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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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Pros
  • Lots of interesting projects and good mentors (in 7 reviews)

  • Great projects from all over world and super experienced project managers (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Senior BIM Modeler"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "Great Summer Internship!"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, eager to help with questions, very informed, organized project system, good community outreach. Good mix of design work and analytical projects.

    Cons

    Really very very few cons - they may work more on their continued education program, to keep all employees up to date on the latest technologies, and also to keep the employees excited about the field.


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "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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    "Good culture"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, lots of young coworkers with great ideas, cool, challenging, and innovative projects, good pay as an intern.

    Cons

    Some long hours, not great mentoring structure.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more weary of how mentors treat their interns.


  10. "Fun and challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really great people, fun/challenging projects, great life/work balance. Some groups have better mentorship than others.

    Cons

    Tends to have a corporate feel. Advancement seems less based on merit but on time spent with company.


  11. "O.K."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, a lot of very smart and talented engineers. Pretty good flexibility for horizontal movement in the company.

    Cons

    Low visibility, growing too fast, no on-boarding process or skills training or development. Long hours, with no organized recognition for efforts or successes.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to show employees that they're valued. Pretty high turn-over in certain departments. Company needs to recognize that they're too big for employees to be naturally connected to the company's goals, and work for no incentive.


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