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Thirteen years of evolution

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

Pros

A very strong sales approach and understanding of key clients. Office accommodations and networking/communication tools were high quality. Teams were collaborative.

Cons

A revolving door of leadership and structure. I had 9 supervisor changes in 13 years. It is hard to gain traction when constantly reinventing or restructuring departments, divisions, and subsidiaries. Recent years brought dramatic swings in layoffs and direction was often unclear.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a course and stay on it.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Great company with excellent projects,,, depending on office location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNTB Companies for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company on the corporate level with average salaries and benefits. Large offices often acquire excellent projects and are respected by their clients. Most engineers are very competent.

    Cons

    Small offices suffer from poor management and inexperienced staff, frequently resulting in a shortage of work. Things such as overtime, training, paid time off and professional memberships are often denied. No end of the year bonuses. Cliques and inappropriate use of time and work ethic are common. Opportunities are only available for certain individuals, and not everyone is evaluated by the same standards. Employee evaluations are focused on what benefits the company and not much on developing the employees. Severe decline in company stock last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many in leadership positions are great at managing projects, but not very good at managing people. Office-level management is often disconnected from the staff. More focus needs to be placed on working as a team, instead of every person for themselves.

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    Cold. Stressful. No personal life. Terrible management.

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    Current Employee - Senior GIS Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You can learn what a terrible company feels like, which will help you see red flags when interviewing elsewhere. Fantastic compensation!

    Cons

    HNTB employes people in the technology group that don't understand technology: my coworkers have difficulty typing without looking at the keyboard; they are glorified "googlers." Very uptight work environment. Managers are cold. Insane amounts of work. Unrealistic deadlines; managers make you feel worthless, and disposable. Forget about using your PTO without consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My office needs a culture overhaul. Therapy for abusive managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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