Skanska USA Building
3.7 of 5 45 reviews
usa.skanska.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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88% Approve of the CEO

Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great group of people, and strong leadership at the top.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

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

ProsI believe the senior leadership has some of the brightest people in the industry.

ConsSalaries and bonus are based on popularity and not always skill. People tend to leave because there is more opportunity for growth and pay increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being open and frank with the project teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time for more than a year

ProsVery smart, dedicated people. You have the opportunity to work with different teams and different locations.

ConsAs with the construction industry in general - lay-off / lack of work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Superintendent (Former Employee)
San Juan, PR

I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent place to start a career with a good work environment. Good compensation package and benefits.

ConsDo not have enough projects in the island at the moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall the company is on the cutting edge for Technology in the Construction Industry

Estimator (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time

ProsThe resources they provide for their employees are plenty. A well polished organization in training and having the most up to date technological advances in the industry.

ConsHigh Turnover. A lot of CEO changes and a lot of income producing long standing managers were let go due to the market and personality concerns.

Minority firms wishing to get subcontracting work with Skanska is pretty slim unless you have some connections higher up with the present district VP's. They hold a lot of outreach for minority firms but they don't practice what they preach.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining is essential for your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work for flexible hours

Project Accountant (Current Employee)
Parsippany, NJ

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

ProsGood place to work foe flexible hours

ConsNot bad place to work for

Advice to Senior ManagementNo

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Excellent company to work for.

Senior Estimator (Former Employee)

I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time for more than a year

ProsForward thinking company with specific company goals and objectives. Senior level management does an excellent job of guiding the company.

ConsParticular areas of the companies middle level management need to be replaced. Not all middle management level employees are qualified to perform the positions they hold.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the middle level management that you employ more closely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time for more than a year

Prosgood people, good projects, good benefits

Consconfusing hierarchy, commutes are sometimes rough

Advice to Senior Managementtake more initiative, visit sites more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Skanska USA Building is good to it's employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Skanska USA Building

Pros-Good to employees
-Concerned about well-being
-Well paying
-Great programs to employees

Cons- Often out of the loop with plans
-Took over 2 years to get my first review
-Teams are often not well suited to work together

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Good overall intentions, a fair amount of politics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThere are a lot of benefits at being at a larger company like Skanska, and for this industry, it's a great organization to have on the resume. They excel at their core competencies: building projects really well, in a safe manner, with sustainability in mind. I'm also really impressed by all the initiatives they implement, from they promote innovative tools and processes to green. They also really care about the people and do a great job with internal and external training -- not as many employers do this as you'd think. You have to stay proactive in your career development but with probing good things can happen.

ConsThe downside to a larger organization of this kind is a mess of politics the higher you go. It's not immune to leadership issues, so it's best to learn quickly who the people are that make the decisions that will impact you in your day-to-day. Also, a fair amount internal communications issues, although they are working on it, and the red tape they experience with their European counterpart Skanska AB is very intense sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to find a better way to recognize your people, it's the little things that matter, and I think more people would like to feel like leadership is more accessible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work, well run as an organization

Vice President (Current Employee)

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

ProsManagement is not overbearing and will help solve problems

Consbusiness practices are very conservative which makes for a stable and predictable business, however can stifle creativity and innovation

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to better recognize talent and be willing to entertain new ideas, methods, and techniques.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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