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I worked at Whiting-Turner full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
- The best part of my experience was the people. Almost everyone I worked with were fun, nice, smart people.
- You will NOT lose your job. Even if you are dead weight, you will get shuffled around from project to project but still collect a paycheck. They hire for life.Cons
- You will work minimum 50 hours per week, more like 60-70.
- You will work weekends -- my experience was 1/4 weekends. There is no formal policy for getting a comp day, I had to work out a "one comp for two weekends" deal.
- You will travel. A lot. It is expected, non-negotiable. Good luck if you have a family and kids that you actually like to spend time with. Commuting 2 hrs each way with a newborn son at home was the last straw for me.
- Out of town compensation is minimal. If you don't want to live out of your RV or in a filthy extended stay, you will almost lose money being out of town.
- Mileage reimbursement is minimal thanks to a 40 mile "minimum expected commute", even if you live right next door to the main office.
- You will get promoted every 3 years unless you aren't good at your job. But no sooner.
- Little acknowledgement of outstanding effort or skills. No value placed on self improvement / additional training.
- Pay is about $10K less than competitors.
- Management is slow to change or improve.
- Company stock is worthless unless you stay there for 15 years.
- Main office is an embarrassment. Falling apart, leaking, etc. For a company that prides itself on constructing excellent buildings, the main office is a complete joke.
- Employee loyalty feels great while you are in it, but upon reflection if almost seems cult-like. "We are the best construction company. We are the best construction company"Advice to ManagementAdvice
- Invest in your employees. Realize when they are unhappy, and try to help things get better. Promote healthier living. Let them come home to their families more. Improve out of town hours (shouldn't have to drive out of town Sunday night and then arrive back at 11pm on a Friday).
- Invest in technology, let's get some mobile technology going. Integrate your programs together so you don't have to double enter everything (cms, prolog, workflow)
- Improve the perks. In other companies, company cars come much earlier (you have to wait until PM / Superintendent 3, which is about 12 years in)Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO