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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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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. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Good so far, great benefits!

    Cons

    Long work hours and late nights.


  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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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  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. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very smart and good colleagues

    Cons

    Poor woork life balance and an inadequate salary to make up for it.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "first 5 years out of school"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Well known in the industry, interesting projects to potentially work on, availability to travel for work, very bright minds and if you put the effort in you can get some great mentoring.

    Cons

    In some offices it's easy to just become another cog in the machine working on some large scale projects, hard to stand out, salaries are not competitive, since there are many lower level engineers as of recently there does not feel like there is much room for movement up the ladder. The company is expanding rapidly. In my experience you really have to luck out with getting on a good project team to feel as though you're really getting the most out of your job here.


  9. "TT or bust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people and good company

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough indians

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what you know


  10. "designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overal nice and friendly environment

    Cons

    competitive environment and lack of management

    Advice to Management

    raise money


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