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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated May 14, 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 11 reviews)

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  1. "Community Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great staff throughout the office are supportive and help challenge each other to learn and perform at their best level. The staff is very cohesive and works well together with minimal (but of course some) office politics. Great variety of project work from high rise to k-12 offers a variety of project responsibility.

    Cons

    Can be long hours to excel among a competitive group. Office leadership may spend too much effort coming up with strategies for improvement/advancement of the office before enacting them.


  2. "Low compensation"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong reputation for high rise building design overseas

    Cons

    Much lower than market average salary


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Looks good on your resume but not in your bank balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on the manager you work under. But it is typically easy going and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very bad compensation and promotions are based on a number the upper management needs to achieve and not performance.


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great projects to work on
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Nothing specific to mention so far

    Advice to Management

    Better orientation for new hires


  6. "Senior BIM Modeler"

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    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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Senior Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "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


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