Skanska USA Building
3.6 of 5 50 reviews
usa.skanska.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great opportunities if you know the right people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company which can provide opportunities, if you are willing to travel and relocate

    ConsYou will most likely have to travel and relocate for the best opportunities

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    Excellent company to work for.

    Senior Estimator (Former Employee)

    ProsForward thinking company with specific company goals and objectives. Senior level management does an excellent job of guiding the company.

    ConsParticular areas of the companies middle level management need to be replaced. Not all middle management level employees are qualified to perform the positions they hold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the middle level management that you employ more closely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood people, good projects, good benefits

    Consconfusing hierarchy, commutes are sometimes rough

    Advice to Senior Managementtake more initiative, visit sites more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Skanska USA Building is good to it's employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Good to employees
    -Concerned about well-being
    -Well paying
    -Great programs to employees

    Cons- Often out of the loop with plans
    -Took over 2 years to get my first review
    -Teams are often not well suited to work together

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    Skanska is a great place to work.

    Foreman (Former Employee)
    Edwardsport, IN

    ProsProfessional operations that provide proper tools and materials to accomplish jobsite tasks.

    ConsNot enough participative management is used, therefore motivation of employees is average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBegin to involve employees in the management process

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    Room for Improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits. Good opportunity to work with a few very talented people.

    ConsSalaries are mediocre, Bonuses are mediocre. Work Hours/Weeks are long. There is a lot of emphasis on diversity but very little emphasis on talent/development. The dead weight is allowed to hang around for far too long while the competent/skilled staff are expected to pick up the slack. Difficult to get a raise, have to get promoted or put in your 2 weeks notice and wait for a counter offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the dead weight because the guys that have to pick up the slack eventually become frustrated and leave, which hurts the company. When feasible give annual merit based raises & bonuses to the top performers. Employee turnover rate is a useless statistic because it does not measure the quality of the employees you are retaining.

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    Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat people, and professional PM & Field staff. The professionalisma and culture of the company make it a great place to work.

    ConsNone. However, since Glassdoor requires a minimum of 20 words of cons, I am typing this sentence. There really are no major cons at Skanska.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsSome community outreach opportunities given

    ConsHiring only for minorities to be considered diversified not for actual skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Estimator (Former Employee)
    Parsippany, NJ

    Prosa nice place to work for with great projects

    Conscareful with some of the people

    Advice to Senior Managementhelp the mid level managers out of the company for favoring their stooges

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall intentions, a fair amount of politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are a lot of benefits at being at a larger company like Skanska, and for this industry, it's a great organization to have on the resume. They excel at their core competencies: building projects really well, in a safe manner, with sustainability in mind. I'm also really impressed by all the initiatives they implement, from they promote innovative tools and processes to green. They also really care about the people and do a great job with internal and external training -- not as many employers do this as you'd think. You have to stay proactive in your career development but with probing good things can happen.

    ConsThe downside to a larger organization of this kind is a mess of politics the higher you go. It's not immune to leadership issues, so it's best to learn quickly who the people are that make the decisions that will impact you in your day-to-day. Also, a fair amount internal communications issues, although they are working on it, and the red tape they experience with their European counterpart Skanska AB is very intense sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to find a better way to recognize your people, it's the little things that matter, and I think more people would like to feel like leadership is more accessible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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