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Skanska USA Civil Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Benefits; some good people; good name brand (in 8 reviews)

  • All the employees are very experienced and so you can learn a lot from them (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and allot is expected of you (in 9 reviews)

  • Management has no regard for work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to Launch Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Project Variety. Leader in the construction industry. Professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Known for not willing to pay green employees

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of gang members (people who can get away with anything on projects)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and fair pay

    Cons

    Work fluctuates constantly, making it very difficult to plan.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more engaged with its workforce and collaborate with other members to come up with solutions to becoming more efficient and build a better product for its customers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "How the mighty have fallen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skanska USA Civil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits; some good people; good name brand

    Cons

    The days when Skanska actually cared about your family and the "Skanska family" are long gone. Too many chiefs and too many indians who think they're chiefs and those in the middle who just do nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Skanska AB. Bring in executives who know how to run a business; not just those who know construction. Look beyond the chest thumpers who take all the credit and not do the work. Get rid of them. Bring back the ethical quality of Skanska.


  4. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Company to have great opportunities

    Cons

    Big company with great growth potential but tough in the tight margin world


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't fix what's not broken"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Estimator/Scheduler in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Estimator/Scheduler in Evansville, IN
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Skanska USA Civil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Heavy hitter in the construction field, great experience and good for a resume builder. Pay is on par with other companies, but the expectations are much higher. You will work with companies and clients only accessible to large contractors.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. New staff and managers are selected based on resume only. While new staff may have more technical abilities, the caliber of people willing to relocate here are typical of those only looking out for themselves. Our client base is shrinking due to egocentric personalities unable and unfit to build clientele relationships.

    Advice to Management

    To keep local work, you need to promote local people who have the same values and priorities as our (previous) clients.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skanska USA Civil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance. Good camaraderie. Open meetings to discuss what is happening all around the company.

    Cons

    Need to be in the inner circle for best opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who are not in the inner circle -- they may have some really good ideas to make the company stronger.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Skanska USA Civil Southeast"

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

    Pros

    Pay & benefits were really good, and as any other place there were a hand full of good, decent people there.

    Cons

    Good ole boy system, silent racism, nepotism, favoritisim, consumed with money, everyone acts like the pink elephant in the room isint there

    Advice to Management

    Be open to growth & improvement of processes, pay attention to whats blatantly going on.

  8. "Great place to work - NYC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skanska USA Civil full-time

    Pros

    They have some amazing projects to work on.
    The values of the company are real and it is great to work for a company like that.
    Sr. management are very genuine, hard working people that care about their people.

    Cons

    They do not get rid of white collar employees that aren't producing. Sr. management is not suited to make the tough decisions on poor performers.
    It has become much more bureaucratic in recent years, without bringing enough value to warrant the layers of nonsense.

    Advice to Management

    Have the guts to hold white collar employees as accountable for performing as blue collar employees.
    Get rid of bloated and inefficient procedures.


  9. "Field employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skanska USA Civil full-time

    Pros

    Good stable company. Fair pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    There are few cons. Nothing that isn't true for other companies.


  10. "Project Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Excellent safety culture and values.

    Cons

    Management decisions are not always transparent


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