HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
30 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Profit

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

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

    Pros

    Convenient locations. Health insurance premium is low.

    Cons

    Company only cares about own growth. They pay low salary to lower level employee to win the jobs. But PM's & bosses got higher salaries. Some community get benefits like Chinese, Italian.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Significant Challenges within IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    "Frontline" Employees: For the most part the employees of the IT organization are very intelligent, easy to work with and are passionate about what their jobs.
    IT Vision: The vision and roadmap within IT offers an exciting opportunity with new and innovative technologies.
    Untapped Opportunities: With the appropriate leadership changes within IT this could be a fantastic and exciting place to build or expand a career.

    Cons

    IT Leadership: This organization faces challenges within their IT leadership which will most likely prevent an employee from performing at their peak and being able to contribute at their highest level.
    Sr. IT Leadership: While Sr. IT Leadership acknowledges an overall leadership issue they are either nonresponsive or very slow to respond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Course correct your leadership by making the appropriate changes and/or replacements. Trust your staff and the feedback you are given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I think HR is posting these positive reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Leadership!!! RUN!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people who are doing the middle management and project work

    Cons

    Lack of a clear vision. Very disjointed and confusing.
    Constantly changing the organizational structure to the point where employees don't understand how the company is organized.
    POOR leadership starting at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear vision where you want the company to be in 5 and 10 years.
    Chairman needs to retire!!!! The CEO needs to re-look his leadership style and capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    White Man's Company. Minorities need not apply.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Architect in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at HNTB Companies as a contractor (more than a year)

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gave a lot not sure that I got anything in return

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    if you are thinking about working here . . . don't

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits are okay

    Cons

    company is not as it once was. Morale is low and many employees leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to your poor decisions and greed, you have ruined a once great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Chicago Office Review

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

    I worked at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    Compensation package is not bad.

    Cons

    Management do not seem to care about the development of their employees. Favoritism is pretty apparent. Managers are not good people managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People that are in the position of managing people should want to do it. Otherwise, they should just manage projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Your home life ends with an employment offer from HNTB.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Meets industry compensation. Great office location - close to Trains.

    Cons

    In my experience, the middle and upper management at HNTB are poor at managing people. The management I worked under didn’t have realistic delivery schedules or expertise; they would continually lie to clients to say that project x was 80% done, when it was really only 30%. That resulted in very stressful milestone deliveries. Managers are slave drivers who don’t want to get their hands dirty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on culture and put some effort into your peoples' happiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    They don't care about their consultants, Revolving door management, everyone is clueless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Technician in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Office Technician in Oakland, CA

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, pay rate is decent

    Cons

    No annual review despite mentions of it. Constant revolving door of management changes. No support if you are a victim of abuse at the client site (which I was)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some competent people and treat them with respect. Support your consultants and don't just throw them under the bus to keep a valuable contract. There were so many conflicts of interest at the client site in the project I was assigned to that it's disgusting. I believe I was let go because individuals were afraid I would be a whistleblower. STEER CLEAR of this messed up company! They will not support you or help you and they will leave your high and dry at the worst possible time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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