Skanska USA Building

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Skanska USA Building Reviews

Updated 13 November 2014
Updated 13 November 2014
59 Reviews
3.6
59 Reviews
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Skanska USA Building President Bill Fleming
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stable company, Good Benefits, pretty good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great company, treats interns quite well (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Some people in upper management shouldn't be there (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours and work could be repetative (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Greatest company I have ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockville, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockville, MD (US)

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    OneSkanska, they make you feel like you apart of something bigger. Great people and exciting opportunities. I also love the team that I work with .

    Cons

    No real cons as of yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Construction Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is large and well established as a global construction contractor. All employees are trained on how the company and its various divisions function, and how the company makes money. A good effort is made to keep employees informed and up to date on the company's performance.

    Cons

    It seems like the company's long history sometimes stands in the way of true innovation or risk taking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Depends on your project team

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    All in all Skanska is a good place to work. The base pay and benefits are better than other companies I have been with.

    Cons

    Office politics usually govern. Project bonuses are slow to be released. Managers seem to appreciate "face time" more than the steady workers. It all depends on the team you work with and who you get "in" with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of the actual performers vs. those that appear to be working.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company that is very client oriented and establishes and maintains high moral value

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

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Skanska is a company with competitive salaries, high moral value, integrity and an excellent record for safety which is critical for a construction management firm

    Cons

    Due to its sheer size, there is little contact from Senior management with the employees and it can often create the feeling of isolation on projects as is common with construction firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider spedning more time with the employees and give a better indication of company progress, pursuits and opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect Company without real industry projects

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Skanska USA Building has the most outstanding benefits program and the people are sincerely nice.

    Cons

    Trying to stay busy doing senior level projects

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in South San Jose Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in South San Jose Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities. You can move up in the company or around the world. The choice is yours!!

    Cons

    You get out of a situation what you put into it. Expect to work hard. Skanska expects you to a good job and have pride in your work, You get rewarded for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more people an opportunity to work on a job site!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, but room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The business model that Skanska is like no other. The benefits of Commercial Development, Building, Civil, and Infrastructure Development provides opportunities to learn and different areas of the construction / real estate industries. Commercial Development provides additional projects for Building, and Infrastructure Development provides projects for Civil, however these projects are not your typical owner/contractor relationship.

    The benefits are good for a large company, and the work-life balance is typical of a large construction company.

    Cons

    The people that end up in senior leadership positions need to be trained better. Some of these people lack basic leadership, communication, and/or knowledge.

    As with any large corporation, Skanska moves slow and is very ridged in what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare employees better, by not only educating them about construction, but also about leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mildly Disappointing

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

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition, resources, and large projects.

    Cons

    Politics at many levels of management and slow to promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop internal talent and encourage transparent working environment.

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

    Employee's don’t leave the company, They leave management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Skanska USA Building full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best Pro's about Skanska is the construction business is that business currently is not “dry” and is growing. On the end that I worked in, there are also no “dry” ends of the business. They will continually need the position that I worked in. Office environment is beautiful, open, work space is nice at your own personal desk, and it is starting to become crowded.

    Cons

    Although, certain colleagues of Skanska do not appreciate the position I had, they wish that we were not here, keep telling upper management that we should be outsourced to better people. I personally do not believe this is true as I know some work hard, some work extremely hard, and some don’t care about their position at all. Communication is extremely difficult at times within the office, meaning that some of us can get a reply within minutes and other times you will wait nearly days about the replies that may be urgent. Inside the position that I was in, we are not clearly disrespected although you can tell by facial reactions, email replies, and double judgment from certain people that they think we don’t do our jobs. However, those casting judgment do not want to sit in our chair for to actually see what we do. For the compensation you may wonder, what we are paid to do and what we are actually doing are different things. I rate this dissatisfied because there are two different angles of things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had seeked HR for this. Internal information only that applies to whom it may concern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place To Intern

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

    I have been working at Skanska USA Building as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedule during the fall/spring

    Cons

    Work is repetitive. I'm doing mostly data entry stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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