Project Analyst (Current Employee), USA – October 7, 2013
The job duties are great and present a great opportunity for self improvement and career advancement. However, there is this feeling that someone is always watching you, and that's because there is. Word will get around to your boss if you are seen on the internet even if you are just taking a quick 5 minute break to check on the news. You are paid – more... hourly so you better find something to do or prepare to explain what you did the past hour, even if it's slow. – less
Construction Technician (Current Employee), Round Rock, TX – July 9, 2014
HNTB provides a very friendly and flexible work environment that makes going to work every day a pleasure. A typical day at work includes a lot of interacting with other team members, assisting with a variety of duties all for the purpose of delivering quality work that is on time, on budget, that is to the client's satisfaction. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job is delivering quality work to our clients. It's very rewarding! The most difficult part of the job would probably be making the decision to leave. – less
Project Manager (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – June 10, 2014
Pros: great projects
Cons: disconnected and indifferent management, hostile and unfriendly culture
Yes, their project list is impressive. That said, the utter indifference management shows its employees and the atmosphere it creates will suck the air out of your lungs, particularly if you're not a PE or in a support service. These joyless people kill spirit and initiative. Without these, what do you have? If you must work here, get the experience – more... you need, get out and get on with the rest of your life. – less
Project Controls Analyst (Current Employee), Santa Ana, CA – May 16, 2014
Pros: professional work-life and latest technology
Cons: engineering career focused
This has been a great company to work for. They are client based and dependent upon work to keep workers employed. The corporate office is less dependent upon project billing and provides more security. In the field or local office where work is generated, job security is less.
A good place to start you career...Management not so great...
Transportation/Traffic Engineer (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – April 22, 2014
Worked there for 5 years and didn't enjoy it. I kept asking my supervisors for different, more rewarding work and they just kept telling me to stick it out and something will come. Company seems to care more about the money they bring in than the employees themselves. Management always seems too busy for the little guy...
Billing Associate II (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – October 2, 2013
Cons: no breaks, no communication with managment, no one to go to express concerns or problems
Very fast paced, high productivity, which I enjoyed. Management did not communicate with employees, did not care of the overload work responsibilities, did not want to listen to concerns or issues, if you did go to them with a concern they ignored you and if you were having a specific issue they just thought you were being "negative". there was no support – more... at all, So the hardest part of the job was dealing with management. – less
Staff Engineer II (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WI – June 12, 2013
The company can do a better job of making employees feel like part of a coherent team. Limited advancement for other engineering disciplines since project management geared towards traffic and transportation engineers. Yearly review process is also based on GE's forced ranking system , or differentiation curve which was designed by GE to obtain turn – more... over by getting rid of the bottom 10% theoretically, keeping the company innovative. This system seems skewed towards senior engineers having large pay increases and pits employees against one another in a pay for performance atmosphere. – less
Web Engineer II (Current Employee), Kansas City, MO – February 18, 2013
The work environment is a great place to work. All of the fellow co-workers were always supportive and in a good mood. Management did their best to keep projects coming in. They also realized that everyone had a life outside of work.
Only work for this company for the good pay and benefits because they will not care about you, your future or what you have accomplished. You are completely disposable. The goal of this company is to make money for the men running the company.
Very experienced and qualified staff with good corporate structure and culture
Bridge Design Internship (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – January 22, 2013
Pros: excellent staff and business practices, willingness to assist others
Learned basics of structural modeling and real world design calculations. Gained experience with engineering checks and quality control procedures. Learned to use critical and analytical thinking skills within real world engineering problems.
Project Accountant (Former Employee), Arlington – December 13, 2012
Pros: great environment
Cons: mismanaged department
I recently worked as a contractor in this specific position in Arlington. What I will say is that upper mgmt meaning the VP's are very professional & good people to work for. HNTB seems like a good company, but you can forget about having an opportunity in this position if they keep the current manager in this area. In general the VP clearly obtains – more... good work ethics but it is not practiced down the pipeline. He among a few others outside this dept have created a great environment to work in.
In this position specifically there is a lot of turnover in the department. In 5 month period there have been at least 4 to 5 ppl. The manager over the department is horrible and creates a difficult atmosphere. She is extremely impatient, rude, & speaks to you as if you are a trash can. – less