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"It's like working at a Insurance Company..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great upper level leadership, benefit packages, vacation time, no need for overtime.

Cons

After working here for over 6 years there is no accountablilty for anything. Staff called in sick every week for 9 months...called in sick from their desk in the morning as management saw them there and was confused every time. Staff was insubordinate left work since deliverables were due that day and had no work to show. National Director or Vice President had no authority for termination of staff of ongoing issues. Staff architects about 10% studied for months for exams and were allowed to bill to federal and private sector projects. 2 of the 4 that were licensed during the time and took advantage to get there license still work there… Staff that studied for exams were employed during furlough and after the unemployed staff came back they finished the work that was not completed. Titles mean absolutely nothing and staff are pigeon holed, tiled project designer only knows photoshop for 6 years working there... Younger Project Architects do not know how to put a building together... Corporate polices are not being followed and hiring staff owned companies as consultants is happening. Project designers are spending time and money on items that cannot be delivered to clients. Clients asked for i pad applications so design team paid outside consultants to deliver flash based application. Same design team paid outside consultant to complete renderings and paid consultant in full then fired consultant due to software licensing and blamed consultants for project not being delivered on time to client even though license was purchased. Previous operations manager didn't know how convention center team leader can loses all job pursuits and still be employed. project win was 0-6. After losing project after project design team always blamed partnering firm and never looked at the reason projects were lost. Over time is abused and staff shops for shoes online, studies, surfs the web all day and bills overtime in the evenings to projects. Previous operations manager accidentally sent termination list to staff…and told staff that they could go home and not come back and be paid for the remaining week. After the mass exodus and talking to remaining staff…i pursed them to leave as well. Career Opportunities fail short as well. Working full time on a project and knowing everything about it and handing it off during construction to another has become an office nightmare. Design issues are being approved without previous knowledge. Staff members are now holding information from each other due to these issues of not being allowed to finish there own projects. Teams are divided and information is being held from each other. Project designers tell others to not relay information internally.

Advice to Management

Staff needs to be accountable and Project Managers need to follow up with staff.

Other Employee Reviews for HNTB

  1. "Excellent company great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HNTB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and yearly salary evaluations.

    Cons

    The company limits itself to Only National projects. It seems they have had solid results in house. No or limited international exposure

    Advice to Management

    Smaller projects fill the gap while the mega projects are on the list to come.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Your home life ends with an employment offer from HNTB."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HNTB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meets industry compensation. Great office location - close to Trains.

    Cons

    In my experience, the middle and upper management at HNTB are poor at managing people. The management I worked under didn’t have realistic delivery schedules or expertise; they would continually lie to clients to say that project x was 80% done, when it was really only 30%. That resulted in very stressful milestone deliveries. Managers are slave drivers who don’t want to get their hands dirty.

    Advice to Management

    Work on culture and put some effort into your peoples' happiness.

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