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3.5
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Thornton Tomasetti CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
Tom Z. Scarangello
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Reasonable amount of diversity in terms of interesting projects(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great projects from all over world and super experienced project managers(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be not ideal(in 16 reviews)

  • "Very aggressive project schedules lead to frequent fire drills and long hours(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Excellent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    People. Dedication. Internship program. ITIL Based environment. Senior Management cares about you and provides necessary training one may need to perform a task to best practices. Clean office. Quiet. New Equipment is fast and beyond expectations.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance - Offices are in downtown locations, so commuting may be long and difficult if you live outside the city. There are no satellite offices. Helpdesk app is old.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent and professional work you do.

  2. "Great Work, Good Environment, Decent Work-Life Ballance"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Top projects around the globe with some of the biggest architects and developers Exposure to all facets of analysis and design An exceptional company to develop as a professional

    Cons

    Work load can be overwhelming at times "Trial by fire" approach to growth not for everyone It will take time to rise through the ranks (experience + politics)

  3. "Senior Structural Enginner"

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    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Company is competitive in this industry, able to attract talented staff

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Company expect people to work overtime to reach productivity requirement

  4. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The people here are wonderful. Everyone is so nice and helpful.

    Cons

    They are at the lower end of the payscale.

  5. "Little laid back & slow pace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    A big name in engineering consulting

    Cons

    laid back and slow pace

  6. "Great place to learn and grow!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people to learn from, challenging projects and lots of growth

    Cons

    More integration on a nationwide scale needed but understandable since the most of the offices are new

  7. Helpful (1)

    "World-class projects, but long hours"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on world-class projects with some of the best and brightest engineers in the industry. Generous parental leave policy.

    Cons

    Project managers struggle with perfectionism; they want the work done ASAP but also with all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed. Very aggressive project schedules lead to frequent fire drills and long hours. Company struggles with low morale and high turnover, especially among employees with 5-10 years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to go home at a decent time and to use their PTO so that they don’t get burned out. Be more selective when bidding projects. It’s not worth winning the job if you’re going to lose money on it. Low design fees create impossible expectations for the staff engineers working on the project.

  8. "Very low pay despite renowned reputation"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    People are friendly and intelligent. Projects are interesting.

    Cons

    You would think a firm as well-known as TT would pay lots, but that is not the case at all. They say one thing in the interview and then offer something else in the official offer and they don't budge, not even 1k. They probably just assume everyone wants to work for them so they will pay as low as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth.

  9. "Entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Great, Very Smart, and Motivating People. High-profile work. You learn a lot guided by smart people and surrounded by passionate, amazing people. Managers are great engineers,so they know how projects should go and advise you well through them.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be not ideal. Low bonus.

  10. "Great People ... Bad Management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You will move up if you work for it or show you have the ability to take on more responsibility.

    Cons

    Management is not concerned with all of its employees only a certain few and everyone else has to piggy back off of others.

    Advice to Management

    We are all your employee!

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