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HNTB Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  1. "Engineer - Anonymous But Truthful Review"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HNTB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of bright and talented individuals. A lot of complex and challenging projects to work on and they utilize the latest in design software and command a presence in the industry. They are respected in the civil engineering community. They've been around for over 100 years so they must be doing something right.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company can be tough depending on your own situation, it varies from office to office. Also they would rather "steal" top talent from another company instead of growing/promoting their loyal employees. A lot of "brown-nosing" individuals careers are accelerated even though the natural talent may not be there. Professional development was discussed but hardly ever supported. The employee review process was given much more importance but if your supervisor is unwilling (or doesn't care) to see you grow and succeed.....good luck. Also, the "legacy" (30+ years) employees were some of the most bitter individuals there. Some high level individuals were some of the most conceded people I've ever met, thinking they were "important" in their little HNTB bubble

    Advice to Management

    To stop the HIGH amount of turnover, focus on growing the careers of your current employees and actually caring. Stealing the top talent from elsewhere says a lot about the "HNTB culture"


  2. "roadway designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at HNTB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very reputable and stable company.

    Cons

    Not enough project diversity.

  3. "Change in management wasn't good"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Some positions depend on winning a contract - if you lose the contract, you lose your job, no matter how long you've been there.


  4. "okay while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits. poor communication from Sr. Mgmt.

    Cons

    low morale on some teams.

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  5. "Not for the Ambitious"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HNTB full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues
    Overtime Pay
    PTO Accumulation

    Cons

    Not for the ambitious
    Lacks innovation

    Advice to Management

    Be open-minded to not only hearing ideas but trying them out.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time. No micro-management. Great work life balance. Some overtime but it was minimal. Great location for being downtown.

    Cons

    No strong leadership. Favoritism by management. Male counterparts were paid substantially more than females.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current management with strong leaders, especially in the IT department.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr project engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HNTB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and somewhat flexible hours

    Cons

    Management is short-sighted. Makes bad long term decisions to meet short term metrics. Live and die by large projects. When they don't win the big project good people are shown the door. There are a LOT of people at the AVP level and up who are not worth what they're being paid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop subbing out work when you have people that can do the work in-house.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Self-serious corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HNTB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong processes and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow in non-technical positions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HNTB full-time

    Pros

    + HNTB's concentration in the transportation industry allows you to work on large-scale projects that impacts a community
    + Possible to work with multiple disciplines and receive meaningful responsibilities relatively quickly.
    + Fair salary

    Cons

    - Needs to better manage work resources so projects aren't understaffed and employees overwhelmed


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HNTB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HNTB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    amazing talented hardworking people who are subject matter expert

    Cons

    people get boxed in and do the same things over and over. difficult to rise up quickly; need to follow the slow path for years to get the opportunity; slow rise if you stick with the company.

    Advice to Management

    give staff opportunities to grow; everyone is different and contributes in their own way


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