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Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
71 Reviews
3.8
71 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
  • Some people in upper management shouldn't be there (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours and work could be repetative (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, bad local leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ethical company, takes care of their employees

    Cons

    The "local government" is a dictatorship that you should never cross.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the lower-level employees openly, with no fear of reprisal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Technical Services Specialist

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building

    Pros

    An international company with offices all over the world.

    Cons

    Management needs to keep employees informed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to interact more with the client.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    skanska

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skanska USA Building

    Pros

    Landmark projects. Global company with good development programs.

    Cons

    Culture differs within different regions and different projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management of P&L centers

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

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building

    Pros

    None except they have a lot of work

    Cons

    Since different areas/ locations virtually act as P&L's the management of these leads to individual fiefdoms and cause friction between units on joint projects and the level of integrity in some groups is based on how cheep the people can be bought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with core values and not with most money for a division managers bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A Quality Construction Company

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

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Caring managers and supervisors, Strong ethics and quality standards, Good market reputation

    Cons

    Often too corporate, Large projects can bury employees in repetition, lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is not in touch with their employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Projects and Team

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome projects and great people

    Cons

    lack of communication due to size of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More discussions up and down the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company and Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Skanska is a great company with excellent benefits. Stresses a good work life balance. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    I need for more advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at Skanska for 16 years. It was a great place to work at with a emphasis education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skanska USA Building (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They encourage employees to further their education. The people I worked with were very competent and dedicated. Large company with many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Very large company. Hard to implement all rules. With large companies comes lots of paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is no reason to let someone go then you should give them the choice of transferring to another office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Company

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, the company is very organized, active in the community, enrichment opportunities. Branch manager of Rockville as of 12/2014 is very people-oriented and a visionary

    Cons

    the DC office still has a ways to go, frequently reinventing itself and still trying to grow a stronger reputation in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more frequently and offer more training opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Skanska review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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