Thornton Tomasetti

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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
41 Reviews
3.6
41 Reviews
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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  1.  

    The friendliest engineering company I've worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company that takes care of its staff

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

    Pros

    Great resources, computers, benefits, and management

    Cons

    Breakfast is provided only once per month.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with high quality and high aspirations

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

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't expand too fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start a career.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects and good mentors. There are many intelligent people to learn from. Having TT on your resume is a plus to many employers and clients.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive. If you do not ask for what you are worth then they are willing to pay you as low as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be commensurate with the status of the firm. It is not a privilege to work there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging. Interesting people and projects.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Challenging when it should be. It never gets boring. I enjoy the people I work with, and there are always interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Management has high expectations. As they should, their expectations are reasonable. I do work a lot of overtime, but that is because I want to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Chicago Facade Group Poorly Managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Many of the projects are high visibility for well known clients; good names and projects to have under your belt.

    Cons

    Management does not manage the staff, projects or clients well. Staff is left wondering what they are supposed to be doing then to have last minute deadlines with uncertain direction. Working in this group is like working in a small shop with little hope for exposure to the wider firm or for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get managers with professional project and people management skills. Discourage the silo mentality and encourage more collaboration. Look around at what other top-rated companies are doing to retain talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience/exposure but at the cost of work/life balance.

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

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great portfolio of projects
    Some really great gems of people are scattered throughout the company
    Good resources
    Opportunities to transfer between offices & practice sectors (pending economy & availability)

    Cons

    Sink or swim mentality
    Culture may not be for everyone
    Work/life balance is often a struggle
    Culture/values/outlook vary between local offices (could also be a pro)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remind Management as the company grows and becomes more and more "corporate" to not forget the "keep it real" values of the earlier years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

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

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Good people in a professional environment.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for support staff and lower pay than normal for what's asked of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on helping talented employees careers blossum.

  11.  

    High profile projects, top notch engineers

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep periodically checking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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