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Smart nice people that have the technical proficeincy to do their jobs, but no ability to take calculated risks.

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Former Employee - Planning Department in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Planning Department in Oakland, CA

I worked at HNTB Companies

Pros

Good work/life balance. Professional development encouraged and supported.

Cons

They have technical people managing the firm however these peopole have limited management and operational experience. As a result, they are unable to adequately address organizational issues or to think out of the box as it relates to new business pursuits.

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They have technical people managing the firm however these peopole have limited management and operational experience. As a result, they are unable to adequately address organizational issues or to think out of the box as it relates to new business pursuits.

Doesn't Recommend
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    great

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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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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    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
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