HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
169 Reviews
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169 Reviews
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits (Healthcare, 401K plan) and good diversity of work (in 15 reviews)

  • Salary and benefits are excellent, but justify how they treat staff (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management on the Board is pretty far removed from project managers who deliver the work (in 17 reviews)

  • The work-life balance doesn't exist (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Diverse projects, lots of hard work and lots of rewards.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very talented employees who are dedicated to the employer, the client and invested in the projects. Many roles are available, the more responsibility you ask for and capably handle, the more you can be assigned. Lots of opportunities. You have an opportunity to grow within the company and the company gives bonuses and hosts events to show their appreciation. Great experience!

    Cons

    Long work hours but that is normal in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Richard Ridings sets an excellent example of what upper management should be - in tune with the project, the staff and assists both in acheiving not only project success but sets the bar for excellence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great projects, and a renewed focus on delivery and not just firm metrics. Growth is being encouraged.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great local team, with lots of resources at our disposal. There's a real sense of pride in our work, and projects are very collaborative. Comps and benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Large company can be intimidating to some people. There's the typical bureaucracy of a bigger company too. No formal mentoring program. Upper management on the Board is pretty far removed from project managers who deliver the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to increase the bottom line earnings is to decrease the financial pressures and encourage local leaders to pursue top talent in order to grow the number of employees and the contracts they can bring in the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Transportation
    Current Employee - Vice President - Transportation

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    They care about their people
    Salary and benefits are excellent
    Training and development are top notch

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, great for personal growth. Lots of various projects across the states.

    Cons

    Too tight budget control, too hard to get approved on spending.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Built to last for the next 100 years!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    HNTB celebrates 100 years in business this year! What a great testimony to sustainability!!!

    With Rob Slimp as the CEO there is a renewed emphasis on delivering value to clients, investing in the professional development of all HNTB employees and outreach by senior leadership to strong performing offices.

    Current company strategies are on track for profitable growth for the next five years and beyond!!!

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be a challenge with all the great career building opportunities at HNTB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees "in the know" of company decisions, key initiatives, key hires/investments, etc.

    Invest in HNTB employees 365 days a year...Don't reduce investments in quarter four.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A very happy HNTB employee !!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been at HNTB for 14 years and I would not want to be working anywhere else. Do we have our challenges? Absolutely, but what company doesn't. We have a new CEO who cares and is moving our "my" company in the right direction. Our employees work hard to meet out client's needs and we deliver...that is our differentiator. I would put us up against any of our competitors.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about, I am empowered to make things happen and I enjoy thoroughly what I do for this firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing and investing in our people for they are a critical asset to the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Los Angeles Architecture Rebirth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Having been around for about 5 years, I have seen this office working well and the downturn over the past years. Now I see our office transforming to a strong architecture practice, especially in aviation, sports and transit. I am also enjoying our design collaboration with our engineers on infrastructure projects.

    Cons

    They will work you hard and engineering management style can be heavy handed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The engineering senior management should understand that architecture does not always fit into the engineering mold. They should be open to how architecture practice works and adjust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    On the right track!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    The Convention Center practice is really thriving! Lots and lots of project wins in that market sector during the past few years and we're well positioned to continue that trend. The exciting part is that our expertise continues to be inflated.

    Cons

    HNTB should investigate hiring some companies owned by current employees to supplement our in house marketing/graphics group. Clients will flock to HNTB if we have cooler graphics and we'll reward our friends/co-workers while improving office morale at the same time. Win-Win-Win!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, you're doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, very good pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has very supportive management, they encourage you to try and advance yourself. Benefits are above average. They are pretty flexible with time off, and if employment is uncertain,do not get upset if you seek employment elsewhere as long as you make them aware of it.

    Cons

    A lot of their work is by contract or project, so there is not necessarily much long term job security. However, a lot of companies are like that in this industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Systems administrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, with company matching 401k and stock. Co-workers were very friendly and easly to get along with.

    Cons

    Was hired to do work for a specific construction job, was told when I was hired that there would be other opportunities when the project was completed, now that the project has completed there are opportunities within the company so I am out hunting for a job again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active in retaining employees that are hired for specific projects to help place them onto other projects in the organization so that there is less turn-over in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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