Skanska USA Civil

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Skanska USA Civil Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Skanska is an awesome company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I have been working at Skanska USA Civil as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Skanska has a great atmosphere every day where teamwork, persistence, and the willingness to succeed makes a fun work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes all of the paperwork that comes with the protocols and procedures makes it hard to stay on top of your workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bayshore Concrete Products- Skanska USA Civil

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Cape Charles, VA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Cape Charles, VA

    I worked at Skanska USA Civil full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Corporate aspects- Skanska- Benefits, training, networking
    Good potential for advancing career, opportunities to move around w/ Skanska

    Cons

    Bayshore had poor management that inhibited the production, decision making, progress of everyday work.
    Lack of oversight by Skanska Corporate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inefficient, too much 'ass-chewing' bureaucracy, and no innovation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    You can work on various projects and they will train you even offering a nice continuing education 'scholarship'

    Cons

    hours are too long. Management has no regard for work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovate and balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No longer a small company atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Evansville, IN

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

    Pros

    Working hours and conditions. Great benefit package and vacation, sick leave policy. Great local people in top management positions that were with the original company. With buyout, the local company is branching out into new territories and types of work.

    Cons

    No room for local advancement. Undergoing a lot of upheaval and turmoil with local company being bought out by a large international corporation. In some areas there is not a lot of cooperation from the field in working with processes in the main office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more closely with all individuals within departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Accounting Intern

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at Skanska USA Civil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great job experience relative to the construction industry, very involved in decision making.

    Cons

    The work experience was tailored specifically to industry, don't advise it if you don't enjoy the construction; civil engineering business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction with intern development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Heavy Civil Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skanska USA Civil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rewarding experience. You will learn a lot in the first few weeks of work. They will have you to do a field work and a office work at the same. Which is nice, since you will be expose on both sides of construction; as a field engineer and as a office engineer. The pay is fair for an internship.

    Cons

    As usual as most construction company, working here required LONG hours of work. Most people that work full-time typically has around 60 hrs/week. Meaning that you will have less time with your social life/family. You must be very dedicated to this craft to stay here long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the Place to Spend Your Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Skanska USA Civil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good bonus if the company is making money.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get promoted unless you are related to someone or having an improper relationship with your supervisor.

    Also, managers that you do not even work for have the power to make your life miserable if they do not like you. Beware.

    They talk a lot about how important people are, but it's really all talk. Hard work counts for nothing here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longer a small company feel

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

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

    Pros

    I like coming to work everyday. I enjoy my managers and feel they are great teachers. Everyone knows their trade and are very willing to help and teach.

    Cons

    The company has lost it's small company feel. Everyone is becoming more and more just numbers. I would like to feel like what I do is more appreciated and heard by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries of 500+ employees should not be determined by 2 people. It's a great way to get lost in a crowd and be forgotten.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    You're just a number

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, projects are exciting, only a stressful as you make it, low chance of being laid off. And how could I forget Pizza Fridays!?

    Cons

    Projects are over staffed resulting in bureaucratic nightmares. Safety is preached, but implementation varies. Professionalism is widespread, but deviants go unpunished. Global company with local, isolated units. Completely risk averse upper management. Raises were never based on previous years accomplishments. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cull the herd. Fear isn't always a bad thing, complacency is. We are constantly told how great our people are, expand other viable business units to NY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship

    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Skanska USA Civil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great field experience
    Helpful staff
    Positive attitudes

    Cons

    Very few downsides. They make every attempt to make working there as pleasant as possible. They are constantly giving opportunities to new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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