Hensel Phelps Construction

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Hensel Phelps Construction President & CEO Jeff Wenaas
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee Owned, Mostly all employees are good people who are driven and want to do well (in 9 reviews)

  • The company has GREAT benefits and takes care of its employees as far as health and retirement are concerned (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The 1st and 2nd years they weed out the weak with long hours (in 26 reviews)

  • If you are trying to find a work/life balance here, this is not the place for you (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Field engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    HP is a strong company when it comes to government jobs, they can't compete in the private sector because other companies eat them alive.

    Cons

    horrible company to work for, first when they hire you they tell you that they will gonna to send you to a specific city and at the send they send you to the middle of nowhere ( my experience). Second, the people that work in HP are not normal, if you are not like one of them, they don't consider you part of them. Also, be ready to work as a labor person because when they do not feel to pay people to do certain things, they tell the new hires to fix things that the subs didn't do or missed before they leave. The reason of why they do that is because some of the superintendents move up from being a carpenter to be a superintendent and they think because they did it you have to do it. They don't realize that you went to college and got a degree ( my case civil engineering) I haven't seen a company like that. Also, forget your life while you work here. The pay is not good at all, people think because they make 50k a year working 60-70 hrs is good, if you work that amount of hours you are making 14 or 15 per hour, and I don't think that's good money. I quit HP after 6 months because I got a better job, better pay and better people to work with. I hope this helps to anyone who is considering joining HP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure go get the right people running the projects. Is very important to train you PS how to act and how to treat their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a place for progressive construction managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Good people, especially the craft. Young engineers learn a lot from their field experience. Very good overall training program - employees have access to a plethora of industry courses year-round through a very well designed and implemented company education portal.

    Cons

    The hours are ridiculousness. Kiss your personal and family life goodbye. Communication at HP is horrible. Though this is the construction industry, often HP gives less than a week notice when its time to uproot and move to a new job. Communication between lower and upper-level management isn't great either. Its difficult to get an honest assessment of your progress or deficiencies. HP has a terrible record of retaining and promoting minorities and women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times. I suggest offering more trainings on communication and managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    very organized and family environment, the pay was great and plenty of free time. Able to branch out and learn on your own.

    Cons

    worked very long hours, working in the hot son. Sometime waking up very early in the 4am just to prepare for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should be more involved in the learning process but the weekly meeting was a great idea on the intern ship.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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