Skanska Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Simple summer internshiip at a live construction site in the city

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Control  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Document Control in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lengthy exposure to all aspects of civil, very hands on, versatile tasks

    Cons

    Many of the employees did not work to their potential because their superiors believed "The work was a lot harder than it is"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the above

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Large company with great benefits, but slow movement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Skanska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company provides many resources and career paths

    Cons

    Movement can be slow and plagued my internal political barriers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove political barriers when dealing with internal. You need to push your good employees and stop being worried how your C players will feel. You will lose all your A players by acting this way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    After 5 year I still don't know

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, global network, recognizable name and some good people

    Cons

    dont even try switching careers, there is opportunity for growth but it is VERY difficult and def NOT to another department. management is weak and can't make decisions and they lack a human side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a bit more attention to your workforce and don't just recognize talent, reward it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had a nice summer job experience at a construction site

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skanska

    Pros

    Good opportunities, got to experience construction projects hands on. Versatile tasks, but mostly learning from others. They took time in teaching me the job at first.

    Cons

    A little stiff working environment. The project manager didn't believe that I could actually do something / know my stuff, since I was a young girl at the time. Other staff was nicer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get staff to know each other better and cooperate more.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sr.Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Skanska full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good backlog of work... Easy to work for because the majority of people are unqualified or lazy. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor Management at the Executive level and up... Unethical... Show subcontractor favoritism because of personal relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice would help. They really don't care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Time counts more than accomplishments

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska

    Pros

    Only as stressful as you make it. The more responsibility you want, the more you are given. Benefits are better than what is offered by the competition. Variety of work assignments.

    Cons

    Top performers are recognized, but not compensated. It appears that upper management values loyalty over accomplishment: the bonus is system is more of a distribution than a reflection of your individual performance. Low performers are kept around far too long, which results in over-staffing of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dollars and cents seems to matter less and less when making decisions. Fiscally irresponsible decisions go unnoticed or unpunished (not sure which is worse).

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Construction,road projects

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

    I worked at Skanska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to staff ,good working atmosphere

    Cons

    No job quarantee for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain Experienced engineers as they are assets.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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