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Skanska Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Skanska President and CEO Johan Karlström
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Pros
  • Good People, willing to train new employees, decent pay (in 6 reviews)

  • great company, great people, great culture, great opportunities and development (in 6 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. "Cost engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, employees are given many opportunities to grow travel learn. Managers are competent and treat employees with respect.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. Compensation and benefits are competitive and the company is well managed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Assistant P.A.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule when you need to work from home (i.e. doctor appointment)

    Cons

    limited upward mobility and limited pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better grown strategy plan for newer employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Field Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once in a lifetime projects

    Cons

    Corporate feel is getting worse with increased growth.


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  5. "Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, strong team environment. Love working for them. Good leadership. Loved what I did most days. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    LOw wages, you have to Move around too much because of projects and the nature of construction: some long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do but increase wages for hard working team members


  6. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity, investment/development structure, team, local but international focus

    Cons

    If working a ton on something you love is a downside then yes.


  7. "Worth the money?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got to work on really amazing projects. Skanska was very big on diversity for a construction company. Pay was good and yearly evaluation and raise.

    Cons

    Did not have much of a work-life balance. It was expected to pull a lot of hours, burning out employees easily.


  8. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great projects, benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Senior Management depressingly behind the curve.

    Advice to Management

    Get up to speed, it's not 1995 anymore.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Really a great company and I work with the best people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a company that really cares about the environment and its people. They also give you a lot of responsibility and in return a lot of hats must be worn

    Cons

    There's a bit of a glass ceiling here. The opportunity for advancement his project-based. If you're not on a great project then…

    Advice to Management

    Mix things up a little, we have some great peopleand we're not using them to their highest and best.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Skanska as an intern

    Pros

    Very friendly and open environment. They were always willing to work around schedules and help.

    Cons

    It is definitely a corporate environment.


  11. "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and Learning Opportunities and talent pool

    Cons

    Slow advancement: It is easy to get lost in the system of this large organization



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