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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at HNTB Companies

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Non-Technical PDHs.
Overtime (when there is a budget).
Office equipments & Technical Support are above avg.
Federal Div.

Cons

Technical Development is non-existence. Either you have already the experience before you join or you have to learn technical skills on your own time. They would spend thousand of dollars on many non-technical seminars (management, young professional career, etc.) and spend very little effort in teaching their younger engineers on the basic technical skills or traits. Upper management would place that responsibility to their overwork PMs or Squad Leaders (no training budget of course...wouldn't want to lower the TOJ).

A lot of turf wars between Division / Regional Leaderships (i.e., a lot of red tapes to share work btw division or business groups). I heard a colleague actually got lectured for trying to share her work btw different groups in the same building.

Volatile company leaderships (e.g., multiple CEOs in a span of two years, frequent changes in Marketing leaders, etc.). It seemed that Upper Management only look at their precious spreadsheets (or worse... listen to the Business Group) when they are making management decisions. When it come to managing their talents and their wealth of experience. They are just CLUELESS.

Upper Management rarely being honest with their employees regarding the company's health. Btw, who came up with all of those growth projection numbers?

Too much focus on "Mega" projects. Upper Management would rather downsize their offices than pursuit the smaller projects. The problem is their winning record has been poor for the last couple of years.

Advice to Management

Get rid of upper management staffs that are not capable of bringing in work. If you're a Senior PM and above you should have some sort of marketing goal and be accountable to it.

Find a system to manage your talents and share the wealth of experience that the company have accumulated over the years. You have talented engineers but they spend most of their time reinventing the wheels and getting frustrated.

Finally, be honest with your employees. Why paint such a rosy picture during those so call "all-hands meetings" when they see that their colleagues are getting let go left and right? They're not a kid. They know what's going on.

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  1. Aggressive organization--too much focus on financials

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very aggressive organization with a relentless focus on iconic project opportunities. Very challenging environment providing good opportunities for strong technical personnel.

    Cons

    The "us/them" theory applies between Sr. Management and the rest of the firm. Poor communication among all ranks make everyday tasks more challenging. Virtually no bonus program (including officers).

    Advice to Management

    You must pay attention to all ranks of employees throughout the firm and offer incentives at least once in awhile to motivate staff to perform above expectations.


  2. Plenty of opportunities to advance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with plenty of choices.

    Cons

    Worried too much about company profits and sometimes forgets the individual worker.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the individual!


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