HNTB Companies

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HNTB Companies Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
169 Reviews
3.0
169 Reviews
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HNTB Companies Executive Chairman, HNTB Holdings Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
Harvey K. Hammond Jr.
86 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.  

    Tired, Disorganized Management

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. Most of the people working on projects are dedicated, passionate, intelligent people and are great to work with. Some managers offer a lot of autonomy and flex time but others are really strict about 8-5. It just depends. Benefits are solid for the industry.

    Cons

    Management has done an awful job of leading the firm through financial difficulty. They'll try something for a quarter or two and if it doesn't yield immediate, unattainable, positive results it's another round of layoffs or reorganization or "changing strategies." Internal systems are antiquated as is the geographical organization of the company. Upper management lives in an echo chamber surrounded by "yes men." There is no vision, no transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Controls Analyst

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    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work Life balance. Good people. Professional environment.

    Cons

    Old home-grown systems. Not enough flex time. Old fashion work life traditions 8-5.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate and stop over spending

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer III
    Former Employee - Engineer III

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time

    Pros

    Pay and people are good

    Cons

    Growth opp are not great with hire outside management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow within

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The broken promise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer and Then Mechanical Inspector in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer and Then Mechanical Inspector in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, like 401k , vacation time and holidays

    Cons

    Bad Management, leadership sucks, Promotions are not real. Only BFF are promoted. Pay was not very good. I got promised I would retire in that company and since I was looking for stability I took a big pay cut to work for HNTB Companies. Bunch of lies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back home and let other people with desire to better the company get the handle. Just get lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great projects, some great talent, managment has always been disattached. Needs diversity, new idea, long range planning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer III in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer III in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at HNTB Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing complex and landmark projects
    competative wages
    work with talented people

    Cons

    Management is difficult to break into
    Same people at the top for a long time and a lot of them
    resistance to change
    inefficient organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within, train your staff and really invest in them. Stop penny pinching important things and instead get rid of a few of the C level people that dont do anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Leadership!!! RUN!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Good people who are doing the middle management and project work

    Cons

    Lack of a clear vision. Very disjointed and confusing.
    Constantly changing the organizational structure to the point where employees don't understand how the company is organized.
    POOR leadership starting at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear vision where you want the company to be in 5 and 10 years.
    Chairman needs to retire!!!! The CEO needs to re-look his leadership style and capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The people on the inside are better than the leaders at the top

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

    I worked at HNTB Companies as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    All of the people I worked with in Kansas City and talked to around the country were incredible and passionate about their work. I loved being in that atmosphere daily.

    Cons

    The leadership of the company isn't stable and isn't always transparent. There are nuances it took me a year to notice, but negativity toward the leadership was definitely obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. Do a bit more traveling and understand why they work for you in the first place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company falling behind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    HNTB has some fantastic people around the nation who are passionate about transportation and infrastructure. Competitive compensation and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Definitely a company struggling with the changes in the marketplace. In many ways, it still is structured like an antiquated geography-based partnership with political infighting between offices stifling growth and raising costs. Strategically the company is 30 years behind and is really controlled by a single individual. Incredibly risk-averse contractually, to the point that it is damaging them in the marketplace compared to other more sophisticated competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at the corporate structure and blow it up. The Infrastructure model of geographic profit/cost centers impedes maximizing revenue and profit by job and type. Focus on putting the right resources on a job rather than hoarding revenue for an office by utilizing ill-fitting staff for assignments. Take a page from Ford and adopt a "One HNTB" strategy before there isn't an HNTB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Diverse projects, lots of hard work and lots of rewards.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Very talented employees who are dedicated to the employer, the client and invested in the projects. Many roles are available, the more responsibility you ask for and capably handle, the more you can be assigned. Lots of opportunities. You have an opportunity to grow within the company and the company gives bonuses and hosts events to show their appreciation. Great experience!

    Cons

    Long work hours but that is normal in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Richard Ridings sets an excellent example of what upper management should be - in tune with the project, the staff and assists both in acheiving not only project success but sets the bar for excellence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I was exposed to the inner workings of this industry leading company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wayne, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wayne, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Company is the leader in Electronic Toll Collection consulting services and is held in high regard by the entire industry.

    Cons

    Indoctrination and training of new employees into the company could be improved with a formal process that explains the company's reporting and accounting requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish goals and provide sufficient training to new employees so they completely understand the inner workings of the company before placing in live environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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