Turner and Townsend

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Turner and Townsend Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good exposure to working on a global team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow in my case. Opportunity to travel with the company if you'd like to relocate.

    Cons

    Below industry standard pay, especially in the Bay Area where rent is nearly the highest in the nation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth and give people more work/life balance. Especially for the poor consultants who travel and work nearly 24/7.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Good placement if project comes to an end.

    Cons

    Not the best compensation, 401K, Medical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low morale body shop.

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

    I worked at Turner and Townsend full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Okay pay and benefits
    Good access to high-profile clients and a wide variety of projects across different sectors
    Company is growing and winning new accounts
    Dedicated coworkers who genuinely care about the clients and the services

    Cons

    Horrible management and leadership
    Management does not communicate with staff; giving unclear directives or just being blatantly dishonest
    Getting more and more like a staffing agency, low morale body shop
    Old boys' club
    No work-life balance
    Plenty of knee-jerk reaction and impulsive decisions from incompetent managers and directors
    Talks constantly about profits and new wins, but provides no bonus and no incentives. Profit-sharing is only at director and above.
    Performance review process is vague and promotion is not based on meeting and exceeding pre-established metrics. Salary adjustment is both slow and low.
    High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Wasted enough of my time.
    Glad I left the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    • 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 Turner and Townsend full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and good benefits package.

    Cons

    NY office still needs to fully develop. Everyone is overworked and many are set up to fail.
    Narcissistic supervisors who make your job harder than it needs to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directors should attend people management seminars once they promoted to department heads and/or are in charge of managing others. Although some employees are compensated well they are not as productive as they can be because of a poor atmosphere, lack of motivation, due to the poor "people management skills" of the management team. Upper Management is great but I don't think they know just how disillusioned, overworked, and frustrated most of us are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Career Growth

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

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of challenging assignments and growth opportunities especially if volunteer or spend time on the consulting side. Usually, top-notch managers. Good pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Possible to get stuck with a rude and demanding client for a period of time. British bias.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    New Hire Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worldwide Reach
    Attached to Many Big Client Companies
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Poor Communication From Management
    Management Does Not Listen
    Absent Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Willing to Listen to Your Folks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Learning experience, no maintenance of culture vs values, not much room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Pay is good vs industry
    -Potential exposure to senior level clients depending on project
    -Learning experience is there if you don't mind learning on the job

    Cons

    -Even senior management has to be billable full time
    -Values are contradictory to culture
    -Senior management doesn't listen to ideas for change, even if the ideas echo the corporate ethos
    -Very little room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your consultants and support them. When something goes wrong, be a good manager and put yourself in the line of fire instead of using your consultants as shields.

    The company is in a good position to grow, but listen to what your client-facing consultants are saying, as they're at the ground-level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Nice Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Turner and Townsend

    Pros

    Wonderful people, excellent experience. Although the company isn't huge, you get to work with some of the world's largest corporations and government entities. Very short hours required even from senior staff when compared to some of the other companies.

    Cons

    People that work here don't seem to be that competitive. Very satisfied with what they do and if they want to progress they go to another company.

    Recommends
  10.  

    They hire for a season

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend

    Pros

    They offer good benefits for a consultantcy, they offer vacation, holidays, 401K w/ matching, and medical and dental. They take care of you when on assignment away from your home base.

    Cons

    They tend to let you go when you finish an assignment, management has a hard time selling work and as a result there is nothing when the assignment is done.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A conservative bodyshop with low morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Great benefits package. International travel possibilities. Good place to retire or work if you are already experienced. Good access to clients.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate with consultants until they have to put out a fire. There is little room to grow since it is based on projects. Little to no training or guidance given to younger / less experienced consultants. Ideas and salesmanship of younger employees not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should make themselves available to listen to their employees. Entry level consultants should be trained to succeed. You gotta spend money to make money. The company as a whole could benefit from being more creative since they aren't offering a differentiated product or service.

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