HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
169 Reviews
3.0
169 Reviews
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
86 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gave a lot not sure that I got anything in return

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people who work there are wonderful, smart people.

    Cons

    There was no room for personal growth, no room for growth or promotions. The work-life balance doesn't exist.

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

    Once a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits. In billable times, diverse projects with valuable clients. Reputable track record of success winning projects.

    Cons

    Mismanagement throughout company. No leadership from the top down. Don't expect to garner support from management unless it's directly related to profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice would fall on deaf ears

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A very happy HNTB employee !!!

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    • 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Managers alllow me to do my job with limited supervision. I work with lots of employees who have been with the company 20 plus years and would never think of working anywhere else.

    Cons

    You are expected to work hard which sometimes means long hours, but most of our employees are paid overtime even if they are exempt status so it totally makes it worth the effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Los Angeles Architecture Rebirth

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    • 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
  7.  

    HNTB has a great reputation with large complex projects.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer/Squad Leader
    Former Employee - Project Engineer/Squad Leader

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    HNTB pays very well and is pro-active in pursuing large projects. They are usually very accommodating to special family circumstances.

    Cons

    Local offices are not allowed to pursue smaller projects even when core clients ask them to. By July the budgets for office parties or activities is gone and there is an incredible push on local management to have everyone working on a project, or staying home. By January 1 everything is good again, until the next July.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take all of the profits and pay it in huge salaries to upper management, instead of keeping the worker bees busy and employed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    On the right track!!

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management does not provide a full understanding on how well the company is performing frequently enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with good projects

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer III in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer III in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company has good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management not so good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with lots of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    From what I have heard the salary compared to other companies is pretty competitive. Depends on the office but there can be lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Some of the people seem to be out for themselves, but not all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the engineers who are actually doing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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