Cost Engineer (Former Employee) – Northeast, NY – June 12, 2017
good benefits, no real advancement, expected to work long hours without compensation, family comes last. no consideration for working single parents especially parents with sick or diasable children no flexible working, no summer hours,
Foreman (Current Employee) – Middletown, NY – June 5, 2017
• Oversee construction and manage carpenters crew of CPV Valley. • Interpreted all drawings and engineering for implementation. • Procured all necessary equipment and supplies. • Scheduled inspection and concrete pours. • Implemented and chaired company safety program.
PROJECT ENGINEER (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – May 20, 2017
- 10 hour days, 5 days per week is considered a typical week. Most people work even when they're off work. - Lots of training, but poor project planning. - Management were awesome people, but did a lot of backdoor things that kept the team uninvolved. - Coworkers were great people, really enjoyed the emphasis on being friends and caring about safety. - Hardest part of the job is knowing that you will never complete all of your work in any given day, and keeping up with the constant changes to every aspect of the job. - The most enjoyable part of the job is building relationships with other companies and clients.
I have enjoyed working at Skanska USA Inc. I worked with many talented and knowledgeable Subject Matter Experts on training projects that were going to be incorporated into the new employee onboarding program. I have been fortunate to be a part of the Skanska USA Inc. team for the past 1 1/2 years. I have learned a lot about the construction industry and have had the privilege of partnering with engineers. This has been a very valuable experience.
Amazing Professional Experience - Poor Work/Life Balance
Field Supervisor and Project Management roles (Former Employee) – Florida – May 13, 2017
Skanska is full of amazing talent and has a very well structured system of project delivery. Working there will make a you a better builder and professional. You are expected to build, administrate, and manage projects 'the right way' with no short cuts. I did not appreciate the level of professionalism until I left the company and saw how business was done elsewhere. Benefits were great and pay was relatively high. They retain their employees with 'golden handcuffs', however, they get their money out of you. Expect to work 60hr+ weeks as the norm (but that is construction anyway). Overall culture of safety is well above norm; bordering insane (and counter productive). Field supervisors have so many safety reports to administer they hardly have enough time to actually discuss and implement safe practices in the work areas. Upper management was mostly sales oriented. The hardest part of the job was the moving around and long work hours. You can be relocated on a week's notice and don't expect to fully enjoy whatever city or town you land in. Best part of the job was the level of professionalism and the people. You work with a higher class of builder there.
The people, knowledge and skills gained, pay and benefits.
Project Controls Coordinator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 19, 2017
Fast Paced non stop challenging. Multitude of accounting and forecasting skills. Management was not organized and no one took charge. Work Life balance was not there, you are at the mercy of the jobs needs and no way around the baseline schedule, Buy-in from all parties to get the information that I needed to provide the best feedback for upper management. My coworkers, the job was challenging but we made it fun as possible.
Field Administrator (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 31, 2017
My role here has taken on many parts... I was exceptionally happy to be so involved with the Health & Safety portion of the project.
This project has required having every worker be drug & background screened. I needed to make sure that these have been carried out prior to a sub starting work.
My involvement with onboarding subs has included issuing contracts, entering the details into Prolog, checking pre-qualification, making sure insurance coverage meets the limits set out in the contract.