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Skanska Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Company Values, Small company / family feel, career advancement opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • Some smart good people to work with (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "VDC Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VDC Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - VDC Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Skanska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and diverse projects

    Cons

    No flexibility with hours or work at home options.


  2. "Another Crappy Corporate Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Decent Hours
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Management was horrible. My boss was nasty, cruel, and constantly undermined everything I did. They are also pretty cheap about reimbursing your expenses. Difficult to get perks like company car, credit card, etc. Not a lot of direction or training. Had a horrible experience while there.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your long term managers that don't know how to treat people with respect and dignity.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "They try....but might not succeed"

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    Former Employee - Estimator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Estimator in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Skanska (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They try to make it a good atmosphere
    They're upfront about their policies so you're not going to be surprised

    Cons

    They can make you move A LOT, to follow projects. For settled people it might just be that they fly you back every weekend but you're still not going to be in your own bed for a lot of your career
    There can be seriously painful amounts of downtime if projects don't line up so the boredom can be nigh unbearable at times
    Pay is not amazing


  4. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you the proper tools to succeed.
    They train you so you’re able to move up in your career.

    Cons

    There is a lack of work backlog.


  5. "Not Great To Work For!"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some smart good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management cares for themselves only and no guidance to all new incoming engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the ego and help your good engineers to succeed and get rid off all the dead beats that does not do their work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skanska full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work and flexible

    Cons

    Depends on the upper management you get, could become a little uncomfortable.


  7. "Great company"

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

    I worked at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Need more line staff to help on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time at the projects.

  8. "skanska down load"

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    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    lots of work at present

    Cons

    growth out pacing capabilities to manage the projects

    Advice to Management

    set up the field management like the big local companies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Safety. Lots of Backlog. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Bonus Plan. Lack of support from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    More support for your teams.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skanska full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company Values, Small company / family feel, career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any


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