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Pros
  • A variety of interesting projects to work on (in 8 reviews)

  • I enjoy the people I work with, and there are always interesting projects to work on (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Some long hours, not great mentoring structure (in 13 reviews)

  • Micro management by some, too little management by others (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing - run away"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, long-standing history of fantastic work, other departments are very supportive - good to work with. cool location

    Cons

    Marketing is a disaster, terrible leadership in the local office
    Turnover is incredibly high in marketing - averaging 1 coordinator a year because it is so awful here. There is no champion for coordinators; it feels as if Marketing Management purposely keeps the glass ceiling low, it's really unfortunate. not flexible on hours, tough work/life balance. burnout factor is really high. the workspace is odd too, marketing is in a small alcove, almost like an after thought.

    Advice to Management

    just because someone has been there for a long time, doesn't mean that a change would be a bad thing. turnover is a high in this department for a reason - there is great talent that leave/running away from here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very dissatisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company name on resume, good benefits, access to technical knowledge based on experience

    Cons

    Poor salary, too much nepotism and unfair criteria for individual growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    Go back to how this company worked and performed in the good old days

  3. "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.


  4. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Anyway it's big company to start your career.

    Cons

    They use Engineers to do management, which is terrible.


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