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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Skanska.

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41 English questions out of 41

May 11, 2020

What is paid time off like at Skanska?

Pros

The pay is good. They give an annual bonus. You get a decent amount of time off

Cons

The office has a lot of clicks and forms favoritism. The company also has no loyalty, if it's a bad year they will lay off employees so top management can still get their bonus.

You get a decent amount of time off

May 11, 2020

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January 3, 2021

Does Skanska offer relocation assistance?

Pros

CEO Greg Craig is fantastic, sincere and has maintained honest and open communication directly to employees throughout COVID pandemic while admitting some areas of improvement. He is hugely respected within the company. Good culture as a business (have has some bad experiences on specific projects) but when working on a joint venture or with contractors you can tell the Skanska people by their approach to people, problems and work Generous pension and annual leave Overall take better care of employees than other competitors in the industry (doesn't mean they're perfect though). Fantastic approach to Working from Home providing people the option they need to get the right office equipment for a set up at home that is most efficient and comfortable.

Cons

Not the best payer. SLT tagline is the benefit of the overall benefit package is favourable, however, the salaries are slow to increase from Graduate level. Im sure many Grads, Apprentices would much rather have a few days less leave and higher salaries As above, disparity between being told what employees want vs what they actually want Project Bonus only given to those at senior level (commercial manager/project manger) and above so no recognition to the 99% of people on the project. Needs some work on how the Gender Pay Gap is reported. HR and Infrastructure reported together thus not reflecting lacking EDI in Infrastructure. Statistics from EDI is often reported with a 'Head Office' angle when Inclusion and Diversity is far less on projects - am aware this is a huge focus of the business that is actively being improved. Huge differential in salaries between joint ventures partners is ignored/skirted over when raised with SLT Paternity Leave still needs to be much better as does not reflect Skanska's Swedish Values.

Advice to Management

- Salary rewards - option to sell holiday as well as buy - Many feel undervalued within the business especially some who are now working in a JV. Those lower in the food chain have voiced concerns at low salaries/pay freezes - Equal Pay Report & Report HR separately to other Operational Units - When project bonus started again should included all permanent employees not those at senior level

SLT tagline is the benefit of the overall benefit package is favourable, however, the salaries are slow to increase from Graduate level.

January 3, 2021

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January 10, 2021

Does Skanska have a pension plan?

Pros

- The culture and values at Skanska are genuinely lived through and defended - Flexible working and relaxed atmosphere - Good pension, company car and share schemes - Diversity and Inclusivity runs through the company - Loyal, talented and friendly people

Cons

- IT Leadership is lacking in experience and strategic management and this is affecting the ability for the team to stay relevant and deliver results. - Restructuring is the norm nowadays and this is causing a long-term dip in morale and job confidence

Advice to Management

Exec management need to take a close look at operating unit/enabling function leadership teams and ensure they have the skills and drive to really deliver results. Exec team also need to ensure their leadership teams are given the confidence to speak their mind and challenge the status quo.

Good pension, company car and share schemes

January 10, 2021

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May 3, 2021

Does Skanska offer family leave?

Pros

Good benefits, good compensation, good work life balance

Cons

I have not experienced cons at Skanska

Good benefits, good compensation, good work life balance

May 3, 2021

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March 12, 2020

Does Skanska have an auto lease program?

Pros

Good benefits , company car , yearly bonus’s

Cons

Contract work, folding utility section of company

Advice to Management

Good

Good benefits , company car , yearly bonus’s

March 12, 2020

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