Hensel Phelps Construction

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Hensel Phelps Construction Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
80 Reviews
3.2
80 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Company to Work For!

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

    I worked at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    HP is a great company to work for that demonstrates the values that all other companies should hope to follow. They take safety and quality seriously, and at the same time maintain a positive workplace.

    Cons

    As with any construction company they have a few employees that should not be brought back onto other projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    There is a reason the company has the lowest employee turnover rate in the industry. Employees stay longer than any other peer group. It truly felt like a family. I miss my HP days and coworkers.

    Cons

    Yes, you work long hours and have to move; it is a tough business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will never make everyone happy. Keep working to improve. It takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its an amazing company to be a part of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Administrator in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    They give the opportunity to grow and reach your goals

    Cons

    The only cons would be the traveling if you have have a family you have to be prepare to get up and go with the project you are in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Traditional values in a modern world

    • 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

    Serious focus on career growth, long term investment in employees, commitment to excellence in work, amazing benefits and retirement packages, not perfect but working on getting better

    Cons

    the traditional culture is slow to change but trying. work/life continues to be a struggle for most

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees, be open to change and new ways of doing things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very rewarding career

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, challenging work, great people

    Cons

    long hours, relocation on short notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on company values and promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Pace, Strong Management

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

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned more about the construction process in one month with Hensel Phelps than I did in 5 years of college. They provide constant training weekly. The fact that every employee including the CEO started at the Field Engineer position makes working here so much more fulfilling.

    Cons

    I work from 5:30 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday. I would like the bonuses earlier than 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My first project was a great experience, I look forward to establishing a career with this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Santa Rita, GU
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Santa Rita, GU

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great People...the fast and intense pace is exhilarating. I appreciate that I learn new things everyday. Upper management greatly supports growth and learning.

    Cons

    Just like with every company...too much micro-managing can make the job harder to fulfill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see employees who are performing 200% be more recognized. Take the time to know your employees..."Our long-term purpose is to guarantee our company's competitive edge in the industry and aid employees in realizing individual goals for career growth in their chosen fields."-Jeffrey K. Wenaas, President and CEO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office Engineer with Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary. The company is employee owned. They contribute 15% of you salary into a 401k without any contribution from the employee. Once you reach the Project Engineer level you do start to earn S-units and a yearly dividend payout.

    Cons

    Employees work very long hours. You have to be dedicated and love your job. If you aren't willing to put in the effort you won't experience the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company. Keep up the good work. Great company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hensel Phelps creates a rewarding work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    Hensel Phelps provides their employees with the opportunity to succeed. Responsibility is allocated based upon the employee’s abilities. The allocation of responsibility creates an environment that fosters pride in work. The Hensel Phelps employees all take pride in their job. This includes salaried and craft. All of the craft are skilled and great to work with. Salaried positions are filled by individuals who enjoy their work and want to complete projects to a higher standard than the typical contractor.

    Cons

    Long hours and possible relocation are possibilites. The long hours are not bad since the time goes fast when working hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hensel Phelps does very well in creating a profesional environment. Long hours are compensated by great oppertunity, good pay, and a respected benifit plan. Managment does a great job of sharing benifit and corperate information to their employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Superintendent in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Area Superintendent in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Hensel Phelps Construction

    Pros

    I have worked for several companies during my career and HP was the most supportive companies I have ever worked for. The benefits package is exceptional and salary is consistent with other companies in the industry. Personal well being seems to be a company value and the practice of safety is unmatched. Employees are valued and respected. The company expects a lot from all employees and gives as much or more in return. Working there was the greatest professional experience I have had and only left for a family relocation to a state HP was not currently working. I highly recommended Hensel Phelps for anyone seeking employment.

    Cons

    Hours are long at times but there is a level of give and take and the hours do usually balance in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire aggressively even in this economy. You should replace those undeserving of their position or those who take their position for granted and don't value what they really have with HP.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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