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A company on the wane

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Working at HNTB can be a great learning experience for a young engineer. There are engineers with great experience to learn from. A well established leader in civil projects with an impressive portfolio of projects.

Cons

The company seems to have structural problems. It appears to have become a collection of independent companies broken down by geographic and individual office locations. Each competing with each other over projects, resources and profits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Flatten the organization to put the right resources on the project no matter where their location is rather than reinvent for each project in each office. Mentorship used to be a way of building technical expertise at HNTB. There's no time for that now given their burdensome Time-On-Job goals which rule the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper management is clueless.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and the work is exciting.

    Cons

    Over worked. Management positions are not promoted from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits HNTB offers to employees are hard to find in this industry. If you're looking to simply support your family, put food on the table and provide them healthcare...HNTB might be a good fit.

    Cons

    Leadership and organization of the company as a whole is terrible. It's like working for the Government...lots of departments with overlapping responsibilities, each with their own political walls in place, and no clear direction or desire to work together on common goals. Leadership is totally disconnected from the reality of those actually providing services to their clients, which makes "change for the better" extremely slow and hard to accomplish in this company. If you're looking to change the engineering industry for the better, it's best to find a job elsewhere as you will be deeply disappointed with your experience at HNTB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people producing the services you're profiting from. A "bottom up" sharing of suggestions holds far greater value than your "top down" corporate message sharing when it comes to how a company can improve efficiencies, profits, and added services. There's more to running a company than what you see in your spreadsheets today. When you look past the numbers, there are great people with great talent, willing to do great things for great leaders. Take a moment to recall how you elevated yourselves to the positions you're in today, and reach down from the heavens to pull others up in the company that deserve it. Good leaders should mentor and grow new leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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