HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
45 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.  

    Think twice before taking a position within the Technology department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Great co-workers, great health care, decent time off policy, compensation was above average

    Cons

    Leadership in technology division is out of touch and arrogant, excessive turnover within the department without HR taking action after repeated reports into the Integrity hotline regarding management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Review the turnover within Technology and hire a third party to do an investigation to get a neutral opinion on what's reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented company but management needs overhaul

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

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people; a company full of many dedicated and talented engineers. Good benefits and pay. Good location and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership (Hammond and Yarossi) have taken HNTB great places, but time to hire experienced new leadership and step aside.
    No bonus program a solid negative. Base pay is good, but comparable to other firms who also offer bonus programs.
    Time on job requirements.
    Turnover in HR / recruiting and other areas of HR is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please see cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    HNTB offices vary in in every way possible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tired, Disorganized Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The broken promise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer and Then Mechanical Inspector in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer and Then Mechanical Inspector in Miami, FL

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run.

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

    I worked at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are excellent, but justify how they treat staff

    Cons

    Know that despite all the talk about "investing" in you, your department, new lines of business, long term growth, another 100 years...the second your utilization is off by a percent or two, there are calls being made and spreadsheets on the most "efficient" way to let you go.

    Horrible PMs whose projects did not make money were allowed to run free all over the country, spending both client and project money, resulting on a loss that will be magically covered bc they are part of the "good old boy's club".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive management team only cares about making themselves money in the present and stock price, who cares if they ruin in for future generations. Retire and let new blood take over. How many millions do you need when you are already so old.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a good company

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

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    A firm with extensive history and many problems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphics in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Graphics in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extensive project list in multiple disciplines with extensive international projects, especially Bridges/Highways.

    Office culture lacking, at least in our department.

    Cons

    After 14 years of service I was laid off, it happens to the best of us right? Unfortunately our manager offered no severance, none, nothing. I walked out with my 401K and nothing else.

    Our department never promoted from within and suffered from fractured. Biased treatment based not on quality of work but who you knew.

    I loved the history of the firm and the work they did, it is unfortunate that some department leaders can ruin a "good feeling".

    Look somewhere else, if you have a choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage and train your department managers as to proper employee relations, be fair and consistent with your employees as most managers are not EOE trained.

    Maybe the culture has changed?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor management and all about TOJ ( time on the job).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Focus on TOJ and lack of professional tranining and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training, promotions opportunities, and less focus on TOJ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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