the client happy. Any promotion within Hines will not be based off merit but off social politics. Raises are meager and most rates are well below the standard market salaries. Hines Corporate will do nothing to support your overall goals as an employee or your needs as a human being. Corporate is mostly offsite and the recent addition on site staffing provides zero support to employees and only serves as a watch dog for managers."

Former Employee - Facility Administrator says

"HR while quick to respond doesn’t actually care about what you have to say. Immediately takes the side of the manager when they should be taking the side of the company and protecting it. Instead ignoring managements actions and alienating the staff. Their hiring standards was horrible the management is inept at doing their job. Find a better PM or FM company to work for."


"There is a huge separation between 'haves' and 'have nots' at Hines. There is absolutely no diversity among leadership (sex and race, specifically), and it seems obvious that it's intentional and trickles down from the ideologies of ownership and the company culture. Sexism is blatantly obvious and common (unspoken) knowledge."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Top-down leadership philosophy. Really just want you do to the job you're assigned an work however many hours it takes to get it done. If you were hired in as part of the ramp up on a big project, they typically tried to make things miserable or push you out once it leveled off and support began."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Company is not what it proclaims to be, the Socratic idea may be prevalent; however, the implementation is lost by Regional/upper management. No regulation of time spent out of the office by team members, Management speaking badly about others behind closed doors, lack of promotion, promotions awarded only by recommendation of immediate manager (upper management unaware of what actually occurs at the property)."


"Frequently rated as one of the "best places to work", a peek inside the company reveals why employees feel that way: Most of those long-tenure employees are such due to a total lack of ambition and initiative. Employee turnover is typically due to those who endeavor to move forward in their career realize that it will never happen at Hines. You're expected to do the job you were hired for, do it exceedingly well and do it forever. Salaries are above-average but the internal politics and games are the worst I have ever experienced. Career paths are non-existent. Hines has a real paranoia about appearing in print, so don't expect anyone outside of the company to hear about anything interesting you've done."

Employee (Current Employee) says

"If you want a career suicide this is the place for you. The turn over rate is staggering. Leadership is subpar. Direction from Sr. Leadership is a joke and watch out for favoritism. They will never value you or what you bring to the table. Forget work/life balance."

Building Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Very boring. Not a place for someone that wants a career. There is no room for input or growth. The leadership is a dictatorship type of atmosphere with no foresight."

Director of Security (Former Employee) says

"The staff of Property Managers and Senior Property Managers were very poor. The staff did not adhere to building regulations and violated the fire and safety code as if it was non existent. This created very dangerous conditions for tenants throughout their buildings.NoneInferior staff"

Property Management Assistant (Former Employee) says

"This old boys club of a real estate company is rooted in old school practices. They are not interested at all in advancing the careers of employees that have been there years, especially the women and minorities.Metro Center location was greatNepotism is blatant"

Operator (Former Employee) says

"Work life balance is nil. Management expects you to focus 12 hours a day 7 days a week for base salary. In my term with Hines I saw them " dismiss" several employees without so much as any discipline issues prior. Hand you a pink slip and pay you severance to wash their hands of it.Long hours. Unappreciative"

Building Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Very cutthroat A lot of favoritism going on. its not what you know it is who you know. Also a lot of lying to there building owner about how the budget is being spent. Hines Was paying an engineers salary that worked at a different building with another building owners budget.Management SucksManagement Sucks"

Building Engineer (Former Employee) says

"I was hired as an apprentice engineer, little or no training, no support, poor management, too much work for the # of engineers allotted. overall... Poor at bestfree coffee, poplack of formal training for an apprenticeship program"

Staff Accountant II (Former Employee) says

"Hines is an extraordinary company to work for. Throughout my tenure I saw the development of a diversified portfolio with an ever-growing global presence. Hines Accounting Department is well known for its high standards.Wonderful BenefitsExtremely busy with demanding deadlines"

Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Poor communication with clients and employees, lack of proper facilities and benefits, values client over employees needs, no advancement opportunities, programs meant to help with networking get in the way of client work and make for longer workdays/weeks.Health benefits, 401kcommunication"

Operating Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Must be related to a senior Hines employee to land a job here or anywhere employed by Hines. Keep quiet mentality. Must be related to a senior manager.Off shift hours you can concentrate on getting your work donehard to maintain work life balance, Theft of property, selective overtime, constant shift changes"

Senior Facilities Program Manager (Current Employee) says

"Primary focus is to satisfy the needs of the clients. This contrasts with the value Hines sets forth upon hiring. Inefficiencies: Responsive as opposed to Proactive Deficiency in providing tools for success Lack of Infrastructure/LeadershipExcellent PayLack of infrastructure support and leadership"

Staff Accountant II (Former Employee) says

"The regional accounting department's management and staff play workplace 'politics' and are very cliquey. They also seem to discourage thinking outside of the box or thinking for yourself."

Senior Facilities Program Manager (Current Employee) says

"Hines is client driven and does not protect its most valued assets (Employees) from the fast, fast, fast client environment and ambiguous/personal comments or statement of others. Internal Hines sees success as pleasing an individual rather than supporting the client's strategy and goals"

Regional Technical Facilities Manager (Former Employee) says

"Too much travel obligation. Every day was a new adventure, new problems to solve, too many meetings, emails to discuss what to discuss what the topic would be in the meeting."

Roustabout/Weedeating/Forklift (Former Employee) says

"It was a good place to work, but the managers are lazy. I loved that they provided company vehicles. Business was slow. They were in the process of being sued.Paid lunchProvided company vehicle"

Property Manager (Former Employee) says

"This group is a good old boys club Promote and value staff based on schooling or networking Environment seemed highly superficial Upper Management values to much input from junior staff and doesn't support Manager needs for staff changes"

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Conservative and middle aged describes Hines accurately. They think a womens club is sufficient diversity. Poor benefits that only reduces companies financial burden."

Machine Assembler (Former Employee) says

"the company runs like a family, unfortunately unless you are family, they treat you like dirt. they have relatives of the operations manager getting away with all sorts.checks dont bouncenepotism"

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"The company as a whole is a good place to work. They really care about the clients. They are constantly looking for innovative ways to provide high quality service to its clients. I really enjoyed my work and learned a lot while working there. My experience while working there had to do the culture in management. It is not about what you accomplish or what you know but who you know. Your achievements are magnified or downplayed depending on if you are favored by the right person/people. If you are not favored no matter what you do it will be downplayed.Bonus not only for managers. Compensation is good.Inequality/favoritism"

I.T. Systems Specialist (Former Employee) says

"You have to wait for the person above you to retire or leave before you move up. If you're favored then a position will be made for you but you'll be doing the same work with a new title. The pay is phenomenal, work/life balance is completely off and they favor white males although leadership has talked about change."

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