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Updated January 27, 2017
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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  • Poor work/life balance because of the work load (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours, with no organized recognition for efforts or successes (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Not a great start for fresh engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    can share knowledge with some great minds

    Cons

    freshers dont get design works unless lucky


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  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Nice people
    -No one breathing down your neck

    Cons

    -Corporate attitude
    -Seems people are pigeonholed

    Advice to Management

    -Management is great, responsive, helpful


  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. "Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open-minded, relaxed atmosphere, involved, leadership

    Cons

    Nothing, love this opportunity


  8. "Classic "Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Without a doubt, very notable projects. Respectable history

    Cons

    Here again....too many Chiefs....extremely top heavy....but no avenues or opportunity if your not an engineer...period. A real "good ol boys " structure.
    Too many long hour runs, over nighters due to being understaffed on "production" end.
    Due to being a private company, the end of year "bonus" is only good at the "Chiefs level" and/or office director level...certainly wasn't good during my stretch...more of an insult than a bonus. When an employee "lives it and breaths it" and "does what it takes" management should show it.
    Arrogance of management....absolutely no reason for it...can't feel like a team when an employee is criticized in front of others or all employees are being told to "be like me" or "be like ...." No kidding.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook those who "are" the company....the junior engineer staff, the production staff, the office support staff......everyone, not just the "yes men".
    Again, control the arrogance...leading by example doesn't need words attached..it is noticed and emulated easy.
    Re-evaluate careers ladders for all....not just engineers. Believe it or not these non-engineer types enjoy and are proud of their careers and should be rewarded accordingly.


  9. "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.


  10. "A company that cares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really care about employees and will work with you to find a job/department that best suits your interests and abilities. Also flexible in allowing time for family

    Cons

    It is a company that works on fast paced high profile projects so days are long and when a project is really picking up 50-70hour work weeks are the norm.


  11. "Chicago Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great projects for SE's. Good colleagues.

    Cons

    Pay was kind of low for the work load/stress.



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