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HNTB used to be a good, sometimes great, company. Today they are no better, sometimes worse, than their competitors.

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Former Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO

I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Compensation and office space is better than most competitors. Legacy relationships with clients and senior staff that are holding on keeps the company afloat. Still a strong civil firm if you are a civil engineer. Brand is still strong.

Cons

Execs have made several poor strategic decisions over the past 5+ years. Jumped into the Federal market years after competitors made their play - and now that business unit is already gone. Current design / build initiative has no solid leadership. Legacy clients and business are often ignored due to the current 'next big thing' investment mindset. Company micro manages time on job to a level that distracts staff from focusing on projects / clients. HR leadership manages the staff like a minimum wage workforce.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Position the company for a better future on your way out. Look outside your closed ranks for new ideas. Ask the younger leadership and staff for their opinion - and assign value to it. HNTB was built on big dreams - from time to time, really listen to the dreamers in the employee ranks.

Target new verticals and new opinions, but don't forget what made HNTB - long term client and employee loyalty. Appoint someone to the executive ranks that looks/talks/thinks different than you. Stop laying off the young staff - invest in building a future pipeline.

Most of the troops would settle for <10% annual returns in exchange for a better quality of life and an opportunity to deliver a project the right way. Salary doesn't guarantee loyalty. Stock returns don't guarantee happiness. Taking pride in one's work and having a reason to go to work everyday does.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    More room to learn with diff groups and grow

    Cons

    I can't see any Cons

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    Everyone is doing great job!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Bridge Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Bridge Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits are good with good holidays

    Cons

    conservative company and a flatter management structure would be beneifical

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    none

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
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