HNTB Companies

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Great

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at HNTB Companies

Pros

Company cares employees a lot.

Cons

It doesn't have broad spectrum of market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HNTB has a strong direction and leadership.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship but no one notices

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very good until the last few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    I spent my formative professional years at this company. I got to cut my teeth on some great projects and work with some great people. I left the company with plenty of good take-aways and will always reflect on the excellent peers, devoted staff, and sometimes excellent leadership. Pay was always above average and recognition was high for many years.

    Cons

    This all changed in the past few years. As annual sales were sent over $1B, the taste for continued growth and success outweighed the need to maintain a pleasant work environment. Excessive incentives promoted cronyism and overall bad behaviors. Unfortunately more and more of the bad characters got promoted up the chain. It's too bad because the good ones end up leaving and continue the devaluation of the once prime A/E firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let up a little on TOJ. Some of your greatest leaders have left - feeling the pressure of the need for billable hours - or were let go. Remember that your future leadership needs continued vision, creativity and insight. If you continue to penalize the low-billable, you will be left merely with the mechanics of a sweatshop - commoditizion at it's highest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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