Thornton Tomasetti

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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated 14 November 2014
Updated 14 November 2014
42 Reviews
3.6
42 Reviews
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really good for beginners. Pays very low.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mumbai

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.There is a lot of variety in projects (though limited to high rise structures and stadiums).
    2.Hands-on experience on big projects and you get very responsible roles which make you feel important and not just a someone working in the background.
    3.You get to learn and put to use a lot of softwares used in this field.

    Cons

    1.No training given. You will have to learn as you proceed ahead. That becomes kind of hectic.
    2.Very poor compensations/bonuses.
    3.They don't pay as much as they make you work. Coming on Saturdays and Sundays can become a routine later on when you reach a higher post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor employee management. If you want your employees to stick around then please reward them appropriately for their work and don't just consider them cheap labour/resources. Don't try to make a person do the work of 2 people and pay him/her only for 1. Hire more or increase salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team oriented, innovative environment.

    Cons

    it is a bit disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    more financial incentive and it would be perfect!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    High standard of design.
    Plenty of resources to enanhce your interest at work, like weekly seminars.
    Counseling with collegues located on different countries.
    Chance to expand own professional network fast and on 360°.

    Cons

    Work-life balance: extra hours are paid, still it might be preferable to spend that time with family instead than working.
    The compensation is a kind of low, when compared to salaries of other companies in the same region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise the hourly tarif.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Need more growth

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice staff & great work environment

    Cons

    Not enough growth within the company, offices don't collaborate enough, and pay is not great. No work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Has some recognizable / iconic projects.
    Friendly working staff
    not lacking for projects
    good place to be if you have your own projects and your own team to work on them
    plenty of training seminars

    Cons

    projects consistently understaffed
    management generally doesn't believe in work-life balance
    not an inspiring place to work since it's about the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Director
    Former Employee - Project Director

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great projects but work is often undervalued and unappreciated.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Projects are some of the best in the world in terms of innovation and global spotlight. Employees are very skilled and helpful to each other.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be very bad. Employees are often overloaded and then expected to prioritize unreasonable deadlines ahead of personal life. Compensation is not comparable to other firms, and overtime almost seems expected instead of appreciated. Overall, it's easy to feel taken advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly support the staff for deadlines to avoid burnout. The morale can be dismal at times. Consider better training and organization of staff, hiring appropriately to avoid overloading employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good old boys club, as long as you are a member you can do no wrong and
    The money flows.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good employees, hardworking, well educated, and dedicated to their work.

    Cons

    Lot of talk about how great the company is but doesn't translate to the typically employee. Across the country people are unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great projects and new learning experiences but overworked and lack of progression in compensation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Projects are varied and interesting. Work with very talented staff all over the country. Depth of new learning is incredible.

    Cons

    The work load is very intense and the compensation is not necessarily commensurate with the personal sacrifice to meet deadlines and project commitments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who are working hard in the trenches or acquire additional staff to share the load. Focus less on sustainability, which adds cost to the company, and more on profitability which should translate in better compensation all the way down to the employees performing work. Compensate employees for overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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