Skanska USA Building

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Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
53 Reviews

3.2
53 Reviews
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Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great company, treats interns quite well (in 3 reviews)


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 (in 3 reviews)

  • Some people in upper management shouldn't be there (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The experience was terrible.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of leeway to do the job.

    Cons

    People are NOT treated well/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No communication within the finance department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for operational positions and not others.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Accountant  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The Seattle office is great as they host holiday parties and give great bonuses every year. Skanska is great to any operations worker (i.e. project engineer, project management, union workers). Great new offices. Management gets to travel a lot between offices.

    Cons

    It is not a great place for any other positions such as Project Accountant, Admin, Marketing. Management treats non-operation position unfairly. There is a huge gap in salary between the two. They only recognize operation positions for hard work and not others. Your job is project based, so if the company has no more project, you maybe out of a job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to train new employees well and treat everyone fairly. They need to address senior management employees who are biased. All of these comments are based from the Seattle office. Every office has different types of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Stable Company to work for, but management needs to change in this office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Stable company, Good Benefits, pretty good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to what's going on in the office and out in the field! There are many employees who are disgruntled right now due to the way we're being treated. There are some people who work really hard and others who barely do anything, yet we get paid the same and they never get in trouble because management either doesn't care or doesn't pay attention. Even when we complain, it seems to fall on deaf ears.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political environment with little respect shown to non-management, non-technical personnel.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    Pros

    Internationally, company has an outstanding reputation and is great for your resume. Company provides excellent benefits, is environmentally aware, and is beneficially involved in the respective location's local community. Company is very competitive in the construction arena which provides a reasonably comfortable level of job security. Company's stated, corporate employment policies are exceptional.

    Cons

    In some locations, stated policies exist only on paper while a "good, old boy" environment remains from the previous ownership. Non-management, non-technical personnel are treated with little respect and given no defining career paths. Salaries/bonuses for this group are very mediocre (or less) and long hours/weekends are the norm. Management arrogance is encouraged and perks are given to a select few. Standards are uneven, i.e., some get training, some do not, some are recognized for their dedication, some are not, etc...very uneven atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce corporate policies in ALL locations, including, if necessary, removing management personnel who do not adhere to policies which ensure fair treatment for all. The bottom tier of personnel is your foundation; if you don't respect and encourage your foundation, eventually your building will implode.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Favoritism is definitely shown in advancement, raises and promotions

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good benefits, employer flexible if time off needed

    Cons

    Seems the way a non-productive employee is dealt with is via promotion out of the department, while those who work hardest are trapped in the same jobs with no advancement, compensation or promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    The company is all over the world.

    Cons

    There are politics involved when you want a promotion. You have to be really close with the VP in order to get bonus at the end of the year. Treat employees as if they are worthless and could be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try giving the working man a little more credit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointed So Far

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Skanska is a global company in regards to areas and employees which has great potential.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between upper management and lower. Needs better set up of procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is needed, better utilization of staff, and more specific training.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, but room for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The business model that Skanska is like no other. The benefits of Commercial Development, Building, Civil, and Infrastructure Development provides opportunities to learn and different areas of the construction / real estate industries. Commercial Development provides additional projects for Building, and Infrastructure Development provides projects for Civil, however these projects are not your typical owner/contractor relationship.

    The benefits are good for a large company, and the work-life balance is typical of a large construction company.

    Cons

    The people that end up in senior leadership positions need to be trained better. Some of these people lack basic leadership, communication, and/or knowledge.

    As with any large corporation, Skanska moves slow and is very ridged in what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare employees better, by not only educating them about construction, but also about leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Employee's don’t leave the company, They leave management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    One of the best Pro's about Skanska is the construction business is that business currently is not “dry” and is growing. On the end that I worked in, there are also no “dry” ends of the business. They will continually need the position that I worked in. Office environment is beautiful, open, work space is nice at your own personal desk, and it is starting to become crowded.

    Cons

    Although, certain colleagues of Skanska do not appreciate the position I had, they wish that we were not here, keep telling upper management that we should be outsourced to better people. I personally do not believe this is true as I know some work hard, some work extremely hard, and some don’t care about their position at all. Communication is extremely difficult at times within the office, meaning that some of us can get a reply within minutes and other times you will wait nearly days about the replies that may be urgent. Inside the position that I was in, we are not clearly disrespected although you can tell by facial reactions, email replies, and double judgment from certain people that they think we don’t do our jobs. However, those casting judgment do not want to sit in our chair for to actually see what we do. For the compensation you may wonder, what we are paid to do and what we are actually doing are different things. I rate this dissatisfied because there are two different angles of things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had seeked HR for this. Internal information only that applies to whom it may concern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mildly Disappointing

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

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition, resources, and large projects.

    Cons

    Politics at many levels of management and slow to promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop internal talent and encourage transparent working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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