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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
156 Reviews

3.0
156 Reviews
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits (Healthcare, 401K plan) and good diversity of work (in 13 reviews)

  • I got to cut my teeth on some great projects and work with some great people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management could be annoying to deal with at times (in 16 reviews)

  • Company seems to be trying to find its way in the Design-Build realm (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    No such thing as work and life balance here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to work on statement bridges. Work with some brilliant people.

    Cons

    Seemed like everyone lived and breathed work. Everyone is so stressed out and worried about their own work it is hard for them to find time to help a young engineer. I don't blame them though because it seemed like everyone was overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better managing amount of employees, seems like too everyone was way over worked.

  2.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Transportation
    Current Employee - Vice President - Transportation

    Pros

    They care about their people
    Salary and benefits are excellent
    Training and development are top notch

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great projects, and a renewed focus on delivery and not just firm metrics. Growth is being encouraged.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    Pros

    Great local team, with lots of resources at our disposal. There's a real sense of pride in our work, and projects are very collaborative. Comps and benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Large company can be intimidating to some people. There's the typical bureaucracy of a bigger company too. No formal mentoring program. Upper management on the Board is pretty far removed from project managers who deliver the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to increase the bottom line earnings is to decrease the financial pressures and encourage local leaders to pursue top talent in order to grow the number of employees and the contracts they can bring in the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Once a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits. In billable times, diverse projects with valuable clients. Reputable track record of success winning projects.

    Cons

    Mismanagement throughout company. No leadership from the top down. Don't expect to garner support from management unless it's directly related to profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice would fall on deaf ears

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really good Company to work for years ago but steadily declined.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits (Healthcare, 401K plan) and good diversity of work. For those that like to travel, many jobs are all over the country and the opportunity to see interesesting places while working is there.

    Cons

    The biggest short coming of this company, in my opinion is it's lack of loyalty to the employee. Also there was very little training offered over the years I was employed by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees because at the end of the day the employees are the ones that built the company. The reputation of the company has declined, I hear it on the streets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Built to last for the next 100 years!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    Pros

    HNTB celebrates 100 years in business this year! What a great testimony to sustainability!!!

    With Rob Slimp as the CEO there is a renewed emphasis on delivering value to clients, investing in the professional development of all HNTB employees and outreach by senior leadership to strong performing offices.

    Current company strategies are on track for profitable growth for the next five years and beyond!!!

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be a challenge with all the great career building opportunities at HNTB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees "in the know" of company decisions, key initiatives, key hires/investments, etc.

    Invest in HNTB employees 365 days a year...Don't reduce investments in quarter four.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, great for personal growth. Lots of various projects across the states.

    Cons

    Too tight budget control, too hard to get approved on spending.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for. Rewards success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager I  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager I in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Strong push for client focus
    Many high performers working together for a common goal
    Strong push for additional sales

    Cons

    May be difficult to distinguish yourself
    Company seems to be trying to find its way in the Design-Build realm. Can't decide if it wants to be on the owner side, or the contractor side and keeps spending money trying to figure it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for employees.
    Keep people in the know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    White Man's Company. Minorities need not apply.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architect  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Architect in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Good Location, across from Penn Station. Nice building and area to work in.

    Cons

    Very white male dominated company. No Minorities or females in any major roles. White males tend to be suburban non friendly and unable to relate to anyone except other white males.
    I was an employee with 25 plus years experience and they treated me like an intern.
    Not a great place to work if you are looking diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the the office and environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Gave a lot not sure that I got anything in return

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the people who work there are wonderful, smart people.

    Cons

    There was no room for personal growth, no room for growth or promotions. The work-life balance doesn't exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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