Turner and Townsend Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Turner and Townsend CEO Vincent Clancy
Vincent Clancy
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Pros
  • Good access to high-profile clients and a wide variety of projects across different sectors (in 4 reviews)

  • T&T has a lot of good clients with interesting projects, colleagues are great (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • This applies to mentor-ship and support, training, work-life balance and benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Talks constantly about profits and new wins, but provides no bonus and no incentives (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Brief Title

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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 Turner and Townsend full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a good company with good benefits. There are opportunities for remote working.

    Cons

    I think it's easy to get pigeon holed, but I think that risk exists everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Spend resources on people's personal development plans.


  2. Ok when jobs are good

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

    I worked at Turner and Townsend full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. They are willing to pay for extra training and certifications. Friendly coworkers. Not a cheap company.

    Cons

    Quick to throw you under the bus to avoid any blame for wrong doing on their part. Some managers are willing to talk to you, but others will go behind your back.


  3. Director

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

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend

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

    Pros

    Empowerment, forward thinking, support for continuous development, good prospects for travel in many places across the globe and opportunity to progress within the organisation

    Cons

    Not the best payers in the market, but has demonstrated greater market stability than its competitors.


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  5. Senior Consultant

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

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and approachable management style

    Cons

    Mostly client based agency work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    The client is more attractive than my employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Turner and Townsend full-time

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

    Pros

    The client is great. Positive working environment Client has a 9/80 work schedule and provides a cell phone. Not matched by T&T.

    Cons

    Too far removed from the people that will decide your fate. I have advanced within my project at a pace that is not matched by T&T compensation. NO BONUS for employees below Associate Director, and even then I've heard it is not worth getting excited about.

    Advice to Management

    Attract and Retain. Reconsider when you have your annual projection presentation. Every year it was right on the heels of you telling me that my raise was small because the market was tight. Less than a week later we are talking about how much growth we had during the year, and all of the projects on the horizon. No Bonus and a weak salary increase is bad enough, but don't expect me to get excited for a firm that doesn't share the wealth.


  7. Cost Manager for Commercial Real Estate Projects

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cost Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend

    Pros

    Good career path and opportunity to progress

    Cons

    internal communications lacking, no end of year bonus


  8. Helpful (1)

    Divided office

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

    I have been working at Turner and Townsend full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with big clients

    Cons

    Divided office and quite adversarial on some commissions which have PM/CM roles.
    The PM side of the office is an old boys club and places a massive financial burden on the CM side to cover their losses.
    From an ethical standpoint I cannot recommend Turner and Townsend to any client or potential employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the profitable commissions paper over the cracks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Don't think it is same Turner & Townsend that is know in Europe, ME or Asia - it's a body shop.

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

    I worked at Turner and Townsend full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Not a lot of write here other than the work is easy and your left to it so long as you're making money for them.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. The salaries aren't great, the people are disappointing, the management is terrible and an old boys club and most of all incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    They should seriously consider what type of market they want to proceed with as it is currently a glorified recruitment agency that supplies under-skilled people.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good exposure to working on a global team

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    OK Company

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Good placement if project comes to an end.

    Cons

    Not the best compensation, 401K, Medical.



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