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Thornton Tomasetti New York City Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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  • Some long hours, not great mentoring structure (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay compared to other engineering disciplines (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior BIM Modeler"

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    Former Employee - Senior BIM Modeler in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior BIM Modeler in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lot of great Challenging Jobs lot to learn

    Cons

    Low Compensation for the work I did for the Company


  2. "Low compensation"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation for high rise building design overseas

    Cons

    Much lower than market average salary

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Looks good on your resume but not in your bank balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on the manager you work under. But it is typically easy going and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very bad compensation and promotions are based on a number the upper management needs to achieve and not performance.


  4. "Administrator"

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    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 Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off and great company.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and leadership within departments


  5. "Not bad, depending on your role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, friendly co-workers, great learning opportunities. chance to interact with many senior principals and learn more about the industry in general. team morale is good.

    Cons

    Mismanagement, misallocation of resources, lack of common sense regarding decision making. Policy more important than practicality. Micro management by some, too little management by others. Limited administrative staff, human resources staff, accounting, IT, all support roles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep better check on jr managers. Things should be left to discretion and not always adhere to policy that is impractical. Be more willing to trust/improvise. Administration department in particular would benefit from a clear delineation of responsibility. Certain people always get their way, often at the expense of others, regardless of their titles. Do more to include supporting staff and engage/educate about the industry and TT projects in particular.


  6. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great challenging projects. Good variety.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lower than market pay.


  7. "it's mixed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are really good to work with. Generally very collaborative and helpful and supportive. Projects are interesting, if you're on the right team. Lots of good internal resources.

    Cons

    Long work hours, but salaries are only middle of the pack. (This is OK if you get paid overtime, but it's rougher if you're on salary.) As the company has grown, the amount of bureaucracy has increased

    Advice to Management

    corporate bureaucracy sometimes gets in the way of getting projects done efficiently. focus your efforts more on streamlining the way people work, not on generating more tracking logs and financial reports.

  8. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Good engineers and nice people

    Cons

    Need more diversity at top leadership


  9. Helpful (2)

    "first 5 years out of school"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Well known in the industry, interesting projects to potentially work on, availability to travel for work, very bright minds and if you put the effort in you can get some great mentoring.

    Cons

    In some offices it's easy to just become another cog in the machine working on some large scale projects, hard to stand out, salaries are not competitive, since there are many lower level engineers as of recently there does not feel like there is much room for movement up the ladder. The company is expanding rapidly. In my experience you really have to luck out with getting on a good project team to feel as though you're really getting the most out of your job here.


  10. "Forensic Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment.
    Many specialist and PhD's to work with and learn from.
    If you are looking for challenging projects, this is the place!

    Cons

    Multi leveled hierarchical management system, hard to climb up the ladder and chances of getting stuck with some banal job on an existing project.


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