Skanska
3.7 of 5 15 reviews
www.skanska.com Solna, Sweden 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated May 14, 2014

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Skanska President and CEO Johan Karlström

Johan Karlström

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    Simple summer internshiip at a live construction site in the city

    Document Control (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementchange the above

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Large company with great benefits, but slow movement

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company provides many resources and career paths

    ConsMovement can be slow and plagued my internal political barriers

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    After 5 year I still don't know

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Had a nice summer job experience at a construction site

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementGet staff to know each other better and cooperate more.

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    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice would help. They really don't care

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time counts more than accomplishments

    Junior Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOnly 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.

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

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    Construction,road projects

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsFreedom to staff ,good working atmosphere

    ConsNo job quarantee for the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain Experienced engineers as they are assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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