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Current Employee - Intern Architect  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Intern Architect in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at HNTB Companies

Pros

great opportunities to work on really interesting projects that interns at other firms don't get

Cons

corporate politics - everyone basically shudders in the presence of the higher-ups

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Other Reviews for HNTB Companies

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has evolved from great place to work to a sweat shop focused on pushing ESOP price.

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    Good place to learn ropes and network with clients and other engineering sub-consultants

    Opportunity to work on diverse and large mega trasnportation projects

    Cons

    Company is way conservative in business practices and is extremely averse to risk.

    HNTB tried to play in the federal market sandbox and it did not turn out well since they would not open offices overseas (except for Guam which is not really a true office) and did not understand how to perform work for Federal govt in an efficient manner.

    Board of Directors is only concerned about pushing ESOP stock price higher. Board of Directors is setting up golden parachutes for the senior management and little guys will be left holding the bag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HNTB is in danger of becoming a mom & pop engineering shop while the Walmarts, Kmarts, and Targets (Engineering company giants) of the world continue to grow. The Boards inactions and refusal to commit to becoming an international player will in the end doom the company to mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    They sell you the Brooklyn Bridge and rip you off at the same time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    HNTB used to be a great company to work for. Their vision and 4 for 4 is brilliant and motivating. Some of the projects are engaging and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Upper management are money hogs. They hog the billable hours and make the frontline employees scrounge for hours to justify their timecards. HNTB really rips you off in the end. Within your first year, you get all the praise and glory but then you get pushed aside later in your career. Senior management are not honest with their employees which results in low morale. Many of these employees are very unhappy because their arms are tied behind their backs. No matter how hard you work, they give you a very small raise. They milk you for every information to make themselves look better then lay you off. The worst part, HNTB promotes you to your desired position then they take it away giving the excuse that they had to do this because of 'economics'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many upper management are making six figure incomes and wonder why they have to lay off many people. I suggest you take a cut in your pay to share the wealth to others. Don't favor certain employees- treat everyone equal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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