Hensel Phelps Construction Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
26 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.0
26 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Hensel Phelps Construction President & CEO Jeff Wenaas
Jeff Wenaas
39 Ratings

26 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Overworked for an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    They held a lot of fun activities for new hires and interns. They are trying their best to accommodate a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    They overwork their employees. Long hours. I was working 12hrs/day as an intern. I was paid salary and was making less than minimum wage considering the amount of time I worked. They're hypocritical: when they said I was good to take a few days off for personal commitments, they later resented me for taking time off at the end of my internship. They expect too much from their employees. Lower staff constantly bad mouths upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect so much out of your subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good company to obtain diversified experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    1) Employee Owned
    2) Good Benefit Packages
    3) Big on training
    4) Established Culture

    Cons

    1) Poor personal to professional life balance. Tires to implement a "Quality of Life Program" but does not follow.
    2) While benefits are good, annual pay is below the rest of the industry.
    3) Will often promote personnel based on tenure as opposed to actual performance.
    4) Too many policies and procedures. Forces SOP's on projects that don't necessarily require them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Truly implement "Quality of Life Program". Your training just enforces what can be done to implement it but does not get done!
    2) review annual salaries compared to rest of industry.
    3) Your slogan is "Performance!" You should base bonuses and promotions off of it.
    4) Scale back on policies and procedures when applicable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Industry Hires Beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Engineer
    Former Employee - Office Engineer

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    What a great opportunity to learn from some of the best relationship builders in the industry. If you are under the right project leadership, the team atmosphere is second to none.

    Cons

    Work life balance was just becoming more of a focus from corporate leadership down; unfortunately it was too little too late for me. Advancement did not appear to be earned with performance, but loyalty appeared to be rewarded with politicking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Golden Hand Cuffs will only go so far with motivating the rank and file. I ranked culture and values as OK because Senior Management lacked consistency with their follow through on promises made between performance reviews and investing in the future with promoting individuals for the right reasons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Field Engineer-Intern

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

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    Great Learning opportunity. Constant training every single week which allows for great development.

    Cons

    Management is not the best at communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better communication with the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Project Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    Great people to work for. Their are a lot of training and learning experiences that they offer at and away from work.

    Cons

    Hensel Phelps as a hole are a great bunch of people but the pay stinks and they dangle a so called a golden carrot to keep people their for a long time. The way they are structured makes it very hard to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth.

  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Exhausting

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

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company reputation
    Excellent national presence

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Nonexistent work life balance
    Management is very old school. Somewhat resistant to change and sometimes even racist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not just talk about work-life balance, embrace it! enforce it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A learning experience with some downs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot being an intern at HP. They are very straight forward. The benefits are awesome as they are presented to interns. They do a lot of group outing where you can be yourself.

    Cons

    They value a bridge competition more than your ability to complete quality work in a timely manner. It can feel like a fraternity of hazing sometimes there if you don't share similar interest with some of the people there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people's work quality and efforts vs a silly bridge competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    Good experience for the job, great housing

    Cons

    Hours vs pay for interns

  10. Overall good experience doing work but they had awful locations to which I would not move to.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Intern

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good field experience as an intern. People were nice and cared.

    Cons

    They had terrible field locations.

    Recommends
  11. Satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gave me a strong foundation in the industry

    Cons

    Didn't enjoy the people I had to spend 12-15hrs/ day with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter, they wouldn't listen anyways

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Hensel Phelps Construction Photos

Big Job

+ Add Photo

Work at Hensel Phelps Construction? Share Your Experiences

Hensel Phelps Construction

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.