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Skanska Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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Skanska President and CEO Johan Karlström
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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)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be challenging (in 5 reviews)

  • LOw wages, you have to Move around too much because of projects and the nature of construction: some long hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Project Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Skanska number one priority is to carry out their projects safely, for construction industry this is very important. The company culture is great and they care about you in a personal level.

    Cons

    They don't pay as much as other same sized companies in the industry. Health care is not as great. Its very

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees more and don't under value them


  4. "Skanska"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. You get to work on some great projects.

    Cons

    Long hours no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Implement more training


  6. "Great work, lousy benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work to do, lots of support and training available, interesting global work exchange program.

    Cons

    First paycheck is manual and mailed via usps. If you start at the beginning of the pay period you go almost a month without pay. Also benefits are below par for the area: 2 weeks vacay a year, 5 sick days. The standard in PDX is now 3 weeks and if you're sick,stay home (within reason; the alternative is to offer 20 days pto)

    Advice to Management

    Up the pto and get us our first paycheck ON payday.


  7. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice work culture. Good people to work with

    Cons

    You will be doing same things again and again.

    Advice to Management

    They need to change the culture so that people talk to each other.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has many large and interesting construction projects.

    Cons

    The current IT shared service department is hardly able to stay up to speed with the business, has very little work which is valued by the business partners, and has no real strategy or direction of how to improve. There are huge holes in management and leadership skills across all functions which just perpetuates the problems. Low staff engagement and moral comes from low professional career plan opportunities, lack of purpose, and not having confidence in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Change entire IT leadership team and start with some new thoughts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and potential opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    no work life balance, company varies greatly by region and office you work from


  10. Helpful (1)

    "skanska review"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good medical, good dental, good 401k plan and good vacation

    Cons

    long working hours, early hours and not flexible time

    Advice to Management

    flexible hours and more vacation time


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