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Skanska Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great company and great atmosphere" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good People, willing to train new employees, decent pay" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Certain projects have very high turnover rates, long hours with no compensation for salaried employees" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Depends on the upper management you get, could become a little uncomfortable" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Project Engineer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern

    I worked at Skanska (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to do a lot on the field

    Cons

    On a large project, fellow interns did very little

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to connect with their people


  2. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and well taken care of by employer.

    Cons

    Skanska is a huge corporation and does not offer a lot of room for growth in your career. If you want to invest 20 plus years to move up then this would be the company to do that with.

  3. "Average but could be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Skanska builds some cool projects
    Good benefits
    Many employees want to believe in the stated workplace values

    Cons

    Below market salaries
    Below average people are tolerated for a really long time before they are moved out of the company
    The sustainability pitch is more talk than walk

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who are working hard, committed to living the values. Get rid of the people who don't meet those behavior standards.


  4. "Construction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Staff in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Field Staff in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Job Transfer, Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Long Hours, Work Stability, Communication

    Advice to Management

    More training opportunities and cross training.


  5. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    None at all my peops.

    Cons

    Too many cons my peops.

    Advice to Management

    Replace


  6. "Challenging rewarding if you want to learn"

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

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    If you are independent, you can learn lots

    Cons

    Need to be part of the inner circle


  7. "Assistant accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great team support, valuable courses.

    Cons

    Salary is fair but not the best in the industry.

  8. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    cool projects, good exposure, lots to learn

    Cons

    project oriented, not people oriented


  9. "PCI Skanska Engineering Perspective"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional organization with strong ties to construction industry. Huge opportunity to capitalize on well-structured business strategy.

    Cons

    Management focus is lacking a clear direction while living under the Skanska construction umbrella without utilizing benefits of an in-house engineering firm. Treated as two separate entities. No clear strategy on developing new work relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Promote leaders with vision into managerial roles, and mitigate influence of managers maintaining status-quo. Be engaged with employees and help each other rather than dealing at arms length.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very interesting projects, most employees are motivated, sincere, hard working; company values its above board reputation, profits are distributed (not just held at top ), inclusive, top management clearly working to improve company

    Cons

    Policies and procedure growth is stifling innovation, lack of new work in some divisions is drying up advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    See above


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