Thornton Tomasetti

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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
42 Reviews
3.6
42 Reviews
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Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Tom Z. Scarangello
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  1.  

    Need more growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice staff & great work environment

    Cons

    Not enough growth within the company, offices don't collaborate enough, and pay is not great. No work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great projects but work is often undervalued and unappreciated.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Projects are some of the best in the world in terms of innovation and global spotlight. Employees are very skilled and helpful to each other.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be very bad. Employees are often overloaded and then expected to prioritize unreasonable deadlines ahead of personal life. Compensation is not comparable to other firms, and overtime almost seems expected instead of appreciated. Overall, it's easy to feel taken advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly support the staff for deadlines to avoid burnout. The morale can be dismal at times. Consider better training and organization of staff, hiring appropriately to avoid overloading employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great projects and new learning experiences but overworked and lack of progression in compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Projects are varied and interesting. Work with very talented staff all over the country. Depth of new learning is incredible.

    Cons

    The work load is very intense and the compensation is not necessarily commensurate with the personal sacrifice to meet deadlines and project commitments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who are working hard in the trenches or acquire additional staff to share the load. Focus less on sustainability, which adds cost to the company, and more on profitability which should translate in better compensation all the way down to the employees performing work. Compensate employees for overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience/exposure but at the cost of work/life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great portfolio of projects
    Some really great gems of people are scattered throughout the company
    Good resources
    Opportunities to transfer between offices & practice sectors (pending economy & availability)

    Cons

    Sink or swim mentality
    Culture may not be for everyone
    Work/life balance is often a struggle
    Culture/values/outlook vary between local offices (could also be a pro)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remind Management as the company grows and becomes more and more "corporate" to not forget the "keep it real" values of the earlier years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Good people in a professional environment.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for support staff and lower pay than normal for what's asked of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on helping talented employees careers blossum.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Really good for beginners. Pays very low.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.There is a lot of variety in projects (though limited to high rise structures and stadiums).
    2.Hands-on experience on big projects and you get very responsible roles which make you feel important and not just a someone working in the background.
    3.You get to learn and put to use a lot of softwares used in this field.

    Cons

    1.No training given. You will have to learn as you proceed ahead. That becomes kind of hectic.
    2.Very poor compensations/bonuses.
    3.They don't pay as much as they make you work. Coming on Saturdays and Sundays can become a routine later on when you reach a higher post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor employee management. If you want your employees to stick around then please reward them appropriately for their work and don't just consider them cheap labour/resources. Don't try to make a person do the work of 2 people and pay him/her only for 1. Hire more or increase salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad work environment, good porjects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects. Wide variety of projects. If you forget you have a life outside of work, you will do very well.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay. Though that seems to be the norm in the industry.
    Worst was the "I am the boss, you are the employee" kind of attitude by senior management. More than once I was told "to keep my boss happy!!!"
    Not a good team environment.
    The reason for bad bonus and lousy pay increase is ofcourse the "recession" though it is clear from the work load and fees that the office is doing well. And then when senior staff keep getting promoted every year, you wonder if all they tell you is true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of all your employees, not just the senior staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Good company, nice people, enjoy working for the most part. Overall pleasant people that I've come in contact with.

    Cons

    Salary is relatively low compared to other companies that I've seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Analyzing and forecasting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    poor communication between management and employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging work but less salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a lot of interesting projects. Work is challenging and demanding. You will get to learn a lot here.

    Cons

    Pay is much lesser than other peer companies. A little difficult to maintain work-life balance here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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