Skanska USA Building
3.6 of 5 49 reviews
usa.skanska.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work if you are a permanent employee

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsFriendly and professional co-workers. But if you are looking for a place to grow, this is not the place you want to work.

    ConsIt's a crappy place to work for if you are a contractor. Manager doesn't even bother to respond your email.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everybody equally even if they are not permanent employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not enough Opportunities for Growth

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsNice People in within the company.

    ConsIts construction its not guaranteed a permanent position with benefits

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter benefits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best people enviroment places to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people environment; they really enjoy the day to day working in the same office as everyone else. If you cross a path everyone is always friendly, they usually have a once a month lunch-in or try to at least. It is a company that you can enjoy the time spent for the 40+ hours there a week. If you enjoy working long days this place is great for that.

    ConsUnable to move up quickly. People do not quit and leave very often. From rumors I hear they recuited a lot of the IT from major companies and that shows why they are so strong minded as well as hard headed over in the Infra department. The back end of IT is "strong minded" and the front lines has to take the beating for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey often say we will allow you to take time to learn more and always ask you to do things more often than the hours in the day will allow. Let allow the people that you need to work with to advance within the company are "to busy" or not willing to help. The amount of time off is always never enough just as pay is never enough for what the front lines go through. Thats a normal comment from every company, let alone I would say their bonuses are yet terribly hard to get.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities if you know the right people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company which can provide opportunities, if you are willing to travel and relocate

    ConsYou will most likely have to travel and relocate for the best opportunities

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits. Good opportunity to work with a few very talented people.

    ConsSalaries are mediocre, Bonuses are mediocre. Work Hours/Weeks are long. There is a lot of emphasis on diversity but very little emphasis on talent/development. The dead weight is allowed to hang around for far too long while the competent/skilled staff are expected to pick up the slack. Difficult to get a raise, have to get promoted or put in your 2 weeks notice and wait for a counter offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the dead weight because the guys that have to pick up the slack eventually become frustrated and leave, which hurts the company. When feasible give annual merit based raises & bonuses to the top performers. Employee turnover rate is a useless statistic because it does not measure the quality of the employees you are retaining.

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    Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsSome community outreach opportunities given

    ConsHiring only for minorities to be considered diversified not for actual skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Estimator (Former Employee)
    Parsippany, NJ

    Prosa nice place to work for with great projects

    Conscareful with some of the people

    Advice to Senior Managementhelp the mid level managers out of the company for favoring their stooges

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDivision I worked in was a stratup. Great local team. Fantastic opportunity to grow professionslly.

    ConsCoorproate management lack the vision of leadership required to run a company that size. Unwilling to provide training for employees to enhance their talents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Another large construction company

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Oakland, CA

    ProsBrand name
    Unlimited bonding capacity
    Effective employee training program allows convenient web based access
    Great 401k program and good health care benefits

    ConsUnhealthy competition between regional offices
    Must be in the "clique" with project executives & operations management to advance
    Estimating staff lacks detailed estimating talent or hard dollar estimating skills to compete in current market
    Business development management non-existent

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time on the projects to experience firsthand how jobs are managed and how staff really performs. Perform a review of the employee evaluation process because its a catch all evaluation tool.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great on the outside, only good on the inside

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Michigan Ctr, MI

    ProsLarge World wide company, that has many offices throughout the country. Many opportunities to do exciting and engaging work. Large bonding capability so any kind of work is feasible. Friendly atmosphere, most of the employees know each other and are friendly. Executives actually take time to know the people working.

    ConsCompany hierarchy is hard to move up in, beyond a PM. Bonus program sucks. Jobs that are exciting and engaging are usually bogged down by the office heads. Offices do not work together well. Offices compete against one and other instead of working together to land the large contracts available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees, and do not let EBIT drive all decisions

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