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  • CEO
    John Bianchini
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    R10bn to R50bn
  • Industry
    Food & Beverage Stores
  • Headquarters
    Global Head Office: 2800 Speakman Drive Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5K 2R7
  • Link
    Hatch website
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Senior Engineer in Woodmead, South Africa
on 9 January 2020
Looking after their people
Most of the business value of Hatch comes from the time they sell on projects. People are their biggest asset and they realize it. They try hard to look after their people
Project Support Co-ordinator/Secretary in Woodmead, Gauteng
on 2 August 2022
Good environment
Excellent atmosphere & friendly staff.Enjoy all the various courses been held on site.Very proffessional staff.Beautiful offices.Only problem is traffic in afternoons when knockoff time.Earlier knockoff time @ 15:30pm will help for not getting caught in heavy traffic.
IT Technician in Johannesburg, Gauteng
on 26 October 2020
Really liked working at Hatch
Quiet and clean environment, most people were very friendly. Work/Life balance is excellent, and they allow "Remote" working which helps a lot.Also the fact that there is a great catering company on site makes work life more simple, as one does not have to worry about packing food.
Student in East London, Eastern Cape
on 5 March 2020
Hatch is an amazing company.
Hatch is an amazing company there is a lot to learn as it has a lot of projects and one could gain a lot experience to build their career. The work environment is healthy. There are a lot of deadlines to be met and one has to make sure they meet them on time.
Junior Engineer in Johannesburg, Gauteng
on 12 November 2019
Mind numingly tedious
I've worked at Hatch for a few years as a junior engineer. The first thing is it is extremely boring. Pretty much every day was a struggle to find motivation and just waiting until you could go home/weekend. I know pretty much every electrical, "systems & process control" and mechanical Junior engineer feels the same way. You just end up curating various lists of things Excel. There is nothing challenging or interesting to do. You're underpaid for the amount of hours and stress you put in (it may be boring but its stressful as well, a great combination!). They do not up-skill or have any formal training. I guess that's because they want to keep everyone cheap and you don't actually need many technical skills to create Excel lists. They are reluctant to offer decent raises unless you get an offer from somewhere else, then they will match that. There is very little creativity, its just copy and paste from previous projects. Working at Hatch is literally the worst thing that has happened to me. I did not enjoy even one task I was given for the first 2.5 years. It is a really bad place to work as a junior as you get given all the menial task to do, and don't get much technical experience or get up-skilled. I know Hatch ranked in the top 3 best employers of young people in SA, but it's rubbish. I think it must be from other offices or newbies who are still in the honeymoon phase. Ask anybody who's worked there for a year and see if they enjoy it. Almost everyone has resigned by 3 years or when their bursary commitments are paid off. And the management are aware of the issues but just don't do anything because they are making a fat profit...so why change anything? On the positive side, the people are nice to work with and very helpful. The older people are generally very knowledgeable and helpful if you put in the effort to try learn. If you came in as a senior, then it's quite a nice place to work with flexi-time etc. But on the other hand there is a definite glass ceiling. There is an "inner circle" of directors that nobody can get into. Its like an old boys club, so there is a limit on your career growth in that regard as well. Also time sheets absolutely suck. Overall my experience has been soul destroying really. Please stay away.

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Shared on 19 July 2018

They focus on skill sets mentioned in one's CV, do not be bold and add stuff that you are not very familiar with (...do not "butter up the CV") Make sure you have proper registered Certificates of all the previous studies and/or courses that you mention in your CV.

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