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Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated 30 April 2015
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Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming
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Pros
  • Stable company, Good Benefits, pretty good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great company, treats interns quite well (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Some people in upper management shouldn't be there (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours and work could be repetative (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Very good Company,would work for them again.

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    Former Employee - MEP Project Manager in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - MEP Project Manager in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good safety record, great interworking within the field and office team.

    Cons

    Need to be more aggressive in there bidding of projects.

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Stable Large Corporation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable, great experience, pays well, large projects, great teams, training, comfortable, team bonding, great benefits, good management programs, really key on safety

    Cons

    large, small wheel in a machine, bad or slow communication, no residential work, no high rises, upper management is too far from everyone else, unexpected lay off, not enough promotions, slow at promotions, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    upper management should communicate better with the company. there should be more meetings to discuss where everyone is headed and where the company is headed.

  3. Educational Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a lot from many helpful people. They are respectful. I didn't expect such a big company to have such a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can't really think of a downside with Interning at Skanska....It looks great on your resume and it was a wonderful experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Management is moving the company in the right direction.

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  5. Highly political environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and salaries, stable financially. Nice place to work if you can stomach the politics and the clicks.

    Cons

    Management has a "good ole boy" mentality. Political animals make life pretty miserable. No work life balance, an average of 60 hour week. Sheep make excellent employees, independent thinkers or "outside of the box" employees don't seem to make it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking the Kool Aid and start thinking more about how to mentor and develop relationships with your employees.

  6. Great field experience

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building

    Pros

    Excellent knowledge gain in cost estimation and managment

    Cons

    No engineering design, was not getting points towards taking my P.E. license

    Advice to Management

    can't think of none

  7. Business Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development Vice President in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    multinational company successful in manny regions (not Los Angeles), great benefits

    Cons

    They hire VP's and they get rid of them! If you want to expand your business in Los Angeles, you should keep a positive profile in the region. Getting rid of VP's may reduce your overhead in short term but it will damage your company profile among the construction folks in the region. You will end up paying more to re-build your profile.
    No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are excited to work and get rid of those who like to slack of at work. The LA office has a few examples of those,

  8. Great culture regarding safety and the environment, but lacking in career development, compensation and leadership.

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    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Blue Bell, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Blue Bell, PA (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Emphasis on safety, stability through tough economic times, in-house training

    Cons

    Slow promotion track compared to other nationwide offices and competitors, some disconnect between leadership of different offices, compensation

  9. Could have been better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There seems to be a desire to be the best, to incorporate new technologies and processes in the building process. Lots of opportunities for training both internal and external. There are real opportunities for growth not just locally, but the ability to transfer to a new location or into a Center of Excellence team is a benefit.

    Cons

    Management still doesn't understand the California market and doesn't understand that they are new and people don't know them. They need to be humble and accept whatever projects are offered, no matter how small, and expand their vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get humble, get creative and don't assume everyone knows who Skanska is and what they do, they don't. You need to build bridges to the community and do that by starting small.

  10. This company seems like a nice place to work but politics are brutal.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a large company with nice benefits. Prestigious clients and projects. Good experience if you are line staff. Some people are really willing to mentor those coming up.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics here. It may not seem that way during the honeymoon period of early employment but they are there. Salaries do not keep pace with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism of staff who are good at politics but may not have the best functional skills. Be more open in communication.

  11. No balance between field workers and office pukes

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Best paid in the industry
    good benefits
    fun company parties
    lots of junk you take take home after a project is done

    Cons

    If you work in the field, prepare to be overworked and under appreciated, especially compared to the people who get to work in the office. They will work 30-40 hrs a week (salary) while all field workers will work 50-70 hrs (salary)
    They will not care about your family. You will work weekends and holidays for no additional money or days off, while people in the office will get extra time off. ("Office will be closing at 2pm on Friday for Memorial Day")
    Their human resources department is unorganized, uneducated, and unprofessional to a criminal degree.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living like kings while looking down on the surfs.

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