HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
176 Reviews
2.8
176 Reviews
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits (Healthcare, 401K plan) and good diversity of work (in 15 reviews)

  • Salary and benefits are excellent, but justify how they treat staff (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management on the Board is pretty far removed from project managers who deliver the work (in 17 reviews)

  • The work-life balance doesn't exist (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    HNTB Constrution

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements and fast pace industry. Very challenging which I personally love and the people are friendly . Not micromanaged. Management Support.

    Cons

    Consulting so there is a lot of but kissing to the client. Least favorite part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better HR and IT structure. HR is in a city 3hrs away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Think twice before taking a position within the Technology department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great health care, decent time off policy, compensation was above average

    Cons

    Leadership in technology division is out of touch and arrogant, excessive turnover within the department without HR taking action after repeated reports into the Integrity hotline regarding management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Review the turnover within Technology and hire a third party to do an investigation to get a neutral opinion on what's reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented company but management needs overhaul

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people; a company full of many dedicated and talented engineers. Good benefits and pay. Good location and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership (Hammond and Yarossi) have taken HNTB great places, but time to hire experienced new leadership and step aside.
    No bonus program a solid negative. Base pay is good, but comparable to other firms who also offer bonus programs.
    Time on job requirements.
    Turnover in HR / recruiting and other areas of HR is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please see cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    company is good but could be great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    benefits, technology, environment, people, locations.

    Cons

    manager training, supervisors, senior management spend, senior management head in clouds, disengaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management and human resources needs to wake up and start managing their people resources. They need to develop and initiate a supervisor training course required for all management level how to address and mentor employee resources.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the worst companies to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Base salary is on the low mean rate for the office I work at.

    Cons

    Health Insurence, career path, good old boys club, lack of minorities, few women, bad attitudes, no bonus program, 401(k) matchs 6cents of the dollar contributed up to $1,500 max.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all upper level management, go public trading, try to have some transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Design engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    Good people. Culture is fairly laid back for a consulting company

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. Employees are on their own as far as career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff in order to grow the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Profit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNTB Companies part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient locations. Health insurance premium is low.

    Cons

    Company only cares about own growth. They pay low salary to lower level employee to win the jobs. But PM's & bosses got higher salaries. Some community get benefits like Chinese, Italian.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Significant Challenges within IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    "Frontline" Employees: For the most part the employees of the IT organization are very intelligent, easy to work with and are passionate about what their jobs.
    IT Vision: The vision and roadmap within IT offers an exciting opportunity with new and innovative technologies.
    Untapped Opportunities: With the appropriate leadership changes within IT this could be a fantastic and exciting place to build or expand a career.

    Cons

    IT Leadership: This organization faces challenges within their IT leadership which will most likely prevent an employee from performing at their peak and being able to contribute at their highest level.
    Sr. IT Leadership: While Sr. IT Leadership acknowledges an overall leadership issue they are either nonresponsive or very slow to respond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Course correct your leadership by making the appropriate changes and/or replacements. Trust your staff and the feedback you are given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I think HR is posting these positive reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies

    Pros

    average pay and good insurance.

    Cons

    no home-life balance. you're expected to work when your sick to meet a deadline. culture is forced and horrible in the chicago office. no diversity. terrible management - they got theirs, and they will use you as a tool to line their pockets further. you don't matter to management, they'll throw you away when they're done with you and recruit some poor college graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-hire management teams that know how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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