HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
96 Ratings

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

  • Salary and benefits are excellent (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not provide a full understanding on how well the company is performing frequently enough (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overworked and burned out . . .

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, company provided most equipment necessary to do the job.

    Cons

    Did not have a set schedule. Had to start early on West coast to support team on East coast and still had to work until at least 5 or 6 pm West coast time. Company insisted that they required employees to take vacations, but complained when time was taken and questioned timing of vacations.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Ol' Boys only

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-management in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mid-management in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on some really important stuff, but a lot of turnover means keeping the knowledge in house is difficult

    Cons

    You only get ahead if you 'know someone'. Upper management only promotes or keeps people they know whether they are qualified or not.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are qualified for the job. Not just your buddies.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good People, Questionable Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who want to do quality work. A lot of the staff people and project managers are very good at what they do, when they are allowed to do it.

    Cons

    Upper management has fostered a culture of "lying to itself" by forcing all forecasts to be overly positive. Then, when projects don't come in on those "blue sky" forecasts, everyone in project leadership takes a beating. Let's not talk about the stock price and ESOP performance over the last 3 years....

    Advice to Management

    Quit enabling SVPs and VPs who lie to you. Encourage honesty and understand that not all news will be positive. Create and COMMUNICATE a vision for the company beyond Harvey, Paul, and Ed's retirements.


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  5. Project Manager II

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II
    Current Employee - Project Manager II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and co-workers

    Cons

    Your title doesn't, necessarily, define your work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Okay place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    There are good people there. The work is challenging. Not a place you will get bored.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging.


  7. Agressive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    When I did work there, it was feast or famine. Pay was decent. There is cake every month for birthdays.

    Cons

    Hierarchy culture. If you're a lower status it was known. Management allows poor behavior towards others.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad apples.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ethically Questionable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    Pay can be solid, if you can negotiate/deliver results well.

    Cons

    Senior Management's commitment to ethical accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly investigating ethical lapses should be a higher priority.


  9. Lead contracts rep managing 2 general contractors for construction of the hotel and transit center.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large project (volumn-wise); new client; ground-breaking project; locally and globally-visible.

    Cons

    Understanding client and their approach to program management. No real cons, anything different is a welcome challenge/puzzle.

    Advice to Management

    The devil is in the detail.


  10. Okay company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    the work required long hours

    Advice to Management

    recognize employees hard work


  11. Helpful (2)

    Come at your own risk

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well know in the industry because they've been around for awhile.

    Cons

    The company is known for big projects but you'll never work on them because they don't have a development program. Same old project managers work on all the projects and don't trust others and are allowed to do whatever they want. Arrogance and elitist behavior is rampant. Blaming environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hold PM's accountable and actually learn how to conduct evaluations of performance.



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