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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated August 27, 2017
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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  • Expected to work long hours (would get asked repeatedly to come in on weekends) (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "GOOD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, good income, fair benifits

    Cons

    long hours and short holidays

    Advice to Management

    be more organized


  2. "Good for independent workers"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll be given a lot of responsibility and get to work on interesting projects. You're expected to know what you are doing and ask questions if you don't. Benefits, particularly medical, are good.

    Cons

    Occasionally projects are understaffed, but it's not the norm. Expect to work overtime as deadlines approach. Be prepared to do your own drafting on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, things are fairly good, but it would be nice to have more information about the state of the company.

  3. "Good Environment"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Support in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant Environment , professional, good experience.

    Cons

    No promotion for supporting departments.


  4. "Contract services"

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    Current Contractor - Photography - Portrait in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Photography - Portrait in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very clear about needs and great with communication. They were clear about their budget and have paid reasonably promptly to date.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced in my dealings with the Los Angeles and Irvine offices of this company to date.


  5. "rewarding experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a part of TT that I identify with: interesting projects, engaged and ambitious engineers, lots of young guys brimming with energy, senior folks that make themselves available, smart and kind project managers. For me, the number one attraction of TT was this culture of freely sharing the resources internally.

    Cons

    Rushed submittals with only cursory checks. Poorly managed manpower, with over- and understaffed projects overseen by the same people at the same office. Poor feedback and little appreciation shown for your work. The idea is that your hourly wage can keep you at your desk for any length of time. High turnover that nobody takes cues from.

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  6. "Challenging. Interesting people and projects."

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Challenging when it should be. It never gets boring. I enjoy the people I work with, and there are always interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Management has high expectations. As they should, their expectations are reasonable. I do work a lot of overtime, but that is because I want to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects and good mentors. There are many intelligent people to learn from. Having TT on your resume is a plus to many employers and clients.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive. If you do not ask for what you are worth then they are willing to pay you as low as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be commensurate with the status of the firm. It is not a privilege to work there.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The group I worked with was great. My manager was amazing and taught me so much. Location is good, lots of restaurants around.

    Cons

    Pay is awful. Benefits are not great. If you aren't an engineer, you're viewed as worthless to anyone in management

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the non-engineers


  9. "My first work experience after graduation in one of the best engineering firm."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment with unique large scale project. You will find yourself working in team with young, kind and smart people always willing to take the time to help you out or sit with you to go over a problem. Working in this company you will see a wide range of aspect of this job, from the basic ones down to the most complex details and solutions.

    Cons

    The reward never comes for free, serious commitment to the project deliveries as well as towards your coworkers is required to everyone. High requirements in terms of multitasking and ability to work under pressure with lack of sufficient time.

    Advice to Management

    In my honest opinion the management needs to be more developed to avoid gaps in the hierarchy within the office and articulate the task force in a wiser way to avoid overloading of the employers as well as potential loss of interest in the job or profession.


  10. "Good Environment!"

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    Former Employee - Project Director
    Former Employee - Project Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Space to grow! Great community where your voice is heard, when needed.

    Cons

    Pay could be better! Sometimes, new employees with similar background end up getting paid higher than the people that have grown within the company.


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