Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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Pros
  • Lots of interesting projects and good mentors (in 5 reviews)

  • Projects are high profile, interesting (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Biggest challenge is work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Not enough growth within the company, offices don't collaborate enough, and pay is not great (in 2 reviews)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a really good design and consulting firm.

    Cons

    Stressful and need to work overtime

    Advice to Management

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  2. A great place to experience all sorts of structures and grow as an engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great projects, wonderful learning opportunities, great people, very open about new projects, financials, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work/life balance can tilt too heavily towards work


  3. High profile projects, top notch engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Projects are high profile, interesting. Get to work with the world's top architects. General feeling of pride about working here. Seems that everyone who works here is smart, friendly, and involved in extra curriculars. (there's always a couple though...) The company does a good job of fostering collaboration and inclusiveness across all levels and offices.

    Cons

    Can be alot of work for less pay than other structural firms. But, they're designing parking garages in the suburbs, so... not too bad of a con. Could get stuck working for one boss only

    Advice to Management

    Keep periodically checking


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  5. Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Willing to support you in whatever you want to do. Very pro personal development.

    Cons

    Salaries are not quite as competitive as they could be.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel a bit more like you care about their loyalty.


  6. Great company with high quality and high aspirations

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

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti

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

    Pros

    High profile projects, challenging projects, lots of resources, great offices, well respected, intelligent engineers, good support staff, global reach

    Cons

    TT is a very large company that can reduced prospects of moving up the hierarchy and staying with the comapny for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Don't expand too fast


  7. Great company that takes care of its staff

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

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great resources, computers, benefits, and management

    Cons

    Breakfast is provided only once per month.


  8. The friendliest engineering company I've worked for.

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

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Experience may not be the most popular or transferable with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, but the only fly by idea/suggestion I would have for management is to sponsor a study group for younger engineers to get their professional engineering license. Having a PE will make management look good as well as the employees that carry them and the company in general.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti

    Pros

    Diversity of projects, large scale projects, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is work/life balance


  10. GOOD

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, good income, fair benifits

    Cons

    long hours and short holidays

    Advice to Management

    be more organized


  11. Good for independent workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll be given a lot of responsibility and get to work on interesting projects. You're expected to know what you are doing and ask questions if you don't. Benefits, particularly medical, are good.

    Cons

    Occasionally projects are understaffed, but it's not the norm. Expect to work overtime as deadlines approach. Be prepared to do your own drafting on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, things are fairly good, but it would be nice to have more information about the state of the company.



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