Thornton Tomasetti
3.5 of 5 35 reviews
www.thorntontomasetti.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jul 3, 2014

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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello

Tom Z. Scarangello

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great projects and new learning experiences but overworked and lack of progression in compensation

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsProjects are varied and interesting. Work with very talented staff all over the country. Depth of new learning is incredible.

    ConsThe work load is very intense and the compensation is not necessarily commensurate with the personal sacrifice to meet deadlines and project commitments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward those who are working hard in the trenches or acquire additional staff to share the load. Focus less on sustainability, which adds cost to the company, and more on profitability which should translate in better compensation all the way down to the employees performing work. Compensate employees for overtime.

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

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    Great experience/exposure but at the cost of work/life balance.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat portfolio of projects
    Some really great gems of people are scattered throughout the company
    Good resources
    Opportunities to transfer between offices & practice sectors (pending economy & availability)

    ConsSink or swim mentality
    Culture may not be for everyone
    Work/life balance is often a struggle
    Culture/values/outlook vary between local offices (could also be a pro)

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemind Management as the company grows and becomes more and more "corporate" to not forget the "keep it real" values of the earlier years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people in a professional environment.

    ConsNo growth opportunities for support staff and lower pay than normal for what's asked of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on helping talented employees careers blossum.

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    Really good for beginners. Pays very low.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    Pros1.There is a lot of variety in projects (though limited to high rise structures and stadiums).
    2.Hands-on experience on big projects and you get very responsible roles which make you feel important and not just a someone working in the background.
    3.You get to learn and put to use a lot of softwares used in this field.

    Cons1.No training given. You will have to learn as you proceed ahead. That becomes kind of hectic.
    2.Very poor compensations/bonuses.
    3.They don't pay as much as they make you work. Coming on Saturdays and Sundays can become a routine later on when you reach a higher post.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery poor employee management. If you want your employees to stick around then please reward them appropriately for their work and don't just consider them cheap labour/resources. Don't try to make a person do the work of 2 people and pay him/her only for 1. Hire more or increase salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad work environment, good porjects

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsInteresting and challenging projects. Wide variety of projects. If you forget you have a life outside of work, you will do very well.

    ConsLong hours, low pay. Though that seems to be the norm in the industry.
    Worst was the "I am the boss, you are the employee" kind of attitude by senior management. More than once I was told "to keep my boss happy!!!"
    Not a good team environment.
    The reason for bad bonus and lousy pay increase is ofcourse the "recession" though it is clear from the work load and fees that the office is doing well. And then when senior staff keep getting promoted every year, you wonder if all they tell you is true.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of all your employees, not just the senior staff.

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

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    Good Company

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company, nice people, enjoy working for the most part. Overall pleasant people that I've come in contact with.

    ConsSalary is relatively low compared to other companies that I've seen.

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

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    Analyzing and forecasting.

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Proswork life balance is good

    Conspoor communication between management and employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging work but less salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThey have a lot of interesting projects. Work is challenging and demanding. You will get to learn a lot here.

    ConsPay is much lesser than other peer companies. A little difficult to maintain work-life balance here.

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

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    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsChallenging and interesting, high profile jobs.
    Good information sharing within the company.
    Great office and working atmosphere, lot's of smart young people.

    ConsGrowth within the company is difficult. Too many levels of titles. Very top heavy company.
    Salaries are 10-15% lower compared to competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more feedback than once a year review. Improve and encourage transfers/exchanges between company offices. Pay more competitive salaries to staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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