Skanska USA Building

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Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
62 Reviews
3.7
62 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.  

    Overall the company is on the cutting edge for Technology in the Construction Industry

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

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time

    Pros

    The resources they provide for their employees are plenty. A well polished organization in training and having the most up to date technological advances in the industry.

    Cons

    High Turnover. A lot of CEO changes and a lot of income producing long standing managers were let go due to the market and personality concerns.

    Minority firms wishing to get subcontracting work with Skanska is pretty slim unless you have some connections higher up with the present district VP's. They hold a lot of outreach for minority firms but they don't practice what they preach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is essential for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities if you know the right people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3.  

    Good place to work for flexible hours

    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good place to work foe flexible hours

    Cons

    Not bad place to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Particular 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look at the middle level management that you employ more closely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    good people, good projects, good benefits

    Cons

    confusing hierarchy, commutes are sometimes rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more initiative, visit sites more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Skanska USA Building is good to it's employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building

    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

  8.  

    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Begin to involve employees in the management process

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Room for Improvement

    • 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salaries 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 ManagementAdvice

    Cut 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Engineer

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

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

    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.

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

    Senior Project Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Some community outreach opportunities given

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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