Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming
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38 Ratings

Pros
  • Stable company, Good Benefits, pretty good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • As such, its senior leadership team has ultimate authority to a stipulated value (set by Sweden) (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Some people in upper management shouldn't be there (in 4 reviews)

  • There seems to be no real pattern to how layoffs are being conducted (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    When you decide to improve your quality of life in the workplace Skanska should be your #1 consideration.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Super in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Super in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a company that practices what it preaches. The number 1 concern of all management is Worker safety Working in NYC for 13 years I have heard and seen it all. Skanska is the only organization that means it, If a Skanska employee sees something that is or potentially could be dangerous that particular individual can shut the project down knowing they have the Support of Every member of management.

    Cons

    I havent found one as of yet. I have been with the company for 4 months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Being a Project Engineer is demanding yet rewarding because you can appreciate a tangible aspect of your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I spoke with many other employees in the company and they have nothing but praise for Skanska. They were generally very satisfied and proud to be part of the company.

    Cons

    Though there aren't many downsides, one of the cons to the job are the long hours and the blurring between personal life and work life.

    Advice to Management

    Although being on call is very important, I think its important to get away from the job and not bring work home. Maybe it's a bit too demanding to expect employees to always respond to their work cell phones all the time.


  3. Great Company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work with, great team.

    Cons

    Up and downs of the market


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  5. A great company with high values and a strong commitment to safety and the environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scheduler
    Current Employee - Scheduler

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job security. A chance to work on some of the most challenging and unique projects in the country and in the world. Opportunity to work abroad.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult since it is such a large company. Pay increases for merit are very seldom. They do not reward great personal performance. It seems that everyone from the lowest to the top performers receive the same "cost of living" pay increases each year. The only way to make more money is to get promoted.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Project Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None. However, since Glassdoor requires a minimum of 20 words of cons, I am typing this sentence. There really are no major cons at Skanska.


  7. Skanska is a great place to work.

    Former Employee - Foreman in Edwardsport, IN
    Former Employee - Foreman in Edwardsport, IN

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough participative management is used, therefore motivation of employees is average.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to involve employees in the management process


  8. Great place to work!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in South San Jose Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in South San Jose Hills, CA

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities. You can move up in the company or around the world. The choice is yours!!

    Cons

    You get out of a situation what you put into it. Expect to work hard. Skanska expects you to a good job and have pride in your work, You get rewarded for it.

    Advice to Management

    Give more people an opportunity to work on a job site!!


  9. Greatest company I have ever worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OneSkanska, they make you feel like you apart of something bigger. Great people and exciting opportunities. I also love the team that I work with .

    Cons

    No real cons as of yet.


  10. Great company great coworkers everything is very helpful and easy to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Estimator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love it. People are very intelligent and love what they do. Construction industry at its finest. Safety is of utmost importance. Quality company!

    Cons

    Red tape due to being such a large company. Overall do a good job of making you feel important even though there are so many people in the company.


  11. Skanska review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are knowledgeable, respectful and very friendly. Working with good coworkers is always a great positive aspect of any company

    Cons

    The only cons of working at Skanska are the inability to move up quickly and lack of promotions based on merit. The promotion process should be based on work ethic and merit and not on years of service



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