- Skanska USA17.Nov 2015
The work environment was toxic, high stress levels and the team was pitted against itself by design.
Support from management
There was no clear communication and often contradictory instructions given. People were asked to tailor information as to seem favorable to the project in lieu of the truth. An "Old Boys" type mentality.
The project team was not organized to support each other. Instead the separate groups within the project team were forced to look out for their own budgets and scopes of work sometimes at the cost of other groups within the project
Freedom to work independently
We did have input on our areas of work.
There was decent communication regarding the companies financials on a quarterly basis
Women were hired and an integral part of our team
Attitude towards older colleagues
There were no obvious bias towards older employees
Advancement was possible but not a fair process. Employees were stacked ranked but those rankings were not disclosed
Overall compensation for your work
Pay was at least market if not slightly above market scale
Office / Work Environment
The main office was new, the onsite job trailer set up was as good as a trailer can be. Office equipment was new, but purchased by the client.
Lip service only for hiring minority and women owned business. There was no real effort to ensure WMBE businesses were used
We were expected to work 50 hours a week at a minimum and frequently worked in excess of 60.
The internal project team did not speak of the company favorably. The majority of the project team did not enjoy working for the company, only senior managers did.
We went through several rounds of layoffs over 18-24 months while I was there.
We were ADA accessible at the main office but our job-site was not.
There was training provided but we had several serious incidents onsite.
You are provided the opportunity to work on unique and challenging projects
Inclusive / Diverse
There were women and minorities on staff and no obvious signs of active discrimination.
Suggestions for improvement
- Be more financially transparent to employees. Don't use subcontractors as a way to recoup losses incurred by self perform work. Make better personnel decisions and less nepotism.
What I like about the company
They had premier project opportunities and talented coworkers. There are some very talented people there
What I dislike about the company
Their lack of ethics when addressing self inflicted financial loss, it was passed onto our subcontractor partners who had no involvement. The elitist and non inclusiveness
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanySkanska USA
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2009