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Helpful (3)

On the upswing

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Transportation Engineer II in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Transportation Engineer II in Kansas City, MO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The managers at HNTB will let you develop as much as you are willing to take initiative. You have the opportunity to work on some of the most innovative and largest projects in the country and with some of the best people. Compensation, benefits, and personal opportunities for growth are some of the best in the industry.

Cons

Depending on your manager, there may be a lack of communication or development. However, if you take initiative and talk to your manager about where you want your career to go, then you will be given these opportunities. In the recent past there have been some layoffs, but nothing out of line with what the rest of the industry (or any industry in the US) has experienced over the last few years during the Great Recession.

Advice to Management

Focus on the big picture, which is sustainable, profitable growth. Don't worry so much about TOJ and focus more on sales. Sales has a tendency to cure a lot of the problems where TOJ problems starts to arise.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Sinking ship but no one notices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff level and middle managers are very competent, salaries are comparatively good, Benefits are comparable to other firms, mid-level management is very good. Great bonus program for senior management. Company cell phones and vehicles.

    Cons

    Very High percentage of officers to staff (over 14%) TOJ requirements are over 92% for engineers and over 96% for field staff. Upper management's continued focus on Design Build contracts at the expense of other key disciplines is detrimental to the overall health of the firm. HNTB used to have a bonus program for the rank and file that could be initiated by the mid-level managers but that was eliminated 4 years ago when the bottom line became more important than the job satisfaction of the people. Office supplies have to be approved by upper management before they can be ordered. Several mid-level managers have left the firm in frustration and even the President of the company was let go for voicing his displeasure to the BoD.

    Advice to Management

    Please, look in the mirror, your management style and corporate culture is strangling the life out of a once great company. Cronyism and selfish attitudes of managers are poisoning the corporate ladder. By pinching every red cent out of the bottom line you are taking the joy from the people who earn you the money.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company cares employees a lot.

    Cons

    It doesn't have broad spectrum of market.

    Advice to Management

    HNTB has a strong direction and leadership.


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