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Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be lacking (in 8 reviews)

  • We have many issues in Texas, starting with our upper management team (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "The consummate bait and switch employer"

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coffee, decent home office, watch out for project offices though

    Cons

    Will promise you the moon and deliver you the sea floor

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with your projects and people. Lies an deceit don't work for employees.


  2. "Marketing machine that misses the mark"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources internationally. And wonderful VP of Sales and Marketing. Solid company with good stock options and benefits. Big high-profile projects.

    Cons

    Poor management regionally. Pigeonholed in this role, with no little opportunity to contribute any strategic insight the direction of the business. No flexibility for working parents. Old school thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as people, not numbers, and you might get better results.

  3. "Empty Promises"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, variety in work, mostly nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor upper management direction, they make empty promises, you will not get promoted-even after 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, listen, listen. Be there for your employees. Stop the harassment from your managers.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "my thoughts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrick, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrick, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skanska USA Building (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, projects, people and partnerships

    Cons

    poor leadership in metro ny

    Advice to Management

    change people in charge


  5. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, 401K, profit sharing

    Cons

    No teamwork, management does not listen to experience, raise promises not kept upon being hired. Not a good company to work for, cannot be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advice from employees, keep promises made upon being hired.


  6. "Nuetral"

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    Current Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, lots of opportunity to network, work is challenging

    Cons

    No work life balance. Experience depends on your team.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor your project engineers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "In flux"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, some very good people

    Cons

    lack vision and a lot of change

    Advice to Management

    buy a local company no history in the area

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Skanska is a great looking company with world wide coverage and conducts amazing engineering feats.
    Exciting to come aboard and b apart of a big company.

    Cons

    In the San Francisco Bay Area, not so much....
    As the local market ramps up for what industry people are calling the next big "Building Boom", Skanska has no market share, Zero.

    Advice to Management

    Re-align the organization to aggressively address fast paced projects. "Get in & get out", build a local portfolio, a local reputation, Stake your claim.
    Loosen up the rigid ego mentality, we are working for the same intention.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Highly political environment"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salaries, stable financially. Nice place to work if you can stomach the politics and the clicks.

    Cons

    Management has a "good ole boy" mentality. Political animals make life pretty miserable. No work life balance, an average of 60 hour week. Sheep make excellent employees, independent thinkers or "outside of the box" employees don't seem to make it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking the Kool Aid and start thinking more about how to mentor and develop relationships with your employees.


  10. "This company seems like a nice place to work but politics are brutal."

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

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time

    Pros

    This is a large company with nice benefits. Prestigious clients and projects. Good experience if you are line staff. Some people are really willing to mentor those coming up.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics here. It may not seem that way during the honeymoon period of early employment but they are there. Salaries do not keep pace with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism of staff who are good at politics but may not have the best functional skills. Be more open in communication.


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