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Skanska Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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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 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Skanska has a very inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Projects are often under staffed.


  2. "Cost Engineer Intern"

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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

    The internship gave me the opportunity to learn about the finance aspect of engineering as well as see how civil, mechanical, and cost engineers work together on a project.

    Cons

    I worked in Bronx, NY so commuting was tough at times.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Skanska full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Really nice people. Interesting variety of work.

    Cons

    Really terrible vacation time and lots of after hours/weekend work.


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  5. "Skanska Co-Op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody in the office is very good about making you feel welcome. Very respectable Co-Workers. Nobody talks down to you or acts like they know more than you. You genuinely get a feel that everybody you're working with wants to help you learn.

    Cons

    If work is slow or limited, expect to be sitting around staring at your computer.


  6. "Leadership Consultant (2004-2008)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Greensboro, NC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skanska as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked for Co-Chief Operating Officer Scott MacLeod. Very smart and forward-thinking man. Knows that the development of people make the difference. High-caliber workforce overall.

    Cons

    As with any large company, some of the rules from HQ are not entirely in-touch with local conditions.


  7. "Care for Life and People Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Skanska does a great job of promoting its values daily. It is a company committed to making sure everyone goes home safely and provides growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Construction business can be challenging to achieve defined targets.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Worked on a joint venture and couldn't tell who worked for which company unless they wore a company shirt. the office did a great job of uniting three companies into one team.

    Cons

    The JV was losing money on this particular project. Either way, no complaints about the work, the work load, or the management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They love their employees

    Cons

    I had a long commute, but that is the nature of all construction jobs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Money and perks too

    Cons

    Lost of travel and Weekend work


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Structured organization and drive to lead. Take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on employee training and mentorship



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