HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
172 Reviews
2.9
172 Reviews
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits (Healthcare, 401K plan) and good diversity of work (in 15 reviews)

  • Salary and benefits are excellent, but justify how they treat staff (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management on the Board is pretty far removed from project managers who deliver the work (in 17 reviews)

  • The work-life balance doesn't exist (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    company is good but could be great

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    benefits, technology, environment, people, locations.

    Cons

    manager training, supervisors, senior management spend, senior management head in clouds, disengaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management and human resources needs to wake up and start managing their people resources. They need to develop and initiate a supervisor training course required for all management level how to address and mentor employee resources.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HNTB offices vary in in every way possible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspector
    Former Employee - Inspector

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gets your foot in the door if you are just starting out.

    Cons

    Certain offices are unprofessional, lazy, and have a boys fraternity environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crack the whip on some office managers and be more transparent with the company. Each year they push their earnings forward resulting in a HUGE loss in company stock. It costs employees tens of thousands of dollars. Stop focusing on Time on job. You are obsessed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Design engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    Good people. Culture is fairly laid back for a consulting company

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. Employees are on their own as far as career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff in order to grow the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I think HR is posting these positive reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    average pay and good insurance.

    Cons

    no home-life balance. you're expected to work when your sick to meet a deadline. culture is forced and horrible in the chicago office. no diversity. terrible management - they got theirs, and they will use you as a tool to line their pockets further. you don't matter to management, they'll throw you away when they're done with you and recruit some poor college graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-hire management teams that know how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Tired, Disorganized Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. Most of the people working on projects are dedicated, passionate, intelligent people and are great to work with. Some managers offer a lot of autonomy and flex time but others are really strict about 8-5. It just depends. Benefits are solid for the industry.

    Cons

    Management has done an awful job of leading the firm through financial difficulty. They'll try something for a quarter or two and if it doesn't yield immediate, unattainable, positive results it's another round of layoffs or reorganization or "changing strategies." Internal systems are antiquated as is the geographical organization of the company. Upper management lives in an echo chamber surrounded by "yes men." There is no vision, no transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Controls Analyst

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work Life balance. Good people. Professional environment.

    Cons

    Old home-grown systems. Not enough flex time. Old fashion work life traditions 8-5.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate and stop over spending

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The broken promise

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer and Then Mechanical Inspector in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer and Then Mechanical Inspector in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, like 401k , vacation time and holidays

    Cons

    Bad Management, leadership sucks, Promotions are not real. Only BFF are promoted. Pay was not very good. I got promised I would retire in that company and since I was looking for stability I took a big pay cut to work for HNTB Companies. Bunch of lies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back home and let other people with desire to better the company get the handle. Just get lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer III
    Former Employee - Engineer III

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    Pay and people are good

    Cons

    Growth opp are not great with hire outside management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow within

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great projects, some great talent, managment has always been disattached. Needs diversity, new idea, long range planning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer III in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer III in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing complex and landmark projects
    competative wages
    work with talented people

    Cons

    Management is difficult to break into
    Same people at the top for a long time and a lot of them
    resistance to change
    inefficient organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within, train your staff and really invest in them. Stop penny pinching important things and instead get rid of a few of the C level people that dont do anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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